Barely an hour's drive from Vienna, Burgenland offers innovative vintners, chefs and artists determined to both preserve wonderful old traditions, and breathe new life into them. It is a noticeably warmer region, hence the array of white, sweet and red wines, all-thriving in a climate stabilized by the striking Lake Neusiedl.
Vorarlberg: Architectural Highlights
The landscape of Vorarlberg, Austria’s westernmost province, is striking for its many structures with timber construction. Their architecture is simple, natural and sustainable, at once traditional and cosmopolitan – just like the people who live here. Join in on a tour of Vorarlberg’s building culture and mentality.
Tirol: Architectural Highlights
Visitors to Innsbruck in the summer months may be amazed to encounter a glacier-like, futuristic ice formation in the middle of the city, but they are experiencing just one of many examples of innovative architecture that serve to create a stimulating contrast to the numerous historic buildings here in Tirol.
Burgenland: Architectural highlights
There is no avoiding the subject of wine when travelling through the province of Burgenland. But then again, who would want to? Especially since a growing number of modern wine estates boast not only exceptional wines but also exquisite architecture.
Austria's Top Ski Resorts
Pure joy on skis - this is what you will find in Austria's top ski resorts. Whether you want to coast down the piste leisurely or fly down the expert downhill run, in these resorts you will be spoilt for choice.
Past and future meet in the heart of the Alps, where Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to the Tirol province’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
Exhibition „Mountains, a mysterious passion“
As a fascinating counterpoint to the historic Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Innsbruck, a special show in a modern exhibition space one level below examines the subject of Alpinism.
Bregenzerwald Cheese Road
The Cheese Route through the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg is the ideal way to explore the region and its close ties with cheese-making: from dairy farms to cheese speciality inns, and from alpine pastures to milkmaids. If you’re a cheese connoisseur, this is for you.
Alpine Lodges & Vacation rentals in Austria
Alpine Lodges are available in all sizes and standards - even deluxe ones with sauna.
Summer in Austria
Discover traditions, experience nature, refresh with a glass of wine, relax at a crystal clear lake and enjoy picturesque landscape by biking, hiking or even cruising along the Danube.
Tirol - a mountain bike mecca
Tirol is one of Europe’s most popular biking regions. Routes totaling some 5,000 km wind through the province’s fabulous valleys and even alpine pastures.
Salzburger Land - fabulous landscapes for cycling and mountain biking
Salzburger Land has an unbelievable 6,000 different cycling and mountain biking routes to choose from. Virtually every village has a day excursion route, offering a variety of different experiences, but the province has an infinite choice of longer and more challenging tours too.
The Danube Cycle Path
The Danube Cycle Path is among the most beautiful cycling tracks in Europe. Discover Austria’s provinces, the famous Wachau Valley and the capital city Vienna by bike.
Waltzing the Blue Danube
Danube so blue, so bright and blue... no wonder that Johann Strauss' most famous waltz became the nation's secret anthem.
Excursion cruises on the Danube
Have you ever thought about exploring Vienna’s beautiful surroundings by boat? Embark the excursion boat in Vienna and spend the day in vineyards, nature parks or exploring ancient ruins and castles.
The Danube is not only known for its culture, landscape and beautiful nature, it is also famous for its culinary delights and therefore a top address for gourmets.
The Eagle Walk
Hike the longest hiking path of Europe – the Eagle Walk in Tirol.
Discover a new way of experiencing Tyrolean nature and observe true miracles at undisturbed natural setting.
St. James Trail
“Spiritual walking” is gaining in popularity. It is the kind of travel on foot where the journey itself is the reward. The world famous Jacob Trail gives opportunity to return to your center, step by step.
Austria’s hiking villages
The Austrian hiking villages consist out of 50 holiday regions and resorts all over Austria. These villages dedicate their focus on nature, landscapes and physical exercise and fascinate their visitors with unique hikes.
Salzkammergut - Lake District
The Salzkammergut area (Lake District), with a total of 76 lakes, is one of the most impressive regions in the heart of Austria.
35 stages, 350 km of enjoyable hiking and 120 alpine huts – that’s the Salzburger Almenweg.
Essential listing on Danube cruises
Cruise along the breathtaking Danube and download a listing on Danube cruises provided by Australian and New Zealand tour operators.
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Find your true inner self where nature is at its pure is the motto of a lot of people who choose the wildly romantic mountain scenery and the clear lakes of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern to relax.
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road
More than 50 million people have crossed over this high alpine mountain road throughout its history. It is a breathtaking nature and driving experience of about 30 miles.
Kalchkendlalm - a school on the mountain
Austria's most unusual school can be found high on a mountain pasture. Visitors can learn about the bread and butter of life in a centuries-old farmhouse.
Emerald green shimmering and nestled between the Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges one finds the largest mountain lake of Austria: the Achensee. On and around the Achensee awaits a lot of nature experiences to be discovered.
Healing power out of nature: the “Speik”
In the Nock mountains, located in Carinthia grows a worldwide unique medical plant. Its special scent and its exceptional healing power can be discovered by hikers strolling in the mountains.
Why ski in Austria?
Great weather, enviable vertical drops and unrivalled winter playgrounds are just a few of the reasons why you should consider Austria for your next winter holiday.
More Austrian Ski Resorts
Austria's mountain resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Regions like Ischgl, Sölden or Zell am See offer not only great outdoor activities but also great culinary delights.
Let mineral-rich waters at Austria's unique thermal spas gently soothe away the strains of aching joints, back and skin problems, and even more serious conditions such as rheumatism and arthritis.
Art, Architecture & Design
Austrian artists, architects and designers have long moved beyond the traditional boundaries of their genres. They are and always have been world travelers, connoisseurs - and at times, provocateurs.
Walk Austria's Alps
There are numerous ways to explore and experience a destination but none as intimate and personal as taking the time to enjoy your vacation destination on foot. Walking and hiking in Austria will get you close to nature and allow you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions in Austria.
Biking throughout Austria
Cycling has become one of the most popular ways to experience the unique Austrian countryside, small towns and cities. We have researched great trails and put important information together for you.
Naturhotel Chesa Valisa
Everything is 100% organic here, and there’s clean air, a bracing altitude, pristine nature and, if you so desire, a complete pampering program.
This valley, once completely covered by forest, lies between Lake Constance and the Arlberg and is the ideal destination for gourmet holidays amidst pristine nature.
Austria's Wine Regions
The miracle of Austria is that all of its wine regions are incredibly easy to visit. In fact, once you step off the plane in Vienna, you have already arrived in one of the world’s most unique wine regions.
Popular Walking Resorts
The Hills are still alive in Austria! If you are looking for picture perfect scenery, fresh mountain air and crystal clear lakes, Austria offers an abundance of choices. Following is our selection of some of the most scenic Alpine resorts.
Questions about your biking trip?
The past few years we have been asked questions about biking in Austria. In this segment we try to answer a lot of them and hope to make your bike-tour even more enjoyable.
National Parks in Austria
Austria has six National parks, almost 60 nature preserves and „nature parks“, about 35 „hot spots“ for bird-watching, 20 Alpine gardens and many other opportunities to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty