A Perfect Summer Holiday in Austria


Meadows, wild flowers, charming chalets, lofty trees, lakes, snow-capped Alps…these images of Austria had long enamourmed us and had implored us to plan an Austrian holiday. But bound by our self-set rule to not go back to the same region within 2 years (4 yrs ago we went to Switzerland and Italy, and 2 years ago, to France), Austria had to wait. Not any more though. This year it couldn’t have been anywhere else but the beautiful vales of Austria…We planned a 10-day trip covering the historical and magnificent Vienna, a tour of Melk, Dürnstein and Krems along the Danube, charming charming Salzburg, little Innsbruck, sparkling Swarozki, snow-covered Gloucnet and finally, heavenly Hallstat.

Ten days felt woefully less for a country that makes you stop at every step, be it to marvel at the historical riches or natural beauty. But truth be told, we had quiet an easy tour everywhere…no hurry, no rush, took our time, be it to climb hills to see a castle in ruins or sit down for elaborate 3-course meals in the country’s most popular cafes. Ah! Meals. Let me tell you this — sight-seeing is only half the experience when in Austria. The other half of the experience is food. And wine. And beer. We had tonnes and tonnes of them…

Will devote my next few posts on everything we saw, experienced, did, ate, felt in Austria. We hope you will find them useful to plan your own trip to Austria…

2 days in Vienna:

Day Tour to Danube Valley covering Melk Abbey, stopping by Durnstein and Krems

3 days in Salzburg for a day each of Salzburg, Insbruk & Swarozki, and the snow-filled Grossglockner Range

2 days in Hallstat to simply loiter, and boat, and trek…

A round-up of food in Austria —

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