Vienna

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How to Get There

Plane: Vienna International Airport is easy to get out of and you can take a variety of transportation modes to get to your accommodations at a low cost. From Vienna, it is very easy to get to other countries in Europe and also very easy to find affordable rates to travel to a few different places during your stay.

Public Transportation: There is a wide array of transportation available and if one doesn’t take you to where you want to go, another one will and they are bound to meet up at some point during their stops.

Taxis and Cars: Taxis are around everywhere and are safe and affordable. There is no harm in renting your own car or taking a taxi here in Vienna, but with such a great and efficient public transport system, why not save your money?

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Landmarks

St. Stephen’s Cathedral: The most popular church in all of Vienna and one of the largest as well. The is a common stop for visitors as it poses for great portrait photography.

The Schloss Schonbrunn Palace: This is a beautiful place for all visitors and is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Not one specific landmark, but many, are beautiful outdoor markets. Especially around the holidays, the people of Vienna come together to create some of the most beautiful Christmas markets you will ever see. If you are there for the holidays, make sure to try some hot wine.

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Weather

Summer: June to August. Highs of 25 and lows of 18 degrees Celsius are common during the summer months in Vienna. Expect beautiful sunshine and blue skies.

Spring: March to May. Though it is still an enjoyable temperature around 15 degrees Celsius, the blue skies usually vanish and the sun doesn’t come out very often.

Winter: December to February. Snow isn’t unheard of in Vienna so dress warm while visiting during these months. Temperatures will be around 2 and 5 degrees Celsius on average and occasionally drop below freezing.

Fall: September to November. Though it is still an enjoyable temperature around 15 degrees Celsius, the blue skies usually vanish and the sun doesn’t come out very often.

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Life Style

The life style of people in Vienna is a beautiful way of living. There is much of an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. People tend to ride their bikes, walk or take public transport before calling a taxi or driving their own automobiles. Friends and family are of great importance and often times people gather together to enjoy food, drink and good company.

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Eat and Drink

Options for food in Vienna are endless and bottomless. This is a great place for the hungry! The food of choice in Vienna? Street meat sausages! You can experience your own while visiting Vienna down any side street with local food vendors. As for the drink sector, wine and beer is extremely popular and affordable.

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Rest and Relaxation

Low Budget: Hostels and low budget hotels will typically start at $25 USD per night, per person. The city is safe and enjoyable so don’t worry about sharing rooms.

Medium Budget: $100 USD is a good starting point to find a medium budget hotel. What you pay for is what you get. Do not expect anything too fancy.

High Budget: $300 – $400 USD can get you a beautiful hotel with a gorgeous view of Vienna. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, this is the perfect way to do it in a beautiful city!

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Travel Tips

Prostitution is legal in Vienna so it is important to be aware of this before bringing your children. Make sure your family and friends are aware before visiting.

Gambling in the streets of Vienna is set up as a tourist trap where you are bound to lose all your money. Not matter how good you think you may be, stay away at all costs!

Keep your belongings safe and securely fastened on you.

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