• Cool down jetty / Traunsee
      Summer Holidays the Austrian Way

      Relax and rewind like the locals - from rugged mountaintops and glaciers to shimmering lakes and artsy city breaks in the sun.

    Authentic, Unique & Memorable

    Lakes surrounded by blossoming flowers, stunning mountain summits and hidden waterfalls - a place just as gorgeous as the pictures on your social media feed. Only, in this case you can experience it for real!

    Summer holidays the Austrian way mean unwinding from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immersing yourself in exciting adventures, authentic nature and traditions. It's about recharging your batteries and boostering your mental and physical health while creating unforgettable memories. Take a deep breath on an alpine pasture or a dip in a mountain lake, go hiking, biking or boating, stroll through a forest and enjoy its relaxing scent or take part in a flower-filled traditional festival. And what better way to end your day in style than with a stroll through a laid-back Austrian town and a traditional foodie feast?

    Experience Austria like the locals and find out first-hand what makes the country so unique and authentic. From active outdoor activities to lazy days in the sun, relaxing city breaks - or a mix of all, your new favourite summer adventure awaits.

    Experiences the Austrian Way

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      Where to go sailing in Austria

      As a land-locked country, Austria might not be the most obvious choice for a sailing holiday. While it does not have a direct access to the ocean, Austria has some nice alternatives to offer: A surprisingly high density of huge, beautiful lakes, providing perfect sailing conditions for beginners and pros alike!
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    •                         Family at lake Traunsee in Upper Austria / Traunsee

      Austria's Most Beautiful Lakes: Cool down the Austrian Way

      Austria's most beautiful bathing lakes to spend a summer day swimming, paddling - or just lazing around all day.
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      Viennese Spring Water: Energy Drink the Austrian Way

      Austria is considered the "land of water" among the Alpine countries. Vienna’s drinking water is especially famous.
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      Austria’s Best Summit Platforms: Public Screening the Austrian Way

      Summer in Austria is best enjoyed in the mountains! Nothing quite beats the feeling of looking down on the world from a summit.
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      Rafting in Austria

      Austria is famously known for its culture, imperial architecture, rich history, excellent food, and breathtaking lakes and mountains landscapes. In the Alpine regions, the country shows off its rougher side, providing some pretty cool action on the most beautiful rivers, gushing down countless gorges and ravines.

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    •                 Cycling in the Weissensee region in Carinthia

      Gravel Austria – The gravel bike route through Austria

      Experience varied descents on gravel and tarmac along fantastic mountain and lake landscapes on the Gravel Route through Austria.

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