You know why it’s important to know the best time to visit Austria? It will help you plan out your itinerary and scratch out activities which may not be appropriate for the season. In addition, it will help you plan out your wardrobe for your holiday in the country.
So what’s the best time to visit Austria?
The truth is, there’s no bad time to go to Austria. Each season offers something unique and fun for visitors.
But the best time to visit Austria will often depend on what you want to do when you’re in the country. If you’re thinking about hiking, trekking, or nature tripping, spring time (from May to June) is your best bet. During spring, everything is fresh and green and the flowers are all in bloom. The weather is also pretty balmy so you won’t have to bring thick jackets with you. A light cardigan or sweater can protect you from chilly nights.
Autumn, which falls on September to November, is the best time to go to the theaters or the opera houses as they reopen during this time of the year. In addition, the grapes are ripe for picking and it’s the best time to sample the country’s finest wines.
The best thing about visiting Austria in Autumn and Spring time is that hotel prices plummet during this time of the year and you won’t have to worry about big tourist crowds.
Summer, on the other hand, is the peak season in Austria. But do take note that some establishments and attractions may be closed during this time of the year. But don’t worry! There’s so much to see and experience in Austria during this time of the year. Take a refreshing dip in one of the lake resorts in Carinthia, or Salzburg, or cruise the Danube.
Winter time is the best time to indulge in winter sports, such as skiing and snow-shoeing. But as the days are short during winter, it’s best to wake up early to make the most of your stay here during winter time.
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