Austria

Austria

Things to do - general

Austria is celebrated for its stunning alpine landscapes, wooden chalets, winter sports activities and being the ubiquitous location for the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’.

Holidays to Austria aren’t all about the great outdoors though. Away from the Tyrolean countryside, Austria’s imperial capital, Vienna, enjoys a world-renowned reputation as much for its coffee houses and delicate pastries as its lavish balls, where nights are waltzed away to the melodies of its native Mozart and Strauss within the walls of ornate Habsburg palaces. With fifty theatres, four opera houses and a hundred museums including The Museum Quarter, opportunities to embrace Vienna’s cultural delights abound.

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Take a holiday to Austria and discover the Baroque delights of Salzburg and the up-and-coming Linz for a taste of a more youthful Austria and enjoy an enthralling combination of culture and history at sites such as the Roman town of Carnuntum and the idyllic Bregenzerwald.

Country Austria
Visa requirementsSchengen Area.
Languages spokenAustrian German
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)83.855 km²

Sports & nature

Nature & Adventure

A vacation in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions of Austria. Austria's landscapes are incredibly varied and the options are endless. Be it a walk through Austria's Alps or biking along Austria's great rivers. Keep in mind that you are never far from historic city centers, cultural events and gourmet restaurant.

Absolutely Alps

The charms of the Alps: snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes & pure air, castles & chalets, culinary indulgences and rich repasts—are legendary. Venture to the Alps and find a world of opulence beyond those classic treasures. 5* hotels, gourmet cuisine from Michelin starred chefs & direct access to the world’s best products await. Summer or winter, discover the best of the Alps and plan your own peak experience.

Biking throughout Austria

Cycling has become one of the most popular ways to experience the unique Austrian countryside, small towns and cities. We have researched great trails and put important information together for you.

National Parks in Austria

Austria has six National parks, almost 60 nature preserves and „nature parks“, about 35 „hot spots“ for bird-watching, 20 Alpine gardens and many other opportunities to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty

Winter Fun in Austria

A vacation in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions of the country. Austria's landscapes are incredibly varied and the options of outdoor acitities are endless. Be it a walk through Austria's Alps or biking along Austria's great rivers. Don't forget: you are never far from historic cities, cultural events and gourmet restaurant.

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Nightlife info

The city offers a large varity of pubs, bars and clubs, catering to every possible taste: from basic student places to alternative music venues aa well as posh and very upscale clubbing locations. So there definitely is no need to go to sleep early at night, rather the possibility to party all night!

The most popular cluster of bars is in the old Jewish Quarter (First District), in an area around Ruprechtskirche known as the Bermuda Dreieck (Bermuda Triangle). Other districts with fewer tourists include the Spittelberg area, around Amerlinghaus (Seventh District) and in the Fourth District, adjacent to the Naschmarkt. Many of the best places in Vienna will not be obvious to tourists, as they are strictly marketed at locals and are not necessarily in the centre of town. Quite a few clubs operate picky door policies, where the beautiful or the correctly dressed waltz past the queue. Alternatives to the club and bar scene abound - hip and trendy Viennese still enjoy traditional favourites, such as heurigen (beer taverns) and the city's many balls.

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Culture and history info

Identification.

The origins of present-day Austria can be traced back to prehistoric times. The Danube River valley was populated as long ago as the Paleolithic Age (50,000 B.C.E. –8000 B.C.E. ). Austria was inhabited by Celtic peoples from prehistory until it fell under Roman control in the first century B.C.E. By the late second century C.E. , peoples such as the Slavs, Germans, Huns, and Bohemians began to raid Austria. Christianity, which became the official religion of the Roman Empire, had become established in the region by the end of the fourth century.

Austrians call their country Osterreich (eastern empire). The name dates to about C.E. 800, when Charlemagne, emperor of the Germanic Franks, took control of the region, naming it Eastern March because it was meant to stem invasions by marauders from the east. (A march is a protective zone set up to defend a border area.) In the tenth century, German king Otto I named it Ostarichi (eastern kingdom), from which the modern German name, Osterreich, derives. The Latin name, Austria, had appeared by the twelfth century.

Nine provinces comprise Austria. Because the country is landlocked and bordered by eight other countries with their own distinctive cultures, the people of each province tend to be different. Surrounded by so many other cultures, Austria has often been subjected to cultural "invasions," which are a source of the differences among the provinces. Another source of the diversity is the Alps, which cover 62 percent of the country. The distinctions also occurred because different groups settled in Austria. In addition to the Celts, Romans, Asians, Hungarians, and Germanic groups, many groups from central Europe arrived during the Middle Ages (500–1500).

With the advent of Communism in Eastern Europe, many people fled to Austria from the former Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Despite pronounced provincial differences, however, the people of Austria are proud of their country and their independent identity as Austrians.

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Austria Trend Hotel Ananas Wien

Austria Trend Hotel Ananas Wien

Sonnenhofgasse 8-10, 05. Margareten, 1050 Vienna, Austria
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Eastern Europe Panorama

Eastern Europe Panorama

Austria
Visiting several of Eastern Europe’s most famous cities, this 13 day tour is the perfect way t More info

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