Some winter days may be icy, and some summer days much too hot - but all in all, on most days the weather is much like the inhabitants of the city: friendly ...
Our tap water is excellent and safe to drink. It originates from Schneeberg and Rax in the foothills of the Alps.
To visit Vienna’s sights individually, it is best to use public transportation which is fast and safe. Venna offers a very good transportation network and cheap tickets (EUR 2.00 for a single ride if the ticket is bought ahead of time, EUR 2.20 for a single ride when bought on the vehicle itself). Alternatively, visitors can buy The Vienna Card which costs EUR 19.90 and allows to discover the city for 72 hours by underground, bus or tram.
Most Viennese speak English, and you will find the locals are extremely helpful.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Vienna is the World's Most Livable City
Each year the international consulting firm Mercer does a survey to evaluate the quality of living in 221 cities around the world. For the fourth time in a row, the survey results give Vienna top grades, ranking Austria's capital as the WORLD'S MOST LIVABLE CITY 2012. The survey compares the political, social and economic climate, medical care, education, and infrastructural conditions such as public transporation, power and water supply. It also takes info consideration recreational offers such as restaurants, theaters, cinemas, sports facility, the availability of all kinds of consumer goods, as well as environmental conditions - from green space to air pollution.
WHAT TO PACK
It is recommended that you exchange some money before you leave home - just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel - and avoid unpleasant queues at the airport ATMs.
EXTRA LUGGAGE FOR SHOPPING
There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in Vienna! Whether flagship department stores, small boutiques, antique shops, jewelers, bookshops or designer furnishing stores - in Vienna you will find everything that the shopper's heart could desire.