Austrian visa for German citizens

A visa is NOT required for German passport holders visiting Austria for a short-term stay: Freedom of movement.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For German citizens to enter Austria for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of movement
Evisa Austria e-visa for German citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Austria visa on arrival for German citizens Not Available

Austria tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding German passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Austria.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Austria.

If you are looking for Austria visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Germany, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Austria nearest your place of residence.

  • Berlin: The Embassy of Austria in Berlin, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Saarbrucken: The Consulate of Austria in Saarbrucken, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Frankfurt: The Consulate of Austria in Frankfurt, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Hamburg: The Consulate of Austria in Hamburg, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Dresden: The Consulate of Austria in Dresden, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Lubeck: The Consulate of Austria in Lubeck, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Kiel: The Consulate of Austria in Kiel, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Stuttgart: The Consulate of Austria in Stuttgart, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Hanover: The Consulate of Austria in Hanover, Germany (Working hours: Close now. Open in 54 minutes)
  • Bremen: The Consulate of Austria in Bremen, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Nuremberg: The Consulate of Austria in Nuremberg, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Rostock: The Consulate of Austria in Rostock, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)
  • Munich: The Consulate General of Austria in Munich, Germany (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 54 minutes)

Austria visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Austria diplomatic mission offices to Germany for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Germany traveling to Austria from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Germany) estimated Change (%)
2008 11,985,027 N/A
2009 11,397,526 -4.90%
2010 11,632,526 2.06%
2011 11,162,525 -4.04%
2012 11,867,527 6.32%
2013 12,220,028 2.97%
2014 11,750,027 -3.85%
2015 12,134,836 3.27%
2016 11,892,139 -2.00%
2017 12,620,229 6.12%
2018 12,498,881 -0.96%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Austria & Germany comparison

Austria's area is approximately 82,409 km2 (31,818 sq mi), while the area of Germany is approximately 348,560 km2 (134,579 sq mi). This means Germany is 4.23 times bigger than Austria.

As of January 2022, Austria's population is ~9.4 million people - 76,381,064 fewer people than the population of Germany.

We have highlighted Austria & Germany’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Austria Germany Difference
Population (est 2022) 9,386,147 85,767,211 76.4 million fewer people live in Austria than Germany
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 227 Austria has 129 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Germany.
Travel freedom (2022) 143 145 Austria passport holders visit 2 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 280 593 Austrian hosts 313 fewer foreign missions than Germany.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Germany travel to Austria in one year?

The number of visitors from Germany visiting Austria in 2018 was approximately 12,498,881.

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