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Summer holidays in Austria: Recommendations for families with children – and everyone else

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Have a summer holiday in Austria

Many connect enough Austria with Ski and if it finally turns into a summer visit, it will be through a car window on a self-driving holiday on the way to Italy or Croatia.

But Austria has so much more to offer - also in summer. Summer in Austria is a great experience in a special class.

Regardless of whether you are into one active holiday full of hiking and nature experiences, want to really get into gear with a wellness trip, or you are looking for one instagram-friendly destination, then Austria is a treasure trove of wonderful experiences for all ages.

So check out our tips in this article and let the summer holidays go to Austria, so you can fill your suitcase with wonderful memories and experiences.

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Active summer holiday in Austria for the whole family

If you are looking for the perfect destination for summer activities holiday with the family, you don't have to look much further than the Austrian mountain peaks. The country scores top points across the board, both in terms of activities, nature experiences and fun. There are plenty of places to choose from, depending on what sport or activity you want to spend the summer doing.

Salzburg is a popular destination in winter, where many travel to skiing. But the area is at least as fantastic in the summer. 

If you exist active holiday Salzburgerland is a genuine cornucopia of experiences. You can, for example, set out on one of the countless hiking routes or jump on your bike and explore the many cycling routes.

If you really want to get your heart rate and adrenaline level up, you can also speed through the beautiful countryside in Salzburg down a 1600 meter zipline or river raft on the rushing rivers in the mountains.

You can also visit Flachau, which is a popular ski resort, which turns into a paradise for the active in the summer. It is a slafferland of nature experiences, sports and adventure.

Or how about letting yourself be inspired by Dirch Passer and Ove Sprogøe and keep the summer going Tyrol?

The activities are lined up here, and there is something for everyone. For example, you can put on weight bike vacation and experience the beautiful nature on two wheels. Here is the area around St. John obvious, where you will find both routes for beginners and for advanced users.

Another place that is obvious cycling holiday, is Zillertal, which offers more than 800 km of well-described cycle routes. If your sports holiday is to be marked by golf, Tyrol is also an obvious choice. Here you can enjoy the fresh air in the Alps while playing on some of Austria's best golf courses.

In short: Summer vacation in Austria offers something for every taste and age, if you want an active holiday.

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Summer in Austria is world-class nature experiences

In Austria you will find world-class nature experiences. Where the towering mountain ranges in winter attract ski enthusiasts, the steep hillsides are clothed in flowers and lush grass in the summer and offer nature experiences that will take your breath away.

Let's put it this way, there's no doubt that if you're looking for great nature, you should spend your summer vacation in Austria. Think deep mountain lakes and green meadows with grazing cows.

One of the most obvious ways to soak up all the beautiful nature in Austria is on one walking holiday. There are plenty of adventurous nature experiences to choose from. For example, you can go to Number of rooms, which lies on the border with Germany. Here you get nature for all the money.

Or what about Wildschönau, offering postcard-worthy views as far as the eye can see? You can also go to Zillertal, which offers mountain hiking with panoramic views that will take your breath away.

But you don't need to lace up your hiking boots to experience Austria's breathtaking nature. If you would like to enjoy the unique nature in a calm and relaxing way, you can, for example, do it from one of Austria's many cable cars.

I Zell am See-Kaprun you can take the cable cars up to the mountains, to dams, waterfalls and hiking trails high up in the Alps with an incredibly beautiful view.

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Cultural summer holiday in Austria

If a cultural summer holiday is at the top of the wish list this summer, Austria is an obvious choice. You can, for example, meet Mozart - or more specifically his legacy - in Salzburg. The city is Mozart's birthplace, and it can be seen, felt and tasted. Try, for example, the famous Mozart Ball, for which the city is known.

You can also dance your way through the beautiful city and pretend you are in the movie 'The Sound of Music', for which the city has provided the backdrop. Salzburg is also known for its enchanting architecture that looks like something taken straight out of a fairy tale.

Further south you will find the cozy town Graz. In this cultural gem you can experience all the best Austria has to offer; beautiful nature, cozy culture and pampering. And then the city center is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Of course, there is also Austria's beautiful capital Vienna. If there's one thing the capital on the banks of the Danube can do, it's history and beautiful architecture. Vienna is a city with class – and with a wealth of classic experiences. This applies to both music, architecture and art. Cultural summer in Austria is a really nice experience.

If you are looking for cultural experiences, don't miss out on a summer holiday in Austria.

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Zen summer in Austria: Relax with a wellness trip

For many, the summer holiday is about getting down to gear and relaxing from the stress and hustle and bustle of everyday life. If that is also your goal, then the summer holidays in Austria must go to Bad Gastein.

The city is a pure wellness paradise full of wonderful spa places.

In general, Austria offers fantastic wellness experiences in beautiful surroundings. IN Salzkammergut you can, for example, combine a wellness trip with hiking in the beautiful nature around Hallstatt. Austria is therefore an obvious choice if you are looking for pure self-indulgence and relaxation.

Summer holidays in Austria can be done in many ways. You can either put on weight drive yourself vacation through the mountainous country, take on camping or travel by train and see the country from a completely new side, because there is almost a railway to even the smallest towns.

Summer Austria can also be a great stop on the way south - but be careful, because once you get a taste of everything Austria has to offer, you'll want to stay.

Really good summer holiday in Austria.

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