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Time in Austria

Time in Austria
A clock tower in Austria
Time zoneCentral European Time
UTC offsetUTC+01:00
Adopted1 October 1891 (Prague and Budapest)
1 April 1893 (Vienna)
Daylight saving time
NameCentral European Summer Time
UTC offsetUTC+02:00
StartLast Sunday in March (02:00 CET)
EndLast Sunday in October (03:00 CEST)
tz database

In Austria, the standard time is Central European Time[a] (CET; UTC+01:00).[1] Daylight saving time is observed from the last Sunday in March (02:00 CET) to the last Sunday in October (03:00 CEST).[2]


The Austro-Hungarian Empire adopted CET on 1 October 1891. At first railways and post offices, cities such as Prague and Budapest, however not Vienna.[3][4] Vienna eventually adopted CET on 1 April 1893.[5]

Time notation

IANA time zone database

In the IANA time zone database, Austria is given the zone Europe/Vienna.[6]

c.c.* coordinates* TZ* Comments UTC offset DST
AT +4813+01620 Europe/Vienna +01:00 +02:00

See also


  1. ^ Time in Austria. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  2. ^ Austria at The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  3. ^ Kunt, Miroslav (2004). "Studie - Zavedení středoevropského času". (in Czech). Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  4. ^ Milling, Volume 1, 1892. D.H. Ranck Publishing Company. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ Time Zone in Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Wien). Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  6. ^ Europe (2020 edition) at the tz database. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 20 May 2021.


  1. ^ German: Mitteleuropäische Zeit; MEZ
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