Solo Female Travel in Austria

Austria, a beautiful country located in Central Europe, is renowned for its rich cultural history and stunning natural landscapes. Known for birthplace of famous composer Mozart, it is the epitome of classical music and opera with institutions like the State Opera and the Vienna Boys' Choir. Austria is also rich in architectural heritage, with opulent Habsburg palaces such as Schönbrunn Palace and the Hofburg Palace, drawing tourists from around the globe. Home to a portion of the majestic Alps, it offers world-class skiing in the winters and breathtaking hiking in the summers. Whether it's the Baroque streetscapes of its capital city, Vienna, the vineyards in the Wachau Valley, or the infamous, picturesque ski resort town of Innsbruck, Austria marries tradition with splendor in a manner like no other.

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Is Austria good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Austria is considered one of the safest countries for solo female travelers. The level of crime is generally low and laws and regulations are strictly enforced. Respect for individual rights is normally upheld and there are strict penalties for harassments. It is, however, recommended to follow common travel safety precautions, such as not walking alone at night in unfamiliar areas and always being aware of your environment and belongings.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Austria boasts an efficient and comprehensive public transport system. Navigating between cities and within towns can be done with ease. Language barriers are minor as many Austrians are good English speakers. However, some rural areas may require more planning in advance due to less frequent transport schedules.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Austria is a country brimming with diverse activities that cater to the taste of every single traveler. Its classical music legacy can be explored through tours of opera houses and performances, including Mozart's birthplace. You can dive into history with walks through its well-preserved medieval and Baroque architecture in cities like Salzburg and Vienna. For nature lovers, hiking in the Alps, boating in the Danube, and exploring the stunning beauty of regions like Tyrol and Styria provides an unforgettable experience. Combine this with exquisite Austrian cuisine and a deep dive into its coffee culture, you will certainly run out of time, but never activities.
Food:

Food:Above average

Austrian cuisine is quite diverse, reflecting the country's history and geographic position. You'll find hearty meat dishes, like Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz, alongside vegetarian options such as Käsespätzle (cheese noodles). Austria is also known for its delicious desserts like the Sacher Torte or various Strudels. While some might find the food a bit heavy, it's hard to deny its comforting and tasty attributes. Plus, you can try regional variations as you traverse different parts of the country.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Austria can be moderately budget-friendly for travelers. Accommodation and dining options can range from luxury to budget, with a slightly higher cost of living than some other European destinations. However, saving strategies such as using public transport, eating at local markets, and visiting free attractions can help stretch a budget.

Is Austria worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 5 experiences

Things to do

3.7/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

3.9/5

Budget-friendly

3.4/5

Solo travel experience

Austria is a very safe country, it's highly regarded for its clean, wealthy environment as well as respect from the people. It's beautifully endowed with abundant landscapes. Greenery is common, everywhere you turn. Additionally, it boasts of high-quality food, lively parties, and good alcohol.

Posted: May 16, 2024
Things to do: 2/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel Plan: Day 1: Arrival in Vienna Day 2: Sightseeing in Vienna Day 3: Sightseeing in Vienna Day 4: Sightseeing in Salzburg Day 5: Trip to Hallstatt Day 6: Sightseeing in Salzburg Day 7: Sightseeing in Innsbruck Day 8: Sightseeing in Innsbruck Safety: I felt safe in Austria. Recommendations: Austria is beautiful, Salzburg is also a wonderful city.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel plan: 2 days in Vienna 1 day in Salzburg Safety: I felt exceptionally safe in Austria. Recommendations: Austria is attractive to tourists all year round.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Route: Days 1 & 2 - Vienna Days 3 - 5 - Salzburg (including day trips) Days 6 & 7 – Innsbruck Safety: Don't worry about safety. You won't have any problems. Recommendations: Public transport in Austria is quite good, in terms of coverage, price, and frequency.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel plan: Day 1, 2 and 3: Exploring Vienna Day 4: Salzburg Day 5: Hallstat Day 6 and 7: Innsbruck Safety: Austria is one of the safest countries in the world for women. Recommendations: Although a few words and phrases in German will certainly be appreciated, usually English proficiency is enough.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Austria safe for women?

Corina

Corina

Austria as a whole can be considered a very safe country. Kidnappings and similar are quasi non existent. What has been becoming a very sad and concerning issue in the past years are femizides. These are typically not random attacks but occur in partnerships.

Posted: March 8, 2024
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Meet locals in Austria

Meet local women in Austria who are open to meet up for a coffee or a drink, show you around, give local advice or practice a language with.
Kiann

Kiann

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Originally from the United States but I am on an exchange semester in Austria studying Social Work. I’m getting into traveling around Europe & would love to meet people :) I like walks, hikes, cooking, eating, some yoga, traveling, trying new things, etc

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Antonia

Antonia

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My name is Antonia. I was born and raised in Vienna and absolutely love this city! I'll happily show you around or give you recommendations for great coffee places! I'm going to solo travel Italy by car this summer. Up for any recommendations!

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Stay with locals in Austria

Stay with local women in Austria who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Johanna

Johanna

Schladming

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3 days

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Hello! Iam 24 years old, srudying in Austria and will start mei semester abroad in Toronto at the beginning of September. Always enjoy to meet knew people ans going on an adventure. Also enjoy being outdoors.

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frida

frida

Graz

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3 days

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Hi, I'm frida and I'm interested in art, dancing, photography, languages, writing and sunbathing

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Upcoming visitors to Austria

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Rafiqua

Rafiqua

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I am. South African teacher working in Shanghai. I've lived in Asia for the last nine years.

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Arisha

Arisha

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Hi! I am Arusha from Kazakhstan :) I am doing my internship here, and I wanna see a lot of place in Croatia, get to now the culture. I hope u will help me with this !:)

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