Here we present campsites and pitches in Austria - everything from a pitch in Tirol to a good campsite in Innsbruck. We also offer personalised tips on things to see and do nearby, so you can find all the gems during your trip. We list pitches and campsites from north to south. Buckle up because we're leaving!
Why camp in Austria?
There are many nice and well-organised campsites in Austria, often close to interesting sights or beautiful nature. In Austria, you can enjoy fantastic nature and great outdoor activities, both in summer and winter. There are also many beautiful cities.
Campsites and pitches in Austria - from north to south
Kremsmünster - Camping Aktivpark Stadlhuber
- Description: A very simple campsite on a large grass field.
- Service: Simple toilets in a hut, water, rubbish collection, electricity and a restaurant.
- Price: Can't remember (2009)
- Find here: Linzer Strasse 44.
- DescriptionVery nice and well maintained campsite, with beautiful panoramic views of Salzburg and the mountains in the background. Easy to get into the city centre from the campsite by bus. (2018)
- Service: Fresh service buildings, electricity and water at each campsite, restaurant, fresh bread in the morning and WiFi at extra cost.
- Price: 360 SEK/day in July 2018.
- Find hereRauchenbichlerstrasse 21, 5020 Salzburg, Austria.
- See and do in the neighbourhood: Don't miss the dramatic mountain Untersberg on the outskirts of the city and the fascinating ice cave. Ice giant world south of Salzburg.
- DescriptionThe campsite is supposed to be open all year round, but was (temporarily) closed when we were there. Outside the gates there is a car park with coin-operated machines for electricity.
- Service: Shelter, WiFi (not included in the price), etc.
- Price: In 2015, the campsite will cost €18/day in low season with ACSI discount. The pitches cost €14/day (+ tax) per person excluding electricity.
- Find here: Reindlau 230b.
- See and do in the neighbourhood: If you're heading towards Germany, you can take the opportunity to see the fantastic Neuschwanstein Castle.
- DescriptionNice and well-maintained campsite surrounded by the beautiful Alps.
- Service: Fresh service building, electricity and water at each campsite, WiFi and restaurant.
- Price: Can't remember (2011)
- Find hereCamping Innsbruck Kranebitten, Kranebitter Allee 214, 6020 Innsbruck/Kranebitten.
- DescriptionA pleasant and well-run campsite, with a bus just outside to the Kitzsteinhorn and to Zell am See.
- Service: Service house, electricity, water, pool and WiFi which costs extra (2 euros/day when we were here).
- Price: About 350 SEK/day in July 2018 including electricity (electricity is metered and you pay for the amount you use).
- Find hereUmfahrungsstrasse 5, 710 Kaprun.
- See and do in the neighbourhood: Sigmund Thun Gorge, mountain Kitzsteinhorn, the Schmittenhöhe mountain and a boat trip on Lake Zell.
Read more about Austria
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- Capital city: Vienna
- Language: German (many also speak English)
- Residents: 8.8 million (2017)
- Currency: Euro
- Price mode: As in Sweden approximately
- El: Like Sweden
- Water: Drinkable
- Religion: Catholic
Driving here to Austria
- Ferry Gothenburg-Kiel with Stena Line takes 14 h 30 min. The car journey to Austria via A7 takes just over 11 hours and is 1107 km.
- Ferry Trelleborg-Rostock with Stena Line or TT-Line takes between 6 and 7 hours. Car via A9 takes about 10 hours.
Roads and driving in Austria
- Roads: Roads are generally good, but country roads can be winding and narrow. On the motorways, there can be long queues, especially in the high season.
- Road tolls: To drive on motorways you need a sticker called a vignette. This autobahn vignette is sold at petrol stations in border areas. It is also possible to buy a digital vignette in advance, but you have to be there in time. Motorhomes weighing more than 3.5 tonnes need to obtain a Go-box, which can be done at the border. There is also a special charge called 'maut', which is levied at certain roads and passes, and is payable even if you have an autobahn vignette. This can be paid by card or cash at local pay stations. Those with a Go-box do not have to pay the toll separately, but are charged a higher kilometre rate. In order to drive on the lower tolls of the environmental classes, the vehicle must be registered on the toll road before departure.
- Speed limits: Passenger cars and motorhomes under 3.5 tonnes drive on motorway 130 (unless otherwise indicated) and on road 100. Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes may only drive 80 on motorways and 70 on roads.
- Per mille limit: 0.5 (0.1 for professional drivers and new licence holders)
- Traffic rules: Talking on a handheld phone and sending text messages while driving is prohibited. If you get out of your car on a busy road, you must wear a reflective vest.
- Words in traffic: "Staugefahr" means risk of queuing.
- Fuel: Fuel is called alcohol in Austrian German. Diesel is sold in several varieties, and you can choose the cheapest one.
Biodiesel 100 is pure rapeseed oil, and requires a specially adapted engine.
- Parking rules: A yellow line along the road means no parking is allowed. "Kurzparkzone" means time-limited parking, often without charge. "Gebührenpflichtig" means that parking costs money. Parking tickets can be purchased from vending machines and some tobacconists.
- Security: Make sure you have Roadside Assistance, so that you can get help on the spot in case of an accident. The emergency number for the country's emergency services is 112.
Rules for camping and caravanning in Austria
- There are plenty of campsites around the country, and there are also pitches in Austria.
- Free camping is only allowed with the permission of the landowner. The rules on free camping are restrictive and in Tyrol and Vienna free camping is prohibited, as is overnighting in a motorhome parked on a road, street or car park.