Located in the heart of skiing country in Styria, Austria is the area known as Dachstein-Tauern. A Dachstein-Tauern holiday is the ideal option for those who love all sorts of winter based sports and activities in the colder months and a variety of fun activities in the summer months. A Dachstein-Tauern holiday rental apartment is the perfect place in which to re-energise after a hard day on the slopes or relaxing after a busy day outside. The Dachstein-Tauern area is one of the ""Five Regions"" made up of towns and villages to make the largest ski area in the world. A Dachstein-Tauern holiday will leave you exhausted but fulfilled and with some wonderful memories.
The emphasis of a Dachstein-Tauern holiday is to enjoy the great outdoors in the winter months. This means that there are a range of winter-based activities available including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and sledding. During the summer months, visitors can indulge in even more activities in the form of golf, tennis, cycling, walking, paragliding, fishing, sailing, surfing and horse riding. The surrounding mountains and valleys are perfect for hiking, mountaineering and mountain biking. If you love all these activities plus the opportunity to see some spectacular panoramic mountain views, then a Dachstein-Tauern holiday is the ideal option for you.
If you can bear to leave your cosy Dachstein-Tauern holiday rental apartment, then there are many places of interest to be found in the area. A visit to the town of Schladming is an absolute must when on a Dachstein-Tauern holiday. In the town you will find there is the Municipal Museum where visitors can find out more about the tradition of mining that made the town into a renowned city in the past. There are also two beautiful churches in Schladming, one built in the 19th century and a Romanesque style Catholic church that dates back to the 16th century.
If you are considering having a Dachstein-Tauern holiday rental apartment, you can expect to enjoy a typical Continental climate. This means that there are warm summers and cold winters to be enjoyed, perfect for a range of outdoor activities. The summer months see the daytime temperature reach as high as 24°C and during the winter this drops to -3°C, making it the perfect time to visit for some winter-based sports. The average annual rainfall for the area is 31 inches.
Travellers on a Dachstein-Tauern holiday will most likely arrive at Salzburg Airport (SZG) which is just over an hour away from the area. Airlines offering cheap flights to the region include easyJet, Flybe, Thomson Airways and Jet2com. Passengers can begin their great adventure from several UK airports including Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Exeter (EXT), Leeds (LBA) and Aberdeen (ABZ).