Travel destinations in Austria! Here you will find inspiration for Austria's best travel destinations. Do you like high and dramatic mountains, beautiful nature or maybe skiing? Here are our best travel tips about Austria!

Why travel to Austria?

Austria is magically beautiful, with green forests and clear lakes and high Alpine peaks licking the sky. There are plenty of opportunities for short or long hikes, not least by hitchhiking up the Alps in summer. There are several famous ski resorts, such as St Anton, Bad Gastein and Sölden, as well as Alpbachtal, which we liked very much.

In Austria you will find well-prepared home cooking like goulash soup, but also fine dining and locally produced delicacies. Austria offers several beautiful cities, such as Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Below you will find lots of articles about Austria.

Travel destinations in Austria - inspirational reading

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Peter and Helena Bergström in Austria, the travel magazine FREEDOMtravel
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Info and facts about Austria

  • Capital city: Vienna
  • Language: German
  • Residents: 8.8 million (2017)
  • Currency: Euro
  • Religion: Christianity (Catholicism)
  • National anthemGod save Franz the Emperor

Good to know about Austria

  • Price mode: As in Sweden
  • Time difference: None
  • Emergency number: 112
  • El: Like Sweden
  • Water: Drinkable
  • Think about: If you drive on a motorway or expressway while travelling in Austria, you must pay a toll and affix a sticker, a vignette, to your windscreen. The sticker can be purchased at major border crossings and at petrol stations.

Food and drink in Austria

  • Restaurants: Austria has two 3-star Michelin restaurants and twelve 2-star restaurants for those who want to go the extra mile. There is also plenty of good food for a reasonable price.
  • Dishes: Bretljausen's is a signature dish, much like the Italian antipasti. Toast is a pyttipanna deluxe but simple and delicious. Goulash soup is available everywhere. Always a hit!
  • National dish: Wienerschnitzel from veal thighs. Some may say dumplings and in the Voralberg they call Kasnockn the national dish, a kind of home-made noodles.
  • Desserts: For dessert, we take apfelstrudel with apple filling or Kaiserschmarrn and it sounds really weird. Sacher cake goes down well too!
  • Drinks: There are plenty of fruit spirits to be had. Lovely amber coloured lagers and good quality white wines.

Accommodation in Austria

  • Hotel: There are plenty of hotels in every major city, so you can pick and choose for your trip to Austria. For example, you can look on
  • Camping: If you prefer camping, you can read more on our page about campsites and pitches in Austria.

Travelling to Austria

  • Flight: Direct from Arlanda directly to Vienna takes 2 h 30 min. Other cities such as Salzburg and Innsbruck include a stopover. Laudamotion (Ryanair Group) flies directly from Gothenburg (Landvetter) to Vienna 2 times a week from October 2019.
  • Ferry: Gothenburg-Kiel with Stena Line takes 14 h 30 min. by car to Austria via A7 takes just over 11 h and is 1107 km. Trelleborg-Rostock by Stena Line or TT-Line takes 6 h - 7 h 15 min. By car via A9 takes 9 h 45 min and is 1004 km.

Videos from Austria

Video from a wonderful day in Zell am See

Video from beautiful Salzburg

Video from the world's largest ice cave

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