A Variety of Walks in Seefeld
Whether you prefer leisurely hikes or challenging summit climbs, take your pick amongst 650km of walking trails and via ferrata routes in the Olympiaregion Seefeld.
Whether you prefer leisurely hikes or challenging summit climbs, take your pick amongst 650km of walking trails and via ferrata routes in the Olympiaregion Seefeld.
To visit Austria is to experience brilliant architecture in dramatic landscapes. Whether you travel through Austria's picture perfect countryside or stay in its imperial cities - architectural masterpieces are to be found everywhere.
Austria today offers some of the world's most important and stunning collections. To tour the countless museums and galleries is to pass from Old Masters to contemporary art.
The Austrian Cultural Forum in London promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria, organising events and supporting artists and projects in the fields of music, performing arts, literature, film and visual arts. It provides an unrivalled venue in central London for recitals, lectures, conferences and much more.
Every winter, Austria hosts hundreds of swish ball nights. Learn about the traditions of a typical evening at the ball.
More and more of us are trying to live a less energy-intense lifestyle. We choose organic products, reduce the consumption of energy and waste, and recycle. People who lead a green lifestyle at home would expect the same from their holiday destination.
It's easy to browse the day away along one of these favourite shopping streets. The longest shopping mile of all is Mariahilfer Straße in Vienna, followed by Landstraße in Linz.
Farmers’ market, flea market or potters’ market: Markets are a feast for all senses and a celebration of colours, scents and voices.
Austria and culture are an inseparable unit, and the cultural programme is accordingly packed to the brim. Here is a selection of this year's top events that should undoubtedly not be missed when visiting Austria.
Austria’s vibrant wine scene has earned a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation, and is paired wonderfully with Austrian cuisine. The incredible thing about Austria is that all of its wine regions are 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.
Find out how Silent Night was composed and why an Austrian town has a special Christmas Post Office.
Austria is located in a temperate climatic zone with a Central European climate influenced by the Atlantic climate. The four seasons all have typical temperatures and climatic characters.
Often overshadowed by better known destinations, Burgenland is decidedly different. There are no high mountains here and very little snow, but 300 days of annual sunshine with a very mild climate.
Carinthia is not known as Austria's Riviera without reason. This South Eastern corner of Austria is blissfully warm in summer, providing excellent swimming and tanning oppurtunties at its many beautiful lakes.
Several lakes serve as backdrop for regional festivals in Lower Austria. Take Lunzer See, for example, which hosts the annual "Wellenklänge". Or the Herrensee and its "Schrammel.Klang.Festival".
These sky blue lakes are large enough for boat trips, although the warm shores are never far away. Relax and enjoy your summer in Styria, the Green Heart of Austria.
The Heart of the Alps, where some 10,000 clean springs bubble up to the surface, offers a wonderful combination of majestic mountains and glittering lakes which are up to 28°C warm.
Along the Salzkammergutweg, the most famous Upper Austrian lakes and warm thermal springs of drinking water quality line up like beautiful pearls on a string, surrounded by a stunning mountain backdrop.
Vienna is known around the world as the city on the Danube, but it is also home to wetlands, streams, ponds and lakes. In short, there are plenty of opportunities to take a dip when visiting the capital.
Take in an opera on Lake Constance, or kick back on the sandy shores and allow the gentle waves of one of Vorarlberg's lesser known aqua beauties to trickle over your toes.
The 'Bio-Hotel' label guarantees guests environmentally-friendly holidays. The hotels try to minimise the consumption of energy, electricity, water, materials and waste, and the restaurants serve organic food.
Thermal waters that massage the skin, rejuvenation for the body, and clear alpine air at the door. Did you know physical well-being could be this agreeable?
Vorarlberg’s capital is located at Lake Constance, Central Europe’s third largest lake, offering a dense cultural programme and wide range of outdoor activities.
After you have returned back home you can still enjoy the tastes of Austria: Styrian pumpkin seed oil, Zotter chocolate, Manner Schnitten hazelnut wafers and the famous Mozart chocolate balls are all popular culinary souvenirs.
Numerous Austrian towns and villages promote the concept of car-free holidays and vehicle-free zones, whilst many cities have converted public transport to clean fuels.
Austria is filled with magnificent castles and palaces, grandiose witnesses of a bygone era. Follow the footsteps of emperors and knights and let history come alive.
The UK is a cider-loving nation, but it may come as a surprise that Lower Austria's Mostviertal (cider region) boasts Europe’s largest continuous area of pear orchards. Our tip: take a leisurely drive along the winding 200km panoramic Cider Trail, with plenty of stops along the way.
When you visit Austria’s major cities, there is an easy way to save money on sightseeing and public transport. Take a look at the fantastic savings you get with the Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck City Discount Cards.
Fall for Vienna's Imperial palaces, opulent Jugendstil cafés and the MuseumQuartier's cultural riches. Mozart runs through Salzburg's baroque veins. Peer above red-tiled rooftops and gables in Graz's Old Town, up to pointy alpine peaks from Innsbruck's maze of narrow streets, and seek out Roman-rooted Linz on the Danube's banks.
Austria offers an almost unlimited choice of cycle and mountain bike paths and tours for all ages and interests. Whether you are looking for a challenge, or would prefer a gentler adventure such as E-Biking, you are sure to find the perfect route within the Austrian realms.
Get heaps of family holiday ideas from the Kinderhotels' official English website, so that you can relax this year while your youngsters have mountains of fun. All-inclusive packages, no hidden extras, the highest levels of service and first class facilities.
Designed by celebrity architects and furnished by star interior designers, Austria’s design hotels satisfy the mind and tempt the senses.
Take a look at some of the fantastic design hotels that Burgenland has to offer and make the most of your Austrian experience.
Carinthia is the ideal place to combine Austrian tradtition with upbeat modern lifestyle.
Whether you are looking for a contemporary spa retreat, an inspiring architectural masterpiece, or a fresh approach to business travel, you will be sure to find your ideal resort in Lower Austria.
Let yourself be spoilt for choice on modern day accommodation when visiting SalzburgerLand. Enjoy Austrian hospitality within the most happening resorts.
There are many design hotels in Vorarlberg, created by renowned architects. Discover the diversity of Vorarlberg at one of our recommended accommodations.
Artistically designed decorations, traditional crafts, delicious Carinthian cuisine and colouful Easter gifts.
Decorate eggs at the Traditional Easter Market and join an international audience at the Salzburg Easter Festival.
Step into spring with local customs such as "Palmbuschbinden" on your Easter break in Styria.
Visit Innsbruck Easter Market, and nearby Hall and Kufstein, plus don't miss the Easter Festival Tirol.
Austria has long been recognised as a world leader in sustainable tourism and the wide choice of environmentally friendly accommodation reflects this.
Despite being Austria’s smallest provincial capital, this former seat of the Esterházy noble family range, home to some 13,000 inhabitants, has plenty to offer its guests.
The best routes and excursions for your Austrian road trip, through magnificent mountain passes, past spectacular lakes and through beautiful old towns.
A family holiday is a holiday with the kids, not all about the kids. But those who think children are obliged to go on countless hikes in Austria are a little behind the times.
Who doesn't know them, Austria's 'great' sons and daughters? They have left their mark all across the centuries in politics, art, science and sport. Find out which famous personalities originated from the country at the heart of Europe, or chose it as the center of their life and creative work.
Farmstay holidays are a great way to escape the hectic pace of urban life for a while and for kids to come into contact with animals they have only seen on TV.
Austria's topographic diversity accounts for a great variety of wildlife, including endemic species that are under preservation. It has a predominantly Central European fauna and is one of Europe's most heavily wooded countries.
Austria’s diverse cultural offerings include over 200 festivals, stretching from world scale events to small regional gatherings. Many of them make use of Austria’s beautiful surroundings, and most of them offer an outstanding culinary menu to accompany the cultural experience.
Travelling to Austria by air couldn't be easier. With an average direct flying time of only 2 hours from most major UK gateways to a choice of popular Austrian destinations, flights to Austria are probably the quickest, easiest, and most cost effective travel option.
A unique marketing alliance of 85 dedicated golf hotels and most leading courses, make GOLF IN AUSTRIA your first point of call when planning your Austrian golf holiday.
Fore! Austria has established itself as having some of the best golfing in Europe. With Alpine golf, greens surrounded by vineyards and courses attached to luxurious spa resorts, it is hard to overlook Austria’s rise as a veritable destination for golfing holidays.
A variety of UK-based tour operators can help you tailor-make your next Austrian golf holiday. Take a look at our list of recommendations.
Austria is a federal republic state with a parliamentary democracy. Find out more about its government and people.
Find out what makes the World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report commend Austria and learn about the high standards of the Austrian Eco-Label.
Grosses Walsertal in Vorarlberg is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with the motto “use nature without harming it”, winning the area the highly accomplished EDEN award.
Austrians take their food seriously and this dedication shows in their gastronomic rituals.There are rituals to wish one another 'Guten Appetit' or 'Mahlzeit'
Like most European countries, Austria looks back on a very eventful history. Yet there are some elements of the Austrian character that haven’t changed much over the centuries: the partiality for indulgence, beauty, and cultivation have always been driving forces in the country’s past and present.
No matter where you are located there is an office of the Austrian Tourist Office near you. Here are the international contact details for the Holiday Service Austria.
Austria offers a wide range of accessible holidays and leisure facilities for those travelling with a disability.
Take a walk along Bregenzerwald's famous Cheese Trail and sample regional delicacies by farmers, alpine dairymen, cheesemakers and restaurants while en route.
The interactive travel magazine for your iPad, featuring impressions, reports and recommendations from the Austrian National Tourist Office for your holiday in Austria.
Past and future meet seamlessly in the heart of the Alps as Innsbruck’s world-famous sights stand alongside post-modern international architecture.
Past and future meet seamlessly in the heart of the Alps as Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to Tirol’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
Europe's largest triathlon, the Ironman, will take place in Austria on 28th June 2015. Once again the beautiful region of Carinthia will provide the backdrop for this ultimate sporting challenge.
Every Kaffeehaus is different, but certain rules and regulations are honoured everywhere. Especially Vienna is known for its traditional coffee.
For summer holidaymakers, Klagenfurt is ideally located by sunny Lake Wörthersee. The city is, however, enjoyable throughout the year.
Almost as iconic as the Austrian Kaffeehäuser (coffee houses) themselves are their waiters. If you have achieved a certain standing at a Kaffeehaus because of generous tips or repeat visits, you may be awarded a title.
Gustav Mahler was born into a poor Jewish family in the town of Kalište in Bohemia on 7th July 1860. Mahler's considerable musical talents, which he employed both as composer and conductor, were surpassed only by his ambition.
Fitness enthusiasts can take off into the stunning alpine landscapes of Zillertal on a total of eight diverse routes at the Run & Walk Park in Mayrhofen.
The amorphous, glowing glass structure is one of the stations on the Nordkettenbahn, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. It is a 100-year-old mountain railway, which has now four uniquely designed stops.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- one of the greatest composer of all times. He created his own distinctive style with blending traditional and contemporary together.
Robert Musil was an Austrian writer. His unfinished long novel The Man Without Qualities is one of the most important modernist novels.
There could be no better backdrop when reaping the benefits of Nordic Walking than Austria. So why not make it a part of your next holiday?
Get information on postal rates and telephone coverage.Since 1490 was the first standardized postal service in Europe, between Innsbruck and Mechelen, Belgium.The Austrian postal corporation is legally autonomous since 1999 and is registered at the Commercial Court in Vienna.
Drinking has its own ceremonial protocol in Austria, in which eye-contact plays a central role. Austria's favourite digestive is a shot of Schnaps. You are likely to be offered a shot, after a meal.
Will there be a public holiday during your stay in Austria? And could there be a clock change whilst you are away? An easy way to find out is to check our lists of Austrian public holidays and daylight-savings time.
A number of regions have got together in Austria to create themed routes that invite you to explore rural history with gastronomic delights all along the way.
When it comes to queueing, Austrians are an unpredictable bunch.
Immerse yourself into the pulsating lifestyle of the cities, discover the mighty summits, the far-ranging fields, the crystal-clear waters, the delicious specialities. Compile your personal round trip of Austria here.
From the polished society of the ball room to the jovial crowd at the alpine hut, Austrians are proud of their Schmäh; a word of many meanings.
Arnold Schoenberg was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School.
Franz Schubert was an vienniese composer, who composed his first pieces in his childhood.
Holidays are never holidays without a bit of shopping, so visitors will be delighted by the many large malls, small souvenir shops and splendid shopping streets across Austria. Go bargain hunting at one of the many colourful markets, stroll along an upscale shopping street, or indulge in some serious shopping at 1000m above sea level.
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is the only riding academy in the world which has been cultivating the art of equitation in its purest form for over 400 years, and which trains both horses (the famous white Lipizzaners) and riders according to methods which have been used for centuries, passed down over the years by word of mouth alone.
Robert Elisabeth Stolz was an Austrian conductor and songwriter as well as a composer of operettas and film music.
Johann Strauss II was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King.
Johann Strauss I was born in Vienna, was an Austrian Romantic composer and was famous for his waltzes. His most famous piece is the Radetzky March (named after Joseph Radetzky von Radetz), while his most famous waltz is probably the Lorelei Rheinklänge, Op. 154.
Franz von Suppé or Francesco Suppé Demelli was an Austrian composer of light operas. He was composer and conductor of the Romantic period and is notable for his four dozen operettas.
There is certainly no shortage of lakes in Austria, so browse our selection of the best per region. Enjoy a refreshing dip, have a go at diving, or take a sailboat out for the day. Whatever your choice of activity, in Austria you can always be sure that the water is so good you could drink it.
Salzburg may be home to Mozart and all things baroque, but for an astounding 70% of overseas visitors The Sound of Music remains the primary reason for travel to the city.
Beautiful valleys, quaint farmhouses and baroque monasteries provide a fantastically scenic backdrop for a tour of Austria by bike. Discover the classic route, the Danube Cycle Path, for a truly breathtaking experience of Austria's great outdoors.
The Eagle's Walk is the longest hiking path in Europe. Its main route winds through Tirol’s most gorgeous regions, from St. Johann to St. Anton am Arlberg.
Austria has a strong economy with machinery, metallurgical products and textiles being of particular importance. The country's most important industry, however, is tourism.
Peter Turrini is an Austrian leftist playwright and was born in Carinthia. He has been writing since 1971, when his play Rozznjogd premiered at the Volkstheater, Vienna. Turrini has written plays, screenplays, poems, and essays.
The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world. For nearly five hundred years it has been one of the enduring symbols of Austria and Vienna.
Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.
Vienna is well known for it's music and culture, for the coffee houses, the Opera and the Imperial history which the city still showcases everywhere. Vienna’s cultural appeal is, in fact, what draws an ever larger number of gay and lesbian travelers to the city.
Ever dreamed about dancing the waltz at one of Vienna's many famous balls? With hundreds to choose from, here are some highlights of the Viennese Ball Season 2014 / 2015.
Otto Koloman Wagner was an Austrian architect and urban planner. He is known for his lasting impact on the appearance of his home town Vienna, to which he contributed many landmarks.
Walking breaks are soaring in popularity with British holidaymakers, enticed by the ease of Austria's unofficial national pastime. Well signposted trails web across valleys and mountain tops, with many routes offering lodge-to-lodge connections whereby you do it on foot while your luggage is moved by your hosts.
With the webcam service you can always keep an eye on your holiday destination! In addition to live images you will find weather forecasts and more information on Austria’s best hiking routes.
Anton Webern was an Austrian composer and conductor. As a student and follower of Arnold Schoenberg, he became one of the best-known exponents of the twelve-tone technique. In addition, his innovations regarding schematic organization of pitch, rhythm and dynamics were formative in the musical technique later known as total serialism.
Austria's mountain resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Regions like the Arlberg, Kitzbühel, Innsbruck, the Stubai Glacier and Montafon offer not only great outdoor activities, but also amazing culinary delights.
Tirol is a world leader in its facilities to help disabled people reach its peaks. In addition to extensive ski facilities in winter, there are 24 approved wheelchair hiking routes for summer. And with the help of Roll Rinn stretchers, it is even possible to reach the summit of a mountain.
'Na' (pronounced 'nah') is one of the most versatile Austrian expressions. Austrians use 'Na' in many different meanings like in an affirmative sense or can be used as an all-round question.
Caring for the environment is just plain common sense at Austria’s ultra-family-friendly Kinderhotels, where sustainable holidays don’t come at a premium price. At Kinderhotels, the little ones learn a lot about nature, animals and where food comes from. Take the family away with a good conscience by spending your holidays here.
A 7-night stay for a family of four* at a 4-star hotel with up to 60 hours a week of free childcare starts at £1,495 at selected Kinderhotels! (*2 adults & 2 children under 12)
Now available! Order your free Kinderhotels Guide 2014 and plan the family holiday you've always dreamed of. Pricing, property information and lots of colour photographs can be found in this handy and inspiring guide.