With only about one third of its surface area below 500 meters, Austria is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. The Alps dominate the Austrian landscape, with their jagged peaks permanently covered with snow, their green meadows and valleys, and their numerous alpine lakes. While road trips and train rides in Austria can be incredibly scenic, the natural wonders of this magnificent country are best explored on foot or on a bicycle.
Made up of series of sharp jagged mountain peaks, the Alps are arguably one of the most spectacular mountain ranges on Earth. About 1,200 kilometers long, they are spread across no less than eight European countries—France, Monaco, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein and Slovenia. A region of rugged snowcapped mountains and lush green valleys dotted with cows and lakes, the Alps are a spectacular place to explore on foot.
Offering a perfect mix of nature, spa and comfort, Der Daberer Das Bio Hotel is run by a family who believes in organic and sustainable practices to provide their guests with a relaxed and enjoyable break.
As a country, Austria is one of the most environmentally friendly in the world and a great destination for any eco-tourist currently planning their next vacation. As well as clean cities and green modes of transport there are also seven national parks to choose from, all of which are worth visiting should time allow.
If you're planning a trip to Vienna then a visit to the Schonbrunn Palace is essential. The palace is Austria's most visited site and with good reason. With over 1400 rooms it is regarded as one of the most important works of architecture in the country. Run by the House of Habsburg the site has numerous buildings and plenty to keep anyone interested in Austria's cultural heritage.