Austria is located in a temperate climatic zone, influenced by the Atlantic climate and offers four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. The temperatures do vary greatly depending on your location; there are three quite different climatic regions: East, Alpine Region, and Remainder of the country. The best time to visit Austria depends on what you want to see and do and whether you`re aiming for urban or rural parts of the country. Most of the mountain resorts, for example, have two distinct tourist seasons, one for winter sports enthusiasts, and the other for summer hikers. In between times, you may find many of these areas tourist facilities closed. More of the urban areas, however, offer year-round activity. The country really does have something for everyone, but it is important to find out what each season brings to better determine what the best time is for you to visit. After all, this question will determine what you get to see when you`re here, and how much you`d be spending.