Driving in Austria – a guide for tourists

Rolling emerald hills and charming pastel houses, snowcapped mountains and the tinkling of cowbells – if these are some of your favorite things, then a road trip across Austria’s gorgeous countryside will surely make your heart sing. Here’s your essential guide to driving in Austria.

Rolling emerald hills and charming pastel houses, snowcapped mountains and the tinkling of cowbells – if these are some of your favorite things, then a road trip in Austria’s gorgeous countryside will surely make your heart sing.

Driving in Austria is one of the best ways to explore the country. You’ll get from one majestic city to another, through stunning natural parks and quaint little villages, all just a smooth and relaxing drive away. Here’s everything you need to know for your Austrian road trip.

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3 days in Vienna, Austria – the perfect mix of classic landmarks and local gems

Here’s your essential travel guide to Vienna, Austria’s majestic capital. Get ready to enjoy the ultimate little holiday in this city that has mastered the art of work-life balance. Live the city’s mantra – productive idleness – with mornings lingering in coffee houses, afternoons filled with classic and trailblazing art and culture, and evenings at the park or the opera. Whatever you’re in the mood for, this city break guide covers all the best things to do in Vienna.

In a word, Vienna is awesome. Not in the way that everything seems to be “awesome” these days, so much so that is has lost its meaning. Vienna is awesome in the truest sense of the word – inducing awe and inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence and admiration.

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Where to stay in Vienna – best areas and hotels in Austria’s majestic capital

Get ready for a holiday to remember in Vienna, Austria’s majestic capital! While celebrated yearly as the world’s best city to live in, Vienna remains one of Europe’s most underrated travel destinations. Which works well for us – we won’t have to go through crowds to enjoy Vienna’s charming historic center, abundant royal art collections, indie and edgy neighborhoods, and wine taverns amidst sprawling hills. Here’s your essential travel guide on where to stay in Vienna.

For nine consecutive years now, Vienna has been crowned the world’s best city to live in. Surely, you would think, that endorsement would have been enough to draw the tourist crowds in? But surprisingly, Vienna remains one of Europe’s underrated tourist destinations. While it does enjoy the constant stream of culture- and art-lovers finding their way to the historic capital’s cobbled streets and famed opera houses, there’s much, much more to Vienna that largely remains under the radar.

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Best things to do in Hallstatt – a travel guide to Austria’s most photogenic town

A drive from Vienna to Salzburg won’t be complete without a stop at the beautiful postcard-perfect Hallstatt! Stay here for a couple of days and soak up the gorgeous landscape.

We started our drive from Vienna at 10 AM, and since then it has been one amazing scene after another. We gawked at Vienna’s grand buildings, at the countryside that looked like Tina Blau’s oil paintings come to life, the roads so smooth and well-maintained, and at the BMWs and Audis zipping past us as we drove our rented Seat within the 130 KPH limit. Little did we know, the best view was yet to come. Continue reading “Best things to do in Hallstatt – a travel guide to Austria’s most photogenic town”

Where to stay in Hallstatt – 5 gorgeous hotels in Austria’s storybook town

Nestled in Salzkammergut’s mountainous region, Hallstatt is a narrow town sandwiched between a mountain and a lake, lined with pastel houses decked with flowerboxes, and with swans gracefully plying the coastline, making it the perfect storybook town to take a break from the cities. It’s a great stopover on a drive from Vienna to Salzburg, and a great base for exploring the rest of the gorgeous Salzkammergut. If you’re thinking of venturing to Salzkammergut soon, here are our best recommendations on where to stay in Hallstatt.

It’s almost difficult to tear yourself away from Austria’s magnificent cities. You can spend days roaming around Vienna’s architectural wonders, marveling at Schonbrunn and the Gloriette, getting lost in mazes of manicured gardens and abundant artwork. There’s much to see and do in Vienna and Salzburg, and indeed, visiting these cities is a great way to discover Austria’s glorious history and culture.

But to get to the heart of Austria’s rustic charm, you must venture to its small countryside villages. You’ll find that there’s more to Austria than operas and schnitzels and all-out opulence. There are also stunning natural landscapes, breathtaking vistas, picture-perfect storybook towns, and plenty of outdoor adventures to be had.

If you only make it to one town, make it Hallstatt. Nestled in Salzkammergut’s mountainous region, Hallstatt is a narrow town sandwiched between a mountain and a lake, lined with pastel houses decked with flowerboxes, and with swans gracefully plying the coastline, making it the perfect storybook town to take a break from the cities. It’s a great stopover on a drive from Vienna to Salzburg, and a great base for exploring the rest of the gorgeous Salzkammergut.

If you’re thinking of venturing to Salzkammergut soon, here are our best recommendations on where to stay in Hallstatt.

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