Thinking of visiting Austria

We are delighted that you will be visiting Austria to view Alpine property. We want to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible so here are some tips and suggestions to help you plan your trip and get the maximum benefit from your stay. We hope you have a great time and look forward to hearing from you on your return!

Flights

Flights to Austria are inexpensive and frequent and all our developments are within 2 hours 30 minutes driving time of a major airport such as Salzburg, Munich or Zurich but it is also possible to fly to Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Friedrichshafen or Memmingen airports as an alternative.

Itinerary

We will organise a tailor made itinerary to ensure that you get the most from your trip and 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 a link to Google Maps so you can see your journey.

Car Hire

Hiring a car is the best way to see your chosen developments as it also gives you the freedom to explore the surrounding area and get a real feel for the region. If you collect your car from Germany or Switzerland to drive to Austria please 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! Although it is compulsory for car hire companies to provide snow tyres in the winter in Austria, Switzerland, and Bavaria other countries such as Italy do not have these same rules. Please make sure if you pick up your hire car from Italy that you specify winter tyres, as not only are they far safer but it is a legal requirement in Austria for cars to have winter tyres on during winter. When collecting your hire car it is necessary to have a credit card with you. You will also need to have your driving licence with you when you pick up your car if you are thinking of visiting Austria.

Useful Tips

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.

Don’t Forget!

If you are thinking of visiting Austria and 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 picks up the phone, if there is any emergency just call it
144 – Ambulance
133 – Police
122 – Fire brigade

For More Information

Please feel free to give us a call on +44 (0)7971 258 440 or email us at enquiries@alpinemarketing.com if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of our properties.

Download our Visiting Austria Guide for our best hotel recommendations and advice for exploring the Alps.