Austria is a phenomenal and enthralling destination. A lot of winter sports lovers, summer tourists and newlywed couples visit Austria to witness the grandeur of the Austrian Alps and the historical ethos of the cities. With the lush green countryside and the artistic cities, Europe travellers love Austria for its cherished travel moments.
The country’s capital, Vienna, is a glamorous European city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, start there and watch the opera at Vienna State Opera House. You may also want to visit the numerous museums, the art galleries and the historic landmarks like Hofburg Imperial Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. Next, try Salzburg; the home of Mozart. Explore the Mirabell Garden and Palace as you take the guided walking tour of the city. Your itinerary must include Tyrol; the home of two Winter Olympics. Visit Innsbruck to see “Altstadt”; the old city, which has restored the medieval architecture.
Don’t be fooled by the historical outlook, as the natural beauty of the country is just as mesmerizing. The Austrian Alpine region is the dream trip. It has the exquisite ski slopes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skier and snowboarders. Visit the wineries brewing around the countryside to sip the wine and inhale the fresh fragrance. Enjoy the easy-breezy hikes around the mountain passes during the summer. Relish in the dream spa experiences scattered across the country.
This diversity is well reflected in the food as well. You can still taste the imperial Austro-Hungarian influences in today’s Viennese cuisine a.k.a Austrian cuisine. Pork pot roast from Styria, Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz from Vienna and Salzburger nockerl from Sazlburg create sensational miracles in the mouth. You must have a piece of Original Sacher Torte a chocolate cake made from a secret recipe only known to confectioners at Hotel Sacher in Vienna, where the recipe originated. If you have the urge to have a sip of drink along with it, Austrian wine is the perfect companion.
In the colder months this is of course a winter sports enthusiast paradise. The ski routes near Vienna are some of the finest in International arena. Check out the picture-perfect Austrian villages as you paraglide from the beautiful city of Tyrol. Take a shot of the Victory Schnapps after the action-packed white river rafting trip in the glacier water. Explore the wilderness as you go mountain biking in Vorarlberg. You can go scuba diving and kayaking at the several Austrian adventure destinations too.
All that being said it is best not to risk your travel experience by travelling without the proper travel insurance. So, protect your travel with Flexicover travel insurance, which are designed to support all kinds of travellers and their travel safety needs.
© Flexicover 2013
Terms & Conditions
Single Trip Insurance
Annual Travel Insurance
Gap Year Insurance
Long Stay Insurance
Winter Sports Insurance
Flexicover is a division of Citybond Holdings Ltd., 109 Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4SY.
Registered in Cardiff No. 1478367. Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.