From the peaceful Alpine valleys and fairy-tale castles to the palaces of Vienna and the slopes of its ski resorts, Austria has something to offer every traveller. That's why it has become one of the number one destinations for Brits seeking a European escape. You can see what all the fuss is about by booking cheap flights to Austria today.
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Above all else, Austria is the place to visit if you love music, art and architecture . Salzburg is one of the world's great classical music centres, with annual events dedicated to Mozart - the city's most famous son. But the capital Vienna is the country's centrepiece. Tour the majestic Imperial palaces of Schonbrunn or the Hofburg, see spell-binding equestrian performances at the Spanish Riding School, visit St Stephen's Cathedral or take in an opera at the State Opera House. A cultural feast is on offer for anyone taking flights to Austria, but there's more to see in this wonderful destination:
- Head to Graz where you can see the fascinating weaponry collection at the Styrian Arsenal.
- Visit the stunningly situated Benedictine abbey at Melk.
- Base yourself in Krimml and hike in the forests and gorges nearby.
- Visit the beautiful hill-top medieval town of Hochosterwitz.
- Head to the lakeside town of Hallstatt and descend to the nearby Dachstein Caves.
However, cheap flights to Austria will also appeal to people who are passionate about skiing. High up in the Alps, you can stay at some of the world's great skiing resorts
. In the Tirol, you can stay at St Anton or Kitzbuhel - both boasting world class slopes and lively apres ski scenes. You could even book a hotel in Austria
ski resorts during April's Snowbombing electronic music festival to combine skiing and entertainment.
Whatever you choose to do in Austria, you can be sure that the food will be excellent and the welcome will be warm . Gorge yourself on the country's famous pastries and schnitzels, take some Bergkäse cheese back home and warm up with a bowl of spiced ghoulash in the mountains. With flights to Austria, you can see everything in comfort, but getting around is even easier with your own transport, so why not consider car hire Austria to make your trip even more enjoyable?