Vienna in July ("Juli")
Vienna is a diverse and colourful place full of life; there are different things to see, places to go and stuff to do in different times of the year. In this set of articles, I will highlight the best seasonal events of each month. Vienna in July can be an unpleasant experience if it is getting too hot; in this case, just seek asylum in the extensive gardens of Schönbrunn or in the Wienerwald Hills in the surroundings of the city. In Vienna itself, the museums, theatres and churches compete for the attention of ten thousands of tourists. Especially the first district of Vienna can get combusted in July.
Weather in Vienna in July
July is proper summer: The school holidays often start, so does the festival season and the temperatures climb to a staggering level: 25 degrees Celsius is the daily average for the maximum temperature. Taking into account that there is almost always a few cool and rainy days, 25 degrees is a lot. Vienna can be unpleasantly hot - the average minimum temperature does not go below 15 degrees. Enjoy an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. The nine days with rain do not harm the over-all heat of the summer! Bring very light clothing and a water bottle!
Things to See & Do in Vienna: July
The tourist season peaks in July: Ten thousands of visitors from abroad congest the city centre of Vienna between the Stephansdom and the Hofburg as well as Schloss Schönbrunn. Alas, the top-ten attractions of Vienna are by far not the only thing you can do in July, and it is relatively easy to avoid the tourists if you know where to go. With theatres and the operas taking a summer break, there are plenty of festivals and "extra-curricular" series of concerts. These events usually change from year to year, it is worth asking at the tourist information centre for details.
The "ImPuls Tanz" is an international festival of dance, held in various locations all over Vienna; the core of the festival is held at the TanzQuartier in the MuseumsQuartier. Another big attraction especially for locals is the "Kino unter Sternen", an outdoor cinema with screenings in the Augarten park. In the Rathauspark, the park in front of the city hall, opera recordings are screened. The "Kino unter Sternen" lasts until mid-August.
Things to Do & See in Vienna′s Surroundings: July
If you think that most festivals have started in June, have a look around in July and August: This is when even the remotest villages have some sort of celebration to attract a couple of tourists. Note in particular the cultural offerings of the various Baroque monasteries of Lower Austria. The Wachau will be rather crowded from July to October, but the Marchfeld and Seewinkel make attractive destinations as well as the immediate surroundings of Vienna with the National Park Donauauen or the Vienna Woods. All day-trip recommendations from my article on "Day-Trips from Vienna" apply for July, which is a pleasant month for exploring the surroundings of Vienna.
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