Travel guide to Northern Austria


Local name
Oberösterreich, Niederösterreich and Vienna.

Travel preparation


Best time to visit

A visit to this area can be enjoyed year round. The summer months offer wonderful scenic experiences and discoveries among Vienna's beautiful attractions, while winter invites travellers to its excellent ski resorts.


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Local conditions


Time zone

When it is 12 noon in the UK, it is 1 pm in the northern part of Austria.

Culture and entertainment

Vienna is known as the city of music. All year there are musical events and festivals in the city which also puts on many operas. Big cities such as Linz and St Pölten have also cultural experiences and festivals to offer. In Linz there are e.g an art, technology and society festival in September, which is also the time for the Linz Bruckner Festival.

Accommodation / Hotel

The choice of accommodation in northern Austria is good. Here you'll find hotels in different categories and sizes, hostels, camping sites and B&Bs. In addition, this region gives you the opportunity to stay at a farm, where you can meet the locals. Book your hotel in Northern Austria here

Local transport



Taxies operate in almost all major towns and cities in the area. Most taxies are metered, but in the small towns some taxies have fixed fares for different routes.
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