Late summer days in Vienna
Now we are already in September and the summer is slowly going over into fall. But even late summer is a very special time in Vienna, because on the one hand almost summer days are still tempting and on the other hand the already cooler days make ready for new activities.
That's why today I have a few inspirations for you for this wonderful time in Vienna.
Enjoy sitting outdoor
Catch the last warm rays of sunshine in Vienna's numerous outdoor gardens (Schanigarten). Whether in the morning for a coffee, for a leisurely lunch in the summer midday sun or in the evening to enjoy the already slightly cooler, but still very pleasant temperatures with a glass of wine, you will find in the whole city the opportunity for it.
A classic in Vienna are the Heurigen and Buschenschank. Taste yourself through the Viennese and Austrian cuisine, whether warm or cold. And a fine glass of wine or grape juice. Where you can find a wine tavern near you, you can find in the website of the Vienna Tourist Board. Or ask your host for his personal insider tip.
Go on a hike in the Vienna Woods
Vienna is known not only for its sights and attractions, but also for the greenery that you find in and around the city. And the Vienna Woods, are also great for hiking. So good that there are even own city hiking trails, a total of 11 in number. All together even make an all-round hiking trail around the city. But that takes a little longer. More about hiking in Vienna I wrote you in the blog post "Hiking holidays in Vienna".
So, have you ever started your hike by tram or bus?
Holiday feelings on the Old Danube
Before the autumn and the cooler season come to Vienna, you can still enjoy a little holiday feeling. On the Old Danube you almost forget that you are in the middle of the big city. Whether you are taking a romantic boat trip, watching sailboats gliding by, or explore the Old Danube with a pedal boat. It feels like vacation. Because also the numerous beach chairs and restaurants invite you to linger and relax.
Once again into the pool
Many days in late summer attract with very summery temperatures. And such days are perfect, just extend the summer and spend the day in the outdoor pool. Whether in one of the municipal baths, in the Waldbad Neuwaldeggerbad or rather see and be seen in the Krapfenwaldbad. Pack the bathing suit, enjoy the warm sunshine and cool off in the pool.
Schönbrunn and the Zoo
The late summer is also an excellent season to once again go to the zoo Schönbrunn. Because the temperatures make the walk through the fascinating wildlife really pleasant and the animals often seem more relaxed and active. In addition, you still have the opportunity to really see all the animals, because for some it goes in the winter then off to hibernate. And if you're already in Schönbrunn, then you can combine your visit of the zoo with a leisurely stroll through the castle park. And maybe you'll meet one of the numerous squirrels that are slowly starting to grow their winter supply of nuts. So for safety's sake have a couple of nuts with you.
Vienna from above ...
When it is evening and the evening sun sets Vienna in a very special light, enjoy the view over the city from a few very special places. I have already revealed some of them in the blog article "A view over Vienna".
The feeling of flying over the city and seeing Vienna from a bird's-eye view can be seen at the Kettenkarusell in the Vienna Prater. From a height of 117 meters, you look out over Vienna. A unique experience that you will be remembered for a long time.