Viewing Property for sale in AustriaOrganising your trip to view property in Austria is an exciting adventure. Research the market and seek advice on the perfect ski resort to suit your requirements. Feel free to discuss your wishes with one of our Alpine experts as we know all the ski resorts extremely well and are here to help. If you’re thinking of visiting Austria, we have the largest portfolio of new build ski properties and cover all the main resorts. Our advice is unbiased as we are independent agents and do not develop any of these properties ourselves.
Once you have chosen your ideal ski resorts and would like to view some property or plots of land we will coordinate with you to arrange a suitable date for your appointments. We will ensure that you can visit all the properties you want to see without feeling rushed. Once we have organised your appointments with our representatives we will send you an itinerary with a link to Google Maps so you can see your journey.
To make sure it goes smoothly as possible here are some tips and suggestions:
FlightsFlights to Austria are inexpensive and frequent and all of our developments are within an easy drive of Salzburg, Innsbruck, Munich or Zurich airports. It is also possible to fly to Klagenfurt or Memmingen airports as an alternative.
Hiring a car is the best way to see your chosen properties as it gives you the freedom to explore the surrounding area and get a true feel for the region.
If you hire a car from Germany or Switzerland to drive to Austria, be sure to buy a vignette from a petrol station as you approach the Austrian border. The vignette is a little sticker which costs about 8 euros and needs to be stuck on your windscreen like a tax disc. If your car does not display one you could be given an on the spot fine of up to 240 euros!
During the winter season it is compulsory for car hire companies to provide winter-tyres in Austria, Switzerland, and Bavaria, but other countries such as Italy do not have these same rules. Please make sure if you pick up your car from Italy that you specify winter-tyres, as they far safer and a legal requirement for driving in Austria.
Children under 12 or 150cm tall must sit in a child seat. Car headlights must always be on, regardless of the weather. Speed limits in Austria are 130 on motorways, 100 on normal roads and 50 in villages. That’s kilometres per hour (kph) not mph! Also drivers beware of the sneaky grey speed cameras which are often located at the entrance to tunnels.
If you are visiting the Austrian Alps to view properties make sure you have sensible footwear. In winter you will need waterproof shoes with good grip and a rubber sole; and in summertime please bring along a pair of flat shoes, as stilettos are not great for walking across plots of land.
Winter temperatures in the Austrian Alps can get very chilly so please bring warm clothes and several layers to ensure that you won’t be cold in these conditions. It is also useful to have sun cream and lip balm as when the sun comes out it is very strong – be sure to also bring sunglasses as the reflection from the bright snow can be dazzling. Whether you come to Austria in the summertime or wintertime don’t forget your swimmies as there are lots of spas to enjoy!
Emergency Phone Numbers
112 – Police pick up the phone, if there is any emergency just call it
144 – Ambulance
133 – Police
122 – Fire brigade