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Hiking Regions

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.

Walk Austria's Alps

Nationalpark Thayatal in Lower Austria © NP Thayatal/Mirau Nationalpark Thayatal in Lower Austria © NP Thayatal/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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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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Ruhepol © Österreich Werbung Ruhepol © Österreich Werbung

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Explore Austria's nature in deep green forests, lush Alpine meadows, crystal-clear lakes from the Pannonian Plain in the east to the Alpine scenery in the west.
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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/H.Wiesenhofer Vineyards in Styria © Österreich Werbung/H.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 © Salburgerland Tourismus St James Trail in Salzburgerland © Salburgerland Tourismus

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 Gigler Dominik The Eagle's Walk - Stage 20; Alps at the Lech valley © ©Tirol Werbung Gigler Dominik

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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Video: LfA: Arlberg © Austrian Tourist Office Video: LfA: Arlberg © Austrian Tourist Office

Watch our video about the Arlberg

„Letters from Austria“ is a collection of stories from one stunning road trip through Austria. It features stops in the Arlberg Region, Salzburg, the surrounding SalzburgerLand, Graz, and Vienna. Explore these picturesque and romantic parts of the country and feel the magic of the mountains.

This video introduces you to one of Austria's best outdoor regions: the Arlberg.

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Good to Know

Emergency Info when in the Alps

The European emergency number 112 is valid for all of Europe. You can call this number even without reception, SIM card, or credit on your mobile phone.

Emergency Numbers in Austria

Wheelchair Hiking in Tirol

Tirol is focused on helping disabled people reach their peaks:extensive ski facilities in winter, 24 approved wheelchair hiking trails and much more.

Hiking without Barriers

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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Get your rendevouz with nature and spend a vacation in Austria.
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