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Austria during November (Thanksgiving)

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1. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 9y

I'm going to throw this out there.

[*]Is it a good time to go?
[*]Where can I go?
[*]Isn't there a celebration going on right now?
[*]Other than Vienna, where or what else is there to do?
[*]Is this good for 7 days?

2. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

hi nuts

It will be quite cold out there but if u can manage the cold then thats not a problem

vienna is a beautiful city and rich in cultural heritage, dont miss the Schonbrunn palace, Sisi Museum, Kaiser apartments and the Museum Quartier. Then u can consider spending a couple of days in Salzburg visiting the Mozarts birthplace and dont forget to go to the top of the fortress from where u will have a stunning view of the Salzburg city. Then the Hellbrunn palace and castle and the trick fountains are also worth a visit.

From there u can provide to Innsbruck, right at the base of the Alps, that is one of my favourite places, visit the Alstad and if u have time u can also go to Wattens to see the Crystal world of Swarovski.

Further there is a beautiful small town of Linz in between Vienna and Salzburg which is also worth a visit

I think 7 days would be enough for Austria

Have a nice time

3. Posted by travelbug_ (Respected Member 110 posts) 9y

I suggest skipping Linz and stopping in Gmunden which is beautiful or Mondsee (Lake scenery).
If you need anymore info please let me know :)

4. Posted by travelbug_ (Respected Member 110 posts) 9y

Also its generally better to go in the spring/ summer months when you an go the ice caves or salt mines etc . If you like hiking I think the lifts close in October (if you don't like hiking from right at the bottom).

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Nutsnbolts:)

[*]Is it a good time to go?
It can be quite cold, but I would not let that stop me. In fact, if it snows, this can make Austria even more beautiful. Bring warm Winter clothes. The big advantage is it wont be swarming with tourists, in November.
[*]Where can I go?
The Alps and Salzburg would be my choices. But I think with only 7 days, it would be better to choose one or the other, because u will probably want to spend a few night in Vienna.
[*]Isn't there a celebration going on right now?
I dont know.


6. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

there's nothing we celebrate in Nov...

the 1st Nov is a public holiday, 2nd schools are closed too, so this weekend certain places will b busy...

I'd be suprised if there's snow in November this year... maybe at the end, but definitely not early Nov! the climate has changed so much here, but take some warm clothes as it is getting cold already now!

7. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 9y

Thank you very much everyone. My wife wants to go to Austria but we prefer to miss the cold. From everyone's response, it will be "COLD". If I have to bring winter clothes, then it's pretty much the same situation here in the US, which we want to avoid, even if it is for 7 days.

Don't get me wrong, Austria is still on our list to visit and I can see how it will be beautiful in the winter time. Above all, I wish I can be in Europe for a least 3-4 months and I would definately experience it then.

8. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

I'm austrian and I'd go south (somewhere warm) if I had the choice