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Hm…hard to tell…actually…Now or Never!!!

Springtime in Vienna is just beautiful. The city awakes from it’s wintertime nap and the Stadtgartenamt (Municipal Department – Parks and Gardens) is showing off with their work. Although the weather is fairly mild due to the climate of Eastern Austria, not many tourists visit during spring. This means you will get a real insight of authentic Vienna.

Not only summer, but also Sand in the City. Vienna is sizzling during summertime with all its great events and locations. Enjoy a wild ride with the rollercoasters at Prater (http://www.prater.at/GeneralInformation.php?LI=1) or take a relaxing stroll trough Schloßpark Schönbrunn. More of a nightfly? Then cure off your hangover by sticking your feet into the sand at one of the artificial sand beaches at Donaukanal while drinking a Bloody Mary or a Reperaturseidl (Viennese slang word for the “curing” beer after being drunk).

Grab a glass and run – through all the Heurigen! Did you know that Vienna has nearly 1.700 acres of vineyards? Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the city with pleasantly warm temperature and warm, golden light by strolling through Grinzing or the Cobenzl area – always prepared to take a short stop at one of the famous Heurigen. As most museums will present their new temporary exhibitions, it is also the new season in theatres and operas.

Want to see a city like you imagined when hearing bedtime stories? Illuminated by thousands of little lights shining on snowflakes? Well, then you definitely have to visit Vienna in December. But be sure to bring a thick coat, hat and gloves. I assure you – even the ones of you who never wore a cap before – in winterly Vienna with it’s icy winds, you will gladly do so! The world’s famous Christkindlmärkte start end of November and are open to December 24th.

Certainly, there are a lot of gay and lesbian highlights over the year, notbably in chronological order

  • Regenbogenball (January)
  • Life Ball (May)
  • Vienna Pride (June - July)
  • Regenbogen Parade (June - July)
  • Identities (queer film festival - July, biannual over two weeks)
  • Wien in Schwarz (Vienna in black - gay leather festival in autumn)

Each event is definitively worth a visit!

If you want more detailed information about the weater in Vienna, please visit this website!