Central Cemetery church of St. Karl Borromäus

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The perfect autumn day in Vienna

The days may be become shorter and cooler, but also more colorful. Especially in autumn, it's time to get out into nature and off to the city. The possibilities are endless. In this guide, we present you with picturesque walks, culinary delights, and cultural highlights for the perfect autumn day in Vienna.

Morning: Feasting and walking

Set for the day: Right next to the second gate of Vienna's Central Cemetery, the Kurkonditorei Oberlaa patisserie entices with a big breakfast and delicious pastries. You simply must bring a big appetite and plenty of time with you here to sample your way through the legendary selection of different tarts, slices, cakes, pralines, and macaroons. Then it's through the main entrance into Vienna's largest cemetery. Right next to the main avenue are the graves of several musical geniuses: Apart from Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, Falco and Udo Jürgens have also found their final resting place here.

The large parkland of Vienna's Central Cemetery creates a unique atmosphere. The natural and overgrown Jewish section in particular invites you to go on long walks. Sometimes squirrels, foxes, field hamsters and even deer cross the path, a sign of how animals use the city as a habitat. This area is also especially popular with joggers – yes, jogging in Vienna in unusual places is also possible.

Afternoon: Culture and architecture

Tram line 71 brings you from all gates of the Central Cemetery to Vienna city center in a good half hour. Our next stop of the "Burgring" station. Until then, there is lots to see: Including the high jet fountain on Schwarzenbergplatz or the Vienna State Opera on the Ringstrasse boulevard.

Tickets for public transport

Classical or modern? An art-themed afternoon in Vienna’s top museums is time well spent. Many of them are just a short hop from the “Burgring” tram stop. Fans of the visual arts and imperial architecture will certainly find their fill in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. The mumok has two major assets in its favor: the striking architecture and its wide-ranging collection. The Leopold Museum has the world’s largest collection of works by Egon Schiele and numerous masterpieces by Gustav Klimt.

Evening: Cuisine and cinema

After so many impressions, your stomach is sure to start rumbling. The Glacis Beisl in the MuseumsQuartier has all the classics of Viennese cuisine on the menu: From Tafelspitz to Grammelknödel and a big selection of Viennese and Austrian wines. But remember to leave a bit of room for popcorn: After a five-minute walk to let your food settle, the Burg Kino on the Ringstrasse is the right place for a convivial way to round off the evening. The films here are shown in the original language version and some with German subtitles – for a particularly authentic movie experience.

Autumn in Vienna

Autumn in Vienna is a delight for the senses. This transitional time is to used to the fullest as it works its magic on us with unique experiences and impressions.

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Patisserie Kurkonditorei Oberlaa at the Central Cemetery

Simmeringer Hauptstraße 232
1110 Vienna

Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234
1110 Vienna


1040 Vienna

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

1010 Vienna

mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

Burg Kino Cinema

Opernring 19
1010 Vienna
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