Vienna is the capital of Austria and is Austria’s cultural, economic, and political center. With a population of ~2 million, it is the largest city in Austria and the 10th largest in the EU by population. Vienna lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. In 2001, the Vienna city center was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Below is some information for visitors to Vienna, including things to do in Vienna and information about Vienna weather.
Things to do in Vienna
A brief overview of the city and some of its attractions can be found at:
Calendar of events: To find out what is happening in Vienna in December see:
Christmas Markets: Vienna is famous for its Christmas markets in November and December. There are several of them, the largest of which is located at the town square in front of the City Hall (Rathaus). For a comprehensive list of Christmas markets see:
Other notable attractions:
Belvedere Palace: http://www.belvedere.at/jart/prj3/belvedere/main.jart?rel=en
Schonbrunn Palace: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/home.html
Spanish Riding School Performances and Tours: http://www.srs.at/en/
Vienna’s cafes are known for great coffee and delicious pastries.
November/December weather in Vienna is moderately cold; bring warm coats, socks, gloves and hats!