It’s that time of the year again; the transition from summer to winter started as expected. Our summer here in Austria was more than strange but it seems like autumn will be as usual; a bit chilly with fresh air, clear sky and a sea of colourful trees. Yes, autumn really has arrived … and I’d like to share two of my favorite autumn spots/activities in (and around) Vienna:
Lainzer Tiergarten & Hermesvilla: The Lainzer Tiergarten used to be a hunting ground for the Habsburger. Today it’s a famous and well visited place for delightful excursions. What’s really lovely about this place is that your trip can either be topped with a yummy lunch/coffee at the café or a visit to the museum in the Hermesvilla (or both of course). Emperor Franz Josef I gave this chalet to his wife Empress Elisabeth (better known as “Sisi”) because she was a huge nature fan and wanted a place for her own. Not bad huh?
A walk in the Viennese Woods: I’m also a big nature fan and since I’m lucky (to also have a huge chalet … haha) to live near the Viennese Woods, a walk through this colorful setting is one of my favourite autumn activities.
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“Things To Do In Vienna In Autumn.”
wahnsinn.. sieht aus wie richtig tief am ländle, wenn man gute fotos machen kann
great shots of the autumn colours! We plan to go to Austria somewhere in the 3rd week of October (around 20th). Is this the best time to see the Autumn colours?
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Thanks so much for your comment. How long (and where) will you be in Austria?
Anytime in October should be a perfect time to visit. The thing that’s really important for great autumn photos is that there’s no wind. This year (2012) for example, we had very strong winds that blew away all the leaves from the trees and therefore photos didn’t turn out as good as I wanted them… ON the contrary, the year before was really calm and I got so many wonderful photo opportunities :)
Let me know if you need any other tips for your stay in Austria!
How do I reach the Lainzer Tiergarten from Vienna? Is it safe to travel alone to this area? :)
Yes yes, the area of the 13th district is probably the safest area you could visit. But all of Vienna is very safe, so no need to be concerned about this. Ready through this article for details on how to get there: http://www.cookiesound.com/2012/06/5-places-you-must-visit-when-in-vienna/