Austria holidays. Holiday rentals and tourist information

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Austria contains over a thousand years of history and tradition and is well known for its picturesque scenery and music. This country is filled with hidden treasures and has to offer a wealth of culture, nature, tradition and innovation which is bound to please you and give you the holiday of a lifetime.

If you are looking for an adventure filled vacation, then Austria holidays is for you! Visit Styria and enjoy alpine ballooning which is sure to leave you mesmerized. Glide over pristine scenery and take in the view of glaciers, mountain peaks, rivers valleys and vineyards from above.

To get you adrenaline pumping, consider white water rafting in the Salzburg Alps. Salzburg has some of the most picturesque lakes and rivers in the world and the waters of the Salzburg Alps are powerful and majestic and will take you on the ride of a lifetime.

Austria also boasts of having some of the best Ski resorts. Visit the Arlberg region to experience deep snow and glacier skiing. Filled with Ski bars, ice skating, squash, tennis and horse drawn sleigh rides, this region is teeming with adrenaline pumping options for you to choose from. Another great option for winter sports would be to visit Kitzbuehel. Famous for its warm, friendly hospitality and abundance of winter sports, this town is the perfect place to visit to enjoy deep snow slopes and winter wonders.

A great way of taking in the culture and history of Austria would be to bike or trek along the Danube. The usual route is from Passau to Vienna and on the way you will be treated to wonders such as medieval towns, castles, vineyards and ruins, all which contribute to telling the story of Austria's culture and past.

When in Central Austria, make sure you visit Hohe Tauern National Park. Discover the amazing sights of valleys that were formed during the ice age and explore the strange salt formations on foot as well as on a tour which takes you on an underground lake ride. This exhilaterating experience one memory that will make your holiday completely worthwhile.

Austria is also a great country if you are looking for a holiday to relax and unwind. Abundant in spa and luxurious treatments at various prices to suit your budget, you are likely to leave feeling refreshed and pampered. Visit Alpine Spas in Salzburg, Tirol, Carinthia and Vorarlberg and be treated to traditional Austrian Spa treatments with special ingredients derived exclusively from the Alps.

Austria is also blessed with an abundance of hot springs. Unwind and let the natural warm water ease your tired body and mind and you will end up feeling refreshed and energized. Austria's mineral rich waters have been known to be therapeutic for various conditions such as aching joints, skin problems and even certain serious conditions such as arthritis.

The best time to visit Austria, especially for hiking or walking tours or to visit a certain city would be from April to October. However if you are more interested in a winter vacation then the best time to plan Austria holidays would be from December to March.

One of the easiest ways to travel around Austria is by renting a vehicle. An international driving license is mandatory. To enjoy the beautiful scenery while traveling another option of travel would be to use the train. Efficient and reliable, using the Austrian Federal Railways is a good method of transport as well.