The town of Meidling is a great base for a number of activities and sightseeing tours. This district of the Austrian capital city, Vienna, has many places to visit and things for holidaymakers to do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, guesthouses, apartments and B&Bs.
Meidling is a great area for walking and cycling with many places to visit here. Visitors can tackle a number of activities such as cycling, fishing and horse riding. There is also a nine-hole golf course in close proximity to the district called City and Country Golf Club am Wienerberg. In the winter months visitors to the area are close to various ski resorts on Mount Semmering with downhill skiing and snowboarding amongst the options available. Regular buses take tourists to the resorts from Vienna. Many boat tours operate along the River Danube and tourists can also go to the Old Danube to swim, sail or windsurf. Several restaurants, bars and small cafes are located in the district offering good Austrian fare as well as some international cuisine. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the supermarket. Gifts and souvenirs can be purchased from some of the small shops here, but there are more dining, shopping and nightlife options in Vienna.
The district has several pleasant park areas including Haydn Park and the Marillenalm. The District Museum of Meidling is the oldest museum in Vienna and is just one of a few in the district. There are several interesting buildings here including various churches and castles. A short drive or taxi ride will take visitors to the wonderful city of Vienna, which houses many fantastic historic buildings and museums. These include the Schloss Schönbrunn Palace, The Opera House and the Art History Museum. It is also home to the world famous Spanish Riding School and Vienna Zoo.
The warmest months in Meidling are July and August with an average maximum high temperature of 25 degrees centigrade. December and January are usually the coldest months with an average temperature range of between -4 to 1 degree centigrade and snow in winter is quite common. Summer time sees quite frequent thunderstorms with June the wettest month with an average 72mm of rain.
Vienna International Airport (VIE) is only 24 kilometres from Meidling and has flights to and from other Austrian cities as well as from around the world. Austrian Airlines is the main airline operating out of Vienna and has flights to Amsterdam, Athens, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Cairo, Copenhagen, Delhi, Dubai, London, Moscow, New York, Paris, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington and Zürich amongst other cities. Taxis are available outside the airport and car rental firms such as Avis, Budget, Easy Motion, Europcar, Hertz, Megadrive, Sixt and Union Car are all represented at the airport. Vienna Airportlines is a bus service running every 20 minutes that takes passengers from the airport to Meidling.