Many tourists flock to Austria each year, and this just grows in number during the holidays. Austria is a beautiful country that is rich is history, sights to see, and it is home to exquisite traditions that many travelers dream to take part of. This, among many others, is also the reason why it is one of the most-booked all-inclusive holiday deals. If you are looking into traveling the country for the holidays, you might want to include the following spots in your itinerary.
Austria’s skiing centers. Austria is considered the winter sports capital of Europe and it would be a shame not to get a taste of this while you are in the country. The skiing center in Seefeld, Tyrol is one of the most popular skiing spots not only because it hosted the Winter Olympics twice, but the beautiful landscape allows fun for beginner and intermediate skiers alike. If you are looking for a more difficult terrain, though, you should consider visiting the St Anton am skiing resort in Arlberg – it is a famous destination for daredevil skiers due to its testing landscape.
Austria’s palaces and castles. No tour in Austria is complete without visiting at least two palaces. This is part of most holiday packages. Known to be the Austrian counterpart of the Versailles, the Schonbrunn Palace is definitely a must-see. The grand palace houses many attractions including the Privy Garden, a maze and labyrinth to complete the mystical feel of the palace, and the oldest zoo oldest zoo in the world. If you liked your tour of the Schonbrunn, you should also pay a visit to the Horfburg Imperial Palace and the Hohensalzburg Castle.
Austria’s breath-taking views. The panoramic view that’s abundant in Austria is also a sight that every tourist must bask on during their stay. The views in the country and the mountain side are popular spots for sightseeing. If you are up for a little road trip, drive along the Glosslockner Alpine road for a view of Austria’s highest mountain. It is especially magnificent during the winter because of its pristine snow caps. A trip to Austria’s quaint villages is also a popular tourist activity, and for this one, you should see the Hallstatt, a baroque village in Salzkammergut. The village’s history is rooted to it being a famous salt producer, and through the years, it only produced a settlement that looks like it is taken out of a setting of a classic novel.
Bonus: If you are willing to go outside of Austria, you can very much do so. Austria is a landlocked country that is surrounded by the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and other European countries. It is very easy to travel by land, and a lot of all-inclusive holiday deals could accommodate a side trip or two. So, if your time and budget allows you, then your wanderlust is definitely in for a treat.