At the Height of Austria
Experience a lofty view of Austria from the Dachstein Skywalk, travel to the National Park Hohe Tauern where the eagles roam, or follow the banks of the famous Danube River along the Donausteig.
|Views From Above || |
The Dachstein Skywalk has been called ‘the most spectacular outlook platform in the Alps' - situated 2,700 metres high and constructed at the edge of a 250 metre high vertical cliff of the Hunerkogel, it has the most outstanding panoramic 360-degree view of the southern wall of the mighty Dachstein mountain and some of the most beautiful summits in the Alps. Other viewing stations have also been constructed in the Alps offering similar views - from the Kitzsteinhorn you are eyeball- to-eyeball with the Grossglockner and from the Adlerhorst Rofan you look across to the wild Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges.
|Austria's Own App || |
If you have an iPhone you can now be at the forefront of holiday planning when you download the free of charge iAlps Austria application. It offers a range of useful information for your holiday, before and after arrival, including recommendations about where to stay (from people who know what they're talking about), where to drink and dine, cultural sights and special events happening during your visit. There are resort maps and others which display hiking trails and mountain bike routes, as well as climbing tours and biking paths in each region. With the latest weather reports and available in several different languages, don't plan without it.
|Where the Eagles Roam ||National Park Hohe Tauern was founded in 1981, becoming Austria’s first national park. At more than 1800 square km and stretching over parts of the provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tirol, an amazing third of all plant species occurring in Austria, along with about 10,000 animal species, live and thrive here. The golden eagle is one of the big five who live in this protected area and is a wonderful draw for visitors. Learn about the nesting habits, hunting patterns, and territorial tendencies of this amazing bird of prey. |
|Along the River || |
The Donausteig is 450 kilometres of brand new hiking heaven that runs along the banks of the famous Danube river, winding its way past the historic city of Passau, through forested highlands to the breathtaking Schlogen bend. Along the way, in the Bavarian and Upper Austria Danube regions, there are 64 hotels and inns that have established themselves as ‘Donausteig Hosts' - as well as offering a place for hikers to stay, they will also provide expert information regarding the trail to help along the way. There are 40 different routes to choose from, of varying lengths, and mountain bikes are available for those who prefer a bit of speed.
|UNESCO Home for Birds ||The cultural landscape of National Park Neusiedler See-Seewinkel is now a proud UNESCO World Heritage Site. The habitats of National Park Neusiedler See-Seewinkel include a shallow lake of steppes, reed beds, salt lakes which periodically dry out, small-surfaced sand dunes and the lowland moor of Hanság. The National Park is a stepping stone for many migratory birds on their flight from northern Europe to Africa. Of the more than 300 proven species making a stopover here, many are rare in variety, not found anywhere else in Europe. |