German visa for Austrian citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

Germany tourist visa requirements:

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

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

  • Vienna: The Embassy of Germany in Vienna, Austria (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 7 minutes)
  • Salzburg: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Salzburg, Austria (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 7 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Austria) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,811,521 N/A
2009 1,656,248 -8.57%
2010 1,759,764 6.25%
2011 1,656,248 -5.88%
2012 1,811,521 9.37%
2013 1,742,511 -3.81%
2014 1,725,259 -0.99%
2015 314,730 -81.76%
2016 1,818,872 477.92%
2017 1,909,815 5.00%
2018 1,727,928 -9.52%

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

Germany & Austria comparison

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

As of December 2021, Germany's population is ~108.8 million people - 94,970,018 more people than the population of Austria.

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

Germany Austria Difference
Population (est 2021) 108,758,443 13,788,425 95.0 million more people live in Germany than Austria
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 227 98 Germany has 129 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Austria.
Travel freedom (2021) 145 143 Germany passport holders can visit 2 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 593 280 German hosts 313 more foreign missions than Austria.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Austria visiting Germany in 2018 was approximately 1,727,928.

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