Vienna experiences its high season from April to October, with July, August, and the main festivals being the most crowded times. Bookings around Christmastime are also heavy, as many Austrians visit their capital during this festive time. Always arrive with reservations during peak seasons. During the off-season, hotel rooms are generally plentiful and less expensive, and there is less demand for tables in the more popular restaurants.

Climate -- In Austria, the temperature varies greatly depending on your location. The national average ranges from a low of 9°F (-13°C) in January to a high of 68°F (20°C) in July. However, in Vienna, the January average is 32°F (0°C); for July, it's 66°F (19°C). Snow falls in the mountainous sectors by mid-November. Road conditions in winter can be very dangerous in many parts of the country. The winter air is usually crisp and clear, with many sunny days. The winter snow cover lasts late December through March in the valleys, November through May at about 1,830m (6,004 ft.), and all year at 2,592m (8,504 ft.) or higher. The ideal times for visiting Vienna are spring through fall. Even in spring and fall, there are many mild, sunny days. By the end of July, alpine wildflowers are in full bloom.

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