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Best Time to Visit Austria

The best time to visit Austria really depends on the reason to be there. It is obvious that if going on a ski vacation, then the winter is the only time. Most ski resorts operate between December and March, and a number extend their season into early May. If visiting the Alps for other reasons such as walking or hiking, then late spring through to early fall is best. Temperatures are moderate except in the mountains.

If visiting the major cities, the nicest times as well as being the less busy times are April-May, and also September-October. The weather is sunny and warm in the summer months but tends to be more crowded. If visiting Salzburg in the winter, expect not to see the mountains as the sky is usually overcast.


Average Temperatures.







Vienna 2 C/36 F 14 C/57 F 23 C/73 F 24 C/75 F 14 C/57 F
Salzburg 3 C/37 F 14 C/57 F 21 C/70 F 24 C/75 F 16 C/61 F
Kitzbuhel -1 C/30 F 3 C/37 F 13 C/55 F 12 C/54 F 7 C/45 F

NOTE – All quoted temperatures are daytime average highs unless otherwise stated and can vary.

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