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Austria invites for a true voyage of discovery.

Conquer majestic Alps by foot or pedal through enchanting forests. Take a leisurely wander through luscious Alpine pastures or a guided walk across challenging terrain, all the while soaking up the awe-inspiring views. Bike down exhilarating mountainous passes or simply cycle along well-signed paths breathing the fresh Alpine air. From former Roman towns to baroque monasteries, castles and modern installations, all manner of impressive architecture is waiting to be uncovered. The cities allure with their hidden treasures, outstanding architecture and juxtaposition of historical splendour and contemporary cool.

With so much to choose from it can be difficult to decide how best to tailor your Austrian adventure. Read on for some special insider tips from locals, suggestions for off-the-beaten track discoveries, unmissable events and true cultural and culinary highlights.

What will you uncover this summer?

Exterior view of the hotel with pool © Gartenhotel Theresia Exterior view of the hotel with pool © Gartenhotel Theresia
Hotel recommendation
Saalbach-Hinterglemm, SalzburgerLand

Hotel Theresia

This environmentally conscious superior four-star family-run hotel in the heart of Salzburg's Grass Mountains boasts a unique contemporary style and combines exclusive interior design with a sense of timeless tradition.
Tradition meets eco-chic
Maria Theresien Street © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner Maria Theresien Street © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner

Innsbruck in Tirol

This young, vibrant city is flanked by breathtaking mountains, which you can reach direct from the town centre in twenty minutes. Come here for cool shopping, beautiful architecture, fantastic hiking and events.
Alpine, urban and imperial
Walking in Garneratal © Vorarlberg Tourismus / Dietmar Denger Walking in Garneratal © Vorarlberg Tourismus / Dietmar Denger

Vorarlberg

Come here for enchanting scenery, uplifting concerts, inspiring exhibitions, eye-catching contemporary architecture, first-rate lodgings, scrumptious food and warming hospitality.
Outdoor exploration and cultural inspiration
Außenansicht Interalpen Hotel Tirol © Interalpen Hotel Tyrol Außenansicht Interalpen Hotel Tirol © Interalpen Hotel Tyrol
Hotel recommendation
Seefeld, Tirol

Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

Awash with Tirolean cosiness and charm, the five-star superior Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol is set at the height of 1,300m in splendid isolation and offers up superb panoramic views of the surrounding Tirolean Alps.
5-star superior luxury hotel in the heart of Tirol
Mirabell gardens in Salzburg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger Mirabell gardens in Salzburg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger

Salzburg

This sublimely beautiful city is flanked by soft green mountains that surround the baroque city centre. Come here for a city retreat in a place abounding with nature, architecture, art, culture, tradition and modernity.
Stage of the world
Schönangeralm © Wildschönau Tourismus Schönangeralm © Wildschönau Tourismus

Wildschönau in Tirol

Travel through lush Alpine pastures bursting with rare wildflowers, past picturesque cosy villages and stop off at rustic mountain huts bursting with Tirolean hospitality in this outstanding nook of Tirol.
Untouched beauty and Alpine surrounds
Railjet through Austria © ÖBB / Christian Auerweck Railjet through Austria © ÖBB / Christian Auerweck

ÖBB trains

There's no better way to uncover Austria than with ÖBB Railjets trains. Frequent connections from Vienna mean you can travel in comfort and style all over Austria, and marvel at spectacular scenery along the way.
Uncover Austria with ÖBB trains
Relaxing in front of the mountain hut © Michael Werlberger Relaxing in front of the mountain hut © Michael Werlberger

Kitzbühel in Tirol

The small Alpine town of Kitzbühel effortlessly blends tradition with a modern way of life. It's the perfect location to experience a real zest for sport and the pursuit of the extraordinary amidst its impressive mountainous surrounds.
The magic of hiking
The view of the Schlossberg in Graz © Steiermark Tourismus / Harry Schiffer The view of the Schlossberg in Graz © Steiermark Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

Graz

Austria’s southern beauty and the capital of Styria, Graz will grab you straight away with its serene beauty, charm and passion for foods and flavours. This is a young and vibrant city that you just can’t help but fall in love with.
A foodie's paradise
Summer panorama of Zell am See-Kaprun © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / Faistauer Photography Summer panorama of Zell am See-Kaprun © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / Faistauer Photography

Zell am See-Kaprun

This resort boasts a picturesque combination of glacier, mountains and lake You're bound to find a wide array of activies to suit your taste, regardless of your interests.
Glacier, mountains and lake
Hiking © TZA / C. Jorda Hiking © TZA / C. Jorda

Tiroler Zugspitz Arena in Tirol

Discover a slower pace of life exploring the dramatic area around the Zugspitze, the mountain on the border with Austria and Germany. Bikers and hikers alike are spoilt for choice, with a range of different routes to choose from.
The heights of adventure
Hiking in St. Johann in Tirol © Staudinger Hiking in St. Johann in Tirol © Staudinger

St. Johann in Tirol

The pretty mountain town of St. Johann in Tirol, in the heart of the Kitzbüheler Alps, is perfect for outdoor activities and exploration. Alpine pastures, high mountain peaks and romantic mountain lakes, waterfalls and gorges await. 
Tirol at its best
Hiking in the summer © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Christoph Schöch Hiking in the summer © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Christoph Schöch

St Anton am Arlberg in Tirol

The village of St. Anton am Arlberg sublimely marries the old and new with the traditional and modern. During the summer months, this prime winter sports destination transforms into a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
Tradition meets modernity in a spectacular setting
Refreshment at a water fountain in Alpbachtal © Alpbachtal-Seenland Tourismus Refreshment at a water fountain in Alpbachtal © Alpbachtal-Seenland Tourismus

Alpbachtal in Tirol

This picture-book setting is often referred to as Austria's prettiest village. Come here for a veritable hiker's and biker's paradise amidst the most picturesque of settings.
Chocolate-box setting

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Destinations at a glance

Relaxing in front of the mountain hut © Michael WerlbergerRelaxing in front of the mountain hut © Michael Werlberger

Kitzbühel, Tirol

The magic of hiking.
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Summer panorama of Zell am See-Kaprun © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / Faistauer PhotographySummer panorama of Zell am See-Kaprun © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / Faistauer Photography

Zell am See-Kaprun

Glacier, mountains and lake in one idyllic setting.
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Railjet through Austria © ÖBB / Christian AuerweckRailjet through Austria © ÖBB / Christian Auerweck

Uncover Austria with ÖBB trains

Explore Austria in comfort and style.
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Walking in Garneratal © Vorarlberg Tourismus / Dietmar DengerWalking in Garneratal © Vorarlberg Tourismus / Dietmar Denger

Vorarlberg

A haven for families, gourmets and culture vultures alike.
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The view of the Schlossberg in Graz © Steiermark Tourismus / Harry SchifferThe view of the Schlossberg in Graz © Steiermark Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

Graz

A foodie's paradise.
A foodie's paradise
Außenansicht Interalpen Hotel Tirol © Interalpen Hotel TyrolAußenansicht Interalpen Hotel Tirol © Interalpen Hotel Tyrol

Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

5-star superior luxury hotel in the heart of Tirol.
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Refreshment at a water fountain in Alpbachtal © Alpbachtal-Seenland TourismusRefreshment at a water fountain in Alpbachtal © Alpbachtal-Seenland Tourismus

Alpbachtal in Tirol

Chocolate-box setting in the heart of Tirol.
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Hiking in the summer © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Christoph SchöchHiking in the summer © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Christoph Schöch

St Anton am Arlberg in Tirol

Tradition meets modernity in a spectacular setting.
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Schönangeralm © Wildschönau TourismusSchönangeralm © Wildschönau Tourismus

Wildschönau in Tirol

Untouched beauty and Alpine surrounds.
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Maria Theresien Street © TVB Innsbruck / Christof LacknerMaria Theresien Street © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner

Innsbruck in Tirol

Alpine, urban and imperial.
Alpine, urban and imperial
Mirabell gardens in Salzburg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter BreiteggerMirabell gardens in Salzburg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger

Salzburg

Stage of the world and Europe's cultural capital.
Stage of the world and Europe's cultural capital
Hiking in St. Johann in Tirol © StaudingerHiking in St. Johann in Tirol © Staudinger

St. Johann in Tirol

Tirol at its best.
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Hiking © TZA / C. JordaHiking © TZA / C. Jorda

Tiroler Zugspitz Arena in Tirol

The heights of adventure.
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Gartenhotel Theresia Garten APF © Gartenhotel TheresiaGartenhotel Theresia Garten APF © Gartenhotel Theresia

Hotel Theresia

Tradition meets eco-chic.
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