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Grape Harvest

Vienna has more vineyards within its boundaries than any other capital in the world

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It's impossible to imagine Vienna without vineyards—they dominate the scenery as you reach the outskirts of the city. Vineyards occupy 700 hectares within the city boundaries, and they have become a major attraction for locals and tourists during autumn.

Several hundred vineyards invite visitors to participate in the harvest, find out about the history of wine-making in the region, taste excellent wines, and just spend a great day outside. Wine harvest usually runs in the autumn months, peaking in September and October.

Vienna is famous for its whites: Rheinriesling, Welschriesling, Grüner Veltliner, and Weißburgunder. Gemischter Satz is also a local wine speciality which is getting more popular.

Don't forget to check out so-called Vienna "heurige"—wine taverns that have become a symbol of the city.

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