When is the best time to book cheap flights to Vienna?
Vienna’s high season is April through October with July and August the peak months, making cheap Vienna flights harder to come by. The winter sports season is also busy, and many Austrians visit the city for the Christmas, New Year, and Easter holidays. Advance flight and hotel reservations are a must during the peak seasons.
The weather in June and September make them perfect months for visiting, but they are still quite crowded. At the end of June every year Donauinsel, Dunube Island, transforms into Europe’s largest festival arena. This free outdoor event attracts millions of visitors each year who all come to enjoy three days of music, food and drink. The festival offers a diverse range of artists from top Austrian bands to internationally recognised musicians to ensure everybody is entertained throughout the weekend.
Vienna Jazz festival taking place in June/July is regarded as one of the best jazz festivals in the world and is home to many world famous musicians. Due to the festival's introduction of music genres such as soul, funk, reggae and ethnic music to all the top venues, it attracts music fans from all over the globe. Performances take place at a variety of top venues throughout the city such as the Vienna State Opera.
In late spring to early summer and late autumn to early winter the weather is still pleasant enough to take a cheap flight to Vienna, there is less demand for restaurant tables and hotel accommodations. Hotel rooms are also less expensive during the off season.
Long, long before international coffee giants made their way to Vienna there was a thriving coffee-house culture, where musicians (such as Beethoven and Mozart) would play, and writers and poets - and ordinary Viennese folk - would meet to drink coffee, eat Gebaeck (pastry), read newspapers and debate the issues of the day.
If some of these coffee houses with red plush and glittering chandeliers resemble palaces, they are nothing compared to the real palaces in Vienna. Austria's stately capital city was centre of the Habsburg Empire for more than 600 years and boasts the Hofburg (winter palace), Schönbrunn (summer palace), which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Spanish Riding School where the Lipizzaner horses live.
The top museums to visit are the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which has the world's fourth-largest art collection; the Belvedere (once a palace, boasts collections by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele); and the Sigmund Freud Museum on Berggasse 19. The Naturhistorische Museum is said to be the finest natural history museum in the world. With so much to see it’s wise to plan your trip as soon as you’ve booked a cheap flight to Vienna.