Austria is a place with the perfect mixture of culture and nature, where travellers can immerse themselves in the atmosphere of historic cities like Vienna, Salzburg or Innsbruck and they will enjoy the architecture, arts and culinary delights.
Discover world-famous musicians like Mozart or Beethoven and painters such as Klimt or Schiele or breathe in the Alpine air when staying in cosy mountain huts with tremendous views or explore the Austrian countryside with all its traditions and natural gifts, like the beautiful Wachau Valley in Lower Austria or the Lake District in the SalzburgerLand.
Taste the best of the country with Austria’s delicious dishes like “Wiener Schnitzel”, “Käsespätzle” or “Schweinsbraten”, to go for a “Brettljause” and enjoy a glass of Austrian wine.
Due to its diversity, Austria is perfectly suitable for cultural travellers as well as for those who look for scenic landscapes and outdoor getaways. Spending a holiday in Austria fits both couples and single travellers, as many hotels have special offers for people who travel solo. Also for cruise-tourists Austria is becoming more and more popular with the Danube being one of the major river cruises in Europe nowadays.
Sport enthusiasts enjoy Austria as much as wellness- and mindfulness travellers, since the density of thermal regions in Southern and Eastern Austria runs parallel to the pristine Alpine mountain landscape in the Western part of the country, where hiking and winter sports attract many travellers according to the specific season.
Foodies won’t be disappointed in Austria. Combining vast ranges of fresh produce with traditional recipes and regional specialties. The mild climate in Eastern Austria and in the Wachau Valley along the Danube are the perfect conditions for growing wine.
Travelling to Austria
There are several one-stop options to get from Australia’s major cities to Vienna, the capital of Austria. Thai Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways offer the shortest connections ranging from a minimum of 20 hours from Australia’s West Coast to a minimum of 23 hours from the East Coast.
Alternatively, for visiting the Alpine regions in Austria’s West, like Vorarlberg, Tyrol and Salzburg, flying into Munich or Zurich is also an option. The flight times for these cities are nearly identical to the ones to Vienna and in addition to Thai, Emirates and Qatar also Etihad and for some routes Lufthansa, Swiss and Singapore Airlines are an option for relatively short one-stop flights.
The most convenient way to get around in Austria is with the Austrian Railways, due to the dense rail infrastructure. Especially the major cities like Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz and Vienna are really well connected with fast trains and guarantee a quick and comfortable getting around.