Best Time to Visit Austria

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Best Time to Visit Austria

How much you enjoy your trip to Austria really depends on when you visit. Although it is a beautiful country no matter what the season, there are certain factors which can affect your enjoyment of the country. Seasonal factors do influence what you will see and how much you will be spending.

Thus, it’s a good idea to know the best time to visit Austria. Here’s a seasonal look at what you can expect during each of the seasons.

Spring – April to May

The days are no longer freezing, and temperatures are slowly on the rise, yet it’s still quite cold during hikes and the lakes are still chilly. During the day, the temperature is good, although April might still see a few rain showers. Because of this weather, there might be smaller crowds and you might find accommodation more easily.

It is a good idea to carry umbrellas and raincoats because the weather can turn wet. If you think this is the best time to go to Austria, then don’t miss out on Hofburg with its historical and cultural heritage. Vienna is also a good place to visit as the prices are still on the low side.

Summer – June to August

Summer might actually not be the best time to travel to Austria as it’s considered the high season and Salzburg particularly becomes crowded because of the Salzburg Festival. The lakeside areas get quite hot and there are more intense crowds at this period of time. In places like Vienna, prices of accommodation can even be double what they are during other seasons. Try visiting Zell am See with its gorgeous blue lake in summer.

Autumn – September to October

Think gold, red and all shades of rust and you can find it on the mountain trees here. The scenes are spectacular, and the weather is just beginning to be a little cold but overall manageable. There are not many tourists, making this possibly the best time to visit Austria. This season is perfect for cycling tours along the Danube, or trekking. Vienna Fashion Week takes place in September.

Winter – November to March

Winter is not exactly an off season, and if you love winter sports then it could actually be the best time to visit Austria. Crowds are fewer and Christmas time in Vienna is magnificent. Winter is definitely skiing time in the Alps!

Now that you’ve decided when to visit beautiful Austria, it’s time to check the SOTC website for offers and deals or packages on Austria Tour Packages that can make this the best holiday you’ve had.

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