Mountain-capped and marvellous, the jade green-hued landscapes of Austria are a sight to behold. As well as spire-studded villages with their chocolate-box beauty, there are more rolling fields than you can ring a cow-bell at! Work your way across this whimsical wonderland one delight at a time, in a place where the sporty, the arty and the musical have left their lasting mark.
Located in the heart of Europe, Austria is a small country with great treasures to offer any visitor.
The Republic of Austria is bounded on the north by the Czech Republic, on the northeast by Slovakia, on the east by Hungary, on the south by Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland, and on the west by Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Germany.
At a latitude of 47 degrees North, the Austrian climate is moderate and generally agreeable, with warm summers and cold winters. Temperatures depend largely on altitude.
Austria is home to majestic mountains, opulent palaces, and high culture, Austria’s attractions are classically sumptuous and enduring.
Once part of a vast European empire, Austria today still mirrors the richness of its past glories. Vienna has long shined as a beacon of classical music, architecture, art… and pastries. Salzburg was the birthplace of Mozart and is home to a whole lot of beautiful buildings.
Thanks to being mostly situated in the Alps, it is a very popular place with skiers and hikers with a whole lot of stunning scenery to soak up in. Charming towns tucked in sweeping green hillsides topped by craggy peaks lie in wait. Pure mountain air and alpine resorts beckon. Austria is a showcase for just how beautiful mountain scenery, valleys and lakes can be.
Holidays to Austria have been popular for many years, mostly due to the fantastic winter activities on offer and stunning scenic views of snowy mountain slopes, which attract sports enthusiasts from far and wide. Summer, on the other hand, sees visitors who come to admire Austria’s great outdoors and beautiful historic cities.
Vienna is well worth spending time in. It’s rich history can be enjoyed by attending many of its elegant balls, and immersing yourself in its timeless cultural scene. Taking a scenic canal or river tour, attending a classical music performance or participating in the capital’s annual film festival are among the best ways to experience this exciting and lively city.
Heading south, Graz offers visitors one of the best preserved old towns in Europe. Cathedrals, palaces and museums are the main attractions of this city.
Visitors to Salzburg will immediately learn of the city’s proudest son. Classical music prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in this beautiful city by the Salzach River, while the widely popular Hollywood film, ‘The Sound of Music’ was set here.
For a taste of Austria’s great outdoors, visitors can head to Innsbruck, the capitol of Tyrol. This scenic city is set in a valley at the foot of perhaps the most well-known European mountains: the Alps.
There is so much to do and see it makes sense to choose Austria as your next vacation destination any time of the year.
Weather in Austria
Austria has a temperate and alpine climate. In summer the daytime temperature is warm and it can even be hot but nights are cool. Winters are cold with temperatures regularly dropping below freezing. It's terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,797 metres (12,457 ft). In the summer areas surrounding the alps can still reach comparatively warm temperatures up to 20°C to 27°C. The average temperature throughout a typical Austrian alpine climate stands at 0°C or commonly below.
Flight duration from UK approx. 2 hours 15 mins to Vienna and to Salzburg is 2 hours.