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What's the best time of the year to visit Vienna? Does it rain much in summer? How cold is it in winter? Will it snow during Christmas time? Here you find all informations on weather you'll need for your trip to Vienna.

Vienna in Summer

Lamée Rooftop | @oli8ia

Summer is a beautiful and exciting time for visiting Vienna because the city offers a perfect blend of cultural richness, outdoor activities and warm weather charm!

Most of the events take place during that season, which lasts from June to August. From open-air concerts and theater performances to lively street festivals and food markets, the city offers a vibrant atmosphere with something for everyone to enjoy.

The Viennese embrace the sunny days, filling parks and squares with picnics, activities and music, creating an infectious sense of joy and community spirit.

Check our our blog if you want to know where to go swimming or where to have a picnic ! Here we have listed all events and activities in summer.

Generally, in summer are the hottest months of the year, although temperatures are rarely extremely high at any time. During the summer, the average temperature is 20°C or 68°F, with maximum temperatures reaching 26-27°C, or around 80°F. However, occasional heatwaves can bring higher temperatures, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) or even higher. Rain falls throughout the year in Vienna but the month with the most rain in Vienna is July, with an average rainfall of 2.3 inches.

Here you can find detailed informations.

Vienna in Autumn

Schönbrunn, Meidlinger Tor

Autumn definitely is another beautiful season for visiting Vienna as the city's landscape transforms into a colorful tapestry of red, yellow, and orange hues. The season, which lasts from September to November, offers a unique and captivating charm with falling leaves that create a scenic and nostalgic ambiance especially at Schönbrunn! The rainy weather is perfect for exploring Vienna's museums. Here you can find more bad weather activities. Autumn also brings a chance to indulge in seasonal culinary delights. Vienna's traditional cuisine features hearty dishes that perfectly complement the cooler weather, such as savory stews, pumpkin-based dishes and aromatic apple strudel. Head over to "To-Dos in autumn" for all events and activites during that time of the year!

As the days gradually become shorter, the temperatures in Vienna start to cool down from the warm summer months. Average temperatures during autumn range from around 8°C (46°F) to 17°C (63°F). While the early days of autumn may still bring mild and pleasant weather, the later months can see cooler temperatures, especially in the evenings. As the season progresses, there are also more occasional rainy days. Here you can find detailed informations.

Vienna in Winter

Café Landtmann | @chaulafanita

It's the most wonderful time of the year! What a romantic season for visiting Vienna as it transforms into a captivating winter wonderland, offering a magical and festive atmosphere. The winter season in Vienna lasts from December to February, bringing with it chilly temperatures and the potential for snowfall. While the temperatures can be cold, the festive decorations and cultural offerings make it an enchanting destination to visit during this time.

From the middle of November to the end of Dezember Christmas markets spring up all over the city, creating a magical ambiance with their brightly decorated stalls, traditional handicrafts, and the irresistible aroma of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. Here you can read more about the Christmas Markets and their dates.

Visitors can also enjoy a variety of winter activities in Vienna, such as ice-skating at Rathausplatz until March. Indoor attractions, including museums and cozy cafes, provide perfect havens while it's snowing outside.

Average temperatures during winter in Vienna range from around -1°C (30°F) to 4°C (39°F), with January typically being the coldest month. The month with the most snow in Vienna is also January, with an average snowfall of 2.4 inches. Snowfall in Vienna can occur during December to February, but the amount and frequency of snow can vary from year to year. So unfortunately you have to be a bit lucky for it to snow in Vienna at christmas.

It's worth noting that climate patterns can change over time due to various factors, so it's always a good idea to check a reliable weather forecast closer to the time of your visit to get the most accurate information about snowfall in Vienna. So you have to Here you can find detailed informations.

Vienna in Spring

Palm House Schönbrunn | @francesco_treu

Vienna in bloom! With the arrival of blooming flowers, mild temperatures and longer daylight hours, the city bursts into life. The season, which spans from March to June, brings a refreshing and vibrant atmosphere when Vienna's parks and gardens come alive with colorful blossoms and lush greenery. The famous Schönbrunn Palace Gardens and the Burggarten become popular spots to enjoy leisurely walks amidst the picturesque spring scenery.

The city hosts a variety of festivals, concerts and events, celebrating everything from classical music to contemporary arts. Spring also marks the start of the outdoor dining season in Vienna. Read our blog "To-Dos in spring" for all events and activities at this time of year and where to find the most beautiful places in bloom.

Another highlight of spring in Vienna is the Easter celebrations. Easter markets spring up across the city in March & April, offering a mix of traditional crafts, Easter decorations and delicious treats. Read more about them here.

The temperatures in Vienna gradually begin to warm up. Average temperatures during spring range from around 8°C (46°F) to 15°C (59°F) in March, and from 11°C (52°F) to 20°C (68°F) in May. While the weather can still be a bit unpredictable in early spring, with occasional rain showers, the later months offer milder and more pleasant days.

Here you can find detailed informations.

Best time to visit Vienna

Graben | @romanpixs

The best time to visit Vienna largely depends on your preferences and what you want to experience during your trip. Every season have their particularities.

We personally recommend visiting Vienna in August or December.

In August the weather is great and the city is bustling with outdoor events, open-air concerts and cinemas and lively festivals like the Film Festival at Rathausplatz. It's an excellent time to explore Vienna's historic landmarks, go hiking, dine at outdoor cafes, go swimming and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere in the city's parks and squares.

On the other hand Winter in Vienna is really magical, with Christmas markets, festive decorations and it's a cozy atmosphere. Vienna turns into a winter wonderland when it's snowing and also offers a lot of activities like ice-skating rinks and opportunities for skiing and snowboarding in the nearby mountains.

But Vienna is always worth a visit, no matter what season!

Main picture: @romanpixs

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