Are you planning a trip to Austria? The beautiful country has become one of favorites in all of Europe! This is the page to find our best Austria travel tips, city guides, and outdoor adventures.

We’ve now been to Austria several times and fell in love with Salzburg and Vienna. We’ve also taken an amazing road trip on the Alpine Road through both Germany and Austria. 

On our most recent trip, we sailed down the Danube River with Riverside Luxury Cruises. This was such a fun way to experience some of the smaller towns in this beautiful country. 

Many travelers will start their journey by flying into the capital city and renting a car. From there, you can drive through the stunning lake towns, or do some skiing in the Austrian Alps during the winter. 

Truly, there is so much to see and do in this vast European country. When starting to plan out your Austria travel, there are definitely a few things you should know first.

Domestic Flights can be a cheap way to see as much as possible, as many of the best attractions are spread out from each other. However, we highly recommend renting a car if you have time to adventure on your own.

Check out all our Austria guides for tips, and to hear all about our own experiences. Also, be sure to taste as much local Austrian food as possible along your trip.

Austria Travel Tips

Money: The Euro is used throughout Austria.

Location: Austria is located in Central Europe. It borders 8 different countries including Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Lichtenstein.

Language: German is the official language spoken in Austria. However, you may hear languages of the surrounding countries mixed in.

Seasons: Unsurprisingly, the most popular time to visit Austria is during the warm summer months. Many travelers also head here in the winter to hit the ski resorts. Spring and fall can be a great time to visit and avoid the crowds in shoulder season. 

What to Eat & Drink: Austrian cuisine is so delicious! You could spend days eating your way around the restaurants and local markets in Vienna alone. Many dishes are heavily influenced by the surrounding countries in Central Europe, and pair well with the traditional beer and wine.