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Austria is a beautiful country in Europe. Visiting Austria was one of the best things I did in 2022. When planning a trip, whichever one it is, there are a few things to keep in mind. The popular tourist attractions, the budget and the best time to visit are points that are important to look at. 

About Austria

Beautiful Austria

Austria, with its picturesque landscapes, beautiful architecture and adventure sports is on the list for many. It is one of the most popular holiday locations in the world. This is completely justified- there’s something for everyone here!

Best Time to Visit Austria 

Just like many places, Austria has got four seasons, with each one bringing a new experience. If you want to visit the countryside, and the lakes and take in the greenery, the summers are ideal. If you are one for winter sports and snow activities, winter is the time you should consider.

Saying this, however, there is an ideal time suggested, for you to get the best out of your trip to Austria. 

Summer in Austria

The peak season in Austria is from June to August, which is the summer. With the average temperate being about 19° C, it is comfortable and pleasant. Hiking, cycling, swimming in the lakes and water sports are some of the things you can do during this season.

Best Time To Visit Austria In 2023

Autumn in Austria

Another time that is recommended is the time between the months of September and October. This is when Austria has its fall season and it is stunning. With its red and golden hues, Austria looks enchanting in the fall. While it is on the chillier side, there is still a plethora of activities you can do during fall in Austria. 

Fall in Austria

Winter in Austria

Now, if you’re all about winter sports, the off-season is for you. Granted, this is not the best time to visit Austria in general, but winter over here comes with its fair share of pros. 

As I mentioned, skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports will be in full swing during winter in Austria. This is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Alps. What’s more, is that Christmas, especially in Vienna is absolutely incredible! 

Winter Austria

Alright, so now that you’ve got an idea about the ideal times to visit Austria based on what you want to do, let’s talk about a few more things to check out in this country. 

10 Exciting Things to do in Austria 

Werfen Ice Caves

Ice Caves

The Werfen Ice Caves are magical, naturally formed ice caves that are just a short distance from Salzburg city. You can take a guided tour to learn about the history and formation of these caves. This is an enchanting experience you must not miss. 

Swarovski Kristallwelten

Created by artist André Heller, it translated to “Swarovski Crystal World”. With magnificent art made by artists from all over the world, the Chambers of Wonders at Swarovski Kristallwelten makes you believe in miracles for a few moments.

Swarovski Kristallwelten

A playground, a restaurant and a shopping area are also some of the things you will find at Swarovski Kristallwelten. 



There are so many things to explore in this little Austrian town. The Alpine zoo, the Tyrolean cuisine and the Nordkette, to name a few are some popular attractions here. 

Wachau Valley

A UNESCO-recognised world heritage site, this valley stretches between Melk and Krems.

Wachau Valley

Famous for the landscape views and picturesque treks, Wachau valley is a great way to experience the beauty of Austria. 

The Sound of Music tour

If you are a fan of this iconic musical, you’ll probably know that a lot of the movie was shot in Austria. The guided Sound of Music tours will take you to some of the places that were the backdrop of so many wonderful songs and scenes in the movie.

Mirabell Palace and Gardens

The Mirabell Palace, which is yet another beloved tourist attraction in Austria is also featured in these tours. 

Farmer’s markets 

Fall Farmer's Markets

One of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in the local culture is to go shopping at the local markets. The farmer’s markets in Austria have their selection of fresh produce, meats and cheeses. 

The Karlsplatz

This is one of the best spots in Vienna to experience art and architecture. This historic square has many attractions like the Resselpark, the subway pavilion that was designed by Otto Wagner and the Baroque St Charles Church.

With the many cultural activities and concerts held here all throughout the year, the Karlsplatz is popular among tourists and locals.

Salzburg Old Town 

With stunning baroque architecture, picturesque views all around and aesthetic streets, Salzburg’s old town has got a charm of its own. This part of the Austrian city is also home to some of the most visited places in the city.

Salzburg Old Town

These include Mozart’s Birthplace, Getreidegasse street (which is a popular shopping street) and the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Area 47- The Largest outdoor adventure park in Austria 

With wakeboarding, white water rapids and extremely steep slides, this park scream adventure. As they claim, it is “recommended by true heroes”. They’ve got activities in water, on land or even in the mountains, and these combine thrill with nature and wild challenges. If you’re looking to get that adrenaline rush, head over to Area 47 and have the experience of a lifetime. 


This village in Austria is located on the shore of the Hallstatt lake and is one of the trendiest places to visit in all of Europe. The Welterbeblick, which is the skywalk is an extremely popular attraction here.


In addition to the bird’s eye view, you can get from the Welterbeblick, the Central Square, the Lutheran Church and the Waldabachstrub Waterfall are places you must check out. 

If you’d like to know more about the many, many things to do in Austria, check out this article!

Things to do in austria


Austria is one of the most visited places in Europe, and the long list of things to do here completely justifies that. With different activities catering to the changing seasons, you’ll definitely find many things to do here. 

I would surely recommend you to visit Austria and explore the beauty, architecture and culture of this country.

Now I want to ask you, have you been to Austria? What was your experience like, and what were the things you did there? I’d love to chat about this in the comments below. 

Until then, have a great day and I’ll see you soon! 

Best Time To Visit Austria In 2023

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