Known for its music, breathtaking landscapes and quaint skiing villages, Austria is unparalleled for its year-round holiday destination offerings. From people-watching at the intimate cafes of Innsbruck to the enormity of the Wiener Konzerthaus, visitors can truly get lost in the moment while traveling through this land of awe. With plenty of winter sports in the Alps, some of the most impressive and distinctive architecture in Europe, and an un-rivaled musical tradition, Austria offers travelers the full package. Small in size, but not in charm.
Alpine Austria has a moderate climate. Summers feature warm to hot days and cooler nights; winters are sunny but cold, with plenty of snow for winter sports. There's always a chance of rain from May through October, with the possibility and amount of precipitation increasing as you go up in altitude.
Austria sits in the heart of Europe and is bordered by Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The country encompasses the Alps, foothills, lowlands, rivers, lakes and forests.
Major Holidays & Events
In addition to the customary holidays, Austria traditionally celebrates:
April or May - Whit Monday
May 1, 9 & 30 - Labor Day / May Day, Ascension Day & Corpus Christi
August 15 - Assumption of Mary
October 26 - National Day
November 1 - All Saints' Day
December 8, 25 & 26 - Immaculate Conception, Christmas & St. Stephen's Day