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City breaks in Austria

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Austria is fortunate to have some of the most stunning and culturally rich and historic cities in Europe making it a magnet for tourists who love to combine the city experience with outdoor activities in the lakes & amountains - a great but rare combination.

From the opera and art galleries of Vienna, the music of Salzburg to the incredibly beautiful city of Innsbruck surrounded by the Austrian Alps, taking a city break in Austria is an unforgettable experience.

A city break is the ideal way to fully explore Austria's wonderful cities that are blessed with a colourful history and culture. But there is also the chance to escape the cities and see some of the most spectacular alpine scenery in the Alps.

Apart from Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck are fortunate to have many lakes & mountains resorts within an hours drive of the cities. During the summer, the Austrian lakes provide all types of watersports and many have lidos to sunbathe and relax. In the winter, the international ski resorts are a fantastic way to spend a day and great fun for all levels.

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City Accommodation

Being in the city centre means booking into a hotel or renting an apartment. Spacious holiday homes can be found but typically on the outskirts of the city which means a daily commute in to town - the advantage is being able to relax by the pool if you want to give sight seeing a miss!

Booking ahead, especially in the the peak summer and winter months can help secure your holiday rentals in the best locations - close to the centre which is where most of the museums and historical attractions usually reside.

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Things to see and do

The list of places to see and activities you can do whilst on your city break in Austria is almost endless. However, here are a few suggestons....

  • If in Salzburg, the Summer Music Festival is fantastic and lasts for five weeks starting from the middle of July
  • A trip up to the top of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier at Zell am See - Kaprun
  • The Vienna Life Ball held in May each year

Our view on city breaks in Austria

City breaks in Austria are what you want them to be whether its appreciating the musical legacies of it's famous composers, wandering around the museums and art galleries, admiring the historical architecture, wining and dining or a bit of everything.

The other major attraction of Austrian city breaks is the ability to venture in to the mountains for skiing in the winter or some hiking in the summer which is quite rare for a city break.