Last Updated on March 29, 2023 by gregor
April is one of the best times to visit Vienna because the weather is mild and sunny without the heat being too much. The days are also longer than in previous months, which means you’ll get to enjoy more sunshine while on holiday. This makes Vienna worth visiting in April, similar to visiting Vienna in March
Find out all the things to see and do in Vienna in April
Holidays and special dates in Vienna in April
Special dates in April in Vienna: Easter.
The following days are encompassed by Easter 2023:
- Maundy Thursday: April 6th
- Good Friday: April 7th
- Easter Saturday: April 8th
- Easter Sunday: April 9th
- Easter Monday: April 10th (the only public holiday in Austria over Easter)
Throughout the official Easter period in Vienna (April 1st to April 10th, 2023), all children aged 14 and below are eligible for complimentary rides on the city’s underground, trams, and buses.
But there are also some other special and interesting things to see and do in Vienna in April. Read on:
What is the weather in Vienna in April?
Vienna in April typically has mild weather, with average high temperatures of around 17°C (63°F) and low temperatures of around 10°C (50°F). The weather in Vienna in April can be unpredictable, with some days being sunny and mild, while others can be cold and overcast. It is not uncommon to experience some rain during this month, so it is a good idea to pack accordingly, with warm layers and a waterproof jacket. The average precipitation in April is around 50 mm. The daylight hours are getting longer, and by the end of April, the sun sets around 7:30 pm.
It’s also worth noting that while the weather may be milder in April, it’s still considered off-season, (Except Easter Week) so some tourist attractions and outdoor activities may have reduced hours or be closed. So it’s best to check the schedule of the places you would like to visit before making your final itinerary.
Easter Markets in Vienna
Vienna’s Easter markets are one of the best things to do during this season. Each Easter market has a unique atmosphere that is unmatched anywhere else in the world.
There are three main Easter Markets in Vienna:
- Schönbrunn Easter Market
- Freyung Easter Market
- Am Hof Easter Market
Read the Easter in Vienna Guide EASTER IN VIENNA 2023, EASTER MARKETS the BEST THINGS TO DO
Vienna City Marathon – 40th Jubilee
The 2023 Vienna marathon takes place on Sunday, April 23rd. This will be the 40th Jubilee edition.
The main race, half-marathon, and relay marathon all begin at 9am. Other events and races may take place earlier in the weekend.
Where to see the Vienna Marathon?
The organizers sometimes provide a nice little overview of where and when to see the runners, complete with suggestions on how to get to the viewing spots. Look out for that on the website. Otherwise, check out the official route for convenient locations.
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Best Tours to take in Vienna in April
Booking a tour is a good way to make sure you get tickets to the sites you want to visit, and also get to enjoy them without fighting the crowds too much.
And even if it’s not too crowded, a tour is a great way to see the sights and get to know a bit about them as you go.
For recommended tours to take in April, start here to get all Tour Details, including the booking possibility
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Day trips to take in Vienna in April
April is a wonderful time to take a day trip, especially if you want to try some food/wine ventures in Vienna.
There are lots of options for places to visit which you can easily reach within 1–2 hours of Vienna. For organized day trips, visit Get Your Guide.
Activities with kids in Vienna in April
Whether you are visiting Vienna in April for spring break or just for a short getaway, if you are coming with kids, there are plenty of tours and activities in Vienna geared towards children of all ages.
If you’re looking for some fun activities with kids, start here:
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I’ve listed some of what I think are the most fun and interesting Vienna events in April, and most central.
For a complete list of Vienna events in April, visit the website of the Vienna Tourist Board
Visit Vienna’s Parks and Gardens
April is a beautiful time to visit a park or garden in Vienna when flowers are really beginning to bloom all over the place.
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Vienna’s events in April – Concerts, operas, shows
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Take a Cruise on the Danube River
The Danube River runs through Vienna and offers a unique perspective of the city. Take a scenic boat tour and enjoy the views of the city’s skyline and its many landmarks. The boat tour is a relaxing and enjoyable way to explore Vienna, and you’ll be able to take in the sights at a leisurely pace.
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Explore the Viennese Coffee Culture
Vienna is famous for its coffee culture, and April is a great time to indulge in traditional Viennese coffee. The city is home to many historic coffeehouses, including the famous Café Central, which is one of the oldest and most famous coffeehouses in the city. Whether you are looking for a quiet place to relax or a lively atmosphere to socialize, you’ll find a coffeehouse to suit your needs in Vienna.
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Shop at the Naschmarkt
The Naschmarkt is one of Vienna’s largest and most popular food markets, and April is a great time to visit. The market is a foodie’s paradise, with a range of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to exotic spices. The market is also a great place to sample some of the city’s traditional cuisine, with a range of food stalls serving up delicious dishes.
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Visit the Wiener Riesenrad
The Wiener Riesenrad, or Vienna Ferris Wheel, is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, and April is a great time to visit. The Ferris Wheel offers breathtaking views of the city, and is a must-visit for anyone visiting Vienna. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening or a fun family outing, the Wiener Riesenrad is a great experience.
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Discover Vienna’s Cuisine
Vienna is famous for its traditional cuisine, and April is a great time to sample some of the city’s best dishes. The city is home to a number of traditional restaurants, serving up classic Viennese dishes like Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz. There are also plenty of international restaurants, serving up everything from Thai to Italian cuisine. No matter what your taste buds crave, you’ll find a delicious meal in Vienna.
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Nighttime things to do in Vienna in April
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The perfect 3-day itinerary in Vienna
Trying to figure out how to organize your visit to Vienna? I’ve got the perfect 3-day itinerary for first-time visitors (or those who have not been here in a while.) It works for a 2.5-day visit as well.
In my 3-day itinerary, you’ll see THE TOP AUTHENTIC VIENNESE EXPERIENCES like the Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace and Museums, the Hofburg Palace, the Empress Sisi Museum, and much more.
And if you have more time, or want suggestions for extra/other things to do, you’ll find that there too.
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