Most visitors to Vienna rely on the city’s fantastic transport system.
If you’re used to London prices, for example, you will be shaking your head in disbelief at the efficiency and at how little you have to pay for that efficiency. Learn how the tickets work and how to understand the signs at a tram stop.
The system is very wheelchair-friendly, too.
If you’re pushed for time, the Vienna Ring tram is a quick way to see the main sights around the city centre ring road. At Christmas and Easter, there’s also the Manner tram. For city-wide sightseeing routes, use one of the two popular hop on, hop off sightseeing bus services.
Finding your way around
Using your car
Vienna enjoys a pleasant climate where the summers are warm and dry, the winters crisp and cold. The huge mountain ranges to the west and the absence of a coastline are the biggest climatic influences on the city.
Get an overview of the monthly weather to help plan which clothes to pack for a trip and decide when is the best time to visit Vienna. If you come in deep midwinter, pack snowshoes, thick socks and a portable heater (just kidding).
And if you’re visiting at the end of December, you probably want the answer to this question: does it snow at Christmas?