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Alpbach Alpine valley with flowers in foreground
Alpbach, Austria

Nestling between the towering Eastern Alps in Central Europe, Austria is a country of dramatic mountains and sweeping meadows, with fairytale architecture everywhere and music in its heart.

Of course, Austria is well known as a ski destination that boasts some of the best ski resorts in the world, including famous names like Kitzbühel, Zell am See and Salzburgerland. The slopes are excellent for skiers and snowboarders of all standards, and the apres-ski in Austria is pretty fantastic as well!

But there’s much more to Austria than skiing and snowboarding. In summer, the Alps are the perfect destination for a hiking or cycling holiday, or you could try kayaking on the Weissensee.

As well as historic cities like Vienna, Graz and Alpbach, there’s a myriad of charming towns to explore in Austria, all set against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and Alpine meadows.

Although Austria is one of the smallest countries in Europe, it has a wealth of stunning natural landscapes like the mountains of the Bohemian Forest, the famous River Danube and the beautiful gorges of the Austrian Tyrol.

Not a fan of the great outdoors? There’s still plenty to keep you enthralled in Austria.

The musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg and composed some of his best-known symphonies and operas in Austria’s capital, Vienna. The arts scene in Vienna blossomed in the 1800s, and it’s still a cultural hotspot with countless galleries, museums and cultural events to keep you busy.

For foodies, Austria is the birthplace of the Sachertorte, Apfel Strudel and Wiener Schnitzel, and wine connoisseurs will enjoy a visit to the vineyards of South Styrian Wine Road. Then there’s the delights of Austrian mountain food.

However you choose to spend your visit to Austria, you’re sure to create memories you’ll treasure forever. Check out all my Austria travel blogs below…