Austria - the country of Mozart, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Alps, excellent ski resorts, Kaiser rolls and Viennese schnitzel. Although four times smaller than Poland, it offers plenty of attractions for those who decide to spend their summer or winter holidays there. Austria can be loved for its approach to ecology (more than half of the energy comes from renewable sources), even morbid care for law and order, and for the landscapes.
The country is largely mountainous. In addition to the soaring peaks of the Alps , you will also find glaciers (eg Pasterze, Dachstein), but also idyllic, green hills where happy cows walk. Austria is also full of interesting sights. Visit Vienna with numerous Habsburg souvenirs. Also come to the country's tourist symbol - the tiny, but extremely photogenic Hallstatt . Visit Salzburg , the city of Mozart, or the capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck . Of course, Austria is a paradise for skiers. You will find some of the best ski resorts in Europe. The leaders are Hintertux , Mayrhofen , Ischgl and Kitzbuhel .
What to see in Austria?
If you want to focus on sightseeing during your stay in Austria, then… make a lot of time. The country offers a lot of interesting places, both historical buildings and museums. Most of them are concentrated around large cities. Vienna delights with huge palaces, excellent museums, a beautiful old town and a whole host of other attractions. It is worth spending at least 2-3 days for your stay in the capital of Austria. Lots of picturesque castles, monasteries and towns also await you in the Wachau Valley . Also check out Salzburg , Mozart's city , included on the UNESCO list. The capital of Styria, Graz , also has a lot to offer.
Nightlife in Austria
Austria is not the most party country in Europe, and the Austrians themselves are hardly party people. If you see someone on the dance floor who is really crazy, they probably come from a different part of Europe. First of all, you should direct your dancing steps towards Vienna . This is where the country's largest disco , the Praterdome , operates. Two levels, several dance floors and 12 bars will make an impression on each of them. You will also find a lot of atmospheric spots to spend the evening in Graz .
Nature objects in Austria
Austria also impresses with its wonderful nature. Wherever you go, you will find stunning landscapes mostly dominated by mountains. Of the most important natural attractions of Austria, be sure to visit the Krimml waterfalls - the highest in Europe. Take the Grossglockner Hochalpenstraße route, which will lead you to the country's highest peak, the Grossglockner, and the Pasterze Glacier below. Another natural wonder is also the ice cave - Eisriesenwelt .
Active recreation in Austria
Austria has been at the forefront of winter holiday destination countries for years. And no wonder, because there are plenty of excellent ski resorts there. Among them, Kitzbuhel , which in 2015 was hailed as the world's best winter sports destination. The Zillertal , which offers 550 km of ski slopes, is also at the forefront of Austrian resorts. Also of note is Zell am See-Kaprun, where you will be able to ski on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. A huge selection of slopes and great views await you in the Ski Amade region, which also includes the Schladming-Dachstein ski area.
Off the trail in Austria
Although Austria has been popular among tourists for years, you will also find places outside the main routes here. And among them the picturesque town of Krems , which is the eastern gate to the Wachau Valley. Take a walk around the amazing Grüner See . This lake in Styria is famous for its tremendous water fluctuations. Also visit Bregenz , which, although situated on the popular Lake Constance, offers a pleasant, intimate atmosphere beyond the peak of the summer season.
Aktywnie w Austrii
Lubisz aktywnie spędzać czas? W takim razie Austria będzie dla Ciebie wprost wymarzonym kierunkiem. Na wiosnę, latem i jesienią możesz tam przemierzać liczne szlaki piesze – zarówno bardziej, jak i mniej wysokogórskie. Doskonałą bazą wypadową może być Zella am See lub położone poniżej lodowca Dachstein Ramsau. Austria to również doskonałe trasy rowerowe. Zarówno rekreacyjne, jak i te stworzone w bike parkach (np. Schladming). Centrum aktywnej turystyki jest bez wątpienia również Zillertal, gdzie znajdziesz 1400 km górskich tras pieszych i 1200 km szlaków rowerowych oraz 150 schronisk górskich.