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      Austria

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      Austria, a beautiful country in Europe, is a traveler’s delight. Deep valleys to the Alps, and glaciers to vibrant meadows, there is much that one can explore in this landlocked country. Get on a train and let it take you through the lovely landscape of Austria in August, one of the best months to plan a trip to this country. With festive vibes and sunny days, August welcomes one and all to this gemstone of a country. Have a look to know what it has to offer to you.

      Weather In Austria In August

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      August in Austria is the month that sees a high number of tourists. The weather in Austria in August is excellent and the days are quite sunny, making it easy to explore and enjoy the festivals here. August, a summer month in Austria, has an average temperature of 18°C – 19°C. Also, if you are wondering what to wear in Austria in August, then carry summer clothes, and you would be good to go.

      Why Visit Austria In August

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      There are a certain reasons why you should consider visiting Austria in the month of August. Some of them have been listed below! 

      • Austrians have a beautiful tradition of music and some of the best music fests like Salzburg Festival, Castle Grafenegg Music Festival, and more would take place in Austria in August.
      • August is the peak tourist season, so if you like to visit a country during its full glory, then this is the time.
      • The weather is excellent with warm sunny days which makes visiting Austria in August one of the best decisions.

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      Events And Festivals In Austria In August

      Once the snow melts down, this beautiful country is known for the sound of its music. There are a lot of music festivals that take place here which often increases the price of accommodations. So, if you plan to travel to Austria in August, book in advance.

      1. Salzburg Festival

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      What once began in 1920 is today one of the longest-running music festivals in Austria, Salzburg Summer Festival. This year in 2020, the festival will be celebrating its 100 years of completion and it would be a grand event, converting the entire city into one great stage. So, book your tickets soon and be a part of one of the biggest festivals in Austria. There will be theatre, opera, music and a lot more celebrating the popular and high culture here! Excited, already?

      When: 18 July 2020 to 30 August 2020
      Where: Salzburg

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      2. Castle Grafenegg Music Festival

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      Amid the dreamy setting of a century-old castle, head to Grafenegg Castle to enjoy the music by the London Symphony Orchestra. It is a celebration of amazing music performances, surreal nature, elegant architecture, and local food and wine. A festival loved by classical and jazz lovers, it attracts quite a number of tourists. The strolls through the gardens with a picnic basket and the sound of music makes it a perfect place for a date in Austria in August.

      When: 14th August 2020 to 6th September 2020
      Where: Grafenegg Castle; Schlosstrasse 10, 3485 Grafenegg

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      3. Innsbruck Festival Of Early Music

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      If you are a history buff, then you would really enjoy this festival that annually takes place in Innsbruck. This event features historically informed performances of music which date from different periods like the Baroque, late Renaissance and early Classical periods. This is one of the most prestigious festivals in Austria in August which has great concerts and beautiful opera productions at historical venues. Eat, drink, and be merry as you enjoy the music at various squares of Innsbruck.

      When: 14 July 2020 to 30 August 2020
      Where: Innsbruck, Austria

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      4. ImPulsTanz Festival

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      Vienna is a global dance capital today and this festival is all about the Viennese waltz and dance. One of Europe’s largest dance festivals, a lot of known stars have staged performances at this event in Vienna. The highlight of this event is the European young talent award, the Prix Jardin d'Europe and also the selection of trendsetting productions. Other than this the festival also supports contemporary dance. With around 200 dance workshops conducted by 150 dance teachers, this is a month-long festival. The productions are held at venues like the Burgtheater, the MuseumsQuartier, the Odeon, the Volkstheater, and the Schauspielhaus.

      When: 9 July 2020 to 9 August 2020
      Where: Vienna

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      5. Bregenzer Festspiele

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      This festival takes place in an amazing setting, at the world’s largest lake stage. Attracting quite a number of international artists, musicians, and tourists, it is a great festival that holds classical concerts. Other than the performances, it is the setting and the stage design that is often breathtaking and loved by the visitors. Head to the sublime Lake Constance and have an amazing time at the Bregenz Festival.

      When: 22 July 2020 to 23 August 2020
      Where: Festspielhaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

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      6. Carinthian Summer Music Festival

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      This is another music festival with a beautiful lake setting. Taking place at Lake Ossiach, Carinthian Summer Music Festival boasts performances by the world’s finest classical musicians. It is an important and famous classical music festival which has performances at different venues in Carinthia and some of the interesting places to visit in Austria in August here are the gothic church St. Martin, Feldkirchen, the Glanegg Castle, the Ossiach Abbey, a mountain church in Tiffin, and more.

      When: July 10, 2020, to August 17, 2020 (dates are subject to change)
      Where: Carinthia

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      7. Electric Nation Graz 2020

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      If classical isn’t your thing, then do not worry, as Austria has one of the best EDM fests too in August. Electric Nation Graz is a single day EDM festival that will be happening on the first of August this year. The highlight of this festival is not just the music but the open-air spectacles including the production and stage designs. Enjoy the best of house, EDM, and techno at this one-day event in the southern city of Austria. The lineup is pretty impressive every year, so buy your tickets in advance!

      When: Saturday, 1 August 2020
      Where: Messe Congress Graz, Graz, Austria

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      8. La Strada Street Theatre Festival

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      Another amazing festival which one can just catch in Austria in August is the entertaining La Strada Street Theatre Festival. Theatre is one major form of art and entertainment and this festival is all about it. A fun festival for both the performers and the audience, the event is known for street art, new circus, puppet theatre and more. It brings together performers from different countries and there are a lot of performances including acrobatics and puppet shows, keeping everyone young and old entertained.

      When: 24 July 2020 to 1 August 2020
      Where: Graz

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      9. Saalfelden Jazz Festival

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      If jazz interests you, then nothing would excite you more but Saalfelden Jazz Festival that would take place in Austria in August. Set in the heart of the Alps, this is an annual jazz festival. Musicians head to Austria from all around the world to become a part of this fun festival. Along with music one gets to enjoy the spectacular backdrop of the surreal Alps. Enjoy the concerts, dance parties, and music at the Alpine pastures and other stages in the city!

      When: 20 August 2020 to 23 August 2020
      Where: Saalfelden

      Further Read: Austrian Food: 12 Irresistible Dishes You’d Want To Relish In 2020

      Austria has an amazing tradition of music and all these festivals old and new attract quite a lot of tourists to Austria in August. The sunny days add to the comfort, and make the month a peak tourist time. Book a trip to Austria with TravelTriangle and have a great time attending these music and dance events in different parts of Austria. Know of more things to do in Austria in August, share with us in the comments below!

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      Frequently Asked Questions About Austria In August

      Q. Is August a good time to visit Austria?
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      A. August is the high tourist month in Austria, and if crowds aren’t a problem, then there could be no better time to head to the country.

      Q. What is the weather like in Austria in August?

      A. Austria has sunny days during August with an average temperature of 19°C. The average high that one can expect here is 24°C while on cooler days, the low can be 14°C.

      Q. What is the best time to visit Salzburg?

      A. September and October are two great months to head to Salzburg, but if you are looking forward to enjoying the Salzburg Summer Festival, then head here in July or August.

      Q. What is there to do in Vienna in August?

      A. Some of the things to do in Vienna in August are:
      1. Experience the Music Film Festival on Rathausplatz
      2. Bike through the city
      3. Visit the Schönbrunn Palace gardens
      4. Enjoy the summer activities at Old Danube.

      Q. How many days should you spend in Vienna?

      A. 3 days and 2 nights are perfect to explore Vienna.

      Q. Is the train ride from Vienna to Prague scenic?

      A. Yes, the train ride is quite scenic and the train is comfortable too making for an amazing journey from Vienna to Prague.

      Q. Which are some of the best cities to explore on a trip to Austria?

      A. Other than the cities which are also the locations for the major music festivals in Austria, one can add Zell am See and Hohe Tauern to their list of places to visit in Austria in August.


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