2014 summer holidays in Austria

Explore all the fun activities you and the whole family can do in Austria this summer!


View from one of our apartments in SalzburgWhen you think of Austria, what springs to mind? The Alps, pictureque countryside and fine wine?. Although a lot of people only visit Austria for winter vacations and to hit the slopes at Christmas, it also makes the perfect summer holiday destination with a wealth of things to see and do. From the culturally renown capital of Vienna, with his famous art galleries and glorious architecture; to the breath taking Austrian countryside that really comes into bloom during it's summer months. If you love Austria in the winter, you will adore it as a summer holiday destination!

Here at HomeAway we have a massive selection of apartments in Austria for you to browse through. Whether your wanting a relaxing, cultural break for two or a action packed holiday for all the family, we have a property to suit your every need and budget. From mountain-biking through the Alps, to trekking the great Austrian landscape and feasting on the countries world famous cheeses and wines; there is something for everybody here in Austria...especially with the temperature reaching the mid 30's in the summer months, together with glorious sunshine! What more could you want from a summer holiday?


Places to visit in Austria


Vienna Summer holidays in Vienna

If your wanting to immerse yourself in a city full of culture and fantastic art, look no further than Vienna. Famed for it's numerous examples of fine Baroque architecture and monuments, you could easily spend a few days just walking around this amazing capital soaking up all the history and beauty it has on offer. Dubbed 'The City of Dreams' as it was home to one of the most important psychoanalyst to date, Sigmund Freud; you'll be able to see straight away why so many people have been inspired by this wonderful city.

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Salzburg Summer holidays in  Salzburg

Salzburg has always been high on the tourist trail, due to it's beautiful Alpine scenery, wonderfully maintained heritage and 'back in time' feel the city has. The birth place of the famous Classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, many flock to the many museums and galleries that honour the musical genius. Classified as a UNSECO World Heritage site in 1997 for it's preservation of Baroque architecture, taking a horse drawn carriage around this magical city is one of best ways to take it all in!

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The Alps Summer holidays in  The Alps

If your one for the great outdoors there's no place on earth better than to let your passions run wild than the world famous Alps! With temperature averaging the mid twenties during the summer months in Austria, you'll find plenty of great treks available through and around the Alps to suit every level and skill set. From rock climbing and ab-sailing, to gentle walks and scrumptious picnics in the stunning mountainous surroundings; you'll have one of the best summers of life in one of the world's most amazing mountain ranges!

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Summer festivals in Austria Summer festivals in Austria

If you are looking for a true taste of what Austria has to offer, from it's honoured ancient traditions to it's celebration of many different cultural influences...taking a tour of Austria's summer festivals is the only way to do it. Salzburg Whitsun kicks off the summer festival season in mid May, with a vast array of Baroque music for you to partake in and enjoy. Vienna also hosts a number of festivals and events around the city, that present orchestra recitals, operas, musical performances and much, much more. Check local listing before you book to make the most out of this busy festival season.

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Melk - Austria's wine region Summer holidays in  Melk - Austria's wine region

If it's one thing Austria is famous for as well as it's superb scenery and cultural heritage, it is also it's fabulous selection of wines. Melk is one of the most predominant suppliers of wine in the region. Located near to the Danude River, Melk uses the sweeping mountainous climate to create the distinctive taste that characterises Austrian wines so well. As well as partaking in a few wine tastings, you'll be able to enjoy the fantastic lush green scenery that surrounds you in this region. Leave enough room in your suitcase so you can take a few bottles home to enjoy there too!

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