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AUSTRIA

Austria, the land of the mountains and classical music. Austria is of course best known for its beautiful mountain landscape. In the summer you can enjoy beautiful walks through the green mountains of Austria and in the winter Austria is a popular winter sports destination.

But in addition to all the beautiful things to see in Austria, Austria is also known for its delicious food. Sauerkraut mit Bratwurst, Goulash soup, Tiroler Gröstl, Käsespätzle, Knödels, Schnweinsbraten and Wiener Schnitzel, it's all finger-licking good.

There is a lot to see in Austria and lots of fun things to do. We have already listed 5x Fun Things to See and Do in Austria for you below.

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Austria is a great destination for your holiday in Europe. The impressive Alps in combination with a clear blue sky give you an instant holiday feeling. Austria is a great holiday destination in both summer and winter. In the summer you can enjoy walking through the green forests, enjoy the views from the mountain tops and cool off in the blue mountain lakes. In winter the mountains turn into white giants, perfect for skiing, snowboarding and sledding.

Read five of our favorite things to see and do in Austria below.

Hallstatt is a village, where you can't help but fall in love with it.

 

Hallstatt cannot really be described with words. It is a fairytale village with cobbled streets full of colored houses. And all this is enclosed by a clear blue mountain lake and the Austrian Alps in the background. Hallstatt is lifelike work of art. And when you walk through the small streets of Hallstatt you will discover that every house and every corner has its own charm.

Unfortunately, Hallstatt is no longer a hidden gem. Tourists have now discovered this beautiful village en masse. If you want to enjoy Hallstatt in peace, we advise you to spend the night here and enjoy Hallstatt in the evening and in the morning, when the large crowds have not yet arrived for a day trip to Austria's most beautiful village.

Vienna is the beautiful capital of Austria. The buildings, palaces and museums give Vienna a classic look. The many horse-drawn carriages and the classical music emanating from the state opera only add to Vienna's classical atmosphere.

With a population of almost 1.9 million, Vienna is the seventh largest city in the European Union. Despite its size, it is also one of the safest cities in the world.

There is much to see and do in Vienna. You can easily enjoy yourself here for two to three days. Vienna is especially a good destination if you like culture. Because in the cultural field, Vienna offers you an abundance of museums, theatres, churches and palaces.

IIn 2020, Vienna was also named the greenest city in the world. Vienna is therefore not only a city for culture lovers,  but also for nature lovers.

Are you planning to visit a lot of the sights in Vienna, than we recommend you to buy the Vienna Pass. with the Vienna Pass you get access to no less than 70 attractions in Vienna. EEspecially if you plan to see a lot of Vienna, you will save a lot of money with the Vienna  Pass.

 

In TIrol, close to the border with Germany, you will find one of the longest suspension bridges in the world, the Highline 179.  This exciting suspension bridge is not only made to connect two mountains. It unites castles and ancient fortresses with hundreds of years of history.

With a length of no less than 416 meters, this suspension bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. But it's not just the length that makes this bridge so impressive. It is mainly the height of 114.6 meters that makes this bridge truly spectacular.

And with that it is perhaps immediately clear that this suspension bridge is not a good attraction in Austria for people with a fear of heights. And we say that from experience. Although all four of us eventually conquered the suspension bridge, it was not easy and we cannot deny that one of us created a small traffic jam on this bridge.

 

The first few meters of this steel bridge feel very stable, but the further you walk, the more you will feel the movements in the wind and the movements of the other tourists. This suspension bridge is very safe, but halfway there could be some doubt about when the height and the movement get to you.

 

But trust us, it is all worth it.
 

 

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The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a beautiful mountain pass at the foot of the Grossglockner. This road is known as one of the most beautiful mountain roads in Europe.

The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse was built between 1930 and 1935 through Austria's highest mountain massif, the Hohe Tauern.

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is 22 kilometers long and you drive through the mountains along the most beautiful views and picturesque villages. 22 kilometers does not seem that long, but to drive the entire route you will lose about half a day. Also because you will want to stop at many places to enjoy the beautiful view.

Innsbruck is the capital of the Alps and is also called the heart of the Alps. This colorful city is the capital of Tirol, one of the most popular regions in Austria. ​

Innsbruck is a fascinating mix of famous historical symbols combined with modern international architecture. The 800-year-old city has a beautiful and fairytale medieval center with narrow streets and remnants of ancient city gates. In the Altstadt you go back in time with castles built in  Renaissance style, Baroque cathedrals and Gothic monuments.

Innsbruck is a great holiday destination in both summer and winter. Innsbruck is located at an altitude of 574 meters and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains in winter. In summer, these same mountains are green. Both views with the colorful houses of Innsbruck in the foreground are beautiful.

There is so much to see and do in Innsbruck that you can easily spend a few days here. There are numerous museums, zoos and shopping centers. And of course there are also many good restaurants and cozy bars.

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