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Austria

We recommend Austria for...

  • Elegant cities such as Vienna and Innsbruck
  • Simply magnificent Alpine beauty, with picture-postcard Alpine villages set amidst dramatic scenery
  • The musical heritage of Mozart’s Salzburg and the Sound of Music
  • Majestic mountain railways, including Achensee Train, Europe’s oldest rack and pinion railway
  • The beautiful region of Carinthia, with fabulous lake and mountain scenery, a relaxed Mediterranean feel and a warm climate

A land of simply magnificent Alpine beauty, Austria has a majestic beauty that will leave you breathless. From elegant cities such as Vienna and Innsbruck and picture-postcard Alpine villages set amidst dramatic scenery, to the musical heritage of Mozart’s Salzburg and the Sound of Music, Austria is a country steeped in tradition that is bound to seduce.

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Innsbruck

Breathtaking mountain peaks and lush green valleys, combined with wonderful hospitality make this an ideal gateway from which to discover the spectacular Tyrol and the beautiful cities of Salzburg and Innsbruck.

Hotel Lifthotel , Kirchberg

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Hopfgarten

Breathtaking mountain peaks, pine-clad hills and lush green valleys, combined with the hospitality of your hosts, ensure a pleasant and enjoyable stay in the Tyrol. Located in the heart of the Kitzbühler Alps, attractive Hopfgarten boasts a variety of shops, bars and cafés.

Sporthotel Fuchs , Hopfgarten

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Woerthersee

Beautiful Carinthia is Austria's most southernmost province with a fabulous lake, mountain scenery & relaxed Mediterranean feel and a warm climate. Set on the borders of Italy and Slovenia, this region offers a wealth of excursion opportunities.

Hotel Moserhof , Seeboden am Millstatter See

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Konigsee

Discover magical Castle Rosenegg on a unique stay at the charming Schlosshotel, dating back to the 12th century. It's a perfect base to explore the stunning scenery of the Tyrol and Salzburg, backdrop to the much-loved 'Sound of Music'.

Schlosshotel Rosenegg , Fieberbrunn

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Budapest

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to the ancient splendour of Bratislava and stunning Budapest. You could sample some Wachau Valley wine or tour beautiful Melk Abbey. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda.

MV Esmeralda

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Budapest

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to the ancient splendour of Bratislava and stunning Budapest. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda.

MV Esmeralda

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Budapest

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to the ancient splendour of Bratislava and stunning Budapest. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda.

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Linz

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to the ancient splendour of Bratislava and stunning Budapest. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda, before making the most of additional time in Munich.

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Tyrolean scenery

The typically authentic Austrian village of Westendorf offers many delights, from monumental mountain views, to flower covered balconies and Tyrolean hospitality.

Hotel Theresianna , Westendorf

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Schobrunn Palace

Join our new Austrian Danube cruise, taking in the most popular towns and cities of Austria. Enjoy time to discover the beautiful cathedral city of Linz, the impressive town of Melk with its abbey standing guard above, magnificent Vienna - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, the famous Lipizzaner horses and iconic Opera House. There are also excursions on offer to explore Salzburg associated with the 'Sound of Music' as well as Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. A cruise that is sure to leave fond memories of Austria and the scenic Danube river.

MPS Da Vinci

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Information about Austria

A land of simply magnificent Alpine beauty, Austria has a majestic beauty that will leave you breathless. From elegant cities such as Vienna and Innsbruck and picture-postcard Alpine villages set amidst dramatic scenery, to the musical heritage of Mozart’s Salzburg and the Sound of Music, Austria is a country steeped in tradition that is bound to seduce.

Holidaymakers come to Austria to experience its simply magnificent Alpine scenery dotted with picture-postcard villages, but also to visit elegant cities such as Innsbruck. Many visitors are drawn by the musical heritage of Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music. Others prefer the tranquility of Austria’s Lake District, or relaxing on a Danube cruise. Austria has a majestic beauty that will leave you breathless. Steeped in tradition, it is bound to seduce.

Did You Know?

The original croissant was Austrian. The kipferl, a crescent-shaped bread, has been baked in Austria since the Middle Ages. It gave rise to its more famous French cousin after an Austrian named August Zang opened a bakery in Paris in the late 1830s.

The German name for Austria, Österreich, means “Eastern Empire”. It refers to a time when Austria was part of the Holy Roman Empire.


Climate

Austria has a typical central European climate, with colder conditions in Alpine regions, where the peaks are snow-capped year round. In summer, days are hot, but nights can be cool. Winters are cold everywhere. In the Danube Valley, snow may stay on the ground for several weeks in winter. In southeastern Austria, including Carinthia, summers can be warmer and sunnier than north of the Alps, with a hint of a Mediterranean feel during settled periods.

 

 Vienna sees average daily temperatures of -1ºC in January and 20ºC in July. Innsbruck in the Tyrol experiences average daily temperatures of -3ºC in January and 19ºC in July.

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            Capital: Vienna

            Area:  32,375 square miles

            Population:  8.4 million

            Currency:  euro

            Language: German

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