A day of fresh air in the mountains, an afternoon lost in modern art and architecture, a moment of wonder at opera in the most surprising of settings. And, with plenty of time for unexpected discoveries, Austria is one summer holiday destination that you'd return to in a second.Where's your happy place?
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.Family holidays at Kinderhotels
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.Austria's green habit
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.The highlight of the lesson is of course the farmer’s platter! You can try the tasty, home-made produce for yourself.
In Hochpustertal there are three skiing areas ideally suited for families, the largest of which is the Thurntaler near Sillian with its 45km runs of all levels, going up to 2407m of sun-flooded slopes with views of the Dolomites and no waiting at the lifts.Hochpustertal in East Tirol
What could possibly motivate a reasonable human being to tramp up a mountain on shoes resembling tennis rackets? The answer is easy: the promise of an unforgettable exerience in the wild that can only be had by moving beyond the flurry on the ski slopes.Activities beyond the Slopes
Tyrol’s largest open-air museum is situated in Kramsach near Lake Reintal. On site you will find a sawmill, flour mill, blacksmith, threshing floor and two chapels. Particularly charming is the old school, bringing back days long forgotten. The whole museum is brought to life by animals and colourful farmer's gardens.Read More
Austria’s largest spring & folk festival, the Gauder Fest, is held every year at the end of April / beginning of May. Visitors can look forward to a weekend of Tirolean traditions and entertainment. Highlight is the traditional parade, displaying the great variety of national costumes from across Tirol, as well as brass bands and horse-drawn floats and carriages.Read More
Should you be in the Alpbachtal at the beginning of July then be sure to visit the annual Alpbach Village Festival. With fantastic bands and concerts, a great children's programme, delicious regional food and various fun contests such as cow milking and wood sawing, there is no better way to discover this wonderful region.Read More
For a summer time adventure that the whole family will enjoy, why not head over to the Alpine Coaster Golm and strap yourselves in for a 2.6 kilometre ride down the mountainside – that’s part toboggan, part roller-coaster. A fantastic way to experience the ski and hiking area Golm.Read More
A climbing park is a high ropes course with various exercises in which the visitor moves from tree to tree. The Waldseilpark Golm is the largest climbing park in Vorarlberg. Children have their own special courses with simple exercises at a lower height. Fun, adventure and physical exercise in the open air are guaranteed for all.Read More
E-Bikes make light work of those uphill tracks. If you’d love to go on a cycling holiday, but fitness levels within your party vary, the E-Bike is the perfect solution. It’s a normal mountain bike which has been modified with a battery. With four levels of acceleration, riders can coast downhill at their leisure, then use the battery to ride up the other side.Ingenious!
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.Austria's festivals