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Make a holiday rental home or holiday apartment in Upper Austria your home away from home

The region of Upper Austria lies, quite obviously, in the northern part of Austria, bordering Germany to the north. This is a beautifully natural and un-spoilt region, from the snow dusted slopes of the Austrian Alps to the vast pine forests of Muhlviertel, and there is almost nowhere which can compare to the outdoor activity possibilities and wellness and spa facilities available from an Upper Austria holiday apartment, chalet or home. Upper Austria is the true winter wonderland, and no one can fail to be endeared to the simply magical scenery afforded by a holiday apartment in Upper Austria; it truly is a stunningly beautiful mountain region.

Things to do on holiday in Upper Austria

There are no less than seven world class ski resorts in Upper Austria, catering for everyone from seasoned experts to unsure children; with fearsome downhill possibilities, endless cross-country skiing trails, unforgiving moguls and dramatic back-country. If you take a self catering Upper Austria holiday apartment to try Alpine or Nordic sports of any variety, you will never be far away from some excellent terrain. There is an incredible list of winter sporting activities available in Upper Austria, including curling, ice skating, Nordic walking, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice climbing, ice driving and snowboarding, or you could always take a peaceful and highly romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods.

In summer, the activity doesn’t end. The mountain and lake filled landscape is a haven for walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and rock climbers, and there are an astonishing number of other activities that you can organise and enjoy in Upper Austria, from fishing to golf, from mountain biking to horse riding and from windsurfing to scuba diving.

Aside from the sporting prowess of the region, Upper Austria wellness holidays are hugely popular. There are over 30 top class spa resorts throughout the scenic landscape of Upper Austria, from the thermal baths of locations like Bad Wimsbach to the spa centres of Gesundheitshotel Gugerbauer and Bad Zell. There are so many world class spas throughout the region that wherever you decide to take a holiday apartment in Upper Austria, wellness and pampering centres can never be far away.

Places to visit on holiday in Upper Austria

The Salzammergut region of Upper Austria is a magnificent place to take an Upper Austria holiday apartment to take advantage of the wide downhill pistes and testing backcountry skiing the region is famous for. There are a range of wonderful ski resorts in Salzammergut, offering plenty of challenges and terrains for both skiers and snowboarders.

The Pyhrn Priel region is a delightful mountainous region, which cannot fail to inspire. There are a huge range of activities on offer from an Upper Austria holiday apartment or chalet in Pyhrn Priel, including wellness centres and a handful of magnificent golf courses.

Weather in Upper Austria

Due to the varied geology of Upper Austria, climatic conditions are quite unique. Conditions change from region to region, but on the whole, the climate is far milder than you might imagine. In winter, temperatures are of course low, with temperatures in December and January averaging around 1˚C. However, as soon as spring arrives, temperatures rise sharply, reaching around 26˚C during the heat of the day.

Travel to Upper Austria

Located just outside the regional capital, Linz, is the Linz Blue Danube Airport (LNZ). There is currently only one direct flight to Upper Austria from the UK, provided by Ryanair. Leaving fromLondonStansted (STN), the flight is a real asset for anyone wishing to rent a holiday apartment in Upper Austria.

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                                                                                    Perfect stay in a beautiful location!

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                                                                                    Our family of four, plus two grandparents, loved our stay at the chalet. Rita welcomed us and offered perfect suggestions for activities. Our two girls loved sleeping in their secret, cove-like bed and we all enjoyed being spread out with our own space. The deck has a stunning view of the mountain range -- we must have taken hundreds of photos. The kitchen is well equipped and a nearby market made it easy to prepare meals. We took Rita's advice and had dinner at Gasthaus Echo -- we highly recommend. The drive to Gosausee is only 5 minutes and is the most beautiful lake we have visited during our 3 month stay in Austria. When we return to Gosau, we will definitely book this property again!
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                    Great for nature lovers. Fantastic playground for kids. Lots of bicycle trails. ...

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                                                                                    Great for nature lovers. Fantastic playground for kids. Lots of bicycle trails. Amazing views of the mountains. Very relaxing.
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                    Perfect location, good sized & well maintained apartment and two wonderful hosts

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                                                                                    The description & photos of the apartment were accurate so no unexpected surprises on arrival. The apartment was super clean and in excellent condition. Good quality linens were provided and bath & kitchen linens were changed after 5 days in our 7 day stay. This was fabulous and unusual in our previous apartment stays. A good sized balcony which caught the afternoon sun, great for drying our washing or a drink with nibbles after a hard day out. There was a parking spot provided with the apartment but we didn't need it. Good TV facilities which our hosts upgraded (increased English channels) during our stay. The location was super, 7mins to a Spar supermarket walking along the river and thru a cool treelined path or a 5min walk to the train & bus station made it all so easy to get around. Our hosts were lovely, super helpful prior to our arrival & during our stay, they couldn't do enough to make sure you would enjoy the apartment or the town of Bad Ischl and its surrounding areas. We thank them for helping our stay to be so memorable. We recommend this apartment and the town of Bad Ischl it has many charms and must do activities as well a great base for visiting Hallstatt, St Wolfgang, St Gilgen, Salzburg, many wonderful walks around beautiful lakes like Gosausee and others. Its a place to stay and enjoy a wonderful magical area full of many pleasures Summer or Winter.
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016