A monumental architecture and peasant life quality
A monumental architecture and quality of rural life, this country of central Europe which evokes its majestic statues, for others the classical music for much, the castles of tale or the wonderful landscapes receives thousands of tourists permanently who worship the famous cafes of Vienna, social centre par excellence and that they exported to the whole world.
The capital of Austria was for seven centuries the Habsburgs headquarters and is proud to be one of the capitals most beautiful in the world with a lofty cultural heritage that illustrates its resplendent past.
However to receive thousands of tourists, almost every day, Vienna tends to isolation and to be conservative. The city seems stopped in time as well as their most important cities: Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, but outside urban centres are modern buildings and see that Austria is not, for some things, outside of the global world.
Travel to Austria in aircraft is the medium of transportation more quickly. Its main airport is Vienna, however, there are international flights arriving in other cities. Many companies that offer low-cost flights arriving in Austria and other flights reach nearby cities in Slovakia where go to Austria does not offer any problem.
All airports in Austria are connected with the centers of the nearest cities through all means of transport.
If you prefer to make the trip to Austria by train is preferable to make the trip at night since the journey is quite long and we know that in many cases it is more economical than the aircraft, but in others not. Travel by train to Austria has its delights because very beautiful landscapes we crossed, but it is also a journey that takes us a day and a half of our vacation. Obviously not is recommended for a getaway romantic.
Travelling by bus is possible from many cities in Europe, but we have the same problem with regard to the time factor, the topography rugged from the center of Europe, makes the journey long enough.
The trip to Austria by car can be rewarding to discover other places, taking pictures along the way, but it might be a test of patience experience. Must make many stops in the road and the roads of mountain not are for everyone.
Wafer on the windshield is compulsory to circulate by the motorways in Austria. They can be purchased by our vacation time in petrol stations, post offices and border customs.
Austria offers all kind of accommodation according to our preferences and our budget. Hotels are quite expensive in all categories, but even the cheapest is comfortable and offers competent services. Prices, generally, are per person and include breakfast.
The “Gasthof and Gasthaus” offer very good service at different prices (from 45 to €110 for two persons), are facilities very clean and warm.
Family pensions are economical, small and mostly are installed in the upper floors of private homes in the cities.
Staying in private homes is possible in this country, people offering rooms for rent place a sign saying “Zimmer frei”. Their prices vary between 40 and €70, breakfast is included in the price and is usually copious and varied (as in many other accommodation in Austria is considered in two nights accommodation at least, if we just think a night surely will have to pay a small supplement). The tourist offices have a list of “Privatzimmer” and in some offices employees made the reservations for us.
Rural holidays are a style of accommodation ever developed in the rural areas of Austria, many cottages and farms dedicated to the production offer a place to stay. They are a bit rustic but absolutely ecological, landscapes are dreamy, the warmth of the people is assured and is a form of a quite relaxing holiday away from it all and if we are children, they will greatly enjoy this experience. It is a very economical choice. The tourist offices have all rural accommodation information, even there is a private network.
During the months of summer them residences University rented rooms to the tourists by periods short, is called: “Sommer Hotels” or “Saison Hotels”, usually are available between the 1 of July and the 30 of September. They are very clean and comfortable but they are not inexpensive.
Without limit of age but with compulsory affiliation, Austria youth hostels offer international reserve by phone or Internet service. It has almost a hundred hostels spread the length and breadth of the country, not all have the same comfort but many typically have rooms with private bathroom.
The campsite is highly developed in this country, they have cars and caravans and there is an official body that oversees them “Österreichischer Camping Club”. Are a little expensive, 15 to 25 € per night for tent, car and two people.