Many sights are closed at this time of year. There’s a cultural focus in Vienna and the regional capitals. Ski resorts open from mid-December. High season for skiing is mid-December to March.
The weather’s changeable, the lakes are chilly and the hiking’s excellent. Sights are open and less crowded.
High season peaks from July to August. In lake areas the peak is June to September. Prices rise over Christmas and Easter. Salzburg is busiest in July and August for the Salzburg Festival.
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