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?
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.
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.Hiking Without Barriers
"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
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!
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
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
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
29.07.2013 - 04.08.2013 - Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt hosts the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam, one of the premium beach volleyball events in Europe. Renowned for its friendly party atmosphere, the event attracts thousands of fans every year to the Strandbad beside the stunning Wörthersee lake.Read More