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Where To Stay When On Vacation In Austria

Mar 21, 2008
Austria is a very popular holiday destination amongst people looking for activity holidays. Its stunning scenery draws back holiday makers year after year to its fantastic choice of self catering ski chalets and apartments. Holiday rental homes are becoming extremely popular in Austria with many tourists choosing to rent direct from the home owners.

Austria is world famous for its winter skiing in the Alps and now many holiday makers return in the summer for lakeside sunbathing. It is also a country of great tradition and culture and many tourists rent self catering apartments for a city break. They find that by renting a self catering ski chalet or apartment in Austria that it gives them the freedom to live and explore the area like the locals. They see holiday home rentals as a good base for a relaxing vacation for couples or a family holiday.

Vienna is the capital of Austria and it has some stunning architecture. Holiday makers are now lucky that some of these apartments are now available as direct holidays. Holiday apartments are available to rent direct from their owners in Vienna. Renting them enable people on vacation to sample the city's culture and musical life. There is a vast wealth of stunning and beautiful architecture making Vienna an extremely interesting and popular city to visit.

For those people not looking for the city breaks, renting a skiing holiday chalet or apartment in the Tyrol or Salzburg would give them a great chance to enjoy the winter sports and some of the finest scenery in Austria. There is a good selection of holiday apartments and chalets to choose from and the locals are renowned for their hospitality and warm welcome. They make tourists feel welcome and at home in their wonderful country. No matter what the time of year, tourists are to find quality holiday accommodation in Austria to suit people of all ages, interests and abilities.

For people looking for walking holidays there's hardly a better place than Austria. This warm weather activity becomes a nationally embraced outdoor pastime once the mountains and valleys are in bloom. A network of well-marked walking trails winds through some of Austria's best alpine recreational regions, including ones marked as push chair friendly and others as wheelchair accessible. Along all of the all routes are holiday chalets and self catering apartments available for rental.

Traditional food is one of the highlights of visiting Austria, however there are also many other mouth watering dishes available. One of the great advantages of staying in a ski chalet or holiday apartment is the freedom to experience the local cuisine. Popular dishes include backstube platter - medallions of pork in garlic, with rosti potato, or kaiserschmarren - an omelette with raisins and plum compote. A real favourite is mohr im hemd, a delicious chocolate pudding in a chocolate sauce.

Austrian food can be delicate with Italian influences in the south and Hungarian to the north, and a range of good local cheeses. Austria also has a great range of beers and is now starting to develop a reputation for good local wines.

It is little wonder that people return to Austria year after year on their vacations and enjoy the true flavour of local life staying in a holiday ski chalet or self catering apartment.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rentals websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Direct holidays in Austria
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