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Vienna in April: Travel Tips & Things to Do [2023]

Discover the enchanting charm of Vienna in April, where spring’s gentle embrace adorns the city with blossoming flowers, verdant parks, and a refreshing atmosphere. As the days grow longer and temperatures become milder, Vienna’s historical grandeur and vibrant street life awaken, offering the perfect setting for leisurely strolls and outdoor activities.

Experience the city’s rich cultural heritage, savor the delectable Viennese cuisine, and attend delightful events that make April an ideal time to visit. Below, we have compiled some practical information for you as well as the best things to do in Vienna in April.

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Vienna Weather in April

Vienna in April typically experiences mild and pleasant weather, with spring in full bloom. Average temperatures range from 7°C (45°F) to 16°C (61°F), with occasional warmer days.

Rainfall is moderate, averaging around 40mm (1.6 inches) spread across 13 days, so it’s a good idea to pack an umbrella. Daylight increases throughout the month, providing more hours to explore the city. You can expect a good mix of sunny and cloudy days.

What to Wear in Vienna in April

When packing for your April trip to Vienna, prepare for mild temperatures and occasional spring showers. Embrace a versatile wardrobe with layered clothing: light sweaters, long-sleeve tops, and comfortable trousers or skirts.

A waterproof, lightweight jacket is necessary for rain showers and cooler evenings. Add a fashionable touch with a scarf and hat for extra warmth.

Opt for closed-toe, comfortable shoes to navigate cobblestone streets with ease. Remember to include an umbrella to tackle unpredictable weather.

Lastly, pack a few dressier items for special outings or cultural events, ensuring you are ready to experience Vienna in style.

Practical Information for Visiting Vienna in April

While April is not peak tourist season, the city can still be quite busy, particularly during the Easter holidays when many European travelers visit Vienna. The crowds hardly disperse over the Easter holidays as tourists don’t have many places to go – shops, businesses, and many restaurants are closed over the Easter weekend.

I would suggest that you visit either before or after Easter if you’re coming to Vienna in April. Apart from that, milder temperatures and longer days make April the perfect month to explore Vienna.

Where to Stay in Vienna in April

Hostel: Wombats Naschmarkt, a popular hostel in Vienna, within walking distance of the city center

Budget Economy: B&B Hotel Wien-Meidling, a great budget option close to Wien-Meidling station

Budget Plus: Motel One Wien Hauptbahnhof, an unpretentious choice within 2 minutes of Vienna Central Station

Mid-range: Mercure Secession Vienna, a reasonably-priced 4-star hotel in the city center

Splurge: Hotel Sans Souci Wien, one of the city’s most prestigious hotels, the glamorous Sans Souci features trendy rooms and deluxe furnishings

Best Things to Do in April in Vienna

combine them with dozens of other fun things to do in Vienna.

1. Mit Alles Food Festival

Do you enjoy gourmet food but not the stuffy atmosphere that tends to come with it? Then check out Mit Alles festival. Enjoy regional produce, wine, and more.

At 25 EUR for a day pass, tickets are rather pricy but, given the quality of exhibitors, well worth it. Check out their website for the full program and tickets.

2. Styrian Spring Festival at Rathausplatz

As a Graz native, I strongly recommend at least a day trip from Vienna to Styria, but if you are short on time and visiting in spring, you may as well get a taste of Styria at the Styrian Spring Festival.

Taking place at the end of March and the few first April days at city hall square, you can try Styrian delicacies, listen to Styrian folk music, and just take in the atmosphere. The stalls are open from 11 AM until late in the evening.

3. European Street Food Festival

The European Street Food Festival is an annual food festival that takes place just outside Stadthalle, and admission is free. You can explore a range of food stalls and trucks, offering everything from traditional dishes to fusion cuisine.

The festival also includes music, performances, and other entertainment. With a lively atmosphere and a diverse range of street food, the European Street Food Festival is a must-visit for foodies and those looking for a fun day out. Check out the website for more information.

4. Browse the Easter Markets for Souvenirs

One of the most popular things to do in Vienna in April is to visit the Easter markets. These markets are held throughout the city, offering visitors a chance to indulge in traditional Easter treats, such as chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs, and hot cross buns.

The markets also feature a range of handmade crafts and gifts, as well as live music and entertainment. They usually open around two weeks before Easter.

The largest and most popular Easter market is held in front of the stunning Schönbrunn Palace. This market is open from mid-March to mid-April and features over 60 stalls selling a range of Easter-themed goods.

Another popular market is the Altwiener Ostermarkt, which is held in the historic Freyung square and offers visitors a chance to experience traditional Viennese Easter customs.

5. Attend a Classical Concert

Vienna is known as the “City of Music” for a reason, with a rich history of classical music that stretches back centuries. In April, there are a range of classical music concerts and performances to enjoy, from small recitals in intimate venues to large-scale concerts at the city’s world-famous concert halls.

Not too long ago, the city organized a full concert program leading up to Easter called “OsterKlang”. As it is not taking place in 2023, you can still get a taste of it by attending one of the many classical concerts taking place in Vienna every week.

One of the highlights of Vienna’s classical music calendar in April is the Vienna Mozart Orchestra, which performs at the stunning Musikverein concert hall. This orchestra is known for its authentic performances of Mozart’s works, and the concert hall itself is a sight to behold, with stunning acoustics and a rich history.

Pro Tip

The dress code for most of the concert venues in Austria is formal. While it is not enforced very strictly, it would be good to wear something that covers your shoulders, knees, and toes (for men and women alike).

6. Take a Stroll through the Parks

Vienna is a city that loves its parks, and April is a great time to explore the city’s green spaces. The parks are bursting into bloom, with cherry blossoms and tulips adding a splash of color to the city.

One of the top parks to visit in April is the Stadtpark, which is home to a range of statues and monuments, as well as a beautiful pond and a range of walking trails. The park is also home to a number of outdoor cafes and restaurants, making it the perfect spot to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the city.

7. Cheer on the Racers of the Vienna City Marathon

The Vienna City Marathon is a major sporting event that takes place in April each year, attracting thousands of runners from around the world. The race winds through the city, passing many of Vienna’s most famous landmarks, and there are also shorter races and fun runs for those who prefer a more relaxed pace.

Even if you´re not competing, it´s still a great experience to cheer on the runners from the sidelines. Check out the official website for the route and the best observation points.

The only downside of this major event is that many streets are closed during the race, also restricting public transport. During the day of the event, you should only consider routes via the metro.

8. Explore the Naschmarkt

The Naschmarkt is Vienna’s largest and most famous food market, with a range of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to exotic spices and street food. In April, the market is bursting with spring produce, and visitors can enjoy the seasonal specialties and soak up the lively atmosphere.

A great way to explore the market is by joining one of the very popular tours, detailing a bit about the market´s history and showing you its most interesting corners.

9. Visit the Prater Amusement Park

The Prater Amusement Park is one of Vienna’s most popular attractions, with a range of thrilling rides, games, and entertainment options.

In April, the park is less crowded than in peak season, and visitors can enjoy the spring weather while riding the famous Ferris wheel (Riesenrad)or trying their luck at the games.

10. Craft Beer Fest

The Craft Beer Festival in Vienna is a must-visit event for beer aficionados and casual enthusiasts alike. Held at the Marx Halle, this annual gathering showcases over 60 craft breweries from Austria and around the world, offering a diverse range of unique brews to sample.

The festival typically takes place in April, providing an excellent opportunity to taste and appreciate new and innovative beer styles. Alongside the beer, you’ll find a fantastic selection of food trucks offering mouth-watering dishes to complement your tasting experience.

A one-day ticket cost 13 EUR and includes a tasting glass that can be used at the various stalls for… tastings. Tastings are not included in the ticket, however, and must be paid separately.

Check out the official website for more information.

11. Aperitivo Spring

Aperitivo Spring, a delightful event for cocktail lovers, returns to Vienna in 2023. Hosted by Liquid Market, the event takes place at Club Volksgarten. Enjoy an evening of exquisite drinks, as top-notch bartenders from various Viennese bars showcase their skills and creativity.

The event promises a vibrant atmosphere with music and delicious snacks, elevating your aperitivo experience. Delightfully, the event is also suitable for those who do not drink alcohol with many non-alcoholic options available.

Tickets can be purchased online, with the option of a day pass or a festival pass for multiple days. Day passes start at 34 EUR and include drinks and samples.

12. Gemischter Satz

Experience Gemischter Satz, a unique wine and music event held at the iconic Wiener Konzerthaus in 2023. Savor tastings from over 40 local winemakers and enjoy live performances by talented musicians.

Immerse yourself in Vienna’s rich cultural heritage, blending fine wines and enchanting melodies for an unforgettable evening. Check the official website for more information and tickets.

13. Vienna Jewish Film Festival

The Jewish Film Festival Vienna 2023 embraces the theme “Lost & Found,” exploring the concept of identity and belonging through an exceptional lineup of films. The festival delves into the stories of those who have been lost, those searching for their roots, and the rediscovery of connections to Jewish heritage.

Running from April 24th to May 8th, 2023, the festival showcases diverse films, including documentaries, feature films, and short films that reflect on the complexities of identity, migration, and assimilation. 

Unlike many other film festivals in Vienna, the Jewish Film Festival almost exclusively showcases films in English and/or with English subtitles. Check out their official website for more information and tickets.

14. Festival du Film Francophone

The Festival du Film Francophone (FFF) does just what it says: showcase various titles of French cinema. The films are screened at Votiv Cinema and Kino de France. Expect French audio with German subtitles.

For more information, check out their official website.

15. Vienna Comix

At Vienna Comix, an exciting event taking place at METAHall, comic enthusiasts gather to celebrate the world of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture.

This popular convention features a plethora of activities, including panel discussions, workshops, and the opportunity to meet renowned artists and writers. Attendees can also browse through countless vendor booths offering exclusive merchandise, original artwork, and collectibles.

If you’re a comic aficionado visiting Vienna in April, don’t miss out on this vibrant and colorful event where fans unite to revel in their shared passion for all things comics and pop culture. Check out their official website for more information.

16. Argus Bike Festival

The Bike Festival Vienna is an unmissable event for cycling enthusiasts visiting the city in April. Taking place at the Wiener Rathausplatz, the festival showcases the latest trends in biking, offering a wide range of bicycles, gear, and accessories from top brands.

In addition to exploring the latest products, attendees can participate in interactive workshops, test rides, and informative talks on various cycling topics.

With numerous activities for both beginners and experienced cyclists, the Bike Festival Vienna is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the joy of cycling and connect with fellow biking enthusiasts in a lively atmosphere. Check out their website for the full program.

17. Wean Hean

Wean Hean is a captivating music festival that takes place in Vienna throughout April, celebrating the city’s rich musical heritage and diverse modern talent.

The festival offers a unique blend of traditional Viennese music and contemporary sounds, featuring performances by both well-known artists and emerging talents. From classical music and jazz to pop and electronic beats, there’s something for every music lover.

Held at various venues across Vienna, Wean Hean invites locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the city’s vibrant music scene and discover the harmonious connection between tradition and innovation that defines Vienna’s unique musical identity.

Check out the official website for more information.

18. Vienna Blues Spring

Did you know that the world’s longest Blues festival takes place in Vienna? For two months you can enjoy numerous Blues performances, especially in the iconic location “Der Reigen”. Come to watch local as well as international artists. Check out their website for the full program and tickets.


Now, what do you think? What is your favorite time of the year to visit Vienna? What else is there to do in Vienna in April? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

About Jacky

Hello there, fellow globetrotters! I’m Jacky, a passionate travel blogger with an insatiable wanderlust. With several years of experience in online marketing, I leverage my expertise to ensure that you get the best travel advice, tailored for the digital age. My travels have taken me to over 30 countries, and I love sharing those experiences with readers like you. Besides traveling, my other loves are my beloved cats, architecture, art, science fiction, coffee, and all things cute. My travel tips have been featured on lonelyplanet.com and in the EasyJet Traveller magazine.

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