The best times to travel in Austria are between the months of May and November, with October being particularly nice due to fewer tourists. Take along a sweater for evenings, even in summer. The higher you are in elevation, the colder it gets. Winters are cold and drizzly but provide the best skiing.
Click here for the current weather in Austria.
Passports and proof of onward passage are required of US and Canadian citizens. Visas are not required for tourist visits up to 90 days.
No vaccination requirements for any international traveler.
World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/countries/en/#9
Center for Disease Control : http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationAustria.aspx
The currency in Austria and the rest of Europe is the Euro.
For current exchange rates, click here.
Austria is famous for its crystal! Shop also for antiques, loden coats, wood carvings, enamel, pottery, local handicrafts, costume and fashion jewelry, china, clocks, ski equipment, hand-painted Augarten porcelain, and recordings of Viennese waltzes.
Voltage: 230 V; Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. Click here for more information about electrical standards around the world.