Queen of the Alps, Baroque and classical music, birthplace of psychoanalysis and waltz, nest of culture and treasurer of a great history, Austria could be nicknamed the heart of Europe. Vienna, its capital, is the symbol of this and cultivates this love of the past. An imperial city par excellence with its many buildings baroque, gothic or neoclassical, it has managed to maintain many of its traditions, foremost among which are balls, waltzes or cafés, while making it one of the most modern cities in Europe. The refinement and lifestyle of Austrian cities, such as Salzburg, Graz or Innsbruck, will seduce culture lovers, fine food lovers or music lovers. Hearing Haydn, Mozart or Strauss songs in their home country is an unforgettable experience. At their side, the electro musicians are in the news, an example among many others of this country which always oscillates with a rare know-how between conservatism and avant-gardism. Austria, a great tourist country, is also and above all the alpine country par excellence, a great country of nature, landscapes, countryside and especially mountains. From snow-covered peaks to crystal clear waters and pine forests, Austrians have preserved the magic of their nature in a wonderful way. Tyrol, Carinthia, Styria, Upper Austria and the Salzburg region are a true alpine sanctuary. In the land of Heidi and Sissi, Austria is a land of contrasts and beauty to discover in all seasons and at all ages.

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When to go to Austria?

Austria, due to its various tourist attractions, can be visited in any season. In summer, many hikes are possible throughout most of the country. Austria has more than 50,000 km of marked trails for all levels. In addition, summer is the season for many renowned cultural festivals: festivals in Vienna, Salzburg, Bregenz, Ars Electronica and many others. In winter, Austria is ideal for snow sports. Two thirds of the country is mountainous.

How to go to Austria? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

For Austria, the agencies will mainly offer short stays in Vienna ("in the footsteps of Sissi","Romantic Vienna"...). But you can also opt for a visit to Salzburg, a tour through the whole country, or hikes around the Salzkammergut lakes or in the Dachstein. There are also many winter sports stays in Tyrol. Finally, there are also combined language and ski holidays.

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It is very easy to go alone to Austria, the road, rail and air transport networks being very developed and the means to get there are numerous (plane, train, coach, car...). The main danger in Austria is the mountains: beware of falls and be well equipped; the risks of avalanches are also very real (www.lawine.at). In the mountains, check the weather before you leave and get your compass and maps. Do not swim anywhere, as lake waters can be dangerous

Domestic flights, given the distances, are very largely competed with by trains, even if students and those under 24 years of age can sometimes benefit from reduced prices. The rail network is very dense. If you want to travel by car, no problem, but your car will have to be reliable because the slopes are steep. Namely: vehicles using highways must do so and display it on the windshield.

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When to travel?

Austria, due to its various tourist attractions, can be visited in any season. In summer, many hikes are possible thr...
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Weather forecast

The Austrian climate is generally alpine in nature. In the north, the climate is continental and alpine, while in the...
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Budget

Austria, whose currency is also the euro, has a reputation for being a country with a high cost of living. It is true...
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Formalities

Austria is a member of the European Union and the Schengen area. For a European national, a valid identity card is su...
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Health

Health conditions are excellent in Austria. However, make sure your vaccinations are up to date. In addition, there h...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is very easy to go alone to Austria, the road, rail and air transport networks being very developed and the means...
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How to get organized?

For Austria, the agencies will mainly offer short stays in Vienna ("in the footsteps of Sissi","Romantic Vienna"...)....
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Getting around

Domestic flights, given the distances, are very largely competed with by trains, even if students and those under 24...
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