Things to know about self-catering Austria

We would always suggest that it is worth learning a little bit about whichever country you are travelling to so that your self-catering holidays with NOVASOL goes off without a hitch. Should you decide to spend your next self-catering holidays in Austria in one of our carefully hand-selected holiday homes in Austria then you can look forward to an unforgettable holiday. With the chance to take part in some exhilarating outdoor sports, enjoy spectacular scenery, learn about the history of Austria or simply unwind in peace and quiet surrounded by nature, we are confident that you will enjoy your stay. We hope to help you enjoy your holiday to the very fullest so we have provided a few pieces of useful information about our self-catering Austria holiday homes, getting around and what to expect during your holiday in one of our hand-picked holiday homes in Austria.

What should I know beofre self-catering in Austria

Austria is located in Central Europe and is very well connected to the rest of Europe including the UK. You have a variety of options when it comes to how to get to your chosen Austria holiday accommodation from flying to driving or taking the train. Austria has a great infrastructure and the roads are very good which makes it very easy to get around if you decide to hire a care whilst renting one of our self-catering Austria chalets, cottages or apartments. Alternatively, you will find that the towns and cities of Austria are well-connected both internally and to one another making it straightforward and simple to travel around with public transport during your stay.

Worth-knowing for an unforgettable holiday

There are of course a few practical bits of information to bear in mind whilst self-catering in our Austrian holiday homes. From the rules for driving, national holidays, opening times of businesses and general cultural differences it is always worth-while doing a little bit of research before embarking on your holiday in our accommodation in Austria! National holidays or times of celebration of the history of Austria often also present the opportunity for unique and memorable things to do in Austria! Take a look at the list below and get acquainted with any public holidays which may affect you during your holiday.

Public holidays in Austria

  • January 1st – New Year’s Day (Neujahr)
  • January 6th – Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige)
  • Easter Weekend – March/April
  • May 1st – National Spring Holiday
  • Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt) – 39 days after Easter Sunday
  • Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag) – 50 days after Resurrection of Christ
  • Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) – 60 days after Easter Sunday
  • August 15th – Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Mariä Himmelfahrt)
  • October 26th – National Holiday to Celebrate the Declaration of Neutrality (Nationalfeiertag)
  • November 1st – All Saints Day (Allerheiligen)
  • December 8th – Immaculate Conception (Mariä Empfängnis)
  • December 25th – Christmas Day (Christtag)
  • December 26th – St. Stephen’s Day (Stefanitag)

Useful information for your Austria self-catering holiday

The driving rules in Austria are much the same as the rest of Western Europe however it is worth bearing in mind if self-catering in our Austrian holiday homesduring the winter months (from the 1st of November until 15th April) that any vehicle needs to be adapted for the winter conditions and failure to do so will result in a fine. Austria is of course the home of some of the best ski slopes in Europe and skiing is an important part of the Austrian culture. There are plenty of wonderful winter sports to be enjoyed. The clean air and stunning views add up to a wonderful winter holiday experience but it is advisable to always check weather conditions before you set off for a day on the slopes!

Memorable moments - Austrian holiday homes

Austria also produces a number of items and food goods which are unique to the country, meaning you will be able to pick up some lovely souvenirs and mementos of your time in your chosen Austria holiday accommodation. Some of the Austrian handicraft is well sought after; particularly the textiles and crochet from certain regions, hand-blown glass and lovely wood carvings. As with a number of countries in Europe, Austria plays host to fantastic Christmas markets every year during the Advent season, which are well-worth visiting during your European self-catering holidays if you are staying in our Austrian holiday accommodation, including Vienna apartmentsor Salzburg apartments, during the festive period.