Austria is a landlocked nation of many natural elements that somehow manage to seamlessly blend together. Towering ice-capped peaks overlook pristine, crystal-clear lakes to create a natural environment unlike anything else. These, in addition to dense woodlands, lush pasture land and winding mountain trails, make Austria a perfect option for an outdoor activity-based holiday.
In addition to being a natural paradise, Austria is also home to many charming towns, fascinating landmarks and metropolitan cities. Many of the settlements that exist today can be traced back to the Habsburg Dynasty, where much of Austria was part of the Holy Roman Empire. This is particularly apparent in buildings throughout the cities of Vienna and Salzburg, as well as the old town of Graz – a UNESCO World Heritage site and the 2003 European Capital of Culture.
Each of the Austria’s nine states offers a distinctively unique culture and there are many events taking place every year. You can discover mesmerising opera performances in Salzburg, fantastic theatrical displays under the stars at Lake Constance, artistic treasures held within galleries throughout Innsbruck and much, much more.
Austria can be explored in a number of ways, either on its own or as part of a longer tour throughout central Europe via a river cruise. You also have the opportunity to explore neighbouring nations including Germany and Switzerland. Whatever your holiday ambitions are, TravelQuest can help you turn them into a reality.