General information

Vienna in numbers

Area: 414 km²
Districts: 23
Population: 1.7 million
Elevation: 171 m (Stephansplatz)
Language: German
Currency: Euro

Time zone

Vienna is in the Central European time zone (CET = GMT / UCT + 1). Daylight saving time applies from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October (CEST).

Electricity

The typical mains voltage for households (as well as hotels) in Vienna is 230 volts (alternating current)

Telephone

The telephone prefix for calling Vienna from other countries is: + 43 1

Language

German is spoken in Austria, and the most commonly spoken foreign language is English.

Units of measure

The metric system is used in Austria. The most important weights and measures:

Metric = Great Britain / USA

1 gram (g)  =  0.0353 ounces

1 kilo(gram) (kg) = 2.204 pounds

1 centimeter (cm)  =  0.393 inches

1 meter (m)  =  3.281 feet / 1.093 yards

1 kilometer (km)  =  0.621 miles

 

Great Britain / USA = Metric

1 ounce (oz) = 28.349 grams

1 pound (lb) = 0.453 kilo(grams)

1 inch (in) = 2.540 centimeters

1 foot (ft) = 0.304 meters

1 yard (yd) = 3 feet = 0.914 meters

1 mile (mi) = 1760 yards = 1,609 kilometers

 

Great Britain / USA = Metric

1 US pint (pt) = 0.473 liters

1 UK pint (pt) = 0.568 liters

1 US gallon (gal) = 3.785 liters

1 UK gallon (gal) = 4.456 liters

Climate and temperature

Vienna has a mild continental climate. Even if the occasional winter day is icy and some days in high summer can bring sweltering heat to the palaces of the old city, most days of the year the weather matches the residents of the city: friendly, mild and moderate in every respect ...

The most important temperatures in degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit:

-5°C = 23°F
0°C = 32°F
5°C = 41°F
10°C = 50°F
15°C = 59°F
20°C = 68°F
25°C = 77°F
30°C = 86°F

25°F = -3.9°C
35°F = 1.7°C
45°F = 7.2°C
55°F = 12.8°C
65°F = 18.3°C
75°F = 23.9°C
85°F = 29.4°C

Holidays / school vacations

Public holidays

1 Jan. New Year's Day
6 Jan. Epiphany
28 Mar. Easter Monday
1 May May Day
5 May Ascension Day
16 May Whit Monday
26 May Corpus Christi
15 Aug. Assumption Day
26 Oct. Austrian National Day
1 Nov. All Saints' Day
8 Dec. Feast of the Immaculate Conception (shops open)
25 Dec. Christmas
26 Dec. St. Stephen's Day

Vienna school vacations 2016/2017

24.12.2016 - 07.01.2017 - Christmas holidays
06.02.2017 - 11.02.2017 - Semester break
08.04.2017 - 18.04.2017 - Easter holidays
03.06.2017 - 06.06.2017 - Pentecost
02.07.2017 - 03.09.2017 - Summer break

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