Incredible architecture, dramatic landscapes and colourful towns await you in Austria.

Wherever you turn in this small, European country, you could well be looking at the front of postcard.

Austria is photogenic – perhaps one of the most photogenic countries in the world – and its views never get old.

Why visit Austria:

If you’ve already been to Austria, it was probably to one of the many ski resorts.

They’re some of the best in the world, but there’s also so much more to Austria. If you’re ready to branch out and be surprised by a country you thought you knew, you’re in the right place.

The ski resorts aren’t the only world-class attraction in Austria. Vienna’s arts scene exploded during the 19th century and the city remains a buzzing hub of music, art and culture today. With no shortage of galleries, museums and other indoor entertainment, you don’t need to be a skier to visit Austria in winter.

Outside of Vienna, Austria is home to a number of small, charming cities and towns. Each has its own quirks, and nearly all of them are surrounded by epic landscapes. Living among dramatic mountains and beautiful lakes is just part of normal life in Austria.


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