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Viewing property for sale in Austria

Organising your trip to view property for sale in Austria is an exciting adventure. To make sure it goes smoothly as possible here are some tips and suggestions:

Flights

Flights 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.

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 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 snow 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.

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 pick 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)20 7935 5132 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.