When to Go

High Season (Apr–Oct)

  • 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.

Shoulder (late Mar–May & late Sep–Oct)

  • The weather’s changeable, the lakes are chilly and the hiking’s excellent.
  • Sights are open and less crowded.

Low Season (Nov–Mar)

  • 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.