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Best time to visit Salzburg, Austria

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The best time to visit Salzburg is May

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Salzburg such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, May is the best time of year to go.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Salzburg can rise to a maximum of 24℃ (75℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around -6℃ (22℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -12℃ (11℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Salzburg, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. May sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in November instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Salzburg, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

July

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Salzburg seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Salzburg as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Salzburg is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Salzburg

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Salzburg for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Salzburg climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Salzburg for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Salzburg in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Salzburg in February

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Salzburg in March

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Salzburg in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Salzburg in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 22 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Salzburg in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Salzburg in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Salzburg in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Salzburg in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Salzburg in October

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Salzburg in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Salzburg in December

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salzburg in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Salzburg is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (71℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Salzburg is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Salzburg is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Salzburg, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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