Vienna is Austria's capital city, located in the east of the country. Until World War I, Vienna was the largest German-speaking city in the world. The historic city center is an UNESCO World Heritage site and full of museums, historic buildings and fine churches. Vienna is famous for its variety of fine dancing parties, which are organized around the city, as well as for classical music and opera. The city also has 21 market squares, which sell everything from food to expensive fashion products.
Monthly Weather Conditions
The best time to visit Vienna is from April to May or September to October. The mild weather in spring and fall brings mild crowds. Most visitors aim to enjoy the warm, sunny weather that Vienna experiences in the summer months. Between June and August, you can expect the city to fill up and room rates to go high.
More information: Vienna forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Vienna is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $61.97, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $221.30, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $54.20
- Hotel (3 stars): $81.26
- Hotel (4 stars): $104.59
- Hotel (5 stars): $233.48
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $15.01
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.69
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.27
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.76
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.05
Vienna has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 76.2 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 89.2 (better than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 73.5 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Vienna safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.