Burgenland and Eisenstadt
Austria’s youngest federal state, Burgenland, is a popular holiday destination. The wooded hills in the south of the region are the forerunners of the Alps. Everywhere in Burgenland there are castles and palaces to explore. Lake Neusiedl is one of the biggest tourist attractions. In the state capital of Eisenstadt, you can visit the Esterhazy Palace, the cathedral, Haydngasse, the Bergkirche (here is Haydn’s grave), the Franciscan Church and the former Jewish ghetto.
The wine taverns are a Viennese tradition. Wine from the last harvest is served here, along with a hearty snack, traditional and originally in the form of a cold platter (only the more modern Heurigen restaurants have a license to also serve hot food). The epitome of »Heurigenbliss« is the former winegrowing village of Grinzing, which is now part of the city. Less known but all the more rustic are the Heurigen in the Viennese suburbs of Sievering, Neustift and Stammersdorf.
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Holiday at the lake
Holidays at the lake with bathing fun, boat trips and walks on the lake shore are very popular in Austria. The most important are the Carinthian lakes and those of the Salzkammergut. The best known are the Wörthersee, the Millstätter See, the Ossiacher See and the Weißensee in Carinthia. The Salzkammergut is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Austria. The largest and most famous of the Salzkammergut are the Attersee, the Traunsee, the Wolfgangsee, the Mondsee and the Hallstätter See, all of which are characterized by their first-class water quality.
Vorarlberg and Bregenz
The federal state of Vorarlberg is located in the westernmost part of Austria. Nestled between the shores of Lake Constance and the peaks of the Silvretta massif, the small country that borders on Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany fascinates in particular with its scenic diversity. The state capital is Bregenz. Worth seeing are the historic old town, the upper town with the Martinsturm, the lake chapel, the festival and congress hall with the largest lake stage in the world (Bregenzer Festspiele), the monastery church in Mehrerau, the Vorarlberg State Museum and the Pfänder mountain with its panoramic view.
Enjoy coffee and cake
Vienna is known for its coffee house culture. The coffee drinkers celebrate their coffee, which is served with a glass of water, while reading the newspaper, playing cards, having nice conversations or in peace and quiet together with sweet pastries, cakes or tarts. Some of Vienna’s best-known coffee houses, frequented by writers, painters and musicians, such as Hawelka, Café Central, Griensteidl, Café Museum or Bräunerhof are located in the 1st district.
Carinthia and Klagenfurt
The summers are warmer between Austria’s highest mountain, the Großglockner, and the Karawanken mountains in the south. From the Wörthersee to the Hohe Tauern National Park, from the Carinthian summer to the cycle path on the Drau, Carinthia offers a wide range of adventure opportunities both in summer and in winter, when Carinthia’s lakes become ice skating rinks and 10 ski regions with 1000 kilometers of slopes await. The provincial capital of Klagenfurt has tradition. Over 50 arcaded courtyards and the Lindwurm, which according to legend lived near Klagenfurt, characterize the cityscape.
Experience Austria hiking
Hikers experience nature with all their senses on more than 2000 hiking trails in Austria. The paths lead through the most diverse landscapes, through green valleys, over the mountains and past glaciers. From long-distance hiking trails to climbing tours to stroller-friendly hiking trails, everything is included. The Dachstein-Tauern region in Styria is one of the most famous hiking and sports regions. Other popular hiking areas are in the Lavanttal, on the Wilder Kaiser, in the Turracherhöhe, in the Kitzbühel Alps, in the Mühlviertler Kernland, in the Valley of the Alms, in the Hohe Tauern National Park and on the Hochkönig.
The Austrian capital Vienna is synonymous with music, art, culture, congresses and politics. The Viennese enjoy a high quality of life. The historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by the Ringstrasse – which is lined with many of Vienna’s most beautiful buildings. St. Stephen’s Cathedral (»Steffl«), probably the best-known landmark, is in the center of the city centre. Another Viennese symbol is the historic Ferris wheel that stands in the Prater amusement park. The Hundertwasserhaus is one of the most photographed houses in the city. Vienna’s theaters and opera houses offer world-class performances.
Upper Austria and Linz
The provincial capital of Upper Austria is Linz. Linz was European Capital of Culture in 2009. The picturesque old town ensemble, the medieval main square with the baroque Trinity Column and the carefully restored Old Town Hall as well as the Castle Museum on the Castle Hill, which offers a beautiful view of the Nibelungen Bridge, are particularly worth seeing. In the south of the federal state lies the Salzkammergut, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Austria.