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3 Must-See Winter Travel Destinations in Austria

If you’re looking for striking landscapes, winter sports, charming villages, sweet treats and rich history, Austria is the place to be!

This winter, it’s time to get lost in the fairy tale cities, markets and mountains of Austria – here’s what to do and where to go!

Hit Austria’s World-Famous Ski Slopes

Austria Ski Slopes

If you are longing for a cross-country skiing holiday in Austria, there are endless options for you. Situated along the Wetterstein mountains is the impressive Leutasch Valley, which has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. There, you can explore some of the best the Austrian Tyrol has to offer – pristine trails that cater to a range of abilities, followed by an evening of relaxation in a divine heated pool.

Another location that we know you’ll love includes St Anton, which can be found in Austria’s Arlberg region. Boasting 305km of slopes, challenging off-piste terrain and a fantastic lift system, it’s the ideal place to head to if you are wanting to hit the slopes.

Situated within two hours of three international airports, it’s also very easy to locate.

Better suited to the more advanced skiers and snowboarders, once visitors have had enough of the slopes for the day, they can head to one of the many restaurants or bars that are dotted around.

With an array of stylish hotels and chalets around this area, individuals can enjoy a great night’s sleep before waking up and heading out for another day of adventure. 

Experience Austria’s Rich Culture in Vienna

Vienna, Austria Travel Tips

Ranked the number one city in the world to live in for the tenth year running, Vienna needs to be at the top of your list when travelling in Austria. 

With Christmas markets that date back to the 17th century, visitors flock here in their droves every year to try the hot punch, toasted almonds and 3,000 m² ice rink. It truly does come alive during winter. 

What else must you do while you’re in Vienna? Visit the opera houses and jazz clubs, explore the flea markets, witness the UNESCO World Heritage Site Schönbrunn Palace, walk the Ringstrasse and taste the famous chocolate cake, Sachertorte.

Witness Some of Austria’s Most Magnificent Landscapes in Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria Travel Tips

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds – city streets by day and wilderness by night – Salzburg cannot be missed.

Boasting intriguing structures and historic monuments, you will have the opportunity to get lost amongst the winding streets, before heading back to your accommodation in the quieter neighbouring towns.

Hit the farmer’s markets to try local Austrian food or reserve a table at a restaurant where you can order schnitzel and apple strudel – Austrian-national favourite dishes. 

Make it Happen

Get there: Use the Omio portal to find and book the quickest and cheapest flights, trains and buses to and around Austria.

Sleep there: Use Booking.com and Airbnb to book the best hotels and apartments around Austria – often with free cancelations.

Book local tours and experiences: Use GetYourGuide to find and book experiences with local guides in Austria – great prices and I really like the quick and easy-to-use app for booking tours on while you’re on the move.

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