Travel guide to Central Austria


Local name
Salzburgerland, Steiermark, Burgenland

Travel preparation


Best time to visit

A visit to Central Austria can be enjoyed year round. During the summer months you can enjoy the climate and the hikes in the beautiful scenery, while winter offers excellent skiing. Central Austria is one of the few places in the world where you can go skiing year round.

Local conditions


Time zone

When it is 12 noon in the UK, it is 1 pm in Central Austria.

Culture and entertainment

In the cities in Central Austria, as in the rest of the country, there are quite a few festivals and musical events year round. For instance, the famous Salzburg festival plays are held in July and August. At this festival you can experience street theatre, concerts, parades, theatre and cabarets. The grand castle concerts are an experience for life just like the Jedermann performance in front of the chapel in July. In autumn there are several big markets in Salzburg. In the city Graz there are e.g a festival in March and October. In summer there is a Jazz festival, and moreover Graz is home of Austria's radical cultural circle.

Accommodation / Hotel

In the cities in Central Austria there are hotels in different categories. In addition, you'll find quite a few hostels and B&Bs in the area. Central Austria is also known for its many private lodgings which have a friendly atmosphere and give you the opportunity to meet the locals. Book your hotel in Central Austria here

Local transport



Taxies operate in the major towns and cities in the area. Most taxies are metered, but in the towns fares may be fixed for certain routes.
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