Austria is perfect to visit any time of year, and it’s an outdoor-lover’s dream. In the summer, it’s perfect for hiking and mountain biking, and in the winter, of course it’s perfect for skiing. With the gorgeous Alps running through the country and hundreds of beautiful valleys to explore.
Small, landlocked Austria offers alpine scenery, world-class museums, cobbled quaintness, and Wiener schnitzel. Unlike Germany, its industrious neighbor to the northwest, Austria is content to bask in its good living and elegant, opulent past as the former head of one of Europe's grandest empires. Austrians tend to be relaxed, gregarious people who love the outdoors as much as a good cup of coffee in a café.