The Alpine Republic Austria is a truly manifold holiday destination. Besides cosmopolitan cities like Vienna, Salzburg, Graz or Innsbruck, which have a rich cultural life, the picturesque landscapes and idyllic mountain pastures of the Alps guarantee ample opportunity to enjoy the nature.
Austria is a dream destination for active holiday makers. The beautiful scenery is ideal for extensive walks and cycle tours, while numerous lakes invite for a swim. Amusement parks, toboggan runs and rope climbing gardens promise additional action for young and old. The Alpine region also has much to offer for culture enthusiasts: The country is marked by historical buildings, diverse museums, galleries, theaters and music stages.
Located in the heart of Europe, Austria borders on Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Nine federal states form this multifaceted country. Upper and Lower Austria north-east, as well as the Burgenland south-east are the flatter regions. Styria, Carinthia, Salzburg, Tyrol and Vorarlberg are dominated by the Alps. Over 950 three-thousand-meter mountains can be counted in Austria – and above all of them emerges the 3.798 meter high Großglockner.