View of the Alps near Halstatt, Austria.


Situated in the heart of Europe, Austria has a rich history, long culture and truly spectacular scenery. From Vienna's Baroque architecture to Wachau Valley's rolling countryside and the majestic alps, there are many different sides of Austria to explore.

Take the time to experience the rich tradition of Tyrolean folklore, enjoy a Bavarian beer in Salzburg and hike through the Alps. Explore the small, charming towns and discover the local food and wines while learning about the history and culture of this beautiful country.

Looking across the river at Durnstein in the Wachau Valley
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The Wachau Valley, Austria: a slow travel guide

The Wachau Valley is situated along the banks of the Danube River and is Austria’s most famous wine region. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s a wonderful place to explore, with castles, wineries and charming towns to visit.

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