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Wiener Neustadt Travel Guide, Austria

Wiener Neustadt, Travel guide – Location

This beautiful historic town is located in south eastern Austria, near the capital city Vienna and 62 miles from Graz on the shores of the Leitha River.This Wiener Neustadt travel guide will provide some useful information to all those interesed in visiting the city.

Wiener Neustadt, Travel guide – Geography

Wiener Neustadt is set in a hilly area with an average elevation of 265m on the shores of a small river. The city’s natural attractions and its beautiful surroundings are the reason why important numbers of tourists visit these places year after year.

The city is located in a temperate climate zone with four distinct seasons. The continental influence is strongly felt here determining fewer precipitations and sometimes extreme temperatures. Summers in Wiener Neustadt are quite hot and receive little rainfalls while winters can get very cold and windy. Fog is a very often phenomena here usually in autumn and spring creating real difficulties for travelers. Besides summer, autumn is a very good period to visit the city due to mild temperatures and spectacular scenery offered by the colored leaves of the trees.

The local hydrographic network is represented by the Leitha River which flows through the city and meets the Danube downstream on Hungarian territory.

Wiener Neustadt, Travel guide – Flora and Fauna

Regional flora and fauna here is rich and strongly related to local topography. The best way to get in touch with the most representative species of the regional flora and fauna is to visit the city’s parks and zoo which offers a petting zoo area, playground for children, great location and free admission for children.

Wiener Neustadt, Travel guide – Transport

The city is very accessible by all means of transport, having its own military and civilian airport which offers good connection to other cities from Austria and all over the world. The city is also crossed by important and modern motorways, railways, and regular bus routes which help travelers enjoy their journey to Wiener Neustadt.

Within the city there are numerous options for getting around from the free bikes offered by the city hall to subway, buses, taxis and more. For people arriving here by car it will be not less comfortable because the city has numerous car parking spaces and also a system of traffic signs meant to help you find them.

Wiener Neustadt, Travel guide – Population and Economy

Wiener Neustadt has about 40.000 inhabitants and is a flourishing city due to the presence of numerous important enterprises and well trained personnel. Most of the local people work in various types of industry, commerce, tourism and research.

The city is also an important educational center, housing a business and engineering school, numerous vocational schools and also the University of Applied Sciences.

The dominating religion here is Roman Catholic followed by the Protestant one.

Wiener Neustadt, Travel guide - Cuisine

Traditional cuisine in Wiener Neustadt has numerous influences from neighbor countries such as Hungarian, German, Italian and others. The main ingredients for all savory dishes served here are local grown vegetables and fruits, pork and beef meat, different types of ham and cheese, herbs and many more.

Some of the most appreciated meals for lunch or dinner in Wiener Neustadt are the Wiener schnitzel made of beef and served with vegetables, different kinds of sausages made of pork meat and usually served plain with mustard, game based dishes and more. As for the desserts they are famous for their Marillenknodel which are dumplings filled with fruits, Mohnnudeln which are poppy noodles and many more.

Just like all Austrians, people in Wiener Neustadt are big fans of coffee, which is served in many styles in all the cafés around the city. They also like hot chocolate, beer, wine and of course their traditional most, sturm and schnapps which are alcoholic drinks made of fruits.

There are numerous fine restaurants in Wiener Neustadt who serve delicious Austrian food and also international cuisine in a warm and friendly ambiance transforming you lunch in a captivating experience.

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