Salzburg, Austria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Salzburg, Austria? If you're planning to go to Salzburg, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Salzburg, Austria

Based on the climate and weather in Salzburg, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Salzburg, Austria by month

January

January in Salzburg is pretty cool and snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat

February

February in Salzburg can be brisk and snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat

March

March for Salzburg can be very chilly and snowy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows (heavy snowfall).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots

April

April in Salzburg is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows (a few inches of snow).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear

May

May in Salzburg is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat

June

June in Salzburg is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

July

If you vacation in Salzburg during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

August

August in Salzburg is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals

September

Traveling to Salzburg in September, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella

October

If you visit Salzburg during October, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

November

Traveling to Salzburg in November, you will notice that it is brisk and snowy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow (several inches of snow). Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks

December

December in Salzburg can be very chilly and snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Salzburg, Austria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Salzburg, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Salzburg
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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