Austria - Europe's Meeting Place!

Austria has an abundance of cultural treasures that is immeasurable but not incomprehensible. This includes its "high culture", of course, but also its everyday culture and the special lifestyle of the people who live here. And the culinary specialities that serve as the landmarks of Austria and its individual regions. And the encounters visitors have with the incomparable people of our country. All of these qualities are today so impressive because they are the result of a great variety of influences from West and East, from North and South. Throughout history, Austria has always played a special role in the centre of Europe: as a bridge-builder, as a meeting place, and as a venue for cultural exchange.


Austria has four seasons with plenty to do year-round. The most popular time to visit in general is May through September, when tourists come for city breaks, culture, and festivals. Popular cities include Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Graz. Christmas is also a busy time for cities. Many visitors come to the alpine provinces such as Tirol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg, for skiing during December through mid-March. Slower times include mid-March through April and November, when the weather is too cold for outdoor activities but there's not enough snow for skiing.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit Vienna
  • Visit Innsbruck
  • Visit Salzburg
  • Great food
  • Stunning landscapes

Recommended Hotels

  • Palais Coburg Residenz, Vienna *****
  • Hotel Sans Souci Vienna *****
  • Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna *****
  • Hotel Sacher, Salzburg *****
  • Hotel Goldner Hirsch,, Salzburg *****
  • Alders Hotel, Innsbruck *****