Salzburg: Mozart Balls, Snitzl and Maria is written by Jens Skovgaard Andersen
Austria on the wish list - experience Salzburg on the way south
Austria is still a big favorite for Danes who like to ski, and therefore many take the trip to the Alps in the winter. But Austria is actually there for the rest of the year as well, and the country is a slightly overlooked summer destination.
If you take the car for example Italy or Croatia, then you're probably driving through Austria on the road. Here are many great places to take a break and refuel for the rest of the trip, but maybe you should consider more than a short stop. It is not only when you fly that you can take advantage of a 'stop-over' to have some great experiences on the way to something else.
The Austrian Alpine landscapes are ideal for hiking if you need to stretch your legs, just as there are cycle routes in many places - also along rivers where it does not go up and down all the way.
The cities offer impressive historical experiences and good old-fashioned cosiness with cold beers, excellent local wine or world-class cake.