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Austria in May
Written by Shrinidhi H on May 23, 2022 Share on

Austria in May – Weather, Top 5 places to visit and Top 3 Activities To Try

Austria is a lovely landlocked country in Europe known for its kind people, alpine splendour, and clean towns. Visiting Austria in May can be a very unforgettable experience. The country that gave us Mozart is a great spot to unwind and admire the natural beauty developed through millennia of natural activities. So relax and read on as we go over the highlights of visiting Austria in May.

Weather In Austria In May

The weather in Austria in May varies greatly by region and city. Average daytime temperatures can easily reach 18 to 20 degrees Celsius. It gets cooler all night but calms down at  9 to 11 degrees Celsius. It rains occasionally in certain places, but don’t worry. For your stay, you should pack light insulation. However, you will need to carry heavy thermo-malware to travel to the Alps. Overall, Austria is a great destination for May.

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Top 5 places to visit in Austria in May

1. Schloss Ambras

If you’re visiting Austria in May, visit Innsbruck’s, Ambras Castle. Located on a picturesque hill, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Prince Ferdinand II transformed this Renaissance fortress into its current form, the palace. Tourists will crowd the main attraction with the Van Dyck and Velasquez exhibits, as well as the Spanish Hall, also known as the Spanish Hall, which forms the centrepiece of this structure. 

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2. Eisriesenwelt – Cave

The Eisriesenwelt Cave is over 30,000 square meters and extends into a narrow passageway of about 40 km dug deep in the mountains. These caves are the largest ice caves in the world accessible to humans. Entering the cave at any time of the year makes you feel like you’re in the freezer, so be sure to dress appropriately. The four-hour trip requires a climb of about 1000m, which can be tiring, but it’s a rewarding experience. 

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3. MuseumsQuartier

The Museum Quartier is another attraction you can visit. The complex is a combination of cafes, bars, restaurants and, of course, museums. The vast exhibition space is a great place to indulge in Austrian culture or relax on a refreshing summer night. The greatest centre of Austrian culture can be a good addition to your itinerary. 

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4. Krimmler Wasserfälle

This waterfall is a spectacular sight not only in May but at any time of the year. In 3 hours on foot, the waterfall path winds around the hill to the headwaters. The view from here is unparalleled and you can even spend the night here if you get tired of climbing. These peaks provide a panoramic view of the lower Krimml River. 

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5. Dachstein Caves

The Dachstein Cave consists of two different caves that span over 80km of ice caves. The two caves are about 1 km apart and are called Mammoth Cave and Giant Ice Cave. You can easily go by cable car. An individual tour of each cave takes about an hour. Also, note that these caves can only be explored as part of a guided tour. These guides provide important insights into the formation of these caves and the art installations associated with these caves. This cave tour should be your favourite experience in Austria.

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Top 3 Activities To Try In Austria In May

The Genussfestival Food Fair

Vienna’s City Park will transform into Austria’s largest food fair for three days in May. The fair has more than 200 food stalls and offers luxurious dining. Here you can find Austrian bread made from sourdough, gnocchi, poppy seeds from Waldviertel and Vorarlberg cheese Knopfler. You can also see local bakeries and farmers showing their working traditions. 

The Summer Night Concert

Every year, an outdoor concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is held at the Schoenbrunn Palace Park. This gigantic event is attended by renowned conductors, musicians and artists from around the world each year. This is a free concert and is very popular with both locals and tourists, so you need to arrive at the venue a few hours early to get a good seat. 

The Danube Wine Tour

Every year in the first week of May, wine lovers gather at wineries in the wine-producing areas of the Donau Valley. The 36 best of these local wineries open the door to their wine cellars for you to evaluate their winemaking knowledge. All you have to enter is a € 25  ticket from one of the wineries and you can go to a wine tasting at all the other wineries.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Austria in May

1. How is the Austrian weather in May?

Temperatures begin to rise in April, rising from 78°C in April to around 15-16℃ in May. Nevertheless, it will remain comfortable and will be a great place for a vacation.

2. What is the best time to visit Vienna?  

The best travel times in Vienna are April-May and/or September-October. 

3. When is the best time to travel to Salzburg?  

The best time to travel to Salzburg is from September to October. Summer has begun and the crowd has diminished. Enjoy the beautiful garden with a pleasant temperature. 

4. Is Vienna an expensive city?  

As the capital of one of the wealthiest countries in the world, you may expect Vienna to be expensive. However, this is not the case compared in London and other EU countries.

A holiday in Austria in May is less crowded since it is situated between spring and summer. Good food, clean cities, stunning natural beauty, affordable travel and lodging, and Renaissance architecture are all enough to tempt you to visit Austria. We hope that this guide will assist you in planning to visit Austria. Customise your holiday package to Austria only at Pickyourtrail affordable rates!

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