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Nature & Recreation

A holiday in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions of Austria. Austria's landscapes are incredibly varied and the options are endless. Be it a relaxing walk through Austria's varied landscapes or skiing the great outdoors in the Austrian Alps. Keep in mind that you are never far from historic city centers, cultural events and gourmet restaurant.

Nature & Recreation

Kitzbüheler Alpen routes © Kitzbüheler Alpen Kitzbüheler Alpen routes © Kitzbüheler Alpen

Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel, the most legendary sports destination in the Alps: this slogan stands for a town that effortlessly combines tradition with sophistication. The legendary Hahnenkamm, a long sporting tradition and pioneering ventures in Alpine golf and winter sports have all contributed to Kitzbühel's worldwide reputation.
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Golfplatz -Teich Sportresidenz Zillertal © Sport Residenz Zillertal Golfplatz -Teich Sportresidenz Zillertal © Sport Residenz Zillertal

Golf in Tirol

Tirol has 17 top golf courses with the Alps as backdrop, so you can combine your golf holiday with other outdoor activities such as climbing and mountain biking.
Your alpine playground
Weitwandern im SalzburgerLand © Österreich Werbung, Franz Bischof Weitwandern im SalzburgerLand © Österreich Werbung, Franz Bischof

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.
Discover Austria's walking resorts
Eisriesenwelt bei Werfen, Salzburg © Österreich Werbung Eisriesenwelt bei Werfen, Salzburg © Österreich Werbung

The World’s largest Ice Caves

The World of Ice Giants brings you into the largest ice caves in the world. One of the true wonders on earth, the caves are a wondrous underground world of natural ice sculptures and formations. Discover a world of natural beauty.
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Gipfelklänge Kitzsteinhorn  © Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG Gipfelklänge Kitzsteinhorn © Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG

Kitzsteinhorn

In summer when it is hot in the valley being at the Kitzsteinhorn glacier is highly refreshing. Snow and ice never melt at an altitude of 3000m, not even in the warm season. Back in the valley you will probably feel hot but you can go swimming in Lake Zell. You will never forget this extraordinary combination of ice and water sports in the region of Zell am See-Kaprun.
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Hängebrücke am Stubnerkogel bei Bad Gastein © Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH Hängebrücke am Stubnerkogel bei Bad Gastein © Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH

Gastein Valley

Crystal clear mountain air, beautiful natural scenery and a host of outdoor activities have made Gastein a premier destination for spa and health breaks since the early 1800s.
Discover the three towns of Gastein Valley
Sommer - Faakersee, Kärnten © Tine Steinthaler / Kärnten Werbung Sommer - Faakersee, Kärnten © Tine Steinthaler / Kärnten Werbung

Alpine Beaches

The lakes in Austria are the pure zest of life, drinking water pure and enticing, they gleam under white limestone peaks in the summer sun.
Learn more about beaches in Austria
Almsommer im SalzburgerLand © Salzburger Land, Edward Groeger Almsommer im SalzburgerLand © Salzburger Land, Edward Groeger

High up on the Alpine pasture

For just a short while in summer, the Alpine pastures transport animals and people alike in an intoxicating mood, in the best of moods.
Learn more about Almsommer in SalzburgerLand
Wandern in Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung/Burgstaller Wandern in Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung/Burgstaller

Why Go Hiking in Austria?

Austria is the ideal hiking destination, with fascinating landscapes and a sophisticated network of trails at varying altitudes and levels of difficulty. Whether you explore one of the national parks, experience the beauty of the Alps on a long distance trail or head out on a family day hike, Austria offers unlimited opportunities.
10 reasons why to choose Austria for your hiking...
Runtastic Story Run "Momente. die bleiben" © ikarus.cc, Tom Lamm Runtastic Story Run "Momente. die bleiben" © ikarus.cc, Tom Lamm

Runtastic Story Run

Runtastic Story Running is a new way to run with your Runtastic app. Get a story run today and experience the future of running!
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Jause auf der Lackenalm © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Jause auf der Lackenalm © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Alpine Pastures

Relaxation and calm, between heaven and earth. A day of fresh air in the mountains. And, with plenty of time for unexpected discoveries, Austria is one holiday destination that you'd return to in a second.
Austria's Alpine Pastures
Blick auf die Vallugabahn in St. Anton © ONYONE Europe Blick auf die Vallugabahn in St. Anton © ONYONE Europe

St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg – the promise that your holiday dreams will come true. In winter 340 km of pistes, 200 km of off-piste and 94 lifts wait to be explored. In summer this typical Tirolean village is surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks and green meadows with brightly-coloured flowers.
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Tourism and Sustainability

As the climate changes, environmental consciousness and a sustainable life style gain in meaning. Consuming organic food products, sorting household waste and saving energy are being taken for granted. And those who practice environmental consciousness at home will also expect their holidays to reflect this attitude toward.
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Aufleben und durchatmen in den Kitzbühler Alpen © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Aufleben und durchatmen in den Kitzbühler Alpen © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Ötz Valley - a Tirolean High

A landscape full of colours and contrasts. The Ötz Valley is Tirol’s longest side valley with a length of 67 kilometres. At the start of the valley lies the village of Haiming. The end of the valley is characterised by the largest glacier region of the eastern Alps, which can be enjoyed by visitors in both summer and winter.
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