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A vacation in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and wonderful traditions of Austria.

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Picknick on the pasture © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Picknick on the pasture © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Your ideal hiking destination

Why Go Hiking in Austria?

Austria is the ideal hiking destination, with fascinating landscapes and a sophisticated network of trails of varying altitudes and levels of difficulty. Whether you explore one of the national parks, experience the beauty of the Alps on a long distance trail or head out on a family day hike, Austria offers unlimited opportunities.

10 reasons to choose Austria

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Walk Austria's Alps

Nationalpark Thayatal in Lower Austria © Nationalpark Thayatal / Rainer Mirau Nationalpark Thayatal in Lower Austria © Nationalpark Thayatal / Rainer Mirau

National Parks in Austria

Austria has six National parks, almost 60 nature preserves and „nature parks“ to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty.
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Venediger high altitude hiking path in East Tirol © Anja Brucker / NP Hohe Tauern Venediger high altitude hiking path in East Tirol © Anja Brucker / NP Hohe Tauern

High Alpine trails in East Tirol

The wild and romantic landscape of the Eastern Alps lends itself to the most exhilarating of Alpine hikes. From delights such as the Venediger Trail with stop-offs at charming mountain huts and views of Austria's highest mountain to the Eagle Way which stretches from the east to the west and runs through all of Tirol, here are some highlights. Lace up your boots and shoulder your backpack. Which of these spectacular trails will tempt you on your hiking adventure?
 
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Suspension bridge on the Dachstein glacier © Österreich Werbung / Reinhold Leitner Suspension bridge on the Dachstein glacier © Österreich Werbung / Reinhold Leitner

5 thrilling ways to explore the Dachstein glacier

An ancient glacier shrouds the Dachstein in blue permafrost. On Styria’s tallest peak, five places in particular give you a taste of high alpine adventure. No hiking required.

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Hiking Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Hiking Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

River & Lake Hikes

Hiking trails provide plenty of opportunity to encounter natural waters along the way, from tranquil rivers to majestic gorges.
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Vineyards in Styria © Österreich Werbung / Hans Wiesenhofer Vineyards in Styria © Österreich Werbung / Hans Wiesenhofer

Culinary Hike in Styria

Located in the Southern part of Styria, the Südsteirische Weinstrasse (South Styrian Wine Road) is worth a visit.
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St James Trail in Salzburgerland © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH St James Trail in Salzburgerland © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

St. James Trail

Walk the Austrian section of the famous St. James Trail and find out why “spiritual walking” is gaining in popularity.
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The Eagle's Walk - Stage 20; Alps at the Lech valley © Tirol Werbung / Dominik Gigler The Eagle's Walk - Stage 20; Alps at the Lech valley © Tirol Werbung / Dominik Gigler

The Eagle's Walk

Enjoy an eagle's perspective of Tirol’s most beautiful Alpine scenery.
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Hiking in Salzburg Countryside © Tourismusverband Radstadt Hiking in Salzburg Countryside © Tourismusverband Radstadt

Best Walking Resorts

Looking for picture perfect scenery, fresh mountain air and crystal clear lakes? Austria offers an abundance of choices.
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Alpbach village center in the summer © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus Alpbach village center in the summer © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus
U$ 1000.--
per person / double occupancy

7 Resort Hike in the Austrian Alps

Everything you expect from a perfect walking vacation, you will find on this picturesque tour through the Alpbach Valley: beautiful scenery, charming accommodation and much more.
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할슈타트 © Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut / Viorel Munteanu 할슈타트 © Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut / Viorel Munteanu
U$ 1075.--
per person based on double occupancy

World Heritage Tour

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.
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Picturesque Grundlsee at the Ausseerland in Styria © Radtouren / no name Picturesque Grundlsee at the Ausseerland in Styria © Radtouren / no name
U$ 1150.--
per person / double occupancy

Salzkammergut Sampler

On this tour you will learn more about the long history of the Salzkammergut Lake Region and visit most of Austria's picturesque village, like Hallstatt, Bad Ischl and many more.
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Schloss Igls in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck Schloss Igls in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck
U$ 865.--
double or single occupancy

Igls. Austria special

Igls is known as THE hiking village. Set on a glacial plateau at 3,000 feet above sea level and only 2 1/2 miles from Innsbruck.
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The cattle comes back to the farm at the end of summer © Österreich Werbung / Josef Mallaun The cattle comes back to the farm at the end of summer © Österreich Werbung / Josef Mallaun
U$ 855.--
per person based on double occupancy

Hiking the Romantic Wildschoenau Valley

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.
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Itineraries through Austria

Looking for unforgettable experiences in Austria? Here are our suggestions for amazing places to see and delicious food to taste. Need inspiration for your trip?

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

A New Era of Wonder: 120 years of Swarovski & 20 years of the museum is celebrated with a spectacular new opening; now larger, more sparkling, and more fascinating than ever.

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Useful tips while hiking the Alps

Here is a list of list of helpful tips to keep in mind when encountering herds of cattle while hiking.

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