Austria's capital was once home to Beethoven and Mozart and Vienna's historic UNESCO World Heritage listed centre and green spaces appeal to all ages.
Winter can be cold and wet. April to October is the best time to visit Vienna although July and August can sometimes be hot and humid.
Celebratory New Year concerts from the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Opera Ball in February attract visitors from around the globe. Lovers of opera, theatre and dance will enjoy the Vienna Festival from May to June.
Visitors should certainly try Schnitzel and Sachertorte when dining in Vienna. A cheaper restaurant may charge 10 € for a meal and 10% should be added as a tip. Diners can tell staff what they wish to pay as tips aren't normally left on tables. Most larger restaurants and shops will accept credit cards.
Travellers taking the S-Bahn S7 overground train from Vienna Airport to the city centre might pay around 4.50€ per single ticket for the 25-minute trip. The CAT/City Airport train takes about 16 minutes and costs approximately 12€.
Taxis cost 25€ to 35€ and travellers should agree on the fare before boarding. Vienna has accommodation to suit every budget. Hostels are approximately 15€ per person and hotels about 70€ per person. Vienna's public transport system is easy to use and is cheaper than taxis. The underground is the fastest way to travel and a single is about 2.20€ while a daily travelcard is approximately 7.60€. Tickets must be validated before travel. A Vienna card is ideal for longer stays and costs about 19€ for a 48-hour card or about 22€ for 72 hours including discounts in galleries.