Quick facts and Austria travel tips

  • Capital City? Vienna
  • Currency? Euro
  • Languages? German, Hungarian, Austrian German, Slovenian
  • Where is this place? Central Europe
  • What is Austria famous for? Castles, Palaces, Architecture, Wiener Schnitzel, Waltz, and Gustav Klimt
  • Best time to visit Austria? Spring (April to May) and Autumn (September to October) are the lowest seasons with good weather but fewer crowds and possibly lowest rates on hotels and tours. Summer (June to August) is the highest season and Winter (November to March) is also a good time to visit if you enjoy Christmas markets, skiing, and winter activities. That said, make sure to bring a good winter jacket and walking shoes with you to make it easier to explore the city!
  • Which side of the road do they drive? The right-hand side
  • Which type of electric plug do they use? Plugs C and F. If you need one, check our adapter review.
  • Neighboring countries? Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, and Liechtenstein

Do you need a visa for Austria?

In order to enter Austria, you need to have a valid Schengen visa. If you’re a citizen of the EU group of countries, you can enter Austria without a visa. However, if you’re a citizen of Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia – you can stay in Schengen areas for 90 days.

Check out our detailed guide on how to apply for a Schengen visa – read it here.

Where to book your flights to Austria?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need travel insurance for Austria?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

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