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.
Emerald green and nestled between the Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges is Austria's largest mountain lake: the Achensee. Discover 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. The lovely Ahornboden with thousands of maple trees offers stunning scenery throughout the 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 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.
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.
The Bregenzerwald, once completely covered by forest, lies between Lake Constance and the Arlberg. It 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.
From the Grossglockner to the sea, the route is the destination along Carinthia's Alpe-Adria-Trail.From
Mysteriously hidden in the wild and romantic landscape of the Feistritzklamm gorge in Styria is one of Austria’s most famous castles - Castle Herberstein.
Skiing and hiking chalets come in all sizes and all standards in the Austrian Alps, with some including luxury facilities such as saunas. Use our chalet finder to source your ideal lodgings.
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.
"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 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.
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.
This Sound of Music country retreat is loved by couples, families, singles, organic foodies, vegetarians, 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 and tranquil lakes, where you can find 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.
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. Here on the Kalchkendlalm visitors can learn about the bread and butter of life in a centuries-old farmhouse.
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.
Linz, on the banks of the Danube, is a European Capital of Culture, changing perspectives and opening minds.From
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.
„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 when 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.
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 when staying at a Pure Living holiday home.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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, golfers 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, flower-strewn meadows and 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 in East Tirol.
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.
Opera on the lakeside stage, awe-inspiring mountains, surprisingly modern architecture and delicious cuisine.From
The Wachau is a region which straddles the banks of the Danube, rich in history and blessed with a mild climate and outstanding wines. This UNESCO cultural heritage site 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.
The combination of glaciers, mountains and lakes makes Zell am See-Kaprun a unique outdoor playground.From
Top mountain adventures for new energy and a fresh perspective. From Alpine hikes to Austria's best bike trails.From
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.
A week hiking in Austria's most popular holiday region with guided hikes, free hiking bus and local discount card.From
The Austrian cities of Graz, Salzburg and Innsbruck each leave their distinctive impression on visitors.From
Whether hiking, cycling, rafting, indulging or relaxing – enjoying yourself is what counts in St. Anton am Arlberg.From
Hiking thrills and heaps of other mountain experiences are guaranteed with the Kitzbüheler Alpen Summer Card.From
Enjoy a holiday amongst friends in Tirol's Wildschönau with the added benefit of the Wildschönau Card.From
Alpbach is claimed to be Austria’s most beautiful village, surrounded by an enchanting Alpine environment.From
The secret jewel of Hohe Tauern National Park conceals glorious hikes, gold panning and the "Kings of the Skies".From
Having worked internationally as a photographer, I can say that the Vorarlberg landscape truly inspires me.
When the sun’s first rays light up the summits of the Wilder Kaiser - the rocks shimmering in gleaming orange - this is always a very unique moment for me.
Spend a week hiking, swimming and exploring Zell am See-Kaprun with the charming Chalet Mara as your base.From
Enjoy a great value 7-night package taking you to some of Europe's most beautiful villages, including half-board at a 3* hotel and the Alpbachtal Seenland Card, for access to summer mountain lifts and guided walks.From
The Wilder Kaiser holiday region is offering 7 nights half-board at a 3* hotel, with guided hikes, use of the local hiking bus and the Wilder Kaiser GuestCard included in your package price.From
This 6-night Alpe-Adria-Trail taster includes a hiking guide on the selected stages, luggage transport, Alpe-Adria-Trail Kärnten Card, tour documents and a toll-free return trip on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.From
The Berliner Höhenweg hiking tour takes you through the heart of the High Mountain National Park in Zillertal. Your package includes 7 nights half-board in mountain huts along the way and a hiking map.From
The resort of Zell am See-Kaprun offers memorable rides in its natural arena of glaciers, mountains and lakes. Families will enjoy a cycle around Lake Zell, while action-seekers will love the free-ride trails.
The old adage “good things come in small packages” might just as well have been describing Hotel Kaiserhof in Ellmau, part of the Wilder Kaiser resort area.
Splendidly located amidst the alpine landscape reflected in the waters of Lake Zell, the 5* family-run Salzburgerhof has not only been impressing with its surroundings.
Escape to luxurious tranquillity at great heights with the For Friends Hotel in Seefeld. Ideal for couples, families, design fans, individualists, thinkers and nature lovers.
Exclusive. Individual. Different. Hotel Alpin Juwel in Saalbach Hinterglemm is ideal for hikers, bikers, golfers, skiers, wellness fans and romance seekers.
A fascinating mixture of urban lifestyle and rustic mountain lodges, a spacious spa, excellent cuisine and friendly service guarantee a great stay in Schladming.
Thunderous mountain streams, crystal clear lakes with record pike, and shady pools where trout, char and greyling are at home. Fishing in Austria is cherished as an insider tip by anglers all over the world.
Austria is a real gem when it comes to bike breaks. The major cycle paths lead along picturesque rivers and glittering lakes, all well-signposted with wonderful stop-off opportunities along the way.