A trip to Austria, Europe’s most beautiful country


Many traveling enthusiasts say that tourists who go to Austria are usually divided into two categories. The first category is those who come to for the various winter sports you can practice here, and the second category are tourists who love culture, history and visiting ancient ruins.

Regardless of which category you’re from, Austria has a lot to offer to all tourists. This country brings together a lot of beautiful old buildings that reflect the medieval European civilization, and we haven’t even mentioned the opera, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

There is a lot to say about Austria, and so we’ve tried to gather a list of the most important treasures of this beautiful country that will help you have an awesome, unforgettable vacation here.

Austria extends from the Alps to the Danube basin, and along this distance it has alpine meadows, valleys, deep lakes, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, dry steppes, traditional mountain villages and even bustling modern cities. Austria is divided into nine federal states: Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg and Vienna.

The most popular attraction of the country is the Alps, ideal for idyllic enthusiasts and also for brave climbers or experienced skiers. The central Alps are Austria’s most important mountain range, stretching from Tirol to Steiermark and Lower Austria, and there are covered in ice throughout the year. Only a quarter of Austria is in land areas and only 32% of the country is located less than 500 meters above sea level.

Austria’s highest mountain is Grossglockner, reaching 3,798 meters high in Carinthia. Equally challenging is the Edelweiss summit, which reaches 2,577 meters, and is accessible through a winding path.

The Hohe Tavern National Park is a huge mountain park, crossed by an amazing highway. The entire Salzburg area is perfect for a long, adventurous hiking trip.

The cultural landscape of Hallstatt-Dachstein, Salzkammergut Resort district, the Old Graz historical center, the Old Town in Vienna, the country’s cultural landscapes, the cultural landscape of all its edges and directions. The natural lakes of Neusiedlersee and Palafitice are located around the Alps.

Tyrol is a mountainous province and one of the most important areas in Austria especially in the winter, when it becomes the paradise of skiers from all over the world with more than 5000 km of slopes. It has extremely dense forests, meadows, valleys, mountain lakes, churches and castles. Here you can climb to the top of the Stubai glacier, which has many slopes preferred by crazy skiers who love taking on new adventures.

Skiing in Austria

Austria is famous for its ski resorts equipped with the best facilities in the world, as well as the natural glaciers, where tourists can ski for 365 days a year. Tirol in eastern Innsbruck (The Otzal Alps) or the areas of Salzburg (Neukirchen, Obertauern, Gasteinertal, Grossarl, Zell am See), Stirya (Schaldming) and Carinthia (Bad Kleinkirchheim) are all great destinations for those who love skiing.

Austria’s lakes

One of Austria’s most beautiful lakes is Rifflsee, at an altitude of 2,230 meters, and one of the warmest lakes in Austria, with a water temperature of 24-28 degrees in the summer. Another popular one is Lake Achensee, the largest lake in the Austrian Alps, and Lake Faakersee known for its turquoise crystal water. Let’s not forget Lake Seegrote, the largest underground lake in Europe. However, the list is much longer: there are 500 lakes in the Salzburg area alone.

Wachau is a picturesque area where you can cycle for hours or visit the Melk benedictine abbey, built in the Baroque style on an 11th-century cliff by Count Leopold II. Located on the bank of the Danube between the cities of Vienna and Linz, this building is one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in Europe.

If you want to get to know Austria better, make sure you pay a visit to the most important cities such as Vienna, Salzburg, or Innsbruck.

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