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Holidays in Austria: 10 great places to experience

Here are 10 places you must not miss when traveling to the beautiful alpine country of Austria.

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The land with the green valleys, idyllic lakes and culturally rich small towns

Although Austria's beautiful and historic capital Vienna certainly worth a visit, the rest of the country is also packed with a myriad of green valleys, idyllic lakes and excellent hiking trails. If that's not enough, there are plenty of culturally rich small towns, wonderful wines and exciting gastronomy all around. wonderful Austria.

Austria is the obvious holiday destination whether you are for relaxation and all inclusive, unique cultural gems and history or magnificent nature experiences. It is also relatively easy to put on drive yourself vacation in Austria, because the drive from Denmark to Austria is completely manageable. Here you get the editors' offer of 10 unforgettable experiences in Austria that you must experience on your holiday.

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Vienna - take a trip through the history of your holiday in Austria

The Austrian capital is full of cultural experiences, whether you stop by for a weekend getaway or a car holiday. Here there are large palaces and museums galore, and the city is also famous for being one of the absolute strongholds of classical music.

Are you into cozy cafes, good food, authentic architecture and sublime shopping opportunities, then you get in Vienna the well-known energetic metropolitan atmosphere, also known from other European cities, on top of the hat.

Vienna is for you who are looking for experiences in history, culture and architecture. A classic highlight for your holiday in Austria.

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Salzburg - in company with Mozart and 'The Sound of Music'

Salzburg is the birthplace of the legendary and world-famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The city also lives high on its charming green areas, majestic architecture and not least the film and musical phenomenon The Sound of Music. This makes Salzburg one of the most visited places to holiday in Austria.

In addition, the old town 'Altstadt' with its unique baroque buildings is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Winter in Salzburg is the perfect combination of culture, history and lots of cosiness in the old town and excellent skiing to all sides around the city. It does not get much better. In the summer you just switch skiing out with hiking, biking or relaxation.

Salzburg is for you who are looking for experiences in nature, photography, music and architecture.

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Innsbruck - go on an adrenaline holiday in Austria

Tyrols the capital Innsbruck, nestled between the snow-capped Alps, is worth a visit in all four seasons of the year. In winter, it is one of Austria's most distinguished ski areas, where summer instead offers a myriad of magnificent hiking trails through green valleys. If you are instead ready for a bit of an adrenaline rush, then you can jump bungee-jump from the Europa Bridge.

Innsbruck is for you who are looking for experiences within active holidays, adrenaline, architecture and culture.

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Salzkammergut - holiday in Austria in a stress-free idyll

Just outside Salzburg is the area Salzkammergut, which contains no less than 76 beautiful lakes of various sizes. There is something for everyone here, but if you are looking for relaxation and idyll, then this is the place for the most luxurious - and quite unique - spa experiences in the middle of incredible nature.

Here is also the fairytale village of Hallstatt, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site World Heritage List. With its pastel-colored buildings and a location right on the beautiful lake of the same name, this is one of the most beautiful places in Austria. It is also in the Salzkammergut that you can climb to the sky on the famous Himmelstige, which the locals call Donnerkogel Klettersteig.

Salzkammergut is for you who are looking for experiences in nature, wellness and culture.

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Graz - a combination of culture, gastronomy and history

Graz is Austria's second largest city surpassed only by the capital Vienna. Like the Austrian capital, Graz has a sublime combination of culture, gastronomy and history. In addition, Graz has no less than six universities, all of which are located in the city itself. It gives Graz a distinctly youthful atmosphere.

As something completely unique, Graz has a high hill right in the center completely surrounded by the daily bustle of the big city. In addition to a few individual historic buildings, the hill is completely covered with trees, so this is a great place to enjoy the view of Austria's second largest city on your holiday.

Graz is for you who are looking for a holiday in Austria with experiences in gastronomy, education, culture and history.

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Wörthersee - summer holiday with canoe trips, boat trips and dives in the lake

Lake Wörthersee in the state of Carinthia is one of the very best places in Austria to enjoy the summer with the family. Canoe trips, boat trips and a hot dip in the lake are all good offers for summer activities here. The beautiful lake is a wonderful place for both children and adults. And then it's actually nice and warm in the summer here on the south side of the mountains.

If you want a little more physical activity, you can explore the area around the lake, where there is the opportunity to explore the colorful stalactite cave 'Griffen'. For those of you who love cars, this is also the area where Porsche was once produced.

Wörthersee is for you who are looking for a holiday in Austria with experiences with the family within active holidays, nature and cars.

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Bad Gastein - the city that invites to pure relaxation

It is not entirely wrong to call Bad Gastein a spa town, as the name also suggests. With its location in the Gasteiner Valley, it is possible to enjoy the hot springs of the surrounding mountains while inhaling the clean and fresh mountain air.

Although this city invites to relaxation, its location is at the same time perfect for one more active holiday. Here in the area, mountain bike rides, hiking trails and skiing are popular activities.

Bad Gastein is for you who are looking for a holiday in Austria with experiences within skiing holidays, relaxation, wellness and history.

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Bregenz - a relaxing holiday on the lake promenade

With its location on the eastern side of Lake Constance, the town of Bregenz offers mountain views in boats Germany og Switzerland. Here you can gear down and enjoy a relaxing holiday by the lake promenade. Here is ample opportunity to try the local food and enjoy a glass or two of the Austrian wines.

You can also take the cable car up to the 1000 meter high mountain Pfänder. Here you can, as in the picture above, look out towards the high mountains on the horizon and Lake Constance at the bottom. Like so many other places in Austria, there is also the opportunity to find hiking boots and explore nature.

If you are going on holiday in Austria, Bregenz is something for you who are looking for experiences in nature, culture and relaxation.

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Wachau - go on a wine holiday in Austria and enjoy life

Do you like to have a good glass of wine? Are you interested in getting up close and personal with how the grapes are harvested and transformed into wine? Then Wachau is in the state Lower Austria close to Vienna just the place for you.

The beautiful river Danube meanders through the Wachau Valley, where there is ample opportunity to experience historic castles and monasteries while bringing your inner wine enthusiast to life.

Wachau is for you who are looking for experiences in wine, gastronomy, history and architecture.

Wachau is located between Vienna and Salzburg - find your flight to Salzburg here

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Zell am See - the most breathtaking mountains in Austria

Zell am See-Kaprun is one of the most amazing places to holiday in Austria. The area is famous for its incredible combination of international ski resorts, the light blue lake and not least the picturesque mountains.

Zell am See invites you to an active holiday. Here you can during the day either ski, hike through the countryside or ride a bike along the lake. In the evening you can enjoy some good food and rest your legs in one of the many exquisite hotels.

Zell am See is for you who are looking for experiences within relaxation, nature, skiing holidays and active holidays. In winter, Zell am See is the closest you get to a winter paradise with something for all ages and all levels within skiing and winter sports.

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Austria is waiting for you

These ten places are of course only a small selection of what Austria has to offer as a travel destination.

Austria, of course, contains lots of other beautiful and enchanting - and even creepy - areas. The country seems to possess just about everything one could wish for as a traveler. Therefore, we have nothing to say but that it is about to leave, because Austria is worth a visit all year round.

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The Austrian Tourist Office has lots of great tips for holidays in Austria for the whole family. See much more on their Danish website.

Have a good trip and have fun!

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What to see in Austria? Sights and attractions

  • Schönbrunn Castle in Vienna
  • Mirabell castle in Salzburg
  • Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen in Innsbruck
  • Hallstatt in Salzkammergut
  • Schlossberg and Graz
  • Lake Wörthersee in Carinthia
  • The hot springs in Bad Gastein
  • Pfänderbahn in Bregenz
  • Göttweig Abbey in Wachau
  • Großglockner i Zell am See

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