What to do when agonising over choosing the right mountain hotel? Austria has a lot to offer - from luxurious five-star wellness temples to ski hotels directly on the slopes or on the mountain top to seminar, singles and children’s hotels. When choosing the right hotel, you should consider the following factors: Is the hotel suitable for children? Are animals allowed? In which province is the hotel located? Vorarlberg and Tyrol are particularly popular for their breath-taking mountain panoramas and guaranteed snow in the winter months. Meanwhile, Carinthia is popular mainly because of the hospitality of the hoteliers and staff. Styria, on the other hand, scores mainly for its culinary delights and is an inviting destination for day trips to northern Italy.
Where else can you get more active outdoors than on a holiday in Austria? The mountain hotels are usually ideally located so that the paths are not far and you practically find yourself in the middle of the hiking routes. Cycling, hiking or trekking - outdoor activities are definitely not neglected on a holiday in Austria. The legendary rafting tours on the Ötztaler Ache in Tyrol are also popular, where even experienced sportsmen face courageous challenges. In the winter months, on the other hand, you can observe enthusiastic skiers in the beautiful skiing areas of Obertauern in Salzburger Land. Paragliding is also a great option for those with a head for heights. Here you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the impressive landscapes of Austria on a tandem flight over the Subaital, for example.
The mountain hotels in Austria are beautiful, cosy and idyllic. The fact that you are in the middle of nature is something special, especially for city dwellers, and allows you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But anyone who spends a holiday in Austria should not miss two of the country’s most beautiful and important cities: Salzburg and Vienna. They are full of cultural highlights and are home to many important sights that can be discovered during a day trip. In Salzburg, a historic old town with buildings in the Baroque style awaits visitors. Situated directly on the Salzach River, the 17th century Mirabell Palace is one of the top attractions in the old town. Above all, however, the city is dominated by the world-famous musician Mozart. Salzburg was the composer’s home town. His former birthplace and residence are now official museums dedicated to Mozart’s life. Meanwhile, holidaymakers in Vienna can look forward to the famous Belvedere Palace, St Stephen’s Cathedral as the city’s landmark and the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien with a large collection of paintings and antiques.