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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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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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Close this result item Splendours of the Tyrol - Grand Tourer 10 days 

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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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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Close this result item The Blue Danube & Vienna 10 days 

Schonbrunn Gardens, Vienna

Join our classic Danube cruise named after the famous Waltz written by Johann Strauss. You will take in three unique European cities, magnificent Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, Budapest the “Queen of the Danube” and Bratislava, the charming capital city of Slovakia. Along the way you will see many impressive buildings such as the imposing baroque Abbey of Melk

MPS Da Vinci

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View across Danube to Linz

Enjoy a classic cruise along the famous Danube River, as it snakes its way through central Europe. We’ll be sure to witness stunning scenery as we cruise along the beautiful valleys of the river and discover historic cities and villages as well as architectural wonders - a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.

MV Esmeralda

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Schonbrunn Gardens, Vienna

Join our classic Danube cruise named after the famous Waltz written by Johann Strauss. You will take in three unique European cities, magnificent Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, Budapest the “Queen of the Danube” and Bratislava, the charming capital city of Slovakia. Along the way you will see many impressive buildings such as the imposing baroque Abbey of Melk

MPS Da Vinci

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View across Danube to Linz

Enjoy a classic cruise along the famous Danube River, as it snakes its way through central Europe. We’ll be sure to witness stunning scenery as we cruise along the beautiful valleys of the river and discover historic cities and villages as well as architectural wonders - a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.

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Munich

Join our classic Danube cruise named after the famous Waltz written by Johann Strauss. You will take in three unique European cities, magnificent Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, Budapest the “Queen of the Danube” and Bratislava, the charming capital city of Slovakia. Along the way you will see many impressive buildings such as the imposing baroque Abbey of Melk. After your cruise, extend your stay with 2 nights in Munich.

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Austria scenery

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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Close this result item Grand Danube Explorer 10 days 

Melk Abbey

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Danube, taking in some of Europe’s most splendid scenery and learning something of the area’s fascinating history. Discover Vienna, the beautiful ‘City of Waltzes’. See Budapest, ‘Queen of the Danube’ and home to a myriad of historical treasures. Cruise to Esztergom, a picturesque town full of historical delights. And call in at Bratislava, a cultural capital city with much to see and do. The combination of outstanding natural beauty and wonderful history make this cruise a truly unforgettable experience.

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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.

Factfile

            Capital: Vienna

            Area:  32,375 square miles

            Population:  8.4 million

            Currency:  euro

            Language: German

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