The Austrian capital is known as the City of Music, and you can certainly look forward to experiencing some amazing sounds (as well as sights - and flavours) when you book cheap flights to Vienna, Austria.
When to book cheap flights to Vienna
Many people will suggest the best time to book cheap Vienna flights is in the winter when the city is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, but in truth there is no bad time to fly to Vienna. The city has lots going on throughout the year and the city centre is beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. Summers in Vienna are warm, with temperatures often reaching at least 27°C during the day. The city is often busy with tourists during the summer months so if you want to avoid the crowds you should book Vienna cheap flights in the spring or autumn, when the weather is still warm but you’ll have more space to enjoy the major attractions. Need a place to stay in Vienna? Search Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels, apartments and places to stay in the city.
What to see in Vienna
Built in the 1600s, Schönbrunn Palace is one of Vienna’s main tourist draws. This vast 1,441 room palace was home to the Habsurg Monarchy and was the birthplace of several Austrian emperors. The Schönbrunn Gardens belong to the palace’s complex and are worth visiting in their own right.
For a short-cut to the city’s major sights, take the yellow Vienna Ringtram from Schwedenplatz to enjoy a 25-minute trip around the city with a running commentary. Head for heights? St. Stephen’s Cathedral offers a panoramic view of the city from the viewing platform which sits at the top of 343 steps. There’s a lift available if the climb seems too daunting.
As soon as your cheap flights to Vienna land, you’ll discover that the city has one of the best public transport systems in all of Europe, including trains, trams, buses and the U-Bahn (an underground railway), as well as the S-Bahn regional trains. There’s a flat fare system in place for all types of transport. Pick up a Vienna Travelcard for access to all public transport networks in Vienna. There are 24, 48 and 72 hour tickets available and you can purchase them at any U-Bahn station. Planning to see more than just the city centre? Rent a car with Ryanair Car Hire and your rental car will be ready and waiting for you when you land in Vienna.
What to eat in Vienna
From Wiener schnitzel to Sachertorte, Viennese cuisine is world-renowned and getting to sample it in its place of birth is reason enough to fly to Vienna. Be sure to try Kaiserschmarrn while you’re in the Austrian capital. It’s a mouth-watering dessert consisting of shredded pancakes mixed with various different fruit compotes. If you are visiting for Christmas, you can look forward to delicious gingerbread treats and warming cups of glühwein at the city’s Christmas market.