Nature & Adventure
Austria's natural world is breathtaking in its beauty and scale. The landscape comprises hundreds of mountain and glaciers, soaring above flowering meadows, crystal lakes of drinking water quality and charming villages. It's one of Europe's most wooded countries with flourishing flora and fauna, from its alpine roses to its small bear population.
Here, holidaymakers find hiking and biking trails for every mood, high ropes and via ferrata climbs, adventure parks and water-based activities, in addition to Austria's unsurpassable winter sports scene. Choose between a family-friendly themed hike and an intense mountain bike workshop one day, glacier skiing and stand-up paddle boarding the next. When it comes to adventure travel, Austria's got it all.
From rewarding early-morning summit hikes, to delicious breakfasts enjoyed while overlooking the land and sipping champagne, here are three sunrise experiences in Austria for when we can travel again.Read more
Austrian National Tourist Office introduces 'Vorfreude' competition, helping Brits look forward to travel in 202118.12.2020
UK residents can head to austria.info/vorfreude to nominate a friend or family who they know really deserves an incredible holiday, and they'll be in with a chance of winning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Austria, to be taken next year.Read more
Lockdown astronomers with a newfound love of stargazing should add Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, the Gesäuse National Park and Großmugl to their travel bucket lists. These three Austrian destinations boast dark skies, stunning stars capes and breath-taking views of the Milky Way.Read more
In Tirol, there is a saying to describe smaller, more secluded ski regions: klein, aber fein, meaning little and lovely. Winter sports beginners and families with children in tow will love these seven "klein aber fein" destinations.Read more
Lofty summits, glittering lakes and serene mountain pastures dotted with sweet, cosy alpine huts: during winter, Austria's countryside scenes are nothing short of picture perfect. Winter hiking is one of the best ways to immerse oneself in these landscapes.Read more