Runtastic Story Run: Moments of Bliss
Go on an inspiring journey across Austria with "Moments of Bliss", the brand-new Runtastic Story Run. Reignite your love for running today and download the free app!
Go on an inspiring journey across Austria with "Moments of Bliss", the brand-new Runtastic Story Run. Reignite your love for running today and download the free app!
The best way to climb Innsbruck’s majestic Nordkette mountain range: Step on board the Nordketten Cable Car designed by star-architect Zaha Hadid and rise to new heights with fantastic views – and all in just twenty minutes from downtown Innsbruck.
Explore the great outdoors of Innsbruck and its 25 holiday villages with our free Mountain Hiking Programme.
Outstanding local cuisine, a table on a sun-drenched terrace with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, Tyrolean traditions and charming hosts: winter or summer, lunch at the Gampe Thaya mountain hut is an experience you don’t want to miss.
Yodeling and electronic music. Rustic farm-house museums and glittering skyscrapers. In Austria, beloved traditions and innovation happily coexist, each nurturing the other. In this article, we’d like to focus on the centuries old, uniquely Austrian customs that were passed on from generation to generation...
For just a short while in summer, the Alpine pastures transport animals and people alike in an intoxicating mood, in the best of moods.
The fact that you feel a good bit closer to the sky at the Hotel Krone, in the Vorarlberg town of Au, has to do with its location at a high vantage point in the middle of the Bregenzerwald. But you also feel as if you have found a bit of heaven when basking in the spectacular Sky Spa, high above the rooftops of the village, or enjoying the traditional hospitality of this 4-star hotel.
Old and new, tradition and modernity – Vorarlberg’s Bregenzerwald region is virtually unrivalled in its focus on combining contrasting elements in its architecture. The Hotel Schwanen in Bizau goes one step further, however: it even serves contemporary gourmet cuisine prepared according to medieval recipes.
Vacation in a mountain hut? Behind the authentic Alpine ambience of the Almdorf Seinerzeit, perched high up in Carinthia’s Nockberge, guests encounter a great deal of privacy and even more luxury.
Winter vacation in your private chalet with room for up to eight people, your own wellness oasis, optional hotel service, and the ski lift right by the front door? Yes it is possible: the five new chalets at the Maierl Alm offer all of this – and at affordable rates!
When a hotel is voted “Europe’s most beautiful environmentally-friendly hotel” for the third year in a row by an expert jury of the German travel magazine “Geo Saison”, it must be something special. And it is: the Waldklause!
A mere five-minute walk separates the Hotel Kitzhof from Kitzbühel’s fashionable town centre. But there is a world of difference between the hustle and bustle of the chic ski resort and the peace and quiet of this 4-star hotel with its modern Alpine ambience.
Geographically, politically, artistically and culinarily, all roads have led to Vienna for centuries. The results speak for themselves. Imperial grandeur. Cutting-edge culture. Stunning natural beauty. Austria doesn't just embody the great European traditions -- it's the essence of Europe itself.
Hidden deep underground, the Salzwelten salt mines in Hallein near Salzburg, one of the oldest in the world, offers a tour that is adventurous, fun and interesting all at the same time! It includes a train ride, boat ride and cross border trek—all underground! Great fun, especially if you are with a small group of friends or family. As long as you’re not claustrophobic!
The World of Ice Giants brings you into the largest ice caves in the world. One of the true wonders on earth, the caves are a wondrous underground world of natural ice sculptures and formations. Discover a world of natural beauty.
Enjoy a spectacular hike to Austria’s highest waterfalls. The three stages of the hike, starting in the village of Krimml, take you to ever more spectacular views of the falls and the surrounding countryside. Bring your camera and capture the most beautiful section of the falls!
For experienced bikers and novices alike, there can be no more serene or memorable experience of Austria's wine hotspots than breezing along the marvelous “Rieden Tour Süd” bike trail. With the wind in your hair, you'll wend your way from village to breathtaking castles to renowned wineries, while making leisurely stops sampling local treats.
Located in the Southern part of Styria, the Südsteirische Weinstrasse (South Styrian Wine Road) is often compared to Italy’s Tuscany. Almost no other Austrian wine region has undergone such dramatic transformations in the past 20 years as this region, 1 hour south of Graz.
Leave the commotion of city life behind and surrender to the unharnessed beauty of South Styrian vineyards with a stay at Wine-Genuss Pössnitzberg. From the comfort of your hotel room, enjoy tranquil views of Leutschach’s vineyards surrounding this boutique hotel. Pamper yourself in the on-site spa, and enjoy regional dishes with rare Styrian wine specialties at the hotel’s restaurant.
Cyclists are welcome to Austria’s Burgenland region, where the sun shines more than 300 days and the horizon stretches into the distance for what seems like an eternity. The Lake Neusiedl World Cultural Heritage Site and National Park enchant visitors with vinyards and cherry blossoms, villages and homemade culinary delicacies.
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road makes Austria’s highest mountain accessible for everyone. The famous alpine road leads you right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Grossglockner and its glacier, the Pasterze.
Discover the unique Alpine landscapes of SalzburgerLand with an invigorating hike. Whether you’re better suited for a simple walk or a challenging climb, this unique terrain invites all visitors to have an unforgettable mountain experience.
In the Nock mountains, located in Carinthia grows a worldwide unique medical plant. Its special scent and its exceptional healing power can be discovered by hikers strolling in the mountains.
The largest open-air museum of Lower Austria is an entire village: Where 80 historical buildings were disassembled from all over the Weinviertl and rebuilt again true to their original construction at Niedersulz.
The mountains, peace and a little bit of luxury – vacation at the 4* resort Forsthofalm is a sensual experience, and an unusual one as well: the hotel was built entirely out of wood.
A vacation in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions. Austria's landscapes are incredibly varied and the options are endless. Be it a relaxing walk or experiencing the great outdoors in the Austrian Alps. Keep in mind that you are never far from historic city centers, cultural events and gourmet restaurant.
You don't need your car to explore Austria. Be kind to the environment and travel by train, bus or boat, and enjoy the country's stunning views on the way.
Grosses Walsertal in Vorarlberg is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The credo for its people is: “Use nature without harming it”.
FACT: Austria is one of the world's best destinations for sustainable tourism, as recently recognised in the World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report.
There are numerous ways to explore a country, but none as intimate and personal as taking the time to enjoy your vacation destination on foot. Walking in Austria will get you close to nature and allow you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions of Austria.Packages starting at
EDEN is a project that promotes sustainable tourism development across the European Union. The untouched Grosses Walsertal valley in Vorarlberg was given this highly regarded accolate for 2009.
Past and future meet in the heart of the Alps, where Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to the Tirol province’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
Let mineral-rich waters at Austria's unique thermal spas gently soothe away the strains of aching joints, back and skin problems, and even more serious conditions such as rheumatism and arthritis.
Austria's topographic diversity accounts for a great variety of flora and fauna, including endemic species that are under protection.
Looking for a great way to explore Austria's beautiful countryside? Simply take a day-cruise and enjoy the natural beauty that awaits you...
There are numerous ways to explore and experience a destination but none as intimate and personal as taking the time to enjoy your vacation destination on foot. Walking and hiking in Austria will get you close to nature and allow you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions in Austria.
For your convenience we have selected some of the most exciting biking packages for you to explore Austria's unique countryside.Packages starting at
Cycling has become one of the most popular ways to experience the unique Austrian countryside, small towns and cities. We have researched great trails and put important information together for you.
Austria recaptures the spirit of a bygone era: Ornate palaces, imperial monuments and echoes of Mozart’s music abound. Nowadays, visitors to Austria discover an exciting movement. Austria’s vibrant wine scene has earned a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation and is the destination for those seeking energy, culture, and charm.
The most peppery white wine in Austria is grown in the Weinviertel region and, typically for the land north east of Vienna, is made from Grüner Veltliner grapes. It makes both wine professionals and connoisseurs eager to spice up their lives.
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.
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.
A small village in the Waldviertel has devoted itself totally to the poppy: the inhabitants of Armschlag have even patented the unique Waldviertel grey poppy seed.
A stunningly located hideaway in the heart of the Alps combines the style of the 1920s with modern design.
Craving the thrill of heli-skiing in the Austrian Alps? Dreamed of attending the New Year's concert in Vienna or the worldfamous Salzburg Festival? Or are you intersted in experiencing the many high-end restaurants you can find throughout Austria? You can have it all...
The Cheese Route through the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg is the ideal way to explore the region and its close ties with cheese-making: from dairy farms to cheese speciality inns, and from alpine pastures to milkmaids. If you’re a cheese connoisseur, this is for you.
Enjoy the cultural & scenic highlights stretching from Salzburg to Vienna. Throughout this journey experience palaces, monasteries, castles, museums, lakes, and magnificent landscapes of Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria.
The miracle of Austria is that all of its wine regions are incredibly 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.
As more and more of us strive to live a less energy-intense lifestyle, Austria is now firmly on the map as an eco destination. Organic products are on offer whilst the consumption of energy and waste is carefully watched.
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.
From Vienna, drive along the Danube westward towards Lower Austria. Just past the city of Krems, you’ll encounter idyllic, terraced vineyards of the Wachau valley. Walking along a path through these ancient Weingärten, may lead you to spy an emerald-scaled Smaragd lizard. This sun-loving vineyard denizen is the mascot for the richest, most intensely flavored wines of the Wachau Valley.
Take a trip to the southern Austrian state of Styria and discover countless wine oases. Many wineries offer visitors surprisingly chic tasting rooms. Sauvignon Blanc, the region's signature grape, is often harvested on impossibly steep slopes of slippery schist and shale soils.
Visit 2 well-known UNESCO listed-world heritage sites in Austria: the baroque city of Salzburg as well as the picturesque town of Hallstatt.
offers nearly carefree cycling and an ideal way to view the region. It's downstream all the way, passing through picturesque towns and villages until you reach the wonderful city of Vienna at tour’s end...
Cycle along the Alps from Innsbruck to Salzburg. In Innsbruck follow the wide valley on the Inn river passing little historic cities like Wattens, Hall and Schwaz. On both side you'ss encounter huge impressive mountain ranges and sometimes you will even spot a galcier.
A tour through the Salzburg Lakes region offers relaxing bicycling along lake shores and through pristine countryside. Not far from the city of Salzburg, the landscape of Alpine foothills has a charm of its own.
Enjoy Austria from Mozart’s city of Salzburg into the heart of Europe: Vienna – passing medieval cities, fortresses and monasteries, along the rivers Salzach, Inn and Danube and into the untouched Upper Danube Valley and the beautiful Wachau Valley.
... is a bicyclist’s dream come true. It cuts through some of the world's most mountainous terrain, yet it’s almost all downhill. It passes through dozens of picturesque towns and villages, yet it stays almost totally clear of traffic.
Cycle along the Danube River during the day, and sleep on a boat in the evenings--the perfect way to experience this region to the fullest. The route is gently downhill, mostly with a helpful tailwind, as you meander in the Donauschlinge ("Great Loop") and enjoy the gorgeous landscape of the legendary Wachau with its castles and fortresses.
Enjoy beautiful cycling through the Tyrol Mountains without the hassle of packing and unpacking each day as you stay in one hotel. Highlights of the tour include visiting Innsbruck, Tratzberg Castle and Kundler Klamm Gorge.
Since December 1997 the "Hallstatt Dachstein/Salzkammergut" region in Austria has joined the list of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. We invite you to discover this great part of Austria with us.
It's no coincidence that Igls is known as the hiking village. Sitting on a glacial plateau at 3,000 feet above sea level and only 2 1/2 miles from Innsbruck, an Igls visitor has everything available from their hotel door. The area boasts miles and miles of carefully maintained walking and hiking trails, with guests led by certified hiking guides from one of Austria's most prestigious hiking organizations.
Lush green pastures, the tinkling of cowbells, crystal clear brooks teeming with trout and villages with intricate murals and wooden balconies. Too much of a cliché to be true? We don't think so. Come and see for yourself!
Everything you expect from a perfect walking vacation, you will find on this picturesque tour through the Alpbach Valley: beautiful scenery, charming accommodation and walks amid rolling pastures and authentic flower villages.
To spend a vacation in the Wildschoenau in Austria is to experience a lush valley whose people have kept alive many customs, long forgotten in other places. Known for its wild beauty, this valley embodies “pristine” Alpine living.
The Hills are still alive in Austria! If you are looking for picture perfect scenery, fresh mountain air and crystal clear lakes, Austria offers an abundance of choices. Following is our selection of some of the most scenic Alpine resorts.
Austria's mountain resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Regions like the Arlberg, Kitzbuehel, Innsbruck & Stubai Glacier & the Montafon ski region offer not only great outdoor activities but also great culinary delights
Austria's alpine resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Resorts in Gastein, the Arlberg, Kitzbuehel, Innsbruck & Stubai Glacier offer not only great outdoor activities but also great culinary delights
Great weather, unbelievable vertical drops, excellent resorts, amazing cuisine, great hospitality are just a few of the many reasons why you should choose Austria for your next vacation.
Biking throughout Austria's countryside is another great way to experiece our beautiful country. Wheather you are a soft-biker or enjoy rugged landscapes there are biking trails for every type. We have selected four well-marked bike trails for their scenic beauty and point of interest.
The past few years we have been asked questions about biking in Austria. In this segment we try to answer a lot of them and hope to make your bike-tour even more enjoyable.
Austria has six National parks, almost 60 nature preserves and „nature parks“, about 35 „hot spots“ for bird-watching, 20 Alpine gardens and many other opportunities to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty
A vacation in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions of the country. Austria's landscapes are incredibly varied and the options of outdoor acitities are endless. Be it a walk through Austria's Alps or biking along Austria's great rivers. Don't forget: you are never far from historic cities, cultural events and gourmet restaurant.
A vacation in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions of Austria. Austria's landscapes are incredibly varied and the options are endless. Be it a walk through Austria's Alps or biking along Austria's great rivers. Keep in mind that you are never far from historic city centers, cultural events and gourmet restaurant.