A Variety of Walks in Seefeld
Whether you prefer leisurely hikes or challenging summit climbs, something will suit you amongst 650km of walking trails and via ferrata routes in the Olympiaregion Seefeld.
Whether you prefer leisurely hikes or challenging summit climbs, something will suit you amongst 650km of walking trails and via ferrata routes in the Olympiaregion Seefeld.
Emerald green and nestled between the Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges is the largest mountain lake of Austria: the Achensee. Discovery this natural gem and the outdoor activites that it has to offer.
High up in the Karwendel mountains outdoor lovers can discover one of the most beautiful places in the Alps: a lovely valley with thousands of maple trees, offering nature at its most impressive throughout the whole year.
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.
Burgenland is unlike anywhere else in Austria. Whereas Austria is known for rugged Alps, pirouette-inducing meadows or the excitement of Vienna, Burgenland sits on the edge of Central Europe’s vast Pannonian plain.
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.
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.
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".
185 lakes adorn the landscape across the Salzkammergut region, through mountain valleys and on distant peaks. SalzburgerLand's lakes all have one thing in common: the extraordinary quality of their water.
These sky blue lakes are large enough for boat trips, although the warm shores are never far away. Relax and enjoy the 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.
Eco-friendly living with an indulgent twist in unique surroundings. Biohotel Stanglwirt suits families, couples, tennis players, equestrians, golfers, skiers and gourmets.
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.
Bregenzerwald valley, once completely covered by forest, lies between Lake Constance and the Arlberg and is the ideal destination for gourmet holidays amidst pristine nature.
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.
Carinthia truly is a land of plenty, with more than 1000 lakes of drinking water purity and over 2000 hours of sunshine to accompany you along the Alpe-Adria-Trail.
Mysteriously hidden in the wild and romantic landscape of the Feistritzklamm is one of Austria’s most famous castles: Castle Herberstein
Skiing and hiking chalets in the Austrian Alps come in all sizes and all standards, with some including extra facilities such as saunas. Whatever your taste there is a chalet for you.
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. Trip Tip: Take a leisurely drive along the winding 200km panoramic Cider Route with many themed stops along its way.
"On your bike! Ready, steady, go!" Travel through outstanding landscapes in pure mountain air with a well-signposted network of cycle paths. Choose Austria for its unrivalled cycling and mountain bike routes, plus accommodation which offers the full service – from repairs to cycle sheds and delicious meals – a cyclist must experience Austria!
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.
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.
Despite being Austria’s smallest provincial capital, this former seat of the Esterhazy 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.
The harvesting of the grapes is a crucial step in the winemaking process, and many Austrian vintners encourage guests to get involved. We have compiled a list of some of the best wine experiences per region.
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.
Guests return to this Sound of Music country retreat time and again. Loved by couples, families, organic foodies, skiers, hikers, bikers, golfers and allergy sufferers.
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.
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.
Golfers can choose between high alpine courses and cross-border golf when visiting Vorarlberg, which is nestled between Lake Constance and the Alps.
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.
A downloadable walking guide and an online platform with GPS are great initiatives by Zell am See-Kaprun, making for stress-free holiday planning from the comfort of home.
The Styrian capital Graz, with roots dating back to the Roman age, lies on either side of River Mur. Graz is well-known for its striking buildings and architecture.
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.
The region of Grünau im Almtal is as fresh and green as the name promises. Dense forests, tranquil lakes and peaceful places, where you can find some inner harmony and revel in nature’s treasures. A secret hideaway, not just for bird watchers.
In the Nockberge Mountains, located in Carinthia, you will find a world-renowned medicinal plant. Its distinct scent and exceptional healing powers are there to be discovered by anyone out taking a stroll.
The High Mountain National Park of the Zillertal Alps offers grand views and unforgettable mountaineering adventures, plus 3 interesting permanent exhibitions.
Picture-book scenery combined with elegance, tradition and rustic design awaits nature lovers, couples, hikers, skiers and families at Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl.
One of the top hotels in the legendary ski resort of Ischgl, Hotel Fliana is also an ideal base for mountain hikes, bike tours, pamper time and gourmet cuisine.
Discover moments of happiness on skates in a magnificent natural setting in Austria this winter.
Past and future meet seamlessly in the heart of the Alps as Innsbruck’s world-famous sights stand alongside post-modern international architecture.
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.
The Kamptal Gardens have been especially blessed by nature and 19 unique oases of green can be visited in one of the most beautiful valleys in Lower Austria.
Pure living pleasure combined with great atmosphere and a gentle breeze of modern architecture to please families, sport fans and health enthusiasts alike.
2013 is all about music in Upper Austria and its capital Linz as it opens the doors to Europe's most modern opera house, the new Musiktheater am Volksgarten.
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.
At first it sounds improbable: Vorarlberg - a small, mostly rural state in the middle of the Alps - has become one of Europe's leading regions for modern art and architecture.
An exceptional hotel for Spa lovers, people looking for relaxation, night owls and those in search of adventure. At the Mühlviertel you can experience indulgence and culture with heart and soul.
„Find your true inner self where nature is at its purest“ is the motto of a lot of people who choose the wildly romantic mountain scenery and clear lakes of the National Park Hohe Tauern to relax.
Austria's national parks offer visitors the chance to discover nature in its original, unpolluted state and to come face to face with scenic beauty.
There could be no better backdrop to reaping the benefits of Nordic Walking than Austria. So why not make it a part of your next holiday?
With 13 percent of cultivated land and 10 percent of its farmers organic, Austria is an international organic champion - and this benefits everybody.
3 or 4 nights in delightful Montafon, free Montafon Silvretta Card for cable cars, pools and museums, plus a highlight mountain breakfast in a restaurant of your choice.From
Pumpkin seed oil is known as the black gold of Southern Styria. Pumpkins were first imported by Christoph Columbus after the discovery of America. These days a modest, family-run oil press has become the world’s biggest producer of this Austrian delicacy: Pelzmann Pumkin Seed Oil.
Enjoy the luxuries of the good life – simply live in beautiful surroundings, eat and drink well, and savour the landscape. A recipe for total relaxation within Pure Living accommodation.
The Radisson Blu Palais Hotel was orginally built in 1872 as two separate palaces. Nowadays guests appreciate the grandeur of the building in the heart of Vienna.
Located in Vienna's most up-market retail and fashion quarter, the Radisson Blu Style Hotel is ideal for those looking for a trendy city stay with a spot of retail therapy.
Dive into contemporary design and great landscapes at Reiters Supremehotel in Burgenland, mixed with balsam for the soul, body and mind.
Straight from the set of "The Sound of Music", couples, walkers and families will love the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on the banks of Lake Wolfgang.
Immerse yourself into the pulsating lifestyle of Austria's cities. Discover the mighty mountain summits, the far ranging fields, the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy the delicious specialities of each region. Compile your personal round trip of Austria here.
Intersport Rent offers discounts on bike hire in Austria when booking online, and they'll have the bike ready to go as soon as you get there. So you'll not just save money, but also precious holiday time.
Festival in Litschau by Lake Herrensee. Music and theatre at the very heart of nature!
Travel slowly. Magic words if you want to return from holiday less stressed than when you left, casting a glance at those apparent trivial things off the beaten track.
Traditional handicrafts, some using methods handed down for centuries, are very much alive in Styria. Fifty master craftsmen making hand-crafted treasures can be found on a journey along the Meisterstrasse.
Relaxation and calm, between heaven and earth.
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.
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 beautiful 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.
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.
This idyllic escape in sunny Carinthia is just the place for nature lovers, families, hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians in summer, and a skier's dream in winter.
Explore Zell am See-Kaprun's majestic peaks - the 3000m Kitzsteinhorn and the 2000m Schmittenhöhe - on a varied range of short and also more challenging routes.
Tranquillity, simple pleasures, the fragrance of flower-strewn meadows and new mown hay, starry skies that city dwellers can only dream of. Discover the true luxuries of our time at an altitude of 1,400 metres in the mountain valley of Villgratental.
From Vienna, drive along the Danube westward towards Lower Austria. Just past the city of Krems, you’ll encounter the idyllic, terraced vineyards of the Wachau valley. Walking along a path through these ancient Weingärten may lead you to Langenlois, with the richest, most intensely flavored wines of the region.
Vorarlberg enjoys a supreme location in Austria’s most western part. Pleasantly small in size, it offers a mix of high-carat culture and dazzling natural scenery.
The Wachau is a region which straddles the banks of the Danube, rich in history and blessed with a mild climate and outstanding white wines. The UNESCO cultural heritage site of Wachau is a magical holiday destination throughout every season.
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.
Where exercise excites all the senses.
More than 400km of walking paths make the Wilder Kaiser mountains an absolute gem for hiking holidays. Trails include accurate directions and approximate walk times.
The day is not enough. That is why the fun continues by night at Austrian winter destinations, with the world's longest toboggan run, nighttime sleigh rides, snowmobile sessions and plenty more.
Experience true summer highs in Zell am See-Kaprun amongst glaciers, mountains and lakes, promising a great variety of holiday activities for the whole family.
The region known for its organic cuisine and award-winning dairy products offers an entire network of scenic bike trails that will have you working up an appetite.
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)
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