Visit Vienna

Visit Vienna

Plan your time after the World of Microbiome Series 2022

Planning on visiting Vienna in April? Vienna is a beautiful destination to visit at any time of year, and spring is no exception. The shoulder season is a great time to visit the city for pleasant weather and fewer crowds, although it may be a bit chilly.

As the busy tourist season hasn’t ramped up yet, there’s no need to worry about inflated accommodation and flight prices.


✓ April brings a refreshing change from March, with winter now finally behind, although it’s still likely to feel rather cool. It can even snow early in the month, although that’s unusual.The average high temperature now climbs to 14°C and light rain is common. As the weather is unpredictable now, it’s best to bring a mix of clothing for cool and warm temperatures, including items that can be layered.

✓ Getting around in Vienna is pretty convenient. No matter where you are heading, the single journey always costs 2,20 Euros. It is highly recommended to get the Vienna Visitor Card for your trip – it has all types of transportation included plus you get discounts at all major museums and sights. Taking into account that Vienna is not exactly cheap, this is a great money saver. Source: Tomanova, V. (2019) [online]

Top Things to Do in Vienna

There are plenty of things to do in Vienna in April from sightseeing, relaxing, seeing shows and a lot more. Check out the some of the top must-see attractions below and start planning your time before or after the World of Microbiome Series 2022!

Go on a Ring Tram Tour

For a cool way to see the city, go on one of Vienna’s yellow Ring Tram Tours. These tours are available in 8 languages and last around 25 minutes. The tours take you around the city’s famous ring road that circles the inner district, and during the tour, you will get to see many of the city’s beautiful highlights from the Austrian Parliament, City Hall, Opera House and more. Source: Travel and Destinations. (2021). Vienna: Things to Do in the Winter.[online]

Visit Museums

There are over 100 museums in Vienna, with a range of different exhibitions to suit all interests. Head to the Museum of Illusions for a fun and weird day out or Kunst Haus Wien to learn about the fantastic Friedensreich Hundertwasser and see some of this work. To find a museum you’d like head to the tourism website. Source: Travel and Destinations. (2021). Vienna: Things to Do in the Winter.[online]

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See a show at the Opera/Theatre

A wonderful experience to have in Vienna is to see a show at the Opera House, or one of the city’s many other concert halls. For these events, you tend to get dressed up, so it makes for a great thing to do in the evening.

Note that some theatres such as the has an LCD screen in front of your chair allowing you to pick your language (assuming you can’t understand the default), but not all theatres and opera houses have this, so if this is something you require then check before booking tickets. Source: Travel and Destinations. (2021). Vienna: Things to Do in the Winter.[online]

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Relax at Therme Wien

For a fantastic day out head to Therme Wien, where you’ll find indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms, massage facilities and so many more facilities, allowing you to escape the winter cold, relax and rejuvenate. Source: Travel and Destinations. (2021). Vienna: Things to Do in the Winter.[online]

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Visit a Palace

Vienna has some of the most beautiful palaces in the world and these can still be visited in the winter. Two of our favourite palaces include the stunning Belvedere and Schönbrunn. When visiting you’ll be able to view some of the exhibitions and parts of the palaces, as well as wander the gardens. Although the gardens won’t be quite as nice as in the summer.

Enjoy an exhibition

April 2022 remains a way off so exhibition highlights will grow as museum programmes evolve. So far, it looks good for these particular highlights among the many exhibitions on at any one time:

• The design giant, Josef Hoffmann, gets a major exhibition at the MAK museum
A Lower Belvedere exhibition explores the impact of a certain Sigmund Freud on the art of Salvador Dalí
• Fancy examining a Hockney or two? Visit the Kunstforum Wien
• The Albertina throws the spotlight on Edvard Munch with works by the master and those inspired by him. I’m also hopeful the Albertina Modern has an Ai Weiwei exhibition

Other attractions

The Schönbrunn Palace tours (do the Grand tour)

The Spanish Riding School (book to see the morning training)

Opera tickets (particularly for the State Opera house)

Classical music concerts (especially at the two top venues: the Musikverein and Konzerthaus)

Vienna Zoo (which has various indoor enclosures if you’re worried about the weather)