Best Places to Visit in Austria

As an avid hiker and mountain lover, it’s hard to beat Austria! While the famous cities like Salzburg and Vienna, are gorgeous, my favourite areas in Austria are outside of the cities in the Alps! I especially love Hohe Tauern National Park. Below you will find some of my favourite places that I’ve been, but keep checking back as I’m in Austria multiple times each year, since it’s so close to Munich, Germany, where I live!

Austria travel guide
  • medieval adventure guide to exploring Millstatt, Wörthersee, Maria Wörth and Friesach in Carinthia, Austria

How to Explore the Medieval Treasures of Carinthia, Austria

Carinthia is famous for its alpine mountains and lakes, like the Wörthersee, but it's also home to medieval treasures that many travelers miss!

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Danube Cycling Route: What You Need to Know

The Danube Cycle Path is the most popular holiday cycling route in Europe! It attracts families, seniors, recreational cyclists and serious cyclists alike!

How to Experience Adventure in the Austrian Alps

New to the mountains? MoaAlm is an alpine retreat in Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria with guided hikes and a community atmosphere, giving you the opportunity to explore your limits!

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A Beautiful Day Hike in Kleinwalsertal, Austria

The Kleinwalsertal, can't be reached from the rest of Austria, unless you hike out! Here's one great day hike in this spectacular mountainous region:

  • Enjoying the mountain views at Travel Charme Ifen Hotel in Kleinwasteral.

Travel Charme Ifen Hotel in Kleinwasteral: A Review

As soon as we pulled into the parking lot of the Travel Charme Ifen Hotel

Stuiben Waterfall: Tyrol’s Highest Waterfall

Stuiben Waterfall is the highest not only in the Ötztal, but in all of Tyrol measuring 150m! It's a family friendly hike to the top w/ viewing platforms. There's even a restaurant at the top in case you've worked up an appetite.

The Most Romantic Place in Europe

It wasn't easy, but I think I've finally found the most romantic place in Europe - the AQUA DOME Wellness Hotel, which turns its three levitating pools into a moonlight bath.

Historic Hiking in Mostviertel, Austria

Mostviertel Austria offers up some of the most unique hiking I've ever done including themed music hiking and historic hikes!

AQUA DOME Wellness Hotel: A Review

AQUA DOME is worthy of a visit by itself, but fortunately it's Ötztal location in Tyrol ensures incredible scenery and an abundance of mountain activities.

  • Topfenstrudel and Buchteln, 2 desserts found in Mostviertel, Austria.

How to Live and Eat Like a Local in Mostviertel Austria

Going local in Mostviertel, Lower Austria involves staying in speciality hotel rooms, eating scrumptious desserts and drinking Schnapps. Ready to go local?

Music and Mountains in Mostviertel, Austria

I usually write about Monkeys and Mountains, but Music and Mountains? This was a first. Check out the unique Wanderbare Gipfelklaenge (Hiking to the Sounds of the Mountains) held in Mostviertel, Austria in June.

  • Flowers and mountains at the Alpenresort Schwarz in Tyrol, Austria.

9 Reasons to Love the Alpenresort Schwarz in Tyrol

My stay at the Alpenresort Schwarz was one of the best hotel stays I've ever had. Here's why:

Alpenresort Schwarz: The Ultimate Spa Getaway

The Alpenresort Schwarz located in Tyrol, Austria is the ultimate spa experience and it's just a 2 hour drive from Munich! It even made me not hate saunas so much!

Hiking to Krimml Waterfall: Austria’s Highest Waterfall

Krimml Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Europe and the world's fifth highest waterfall! It's no wonder its one of Austria's most visited attractions. I loved it!

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Romantic Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria is a perfect romantic getaway. Its historic old town is surrounded by snow capped mountains serving up both culture and adventure.

  • Romantik Hotel Schwarzer Adler, Innsbruck

Romantik Hotel and Restaurant Schwarzer Adler in Innsbruck

The Romantik Hotel and Restaurant Schwarzer Adler in Innsbruck Austria was the perfect romantic weekend getaway from Munich. There's even a relaxation area.

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Moorwald: The Most Entertaining 4km I’ve Ever Walked

The bog forest (Moorwald) in Bad Leonfelden, Austria is the most entertaining 4km I've ever walked. Where else do you find healing, playing and hiking?

  • Lobby of the Falkensteiner Hotel in Bad Leonfelden, Austria

Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa: Bad Leonfelden, Austria

The Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa in Bad Leonfelden, Austria is the type of place where guests walk around with a dreamy look on their face, wrapped in fluffy white bath robes.

Summer Adventures in the Nassfeld, Austria

The Nassfeld is a popular ski resort in Austria, but it offers action packed adventures all year long.

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Reaching New Heights with the Rock Labyrinth and Flying Fox

A rock labyrinth, flying fox and a high ropes course are just a few of the adventures waiting for you in the Nassfeld.

Sweating Bullets: Relaxing at the Hotel and Spa Bleibergerhof

The Hotel and Spa Bleibergerhof in Bad Bleiberg, Austria is where you go to get away and to escape from all the stresses of daily life.

Meet Flo: A Seven Year Hotel Guest Who Has Never Paid

Flo arrived to the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Carinzia seven years ago and shows no signs of leaving. Not surprisingly, Flo has become a bit of a local celebrity with hotel guests. Perhaps this is why she has been able to stay for seven years without ever paying for a night's stay.

Summer Rodelbahn in the Nassfeld: Calling All Adrenalin Junkies

Every adrenalin junkie should try a Summer Rodelbahn at least once in their lives, but once likely won't be enough! I know I'm hooked!

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Igloo Village – The Coolest Village On Earth?

The igloo village is one cool place, complete with an igloo bar, but "Where do you pee?" I inquired. The igloo village is one cool place, complete with an igloo bar, but "Where do you pee?" I inquired.

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My Best of Travel 2011

My Best of Travel 2011 includes destinations in Germany, Austria, England and Canada. Here's to hoping that 2012 is just as good!