Camping in Austria
101 in Austria
The land of postcard Alpine scenery, Swarovski Crystal and Mozart, Austria has many charms to recommend it. The dramatic peaks of Tyrol are punctuated by lively cities such as Salzburg, Vienna and Graz, providing a contrasting and unique experience throughout the land.
The hustle and bustle of Salzburg with its Baroque architecture, grand palaces and art museums is tempered by the surrounding Salzkammergut, a region of peaceful Alpine scenery and glacial lakes. It’s the ideal place to engage in watersports and outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and caving, and to try culinary specialities such as Kaiserschmarrn, a sugared pancake dish with raisins, and gingerbread. A must-visit when you’re camping in Austria is Hallstatt, a picturesque town in Salzkammergut known for its production of salt.
Austria has castles to rival Bavaria, one of the most impressive of which is Hohenwerfen Castle south of Salzberg. With an extensive weapons collection, a falconry centre offering daily flight demonstrations and stunning views across the landscapes it’s a popular tourist attraction.
And what would a camping holiday in Austria be without a trip to its beautiful capital, Vienna? This elegant city was home for many years to several eminent composers and now draws almost five million visitors every year. Main sights include the Schönbrunn Palace, which houses the world’s oldest zoo, the Vienna State Opera and Beethoven’s residences.
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