|Currency: Euro (EUR)||Eco-Lodges|
|Size: 83,879 km² / 32,386 mi²||Favorite Restaurants|
|Landscape: forest, lakes, mountains, lowlands|
|Activities: hiking, swimming, biking, skiing/snowboarding, canoeing/kayaking, wildlife watching|
Now one of the smaller countries in Europe, Austria was once one of the greates powers on this continent. The local population is unpretentious, but still proud of their heritage, culture and country in general, and you’ll understand why when you visit. Beautiful, steep mountains are featured in a big part of Austria’s west, while the east showcases its vineyards and lowlands. It’s landlocked destination and continental climate makes Austria a year-round destination where you can spend a typical winter vacation as well as an action-packed summer exploring the outdoors.
TOP SPOTS IN AUSTRIA
Bikers and wine lovers will get their money’s worth at Lake Neusiedl, in the east of the country on the border to Hungary. One of the shallowest lakes worlwide (in relation to its size), you can go sailing, biking, swimming, bird watching or visiting the countless vineyards here in the summer. Or if you want to polish up your knowledge of European history, the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt (where the famous musician Joseph Haydn worked) might be your place to go.