delivers more travel fun and more travel value than you would
expect. It is a small country, compact, easy to get to know,
delightful to see. There is spectacular scenery around every
corner - vineyards, ancient castles and venerable abbeys overlooking
the Danube, wooded hills rising out of lush farmland, lakes
dotted with sailboats and ringed by soaring mountains, Alpine
peaks and their icy world of glaciers reaching for the sky.
Thinking of an active sports holiday? Austria has it - swimming,
sailing, water skiing; snow skiing year-round; horseback riding,
tennis, golf; mountain climbing, white water canoeing, glider
flying; hunting and fishing, skeet shooting and archery.
Hundreds of miles of hiking paths, fitness trails all over.
And saunas and massage to loosen up after a vigorous day.
Enjoy life the leisurely way: at pastry shops, in coffee houses,
in beer gardens, in wine taverns. Savour the superb Austrian
food which makes every meal a pleasure itself. And relax with
the friendly Austrians who genuinely like foreign visitors.
Shop for outstanding handcrafted items or native dresses, jackets
and hats. Contact us again for help in planning your trip and
The towns are as varied as the countryside around them: historic
cities where archatectural masterpieces from three or four centuries
face one another across narrow lanes of sweeping squares, market
towns that have barely changed since the Middle Ages, mountain
villages with neat little houses and flowers overflowing from
GB Austrian National Tourist Office,
Tel.: +44 (0)20-7629 0461, FAX +44 (0)20-7499 6038,