When it comes to breathtaking scenery, Austria is pretty tough to beat. While it’s largely known for its spectacular architecture, wander away from its historical towns and cities and you’ll soon discover its real beauty lies in its lakes and mountains.
If you’re planning an Austrian lake and mountain adventure this year, below you’ll discover some of the best places to head to.
St Anton am Arlberg
The stunning, picturesque village of St Anton am Arlberg boasts a unique location high up in the Arlberg mountains. The traditional style village has some of the most luxurious hotels in the country, such as the extraordinary Hotel Arlberg. It combines a lake and mountain getaway, with local tour guides on hand to help you get the most out of your mountain adventure. It is also perfectly located to explore the magnificent Lake Constance, which runs through the borders of Germany and Switzerland.
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The picture-perfect rustic market town of St Wolfgang is most famous for its stunning lakefront church. Said to have been created by St Wolfgang around 800 years ago, the church is one of the oldest buildings in the region. The town was built around it, and today there are a lot of lakeside activities you can partake in. Experience the beautiful lakeside promenade, take a boat trip across the picturesque lake, or simply bathe in the lake for a relaxing lakeside getaway.
While you’re here, you can stay in one of the most famous hotels in the country, the Im Weissen Rössl. Set right in the heart of the village, the hotel provides stunning views over the lake.
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Home to the largest lake in the Tyrol, Achensee is a popular lake and mountain holiday destination. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing, gentle lakeside walking holiday. Or you’re hoping to have a more adrenaline packed experience, like Hinterrux Glacier Ice Palace high up in the mountains. You’ll find something to suit you in Achensee.
You’ll find all of our Achensee holidays are based in the Pertisau village, set between the mountains and lake. The Hotel Post Am See is one of our most popular hotels in the area, offering beautiful lake views and luxurious spa facilities.
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
If you’re looking for an Austrian destination that has it all, Klagenfurt is definitely the place to head to. It is surrounded by forest-covered mountains, set on the side of the stunning Lake Wörthersee. Combining a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a peaceful, scenic lakeside resort, this is the perfect place to head to with the family. There are a lot of attractions and lake-based activities, ensuring you enjoy a fun-filled Austrian adventure.
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Zell Am See
Zell Am See is situated between the Hohe Tauern Mountains and Lake Zell. This bustling town boasts extraordinary scenery and lots to be explored. Throughout the summer months, numerous celebrations and festivals take place. Where you’ll get to experience traditional folk bands and a remarkable laid-back atmosphere.
If you’re looking to enjoy a true Austrian mountain experience, you’ll definitely want to check out the Kaprun Dams. Located 2,040 feet high, you can walk along to some awesome viewing points. Where you’ll witness the incredible teal coloured reservoir and the beautiful Kaprun Valley.
Stay in one of our luxurious hotels in the area, such as the Hotel Grand. The lakeside complex provides sensational views over the lake and benefits from two unique spa areas. Tempted? Take a look at our Zell Am See holidays today.
There are so many spectacular mountain and lake experiences you can enjoy in Austria, and the above are just some of our top picks. Why not check out our full range of Austria holidays today?