From well-groomed pistes to challenging freeriding, from building igloos to taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through a winter wonderland and from sampling schnapps at a music festival to night tobogganing and celebrating the day with a lively après-ski session, these are all unforgettable experiences to be had in Austria. The glorious Alpine scenery, monumental Habsburg architecture, and the world’s favourite musical – Austria’s tourist industry certainly plays up to the clichés. However, it’s not all bewigged Mozart ensembles and schnitzel. Modern Austria boasts some of Europe’s most varied museums and contemporary architecture not to mention attractive and sophisticated cities whose bars, cafés and clubs combine contemporary cool with elegant tradition.
The journey really is the destination in Austria. Perhaps yours will be a meandering one through deeply carved valleys, on railways that unzip the Alps to thread improbably along sheer mountain flanks, past glaciers and through flower-freckled meadows. Chances are, however, that such lyrical landscapes will have you itching to leap onto a bicycle saddle or lace up hiking boots to reach those enticingly off-the-radar corners of the country. In winter, the slopes hum with skiers and boarders, while summer beckons white-water rafters and canyoners to glacial rivers and lakes that sparkle like gemstones.
There’s more to Austrian cuisine than boot-sized schnitzels and dumplings heavier than bowling balls. The country has come on in culinary leaps and bounds recently while staying true to its ethos of careful local sourcing. Whether you’re at a farmers market, a retro-style deli, a cool new brunch spot or a Michelin-starred restaurant, the love of the land shines through time and again. Asparagus in spring, Marille in summer, mushrooms, game and new wine in autumn – Austria likes its food to swing with the seasons and taste of the source.
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Explore the world and experience all its charm and beauty! We help you discover the best hotels in Austria. Whatever you are looking for – splurging on a luxurious accommodation, or getting the deal of convenient family holiday rooms, living the romance of your life in an atmospheric cosy hotel, or experience the adventure of a friendly hostel – we cater for your needs and find the best fit for you!
Having the time of your life means travelling and having fun at the best and most popular bars, clubs and pubs in Austria! Find out how the locals are having fun and explore some of the most atmospheric and charming bars around with our help! Dance the night away in popular DJ party stops, or sip on a tasty drink in a unique little bar, it is entirely up to you and we promise to find the best fit for you!
A big part of travelling and experiencing a culture is discovering the local cuisine. We provide you with a comprehensive list of the best restaurants and places to eat out in Austria! From traditional cuisine, through fusion innovations and cutting-edge modern dishes, from the atmospheric and cosy little restaurants dotted around the map, through inspirational places to eat out and luxurious dine-and-wine experience, we got your back and help you experience the tastiest part of your holiday!