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What to Do in Vienna on Rainy Days

We can all feel that autumn is making its presence felt! Don’t let a rainy afternoon ruin your stay here, go out and explore everything that Vienna has to offer. Curious to find out how? Since we want you to experience Vienna to the fullest, we have prepared a list with the best activities for bad weather days!

Go to the Cinema

Rainy days are the best for sinking deep into a velvet cinema chair and enjoying a good movie! When you watch a film at the cinema, you’re sharing it with everyone around you. Vienna offers you a wide range of options – from the classic, red-seated cinema halls in the CineCenter Cinema, Filmcasino or Burg Kino, to the modern cinema halls at the Cineplexx. There’s nothing quite like a room full of people laughing, crying or gasping at the same moments – as they journey through a story together.

Taste the Viennese Coffee House Culture

A rainy day is the perfect occasion to enjoy the Viennese coffee house culture with friends! Go for a Wiener Melange, Häferlkaffee or Kapuziner and forget about the bad weather! You can find a particularly large number of traditional Cafés exactly in the city center. The options are coundless, but here are some famous suggestions for you. You can stop by the well-known Café Central, the artistic Café Hawelka, Café Schwarzenberg – a reminiscence of the golden times of the Ringstrasse era, Café Landtmann, which had Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler and Emmerich Kálmán as regular visitors back in the days, or Café Sperl, where the iconic Before Sunrise was filmed!

Take a Walk in the Rain

As a well-known saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing! Put on a pair of sturdy shoes or some fashionable rubber boots, don’t forget your favourite raincoat and start to explore Vienna! Especially on rainy days, taking a walk at the Augarten, Sternwartepark or Zentralfriedhof will be a unique memory! Undoubtedly, you will discover a mystical Vienna!

Go for a Shopping Session

Did you know that you can find a mall in almost every district of Vienna? A rainy afternoon is the ideal time to treat yourself! Millenium City, Lugner City, Gasometer City, Donauzentrum and Stadion Center are just a few suggestions of the multitude of shopping centers that Vienna offers. Take time for yourself and explore them!

Visit a Museum

The museums of Vienna are among the best in the world, and a rainy day seems perfectly designed for visiting one. Regardless of whether you love classical or contemporary art, history or natural sciences, Vienna offers a big variety of museums! Admire the famous The Kiss by Gustav Klimt at the Belvedere Museum, let yourself be overwhelmed by beauty at Albertina Museum or Leopold Museum, visit the Museum of Military History and learn more about mankind at the Natural History Museum. And by the way, did you know that Vienna also has a Chocolate Museum?

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