Things to do in Austria

There are lots of things to do in Austria. Famous for its snow-capped mountains, offering some of the best skiing and cultural holidays in the world. Whatever your level of skiing is you will find a run to suit you in the Alps. Either don your skis on the beginner’s slopes or test your fitness levels on a cross country route. Sledge down the mountain or enjoy the view from a sleigh ride. Aside from the winter sports on offer, you will find a choice of cultural highlights in Salzburg, including the famous Sound of Music Tour. During the summer time the Austrian Alps transform into a lush green landscape with beautiful plants and wildlife. Cycling, climbing and hiking tours are also popular with lovers of the great outdoors.

If you enjoy nightlife, there are plenty of things to do in Austria, where the Alps have legendary bars and clubs. Festivals keep the party atmosphere going whether it is apres-ski or on a warm summer evening. Oberau is a laid back ski resort, ideal for beginners. With just a handful of shops and bars, this is the ideal place to chill out in winter or summer. Cross country ski tours are also available if you really want to ‘get away from it all.’ Innsbruck has twice hosted the Olympic Games and is the winter sports capital of Europe. Top notch ski slopes and a vibrant town centre attracts holidaymakers from all over the world. Not for the faint-hearted, the Stubai Glacier provides the ultimate challenge where you can ski, carve and board your way down some steep tracks.

St Anton and Arlberg attract the royal sets from all over Europe and have over 100 years of skiing heritage. There are also lots of things to do in the capital of Austria, Vienna, a stunning riverside city. Such talents as Mozart and Beethoven resided here and the city is a picture of style and elegance. Beautiful architecture dates back over a thousand years and grandiose buildings line cobbled streets.

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Best Season:May, June, July, August
Popular Location: Vienna, Salzburg and Graz