Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit Austria is spring. Austria' peak season for visitors is from January to April. Festivals and music concerts scheduled in various months also motivate visitors. Bookings are high during Christmas. For sports lovers January to late March is the ideal time as prices are low that time for hiking and skiing. Austria is a country which has something special throughout the year. It depends upon the individual when to plan a trip. Just check out the snowfall condition and plan your trip to Austria. Austria receives high snowfall during mid November. Road conditions can also be bad that time. So try to avoid that time as you can be trapped in the high rainfall and it will give you trouble.
Austria experiences moderate continental weather In Austria, the temperature varies greatly depending on your location. Since half of the country is located in the Alps region Alpinian climate is predominant here. Summers are hot going up to maximum 35 degree Celsius and winters are extremely cold going down to -20 degree Celsius. Mountainous region enjoys snowfall during mid November. The spring season with alpine flowers in full bloom is the best season to explore Austria
Money matters if you are visiting a tourist place. Austria is quite flexible with the monetary issues. The official currency of Austria is Euro(EUR). The note and coins which are in circulation in Austria are
- Banknotes with face values of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro
- Coins of 1 and 2 Euro denominations as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents
- ATMs are widely used in Austria (known as Bankomat) ) and all the major hotels, restaurants and stores accept credit card.
Before visiting a country it is important to know the visa and passport rules there. One may face lot of legal problems in case of ignorance. Citizens of the European Economic Area, the United States, Canada, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, most South American countries, Australia and New Zealand do not need a visa for a stay in Austria up to three months. Beside these, citizens from any other country require a visa to visit Austria.
Vienna is the most important international airport of Vienna. Other major airports of the country are in Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, and Innsbruck. All these airports provide air services throughout Austria as well as to international flights.
Arrival Information and City Transport
Nearly all means of transportation are available in Austria. Austrian federal railways has a quite large chain of railway lines throughout Austria as well as international destinations. Travelling by trains is very comfortable in Austria. Buses present a much easier and economical way to explore the country and to enjoy the local destinations within the cities.
All parts of Austria are easily accessible by an excellent system of underground trains, trams and buses. Road network in Austria is at par with the international standards. Cycling is also very common in Austria. Most of the cities provide dedicated lanes for cyclists and rental bicycles are easily available everywhere. Horse riding can also be enjoyed at most tourist places. There are regular ferry services available everywhere.
National day of Austria falls on 26th of October. Bank holidays in Austria are as follows
|Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|April(date varies)||Good Friday - Christian|
|April(date varies)||Easter Monday|
|May 1||May day / Labor Day|
|May(date varies)||Ascension Thursday|
|May-June(date varies)||Corpus Christi|
|Aug 15||Assumption Day|
|Oct 26||National Holiday|
|Nov 01||All Saint's Day|
|Dec 08||Immaculate Conception|
|Dec 26||Boxing Day|