The number one item for your packing list is a good coat. Something light, warm and waterproof, perhaps with a fur-lined hood and a longer length to keep your whole body warm. Underneath your coat, wear layers of clothing. Include a good set of long thermal underwear and a thin merino wool jumper, which can be worn under jeans and other clothes when you want to look smarter. Thermals are designed to allow the heat to circulate optimally, keeping you toasty. If you are enjoying winter sports, make sure the clothing you wear next to your skin is made of a wicking fabric rather than cotton. Pack a good quality hat, scarf and gloves because keeping your head and extremities warm is an easy way to ensure your Austrian winter holiday is fun and not freezing.
Whether you are visiting in December or April, the other essential item for your packing list is warm and waterproof footwear. Hiking boots can work, or you can invest in a quality pair of winter boots with a cosy lining. These can be worn for a wintry city break and for stomping around the ski resort. While you’re thinking about your feet, make sure to bring some quality warm socks.
What else needs to go in the suitcase when you are packing? Toiletries, tech and of course a camera to capture all those magical moments. Finally, don’t forget to pack a swimsuit because there’s nothing more delightful than soaking in a thermal spa surrounded by a snowy landscape. Some of the best places to visit in winter are famous for their thermal waters and wellness facilities.