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Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

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Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

Hello. We're planning a late vacation in Austrian Alps at the end of September. Which part of the Alps would be the best weather-wise? We are going with our 3 years old son and would like to do some hiking and day trips in the area. We've been to the Alps numerous times, summer and winter, but never in fall. Thanks alot!

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1. Re: Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

alpine weather is always unpredictable, but the lower areas will tend to be a bit warmer. sept oct is a lovely time , with a myriad of colours in the trees. personally, i would suggest the salzkammergut area. close to salzburg and with oodles of hiking trails of all standards and grades. it also has gondola lift, rack railway, animals farms , lake ferries etc, all of which should suit your son

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2. Re: Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

We'd suggest Carinthia or South Tirol (Suedtirol) provinces. Both lovely and on Southern slopes, hence statistically a few degrees better than the rest of the mountains. We've had our best Sept and Oct holidays in these areas and similar Ticino in Switzerland; and even a 2-day trip to Salzburg-Munich mid Sept from Carinthia where as soon as the train crossed the Alps the temp dropped from 23' to 12'. But statistics are Always dificult...

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<Erik> & [Sandya]

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3. Re: Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

Thank you for your answer. We don't mind little bit colder weather, but I was just wondering if some parts of Austrian Alps get less precipitation this time of year. This info would help. We've been to Salzkammergut area a couple times and yes, it is a lovely part of Austria.

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4. Re: Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

Oooh I LOVE Suedtirol, it's like the most beautiful area in the world for me (and the food is fabulous, too). But this time, we prefer Austria as we don't want to drive that far with our son. I'll check Carinthia, many thanks.

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5. Re: Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

Yes sorry should be OST Tirol (Lienz area), the province names are a bit confusing to say the least. That's the Austrian province south of Alps, the south one unfortunately for them is now Italy for almost 100 years ;-)

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6. Re: Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

Hi,

Look into staying in the spectacular Zillertal. Maybe an hour from Innsbruck. We were there in late Sept. 2009. Simply stunning. Mayrhofen is the main town, but we stayed in Finkenberg above it.

http://www.zillertal.at/en/summer/home/

zillertalarena.com/en/…start_sommer.html

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7. Re: Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

South Tirol = Italy not Austria.

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8. Re: Which part of Austrian Alps for end of September?

Thank you. Zillertal is actually the place we are looking into right now :)

Edited: 25 August 2014, 18:20
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