Salzburg in September
Salzburg is nice all around the year - yet every month has its specific attractions. In these "Salzburg around the year" articles, we try to highlight the most important reasons to come to Salzburg in this specific month. September is ideal for outdoor activities.
Weather in Salzburg in September
Right at the border between summer and autumn: Salzburg in September is a bit unpredictable. It can be hot and sunny like in summer, but if it rains, temperatures can drop significantly. Average maximum temperatures are still at 20 degrees Celsius, minimum ones decrease to 10 degrees. Expect six hours of sunshine per average day; days with rainfall decrease significantly to 10 in September. The month is ideal for hiking and mountain climbing, but also for sightseeing in Salzburg. Bring light clothing with a layer-option (ie. jacket and rain gear).
Things to see & do in Salzburg: September
September - the Salzburg Festival is over and the number of tourists in Salzburg finally decreases. The locals spend the weekends climbing the odd mountain and if you are lucky, it is still warm enough for a final swim in a lake. Generally, September is a quiet month in Salzburg; the new season in the theatres and concert halls starts. Museums usually open new temporary exhibitions. And the odd crop festival might take place.
Things to do & see in the surroundings: September
September is the perfect month for outdoor activities, especially if they concern climbing a mountain. There are few festivals and events, but many town museums and cultural societies gear up for the new season / academic year. September is nice for countryside retreats, especially for hiking around a picturesque lake. Otherwise, small events might be scheduled depending on the region where you travel in the province of Salzburg or the Salzkammergut. Check with the local tourist information centre for details. On the weekends, you might have a chance to see a traditional Almabtrieb procession (see the article on "Salzburg in October" for details).
Salzburg around the Year
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