About the destination

The Austrian capital is separated by the second most important river in Europe, the Danube. Culture takes an important place in the life of the city; for example music with Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms and many others, theater and opera with the Burgtheater, the Vienna Theater, the National Opera and many more and finally museums with the MuseumsQuartier. Vienna has many green spaces. It is also recognized as one of the cities in the world with the highest proportion of green spaces in relation to the surface of the city. Also, the capital is the main economic center of Austria with its numerous headquarters of important European companies such as Heineken, Lafarge and Schneider Electric.

Currency

The official currency of Austria is the Euro (EUR). This currency can be used most countries of the European Union. If you plan to use your cards at your destination, don’t forget to inform your financial institution of the dates of your stay.

Health

The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccines for the following diseases: hepatitis B, influenza, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever and measles. When in doubt, remember not to ingest anything that has not been boiled, cooked or peeled!

Passports

“Austria is a Schengen country. Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Schengen countries. However, you can only travel without a visa for 90 days or less within a 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include days spent in any Schengen country. “Government of Canada

According to the Canadian Government, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the date of your expected return from the Schengen area.

Weather

Month Max Min Prec.
January 4 °C 0 °C 31 mm
February 6 °C 1 °C 30 mm
March 10 °C 4 °C 43 mm
April 17 °C 8 °C 33 mm
May 22 °C 13 °C 69 mm
June 25 °C 16 °C 82 mm
July 27 °C 18 °C 62 mm
August 27 °C 18 °C 59 mm
September 21 °C 14 °C 58 mm
October 15 °C 9 °C 32 mm
November 9 °C 5 °C 41 mm
December 4 °C 0 °C 31 mm

Language

The official language of Austria is German. However, it is possible to be served in English in most tourist places.

Things to do in Vienna

The Museum District

Opened in 2001 in the former Imperial Stables, the Museum District is one of the largest cultural complexes in the world. The district brings together theaters, cinemas, art and architecture museums, as well as stores, cafés and restaurants. The most important buildings are the Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, which represents the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Leopold Museum, which has the world’s largest collection of Egon Schiele paintings, and the Tanzquartier Wien, a center dedicated to dance of all kinds.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna

Located in the heart of a baroque style district, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna stands out by creating a mix of architectures due to its gothic style. It is thanks to this style that it does not go unnoticed. The cathedral was built in 1137, but it was destroyed several times because of the many wars and battles. Its highest spire, 136 meters, makes the Cathedral the highest religious monument in Vienna. Also, it is in this cathedral that the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart got married with his wife, Constanze Weber, in 1782.

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