Autumn in Vienna

Autumn has always been my favorite season. Here in Vienna, we’re being treated to crisp air, with cool mornings, chilly evenings, and pleasantly warm days. It’s one of the things I really like about living here — we have a nice, long fall season. Back home, everyone loves spring and fall, but although we do truly get four seasons in the DC area, sometimes fall and spring pass by in the space of just a few weeks.

Fall in Vienna is full of the smells of roasting chestnuts and wood fires burning. We get lots of drizzly days just damp and cool enough to make you want to be cosy inside, but even more days just right for being out and enjoying the season. I feel like Vienna hits all the points that make this time of year so wonderful. I am absolutely loving it.

3 thoughts on “Autumn in Vienna

  1. Hi Em, I like your blog. I found it because I’ve been looking for ways to help my 9 yr old son celebrate Halloween while we’re there on business. Can you recommend an area for us to take him trick-or-treating? Thanks, and thanks for sharing your experiences abroad.

    • Hi Susanne! Last year, we went trick-or-treating on Halloween in the area around the American International School. This year, we are *also* going to go to Retz the weekend before Halloween. They don’t have trick-or-treating as such, but they have a big pumpkin festival with parades and kid-friendly activities. We went to this last year as well, but we only went in the morning, and I think it would have been really neat after dark with the thousands of carved pumpkins all lit up. Retz is about 1 hour north of Vienna, but easily reachable by train and shuttle bus.

      Hope that helps!

      • Thanks so much! We will give the area around the American International School a try. So glad I found your blog. Keep up the good work! 🙂

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