Due to the current situation, more and more we feel how we need to escape somewhere, to take a breath and have a wonderful time outside in nature. This week, my socials reminded me of our trip 2 years ago in Vienna, Austria. It was a wonderful time for us and our kids. We cannot be more grateful to the Vienna Tourist Board for such an amazing trip.
Today I want to share a very special virtual tour that I found on the Vienna Tourist Board about the most amazing places of this beautiful country.
Let’s see those 9 marvelous regions of Austria that we can visit with the eye of a bird, and plan our future travel there.
Vienna is one of the cities that just charms you. Full of stunning palaces and picturesque buildings, Austria’s capital is perfect for the history and culture lover looking for a city to call their own.
Tyrol is a western Austrian state in the Alps that’s known for its ski resorts, historic sites and folk traditions. Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol is very close to Vienna, and can be discovered really easily, getting by train from Vienna. Even though it is a small city, and
many tourists say that it can be discovered in a short trip. Innsbruck can offer much more.
Salzburg City has been a proud member of the UNESCO World Heritage List for over 20 years, making it one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The city is also well known for music, it is even called city of music.
Styria is a mountainous, forested state in southern Austria, known for its wine, spas and castles. This is one of Austria’s most celebrated wine regions. You can spend days visiting wineries and traditional wine taverns. Graz, the capital of Styria, is actually Austria’s second-largest city, though it feels more like a town. The Styrian capital impresses immediately with its beautiful architecture and laid-back atmosphere.
Carinthia is a southern Austrian region in the eastern Alps that encompasses Austria’s highest mountain, Grossglockner. Carinthia, Austria is famous for its alpine mountains and lakes, like the Wörthersee. In addition, it’s also home to medieval treasures in places like Friesach. The first highlight of the town is the gorgeous Milstatt Lake. It’s the second-largest in Carinthia. Second, you’ll see the attention-grabbing red domes on the ancient Benedictine Millstatt Abbey.
Burgenland is a state in eastern Austria. And interesting enough, that it is not so popular within travellers, cannot say the same about locals. For locals it is the historic Land of Castles that represents a Southern escape: thanks to lots of sunshine, vineyards, a rolling landscape, spas and Neusiedlerseee.
- Lower Austria
Lower Austria is one of the nine states of Austria, located in the northeastern corner of the country. It is not revealing that Austria is a great country for hiking, but it called my attention that almost every tourist who went there recommended Mendlingtal Valley for a small hiking tour. Indeed, this part of Austria has a lot of things to offer.
- Upper Austria
Upper Austria is well known for its crystal-clear lakes, and that invigorating feeling of being alive when you dive in. Mountains and forests that awaken the wild in us. Cities that show us today and point the way to tomorrow. Go with the flow along the Danube, and discover that the most beautiful way to get from A to B is to follow the curve.
Vorarlberg is a mountainous state in western Austria, bordered by Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, and known for its ski resorts and alpine scenery. It is the smallest region of Austria, even if it is the smallest, it doesn’t quit the abundance of natural attractions, incredible farm to table food, and luxury hotels that keep in-the-know visitors returning year after year.
All the video shared in this post are taken from the official site of Vienna Tourist Office.
More virtual tours you can find here.