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Captivating Vienna

Book flights to Vienna with Etihad Airways to discover why the elegant Austrian capital is such an enchanting and culture-packed city.

From its prestigious noble heritage to its artistic, literary and musical associations, there are many reasons to visit this elegant European city.

st michaels square in vienna austria

Stroll through the streets of Vienna, enjoying your elegant Baroque surroundings before taking a break in St Michael’s Square in the shade of The Hofburg, Vienna’s principal Imperial Palace.

Ornate music halls, grand museums and fascinating art galleries count among the city’s many highlights.

For a taste of the local cuisine, spend an afternoon soaking up the Viennese cafe culture along the cobbled streets of the city’s Old Town.

Whatever your preference, you’ll find plenty of pretty sights and exciting experiences to fill your days when you choose to fly to Vienna.

What’s the weather like in Vienna?

What’s the weather like in Vienna?

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For average temperatures of 17°C to 22°C that are ideal for sightseeing, book your Vienna flights between May and September.

If you’re keen to see the city’s festive markets or venture up into the mountains to ski, book your flight tickets to Vienna in December or January.

Reasons to visit Vienna

vienna opera house

Discover an incredible musical heritage

The Austrian capital has been home to more globally renowned composers than any other city in the world, with Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven all reported to have lived and worked there during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Book Vienna plane tickets and discover the city’s many legendary musical links at sites like the monumental State Opera House or the Mozarthaus Vienna, Mozart’s former home that’s now been turned into a fascinating museum.

slices of sacher cake in vienna

Sample delicious sweet treats

The food alone is a great reason to fly to Vienna. The street cafes are famed throughout Europe for their elegance and excellent bakery selection. Strudel, layered flaky pastry with a sweet filling, is a must try.

Cafe Prückel, with its stunning 1950s style interiors, in Stephansdom has been one of the best-loved Vienna coffeehouses for over a century and was also recently made a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. Nearby Cafe Central counts Sigmund Freud and Leo Trotsky among its past guests, plus it serves up some of the best sachertorte (a rich, layered chocolate cake) in Vienna.

view of volksgarten with hofburg imperial palace

Wander around pretty palaces

Vienna was once the seat of the Habsburg monarchy and there are still many of their former Imperial palaces scattered throughout the city. Visit the impressive Hofburg Palace in the heart of the city to appreciate its Baroque architecture and Imperial Apartments which feature regal red and gold decor.

On the southwest fringes of Vienna is where you’ll find the 18thcentury Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg’s lavish summer residence that’s surrounded by ornate gardens. There’s even a lush maze to get lost in on the property.

Things to know before you fly to Vienna

plane Airport transfers

Vienna International Airport (VIE) is situated 14 miles (23 kilometres) southeast of the city centre. To get to central Vienna, you can either catch a train, a bus or hail a taxi. It’s also possible to book a private airport transfer directly to your chosen hotel in advance through Etihad.

bus Getting around

Vienna has a very efficient public transport system that stretches throughout the city. Regular bus, tram and metro (U-Bahn and S-Bahn) services run throughout the day, making it easy to see many of Vienna’s most popular sights. You can flag down local taxis or book a ride with taxi apps ahead of time too.

holiday Public holidays

There are several public holidays in Austria you may want to make a note of if you’re planning on booking flights to Vienna. Christmas, Easter and Whitsun are all national holiday periods where shops, restaurants and attractions may have restricted opening times. Saint Leopold’s Day (which celebrates Austria’s patron saint) on 15 November is also a holiday in Vienna.

accommodation Where to stay

The Innere Stadt and MuseumQuartier are great locations to set up base if you plan on visiting the city’s many museums and palaces during your stay. Both neighbourhoods sit at the heart of historical Vienna, where you’ll find many of the top tourist attractions. If you’re after more of a cool, hip-vibe with art galleries and independent coffee shops, look to stay in the Neubau or Wieden neighbourhoods.

Flying to Vienna: FAQs

What is there to see in Vienna?

Vienna’s long history and links to some of Europe’s most talented composers, artists and philosophers means there’s plenty of galleries, music halls and palaces to explore. You’ll also find various family-friendly attractions, including the Vienna Natural History Museum. Stadtpark and Schubert Park are great places to take a break in the spring sunshine or admire the bright colours of Autumn.

What food is Vienna known for?

 Purchase Vienna plane tickets and discover dozens of cafes serving up mouth-watering cakes and pastries which really do look like works of art. If you’re after savoury fare, make sure you visit an Austrian eatery with crispy Wiener Schnitzel and a hearty vegetable or beef goulash on its menu.

How long do you need in Vienna?

A few days to a week is usually long enough to experience Vienna’s many extraordinary heritage sites and sample plenty of its delicious cuisine. If you’re keen to see the jaw-dropping scenery of the Austrian Alps, you could stay a little longer and continue to Tyrol in west Austria. The popular city of Salzburg is just a few hours away by train and gives you a fantastic opportunity to see more of Austria if you have the time.

What language do they speak in Vienna?

German is the official language of Austria, and most nationals speak Austrian German, the local variant. In Vienna, most people speak both German and English – especially those working in hospitality.

Why we love Vienna

“Vienna is an incredible city for soaking up charming European culture. It’s so easy to get around and there are many beautiful palaces to explore. The decorative ceilings of Belvedere Palace are absolutely breathtaking. Vienna also has some amazing cafes where you can try tasty cakes – the local sachertorte is a firm favourite.”

Book the lowest flight deals to Vienna (VIE) from AUD 2498

Melbourne (MEL) to Vienna (VIE)

Departure 10 Dec 2020,
Return 24 Feb 2021
from AUD2498*
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Weather in Vienna

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Saturday24 Oct 2020
14 °C
Sunday25 Oct 2020
15 °C
Monday26 Oct 2020
12 °C
Tuesday27 Oct 2020
12 °C
Wednesday28 Oct 2020
13 °C
Thursday29 Oct 2020
14 °C
Friday30 Oct 2020
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