There is no subtlety to the beauty of Austria – a place bursting with wild, spectacular moments. This landlocked European nation is one of the most beautiful of its kind, thanks to is picturesque mountain villages, baroque architecture and vast Alpine terrain. Austria is one of those rare countries that has truly preserved its natural beauty – and there is simply so much of it there. Whether you’re hoping to enjoy the wondrous crystal lakes, such as Achen and Wolfgang, or experience the renowned beauty of Vienna, Austria has you well and truly covered.

Hallstatt Lake

Sprawled out in the Salzkammergut region of Austria is this remarkable 8-kilometer-long lake at Hallstatt. This stunning mountain, fjord like lake is the fifth largest of the region. The name Hallstatt comes from the small, picturesque village that is built into the mountains that flank the lake’s west coast.



Perched near the Austrian-Slovak border, laid over the great Danube river, is the timeless city of Vienna. More than just a great city to explore and enjoy, the Austrian capital is a place of unmatched artistic and academic heritage. During the 18th and 19th Century, Vienna was home to the great Wolfgang Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven – two of the most prolific classical composers in history. Vienna was also home to the great Austrian neurologist, Sigmund Freud, who went on to become one of the most influential minds of modern psychology. But, Vienna’s great legacy is not best experienced through text books, but on the many streets of the great city. It’s magnificently stylish buildings of Baroque and Art Nouveau, coupled with imperial palaces, only enhance the supreme wonder of this magnificent place.


Gesäuse National Park

At almost 700 sq miles, Hohe Tauern is the largest National Park in both Austria and Central Europe. The Austrian Park is stunning – overwhelmed by narrow valleys, mountains and thick Alpine forests. The Park is in fact home to Austria’s highest mountain – Grossglockner – which stands at over 12,000 feet above sea level. Visitors to the Park are free to wander its excellent network of trails, or join one of the many guided tours available throughout Hohe Tauern.


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