Austria´s affluent cities, majestic alpine peaks and the fertile swathes of the Danube Valley certainly make for eye-catching scenery and with a fascinating history, pristine snow slopes and magical cruises there is plenty to do as well. The lavish palaces of the Habsburg Empire and the overwhelming presence of Mozart´s compositions in Vienna and Salzburg are the most visited destinations in Austria, and the famous pistes of Innsbruck draw in the skiers during the winters. And although it would be a crime to miss either of these spectacular cities of your to do list whilst in Austria, don´t overlook the countries less thought about gems. The charming alpine town of Carnutinum was once the most important Roman town in the Alps and today has the largest collection of Roman artefacts in Austria, the natural beauty of underground glaciers in the Eisriesenwelt caves in Werfen is a unique and breathtaking experience and the entire city of Graz is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site. See, didn´t we tell you! And with comfortable apartments and authentic ski chalets in Austria available all over the country at affordable prices with HouseTrip, finding ideal accommodation is quick and easy.
When to go to Austria
Because of Austria´s abundance of natural beauty visiting at any time of year is a wonderful experience, but the deciding factor of when to go to Austria depends on what you want to do when you get there. Head for the mountains in the summer if you want to go hiking, and in the winter if you want snow. April to October invites the warm weather and is the best time to explore the cities and surrounding countryside.
Getting to and around Austria
Austria is well connected and flights arrive frequently from all over the world. If you´re flying from another European country there are several airlines offering no frills flights for cheap prices and won´t take more than four hours at most. Bus and rail networks are also well connected and readily available in the country and from elsewhere in Europe. The best way to get around the big cities is the metro or tram.
Where to stay in Austria
With a whole host of stylishly furnished private apartments there is only one choice when it comes to choosing accommodation in Austria. HouseTrip has a good range of accommodation in Austria to offer holidaymakers from winter ski chalets in the mountains, summer chalets overlooking shimmering lakes and convenient city apartments for city breaks. Whatever you need you can booked it securely on HouseTrip in as little as six clicks.