Introducing the country
Fairy-tale land of rugged mountains, tiny hillside villages and elegant baroque architecture, Austria is a landlocked central European country full of culture and natural beauty. Steeped in musical he...
Fairy-tale land of rugged mountains, tiny hillside villages and elegant baroque architecture, Austria is a landlocked central European country full of culture and natural beauty. Steeped in musical heritage and counting classical greats such as Mozart and Strauss among its past residents, the popularity of concert halls and festivals remains today.
Surrounded by the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, the country is home to four and a half million people. The elegant capital, Vienna, is known for its Imperial Palaces and Museums Quartier as well as the picturesque Danube that spans the city.
Ski fans make the most of the rugged Alpine scenery, with snow towns like Innsbruck attracting competitors from around the world. Quaint Salzburg features story-book scenery, traditional drinking dens and several historic music venues. It attracts an arty, studenty crowd.
February 17, 2017 Vienna to Bratislava: a day trip along the Danube
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February 15, 2017 6 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Salzburg
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November 29, 2016 How to do Vienna on a 48 Hour Weekend Break
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November 17, 2016 Skiing and Shopping: Why Innsbruck is the Ultimate Christmas Destination
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November 11, 2016 5 of Europe's Best Snow and Music Festivals
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October 31, 2016 Icy Adventures: Six Unforgettable Ice Cave Experiences
From Iceland to New Zealand, ice caves are a natural phenomenon across the globe. We've rounded up some of the best ice cave...Read more
October 25, 2016 Roadtripping through 10 of the Most Scenic Drives in the World
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October 18, 2016 The Best Cities in Europe for a Totally Charming Winter Getaway
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September 19, 2016 The Ski-son to Party: Our Top 5 Après-Ski Resorts in Europe
If you love to party as much as you love to ski, you should check out our top five après–ski resorts in Europe. Queue the...Read more
March 2, 2016 Europe's Late Season Snow Destinations
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February 19, 2016 Europe's Best Food Markets
Give your taste buds a treat and eat like a local at Europe's best food markets.Read more
Best way to get around
Fast, efficient and comprehensive - this is Austria's best travel option.
Budget travel can save by using local buses.
Rent a car to explore and enjoy the excellent roads.