From Lake Neusiedlersee in the East to Lake Constance in the West: summer time in Austria is Festival fever time. Apart from cultural highlights, you should take your time for spending time outdoors: from mountain biking to paragliding, anything goes in Austria.
Dubbed "Laendle" ("small country") by its inhabitants, the Province of Vorarlberg attracts culture vultures with the Bregenzer Festspiele summer festival just as much as it attracts hikers, mountain bikers, fans of canyoning, rafting and bungee jumping and gourmets.
Tirol is an absolute summer highlight! Crystal-clear mountain lakes perfect for swimming and great mountain trails attracting hikers and mountaineers. Skiers and snowboarders flock to the glaciers and their sunny pistes.
Carinthia offers a unique blend of 2,000 sun hours per year, 200 bathing lakes and impressive mountains. These contrasts make Austria´s most southern Province the destination of unlimited holiday pleasures.
The best way to explore Upper Austria with its clear air, excellent potable water and unspoilt nature is still on foot. Endless marked hiking trails cross the Provinces and ensure thus a lasting outdoor experience.
Endless plains, rolling hills, romantic palaces and bubbling spas, huge Lake Neusiedlersee with its reed and storks nestling on thatched houses, not to forget the festival on the floating stage in Moerbisch. This is just some of what Burgenland has to offer!
Summer in Salzburg is as varied as the scenery is divers: lakes, the national park, the Salzburg Festival -- summer in Salzburg is the ultimate relaxation experience. Experience unspoilt nature on a hike in the Hohe Tauern national park or immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Mozart´s native town.
Stephansdom Cathedral, giant Ferris wheel ("Riesenrad"), the Vienna Boys´ Choir, and the Lippizzaner horses -- images that come to mind when thinking about Austria´s capital. However, you should also take a look at Vienna off the beaten tracks -- it´s a rewarding experience.