A fantastic destination for family adventure holidays. In summer it’s a haven for walking, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird watching. Over 1,000 lakes make for an angler’s and watersports enthusiast’s dream. In winter it’s a go-to destination for snowboarding and skiing. But it’s perhaps even richer in culture, with its ornate architecture and museums dedicated to giants of music, art, economics, science and invention.
Holidays in Austria
You’ve seen the film, now experience the set. If you’re daring to be different, a Eurocamp camping holiday in Austria won’t disappoint. This beautiful Alpine country is a land of breathtaking massifs, crystal-clear lakes, long meandering rivers, rich green pastures, aromatic forests and carpets of wild flowers during spring and summer. Just a short drive south from Salzburg is Sportcamp Woferlgut, perfectly positioned for exploring much of the very best that Austria has to offer. The snow-capped peaks of the Tirolis are nearby, as is Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol.
In the picturesque Tyrol you will find immaculate colourful villages, houses with bright window boxes and unusual dome-shaped churches. Though the countryside presses all the buttons, this is a land of great cities with ornate cathedrals, incredible fountains and picture-postcard buildings… a heady mix of Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo styles. The country is also a superb destination for summer skiing, with the ski slopes of Kaprun offering all-year-round snow.
Tyrolean cuisine, as in all mountainous regions tends to be hearty and plentiful, with lots of frites, sausages and the famous Wiener Schnitzel. Austria’s coffee culture is famed worldwide and for those with a sweet tooth, the coffee houses serving superb pastries, chocolates and wonderful ‘Apfelstrudel mit schlag’, (sounds more appetising as apple strudel with cream), are a treat to savour.
This architectural delight, with exquisitely crafted Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque town houses, is framed by a rugged mountain backdrop. See the city’s Little Golden Roof and the exquisitely decorated Helblinghaus that many say looks more like a wedding cake than a building.
The Katschtal Valley of bella Austria has to be one of the best kept secrets on the continent, with spectacular views wherever you look.
The ‘Krimmler Wasserfalle’, nestling in the Hohe Tauern National Park, are the highest waterfalls in Austria and the 5th largest waterfalls in the world, with water crashing down from 380 metres. Get up close by following the carefully designed hiking trail.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the baroque architecture of its old town, in its magnificent alpine setting is absolutely breathtaking. It’s home to a magnificent cathedral and the 900-year-old Hohensalzburg Castle.
Located on a beautiful nature reserve, Seefeld has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. But even if you haven’t skied before, the terrain is suitable for beginners and intermediates. If the weather is warmer then this area is perfect for a scenic strolls.