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Holidays in Austria – magnificent mountains meet cosmopolitan cities

Austria is a popular holiday destination with tourists from all over, not least because of its breathtaking mountains and rural landscapes. In the summer, the Austrian highlands are ideal for leisurely hikes and outdoor pursuits such as climbing and mountaineering. In the winter, the mountains come alive with winter sport lovers. An essential destination for skiing and snowboarders, Austria offers some of the finest slopes in Europe, with all the bars, lodges and restaurants you’d expect from an Alpine country. There’s more to love about Austria, however. Make the most of your time in the country with a city tour of the capital of Vienna. Explore historic buildings and savour jaw-dropping architecture, or indulge in a spot of retail therapy at some of the finest boutiques in the world. With so much on offer, there’s no wrong time to visit Austria. Enjoy the trip of a lifetime, any month of the year.

Both Graz Airport and Linz Airport provide excellent public transport connections, so you needn’t invest in rental cars during your drip. Already decided where you’re headed for your next holiday? Book your flights to Austria online today with SunExpress!

Fly to Austria for winter sport getaways

Austria has plenty of first-rate skiing areas that can be enjoyed right through the winter. The province of Tyrol is one of the most popular areas in the country, with famous ski resorts such as Kitzbuhel, St. Anton, Innsbruck and Ischgl. Visiting Salzburg? You’ll find even more great ski resorts within easy reach of the city, with quick and convenient connections from Salzburg International Airport. Experience high-altitude skiing at Kitzsteinhorn, with an elevation of 3000 metres and its very own glacier. If you’re looking for something less demanding, consider Carinthia. An ideal destination for cross-country skiers, this province is perfect for those who prefer a peaceful break and to take in their surroundings at a more gentle pace.

Summer holidays – attractive destinations for dream getaways

Even in the summer months, the mountains of Austria make the perfect destination for outdoor getaways. After the thaw, the mountains come alive anew and serve as the perfect place to go hiking, climbing and mountain biking. Take your pick from numerous hiking trails in areas such as Otztal and Zillertal, or explore your capabilities and climb to higher altitudes via the mountain railways. Looking for the ideal place to push yourself to the limit? The Bregenzerwald region of western Austria is perfect for mountain biking, with many established trails designed to accommodate cyclists of all proficiencies. If it’s your first visit to the area, consider a guided tour so you can take in all the scenery without losing your bearings.

City trips to Austria: Vienna and Salzburg

Vienna is the ideal destination for those looking for a city break. There’s no shortage of sights to take in, from the Baroque castles of Belvedere and Schonbrunn, to the 12th century St. Stephen’s Cathedral. There’s also plenty on offer for those after a slice of culture, with a steady stream of live concerts and exhibitions. This breathtaking city has long inspired artists from far and wide, and you can see some of the iconic works of Schiele and Klimt at the Belvedere Palace. Once you’ve had your fill of Vienna, Salzburg has plenty to offer. Explore the fortress of Hohensalzburg, perched on the hills of the town, or venture into the city itself and savour the sights of centuries-old cathedrals and castles. Meander through historic streets and markets, grab a caffeine kick at one of the city’s many coffee houses, or treat yourself to a bit of local cuisine.

When flying to Austria, most airlines land at Graz (GRZ), Linz (LNZ), Salzburg (SZG) and Vienna (VIE) airports. Vienna International Airport has its own train station and bus station, with buses available around the clock. If you’re renting a car, it’s only a 20-minute drive into the city itself. Visitors landing at Salzburg Airport can also take advantage of a dedicated train station and bus service. If travelling by train, you can expect to arrive in the city within 15 minutes, with bus services providing transfers to some of the most popular holiday resorts in the region, including Zell am See and Saalfelden.

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