A warm welcome along with high standards of service and facilities awaits you on your holiday to Austria, rich in culture and heritage, Austria sits in a stunning Alpine landscape with snow-capped peaks, rolling meadows and gingerbread chalets. Imperial and Baroque cities including Vienna, the capital, and Salzburg are famed for their musical heritage and stunning architecture and are ideal for a city break. Tucked away in the mountains, holiday resorts in Austria such as Kitzbuhel and Zell Am See offer a fantastic range of winter and summer sports and are ideal for a family holiday, you may experience the rich musical heritage on your holiday to Austria.
Elegant palaces and convivial coffee houses are a hallmark of this landlocked Central European nation, where lakes and mountains also provide a multitude of soft or adrenalin-packed adventures.
- The pretty town of Salzburg is usually packed with people coming to celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born there.
- Vienna has so many attractions – from its many brilliant museums, to its ‘kaffeehaus” (coffee house) culture and of course, the famous Lipizzaner horses who seem to “dance” to music at the Hofburg Palace.
- Innsbruck, with its 12-century castle, is the gateway to the Tyrol, Austria’s most mountainous province.
- Speaking of mountains, skiing is excellent here – from exclusive St Anton to charming Lech.
When to visit
Austria has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. However, due to its size and varied geography, there are a couple of distinct climatic regions that stand out – in the east, the Pannonian climate dominates with low rainfall, hot summers and moderate winters, while in the Central Eastern Alps, you should expect an Alpine climate of high rainfall, short summers and long winters. December-March is peak ski season.
Areas of Austria