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?
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.More on Austria's Cider Route
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
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.More on Pumpkin Seed Oil
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.
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.Visit Langenlois
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
"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!Our recommendations
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.Make a splash
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.Take a hike
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.Eco Destination 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.On your bike
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.Take a Sip