Austria Travel Guide

If you are seeking to see stunning European scenery and like being in the outdoors Austria will appeal to you. There are backpacking and amazing travel ideas all year round, from skiing / snowboarding in the Alps during winter to going walking and trekking in the warmer months. To anyone that’s never been before, keen for adventure and willing to take on a challenge and swap the beaches for the beautiful mountains, you’ll love Austria!


 
 

Things to Do & Travel Packages in Austria

Discover Austria with our travel inspiration, backpacking ideas & packages.

Austria Travel Guide

Austria Destination Guide

Get information, ideas and inspiration for travelling to Austria:

  • Capital: Vienna
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Size: 83,870 km2
  • Population: 8,404,000 (approx)
  • Language: German (official) - Local people are very friendly especially if you learn some basic local words and phrases.
  • International Dailing Code +43
  • Tourist Visa: If you are from either the EU or US you can enter Austria without needing to get a visa in advance. 

 

Top Reasons to Visit Austia

  • Great transport connections
  • History and culture
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Good value destination
  • Amazing sports available to participate during summer and winter

 

Weather & Best Time to Visit

Austria is a year round destination but it really depends on your interests as to which time of the year you visit. Winter is a popular time due to the amount of winter sports available like skiing but there are also options all year round. During summer (June to September) you will be able to experience the true nature of the country and it is also more pleasant when sightseeing.

 

Best Places to Visit in Austria

Austria might look small on a map but there are so many unique and different places to see, these are places we recommend adding to your Austria travel itinerary:

  • Vienna
  • Bad Gastein
  • Worthersee
  • Graz
  • St Anton am Arlberg
  • Wachau
  • Zell am See
  • Innsbruck 
  • Salzkammergut
  • Salzburg

 

Travelling in Austria

Austria appeals for so many places to see and things to keep you busy. Top recommendations include exploring Vienna, going skiing or snowboarding and seeing the Alps. 

 

 

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