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    • Family skiing at Krippenstein mountain in Obertraun
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      Feel the Winter Love

      #winterlove is an untouched piste. A snow-covered forest. A crackling fire. Experience it with our top tips for your next winter holiday. #realAustria

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    • Weihnachtstraum auf dem Rathausplatz
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    See the Best of Europe in one Country

    “Austria is possibly the best combination of culture and nature on the planet”. Lonely Planet

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    Which winter activity do you fancy?

    •                 München Flughafen Tower Alps (c) Munich Airport
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      Your Shortcut to Austria’s Alps: Munich Airport

      Get a chance to win a winter vacation to the Austrian Alps. Touch down in Munich and hop over to Austria's mountainside! With 11 nonstop flights on Lufthansa from the US straight to the Alps.

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    Discover Austria's major cities

    First time visiting Austria? Looking for new ideas on how to explore Austria even more in-depth? We have created some itineraries to ensure you'll see Austria through the eyes of experts - us.

    Coronavirus Information

    Currently, there are no special entry requirements for Austria. We look forward to seeing you very soon! Please find everything about Covid safety measures during your stay, and the latest updates here.

    •                 Skiing in the skiing area Kappl
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      Austria's Ski Resorts: Opening Dates 2022

      Austria's ski regions can't wait to start into the new winter season - and thousands of skiing enthusiasts are just as eagerly awaiting the opening dates.

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    Editor's Picks: Winter

    • Sledding at Annaberg in Lower Austria
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    • Achensee Zwölferkopf
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    • Freeride Obertauern
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    • Langlaufen
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    • Husky Toni - Toni on the sledge
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    • Finding the Winter Light - winter walk in the region of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
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    • Fackelwanderung im PillerseeTal
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    • Finding the Winter Light - winter walk in the region of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
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    Explore Austria

    • Active in the Outdoors

      It's the small moments that make us happy: The pride on our best friend's face when finally reaching the summit. Or at night, falling asleep with achy legs but a smile on our face. That's what life in the outdoors is all about.

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          Hike high above the Drautal valley
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    • Wellbeing & Relaxation in Austria's Nature

      Nature soothes our minds and bodies. From the healing effect of waterfalls and trees to the beauty of cultural landscapes, mountains, and waters, Austria is filled with natural gems.

      Discover Austria's nature
          forest around lake Egelsee
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    • Culinary discovery trip through Austria

      Austria owes its culinary identity to both its location in the heart of Europe and its remarkable history. Austria stands for openness to varied influences and a love for refining existing traditions at the highest level.

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          Fairkocht in der Schtubacht Küche
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    • Travel to Places that Inspire the Masters

      Follow the steps of Austria’s young and old masters and discover why these places inspire them. Along the way, discover the new and unknown and create your own Austrian cultural adventures.

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    Discover Austria

    Austria is a country rich with history, beautiful regions, imperial cities and year long activities.

    •                 Sunset in Pertisau on Lake Achensee
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    •                 Hike high above the Drautal valley
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    •                 forest around lake Egelsee
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      Why Forest Bathing Can Make You Healthier and Happier, According to Science

      Spending time in the forest has a soothing, refreshing effect on our bodies and minds. But how does it work, exactly?
      Find out
    •                         thermal spa Aqua Dome in Längenfeld
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      Why Spas and Thermal Baths Are So Good for Us

      They strengthen our immune system or relax us through and through. Find out why spas can be a veritable fountain of youth.
      Dive in
    •                 Fairkocht in der Schtubacht Küche
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    •                         Breakfast served on a boat (Plätte) at Lake Grundlsee
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      9 restaurants and mountain huts with a view

      The sun in your face, a view with wow effect, and on top of that fine food: from lakeside restaurants to rustic mountain huts.
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    •                         organic farm Josef Göltl
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      Dream career: organic farmer

      Out of a passion for old pig breeds: Josef Göltl decided to give up his career as a mechanic to become an organic farmer.
      Visit the organic pig farm
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    •                         Hedy Lamarr, Girl On The Moon
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      Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood Goddess and Lady Bluetooth

      Legendary actress Hedy Lamarr was known in Hollywood as „the most beautiful woman in the world.” Her career in film started in Vienna, her birthplace. There you can wander in the footsteps of Hedwig Kiesler, as she was known in her youth.
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    •                         Orchard with Roses Gustav Klimt 1912
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      Gustav Klimt and the Promise of the Rose

      The painter Gustav Klimt was one of the most important representatives of Art Nouveau and cofounder of the Viennese Secession, as well as a connoisseur of everything beautiful in life. Aside from the grace of his muses, he was also fascinated by the aesthetics of roses.
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    Insiders' Tips

    •                         Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg / Salzburg
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      Austria's Quirkiest City Tours

      Sightseeing does not have to be all about following the guidebook in Austria's cities. Those looking for something a little bit different are sure to find out on one of these less conventional tours...
      Cities from a different perspective
    •                         hiking around the Green Lake in Styria, mountain lake "Grüner See"
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      Austria’s Prettiest Places, According to Austrians

      Find out about the magical places chosen by Austrians as the country’s most beautiful spots.
      Where are the top spots?
    •                         View to Schönbrunn Palace and the Gloriette
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      Austria’s Top Sights

      From Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace to Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, these are the top 10 attractions you should visit in Austria.
      Your Austria bucket list
    •                         The traditional Wiener Schnitzel
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      Top 5 Austrian Dishes You Need to Try

      Austrian classics from Wiener Schnitzel to Marillenknödel - don't miss these must-eats on your stay in Austria.
      Find Your Favourite
    •                         Dachstein mountain: 5fingers viewing platform
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      Austria’s Top 10 Summit Platforms

      Nothing quite beats the feeling of reaching a summit and looking down at the world. Find the top 10 places in Austria to experience it here.
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    Practical Travel Information

    •                         The Parliament of Vienna at sunrise
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      About Austria

      Find out facts and figures about Austria and meet its people and their customs.
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      Brexit and Travelling to Austria

      One thing’s for certain: You can still travel to Austria after Brexit – and we look forward to welcoming you. However, there are a few things travellers might want to consider to be on the safe side.
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      How to Get to and Around Austria

      Find information about travelling to Austria by plane, car, train, and coach.
      How to get to and around Austria
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    Tell Us About Your Trip and Win A Holiday!

    Have you been to Austria or do you have a trip booked in the future? Answer a few questions for a chance to win!

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    •                 National Rail in Panoramic Landscape
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      Explore Austria By Train

      Travelling through Austria by train is reliable, comfortable, and convenient. Relax, sit back, and enjoy your vacation, the Austrian Railways takes you to Austria’s most beautiful places.

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    What Are You Interested In?

    •                         The Parliament of Vienna at sunrise
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      About Austria

      Find out facts and figures about Austria and meet its people and their customs.
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    •                         Vienna airport
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      Passport & Visa for Austria

      Learn what documents you need and how to apply for a Visa to Austria.
      Visa for Austria
    •                         View from the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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      How to Get to and Around Austria

      Find information about travelling to Austria by plane, car, train, and coach.
      How to get to and around Austria
    •                         NALA Individuellhotel - Cinema / Hotel Nala
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      Austria Hotel Collection

      Looking for a charming, family-run hotel in Austria? Here is our curated list featuring great hotels in Austria's cities and countryside.
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    •                         City of Salzburg
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      Travel Experiences Designed by Experts

      Hand-selected travel programs designed by travel experts that will guide you to your perfect Austrian vacation.
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    Cloud in the shape of Austria
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    New requirements to enter the country effective May 16, 2022

    IMPORTANT UPDATE by the Austrian Government

    The “3-G” rule (vaccinated/recovered or tested) for arrivals to Austria was lifted on May 16, 2022. There are currently no COVID-19 related entry restrictions in effect for Austria.

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    •                 Käsespätzle - a hearty, typical Austrian dish
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