Austria: Travel Guide Before You Go

Austria’s beauty resounds in its music and culture, food and history. This is a country that will be enjoyed by all travellers alike as it presents a brand new taste of exploration like never seen before. You can also check out AFC Holidays Austria Tours. Here is AFC’s Austria Travel Guide Before You Go.

Austria Travel Guide Language



BASIC ENGLISH is widely spoken as a second language by many Austrians. However, locals may feel uncomfortable maintaining a conversation unless necessary with tourists. Tourists are also advised to keep statements simple.


GERMAN is the main language in Austria. However, many groups within the country may rather speak Croatian, Slovenian or Hungarian.

Austria Travel Guide Weather


What Weather to Expect in Austria

Austria enjoys FOUR SEASONS throughout the year as follows:

  • spring (March to May): Ave. 9°C to 15°C (48°F to 59°F)
  • summer (June to August): Ave. 17C to 22°C (63°F to 72°F)
  • autumn (September to November): Ave. 10°C to 15°C (72°F to 59°F)
  • winter (December to February): Ave. -7°C to 5°C (19°F to 41°F)


What kind of clothes to pack in Austria Travel Guide?


  • July: Umbrella/Raincoat/Rain Bag(Waterproof). Rainfalls due to season change. *Rainiest Month
  • March to May: Moderately cold temperatures, bring jackets
  • June-August: Bring appropriate sun protection products + sunglasses if necessary, Light cotton clothing
  • September-November: Moderately thick clothes/ jackets, jumpers/sweaters, and scarves
  • December-February: Wooly Clothes + Boots + Scarves + Gloves
  • All Seasons: Comfortable walking shoes.


Austria Travel Guide Religion

Austria Religion


PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN with over 73% officially registered as a Catholic and the others belonging in other known sectors of Christianity.


With that in mind, tourists have to be mindful and observe respectful behaviours when in churches or other places of worship.


Austria Travel Guide Currency




To keep up with the rest of the European Union, Spain has adapted the Euro in 1995.

You can do money exchanges in Austria at a bank or exchange windows. Most of these locations are reliable and offer the best rates.


Should you bargain?

Haggling and bargaining are mostly only practised in flea markets or street markets. It is expected for anyone to pay a stated price at any other establishment.

Should you leave a tip?

Tipping is not common practice in Austria especially Bars, Hotel Staff, Restaurants or Taxis


How much is a day for a Austria Travel?

Minimum EUR 100-200  per day or more depending on interest and choice of activity.

Power Plugs and Socket Travel Guide in Austria

Austria uses Type C and F power plugs at 230 Volts and 50 Frequency. Bringing power plug adapters is advisable.


Austria Travel Guide Getting around

Getting Around Austria


Trains are the main option to get around Austria from city to city. Costs starts at 2 EUR.



In addition to this, some of the more popular local ride-hailing apps include Uber, Lift, Ola and Didi, being the most common ones.


Austria Travel Guide – The Checklist

Austria Travel

Travel Guide for Internet Everywhere in Austria?

Firstly, Tourists will commonly find local sim cards with ready network access at Vienna International Airport. However, you may want to explore more options when you get to the city instead of the airport. You will need your passport to purchase any SIM Card in Austria.


Some of the more common options for example include T-Mobile (Magenta Telekom), A1, and 3.  (Around 30 EUR).


Austria Travel Guide to Bringing Medications

Firstly, prepare preferred over-the-counter medicines. Importantly, Keep them in original containers with labels for easy identification. Firstly, try to only bring in small quantities or as necessary. A simple first aid can include i.e. Diarrhea medicines, antacids, antihistamines, motion sickness, cough drops, decongestants, pain and fever relief, mild laxatives, bandages, and small antiseptic solutions accordingly. Lastly, don’t forget your masks and preferred sanitiser.


Moreover, Bring a doctor’s prescription for other prescriptions that you may have as needed. Similarly, check for the allowed amount of quantity depending on your stay.

Now that you’ve read this Austria Travel Guide.


Finally, you are officially ready to travel to Austria. Don’t forget that you’re always free to contact your AFC Representative if you have any more concerns before your departure! Lastly, We wish you safe and happy travels!


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