Autumn in Austria.

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 colorful 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 “Sissi”) 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 Forest, a walk through this colorful setting is one of my favourite autumn activities.
Walking across the Lainzer Tiergarten.

Walking through the Lainzer Tiergarten during Autumn.

Color show of the trees.

Autumn at the Lainzer Tiergarten in Vienna, Austria.

It seems like the trees are talking...

It seems like the trees are talking at the Lainzer Tiergarten...

You'll see all sorts of shapes...

Autumn at the Lainzer Tiergarten in Vienna, Austria.

...and contrasts...

Autumn at the Lainzer Tiergarten in Vienna, Austria.

The beautiful Viennese forest just around the corner of our house.

The beautiful Viennese forest just around the corner of our house.

The colors of the leaves are changing.

The colors of the leaves are changing in autumn.

The farmers are preparing the fields for winter.

The farmers are preparing for winter in Lower Austria...

...and the cows are enjoying the last sunny days.

...and the cows are enjoying the last sunny days on the field.

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons...

Autumn is here & I love it!

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3 Responses to “Autumn in Austria.”

  1. Jürgen

    wahnsinn.. sieht aus wie richtig tief am ländle, wenn man gute fotos machen kann

  2. Lim BC

    Hi
    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?
    Thanks n best regards

  3. Nisa

    Hi Lim!
    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!
    Best, Nisa

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