Vienna Info and Orientation
Location of Vienna
Located in the very heart of Europe, Vienna is the capital of Austria and known to have one of the highest qualities of living worldwide (see Mercer Quality of Living Survey).
Vienna lies in the eastern part of Austria in the Vienna Basin on both sides of the Danube river. The city is encircled by the hilly Vienna Woods to the North and West and mainly by farmland to the East. The metropolitan aera streches far south of the city center.
This city of around 1.8 million used to be the center of the vast Austro-Hungarian empire. Many remnants of these times can be found in the historical districts, ranging from magnificent palaces and museums to large parks and monuments.
The city is sub-divided into 23 districts as shown in the map:
The 1st district is the historical city centre (confined by the circular Ringstraße boulevard and the Donaukanal).
Outside these borders, the inner suburbs (districts 2 to 9) follow, which are bordered by the Gürtel, one of the main arterial roads in town.
Outside the Gürtel and on the other side of the Danube the other districts are located, counted in clockwise direction.
Climate in Vienna
Comparable to many cities in continental central Europe, Vienna enjoys temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters.
The average temperature in the summer highs is into the mid 20s (with usual peaks in the low 30s) and overnight lows into the high 10s; although the winter highs are just above freezing and the overnight lows just below.
Although rain is pretty common (especially during spring and late autumn), generally speaking the city does not experience too much snow during winter.
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