Austria 🇦🇹

Capital City of Austria:
Vienna

Population:
9 Millions

Official language:
German

Currency:
EUR = Euro

Best time to visit Austria

June to August for best weather and great hikes.
September and October for fewer crowds and awesome colors.
January and February for winter sports.

Highlights in Austria – do not miss them! 💥

Top things to see

  • Vienna´s Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market), mug of mulled wine in hand.
  • The incredibly beautiful state apartments,  the Lipizzaner stallions and jewels the size of  golf balls in Vienna´s palaces.
  • Salzburg, the city where music, art and architecture are just reaching perfection.
  • Innsbruck´s medieval heart overlooked by majestic snowcapped peaks.
  • Eisriesenwelt Werfen, the world largest accessible ice caves.
Hallstatt in Austria

Hallstatt | Photo: © pixabay/Julius_Silver

Top things to do

  •  Admire Vienna´s extraordinary cultural extravaganza. Don’t hesitate to book a ticket for a performance at its celebrated opera house.
  • Catch a Sunday morning concert by the Vienna Boys’ Choir, at the Burgkapelle.
  • Drive through the Hohe Tauern National Park along the overwhelmingly scenic Grossglockner road. Be aware, however, that the panoramic road closes in winter.
  • Dip into one lake after another in the glassy-blue Salzkammergut lake district.
  • Hurl yourself on skis down the spectacular Harakiri – Austria’s steepest slope – in Mayrhofen. Enjoy a walk in the pretty jetset ski crowded towns of Lech or Kitzbühel.
  • Krimml Waterfalls: Explore Europe’s largest waterfalls on a hike.
Weissee in Kaunertal (Austria)

Enjoy Authentic Austrian Food And Drinks 🍺

  • Eat a bowl of soup with Knödel (dumplings).
  • Try a Wiener Schnitzel (breaded veal escalope) in one of the best restaurants of Vienna.
  • Enjoy a sweet Salzburger Nockerl (fluffy soufflé)
  • Drink Sturm (semifermented Heuriger wine) in autumn, Glühwein (hot spiced red wine) in winter.
  • Delight with coffee and cakes in a Kaffeehaus any time of the year as it will make everlasting memories.
Weissee in Kaunertal (Austria)

Catch Austria’s Most Popular Festivals 🎡

  • Salzburg Festival in July/ August, alongside the regular residency of the Vienna Philharmonic, musicians and ensembles of the highest calibre fill the alpine city with music and drama.
  • Bregenz Festival in July/ August, whose dramatic, monumental opera productions are held on the world’s largest floating stage on top of Lake Constance.

What is Austria famous for?

  • The Sound of Music
  • Apple strudel
  • Strauss Waltzers
  • Edelweiss
  • Mozart
  • Swarovski
Weissee in Kaunertal (Austria)

Edelweiss| Photo: © pixabay/pixel2013

Our expert for Austria:

Jens Hämke

Jens Hämke

Germany 🇩🇪

My name is Jens and i live near Ingolstadt in Bavaria. I studied economics at university and now i do financial works. In my spare time I love to travel and make new friends.

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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