The colorful autumn in Vienna has much to offer – even on a single day. The colors of the trees, the famous Viennese cuisine, and the world-class museums with their unique exhibitions make autumn in Vienna simply magical.
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 Beethovenand Franz Schubert, Falco and Udo Jürgens have also found their final resting place here.
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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.
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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
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Classical or modern? The afternoon is all about art at Vienna's leading museums. Two of then are just a stone's throw from the "Burgring" stop. Lovers of fine art and imperial architecture get their money's worth at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. In the current exhibition "Idols and Rivals. Artists in Competition", the visitors themselves become the jury and decide on the winners. The mumok is recommended both for its impressive architecture and for the highly varied collection. "The Animal in You" is currently showing a large selection of works to do with animals.
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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.
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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