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Apartment for 6 people in Hippach
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1mi to skiing
Hippach, Tyrol
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$135per night
Vacation house for 8 people in Wenigzell, with terrace and view
Wenigzell, Styria
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$79per night
Large vacation house for 8 people in Predlitz-Turrach, with view and terrace as well as sauna
4.3
256 reviews
Predlitz-Turrach, Styria
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$184per night
Apartment for 4 people in Illmitz, with sauna and terrace as well as jacuzzi
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.9mi to the beach
4.9
60 reviews
Illmitz, Burgenland
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$195per night
Apartment for 2 people in Thiersee, with garden, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.9
15 reviews
Thiersee, Tyrol
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$124per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Bad Ischl, with garden
6 pers., 4 bedrooms, 0.9mi to skiing
4.8
22 reviews
Bad Ischl, Upper Austria
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$137per night
Apartment for 3 people in Sankt Johann im Pongau, with sauna and garden
4.7
125 reviews
Sankt Johann im Pongau, Salzburg state
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$176per night
Apartment for 11 people in St. Koloman, with garden
11 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1.2mi to skiing
4.6
27 reviews
St. Koloman, Salzburg state
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$238per night
Apartment for 2 people in Damüls, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 1.2mi to skiing
4.6
53 reviews
Damüls, Vorarlberg
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$101per night
Large vacation house for 10 people in Sankt Marein bei Knittelfeld, with garden
10 pers., 4 bedrooms
4.9
11 reviews
Sankt Marein bei Knittelfeld, Styria
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$174per night
Chalet for 7 people in Kirchberg in Tirol, with sauna and garden, with pets
7 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.2mi to skiing
5.0
12 reviews
Kirchberg in Tirol, Tyrol
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$266per night
Vacation house for 10 people in Going am Wilden Kaiser, with garden, with pets
4.8
1 review
Going am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol
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$221per night
Chalet for 5 people in Uttendorf, with garden, with pets
5 pers., 1 bedrooms, 4.3mi to skiing
4.4
21 reviews
Uttendorf, Salzburg state
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$130per night
Apartment for 8 people in Europe, with garden
4.9
37 reviews
East Styria, Styria
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$73per night
Chalet for 4 people in St. Koloman, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.1mi to skiing
4.9
13 reviews
St. Koloman, Salzburg state
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$120per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Innervillgraten, with garden
4 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3.2mi to skiing
4.9
13 reviews
Innervillgraten, Tyrol
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$78per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Werfen, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedrooms, 1.9mi to skiing
4.3
18 reviews
Werfen, Salzburg state
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$106per night
Apartment for 2 people in Europe, with garden
4.8
61 reviews
Salzkammergut, Upper Austria
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$90per night
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Highlights in Austria

  • Paradise for active holidaymakers
  • Worth a trip all year round
  • 600 ski resorts and over 7,200 km of slopes
  • Broad cultural and event programme

Most popular in Austria

Pool 1,500
Internet 16,341
Pet allowed 6,156
Balcony/Terrace 14,191
TV 17,569
Garden 8,412
Parking 14,579
Washing machine 7,098
View 3,467

Vacation rentals in Austria

A holiday apartment in the urban centers

The Alpine Republic of Austria is a popular travel destination due to its rich cultural offerings. The range of holiday accommodation is particularly large in the metropolises of Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz and Linz. But also in cities such as Bregenz, Sankt Pölten, Klagenfurt and the Mozart city of Salzburg, the spectrum of holiday accommodation ranges from a cosy chalet for two to modernly furnished holiday apartments to large vacation rentals in the green belt of the city centres. For culture lovers in particular, a holiday apartment in the city is the right choice, especially as sights such as St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Belvedere Palace, the Bregenzer Seebühne or Salzburg's Mozarthaus can all be reached within a few minutes on foot thanks to the dense public transport network.

A vacation rental in the country

Away from the cities, the true beauty of Austria lies in the many small villages in the valleys, the dreamy little towns on the shores of the Alpine lakes as well as in the hidden mountain villages, where you can let your soul dangle in a vacation rental in the regional timber building style at the foot of monumental peaks. Winter sports enthusiasts are particularly drawn to places such as Kitzbühel, Pertisau or Kühtai in the west of the Alpine republic, where they pitch their tents in a cosy holiday apartment with a fireplace. Hikers and cyclists, on the other hand, feel particularly at home in a vacation rental in the almost Mediterranean south and southeast. You will live very idyllically in a holiday apartment in Purbach on Lake Neusiedl or in Bad Trotzmannsdorf, from where you can hike in the picturesque Burgenland.

Austria's highest mountain: the Großglockner
Austria's highest mountain: the Großglockner

Vacation in Austria

Travelers and Activities

Austria for culture lovers

Whether music, art or history, Austria is a highlight for culture lovers. While fine spirits are drawn to Vienna's city centre with its numerous baroque buildings such as the State Opera House and the Burgtheater, art lovers are taken to the country's 42 renowned art museums, including the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Neue Galerie Graz, the Hundertwasserhaus and the "Artpark" in Linz. The offer is complemented by other museums such as the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Vienna Hofburg, the Sisi Museum or the Red Bull Hangar-7, which provides technology highlights such as jet aircraft, stunt helicopters and Formula 1 cars for big eyes with technology fans.

Austria for active holidaymakers

Lace up your hiking boots and start alone, with friends or family into the beauty of the Austrian mountain and lake world. Explore the lonely mountain paths on theme hikes and reward yourself on spectacular viewing platforms such as the 1,933 metre high Airwalk with its glass floor and breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks. Cyclists also get their money's worth in Austria. While racing cyclists try their hand at the demanding passes, mountain bikers plunge down the countless single trails. If you are looking for a little more adrenaline, climb the rugged peaks, try canyoning or book a rafting tour.

Things to know

Best travel time for Austria

With mild temperatures averaging up to 16 degrees Celsius, the first hikers and cyclists are drawn to Austria in April, although the main season does not begin until mid-June. Up to the beginning of September, an average of up to 8 hours of sunshine and temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius are tempting, even heating the mountain lakes to bathing temperature. From December to March, the first snow is taken over by the winter sports enthusiasts, who feel great thanks to the snow guarantee. Cultural trips and city tours, on the other hand, are always worthwhile because of the charm that Austria's metropolises unfold even in winter.

Regular events

Like Austria itself, the programme of events is characterised by art and music. Among the highlights of the year are the Mozart Week in Salzburg, the Vienna Opera Ball in February, the Nova Rock Rock Festival in June, the wachau GOURMET Festival and the world-famous Bregenz Lake Stage Festival, which attract more than 200,000 visitors to Austria every year in July and August. The sporting highlights in the form of the Ötztal Cycling Marathon in August, the Biathlon and Alpine Skiing World Cups as well as the Four Hills Tournament in January in Innsbruck and Bischofshofen set an antipole.

St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna rests on a foundation of wine, because in 1450 thousands of litres of wine from a particularly bad vintage were used to extinguish the limestone.
View of Lake Mondsee
View of Lake Mondsee

Top 5 travel tips for Austria

A detour to Schönbrunn Palace

Anyone who is enthusiastic about culture and has moved into a vacation rental or chalet in the vicinity of Vienna should pay a visit to Schönbrunn Palace, because there are themed guided tours of the more than 100 state rooms and halls. Walk in the footsteps of Empress Sisi and let yourself be carried away into the courtly world of the 18th century.

Soft tones in Vienna

For hardly anything is Vienna as famous as for its Konzerthaus, which is visited annually by many world stars. An absolute highlight, however, are the performances of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, which take place 110 times a year. Experience an unforgettable evening with the melodies of Strauss, Beethoven and Mozart as well as modern pieces, which are well known from movies like James Bond and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Hohenwerfen Fortress

The fortress Hohenwerfen in the Salzburger Land was already to be seen in numerous Hollywood flicks like "Agents die lonely" with Clint Eastwood or in the Amazon series "The Man In The High Castle" and is worth a visit not least because of its impressive location. Medieval lovers can look forward to the falconry, a guided tour through the armoury and the castle dungeon as well as a rustic knight meal.

Austrian cuisine

Austrian cuisine is much more varied than its reputation. Enjoy a real veal schnitzel baked in lard in a rustic restaurant in the old town or try a wide variety of dumplings, covering every taste from sweet to spicy. With variations such as liver, press and bacon dumplings, the variety in Tyrol is particularly large. The culinary offer is rounded off, how could it also be otherwise, by the classic Kaiserschmarrn, which tastes particularly good served with hot plums at the Après Ski.

Mysterious Lake Toplitz

If you have always been interested in secrets, conspiracies and hidden treasures, an excursion to Lake Toplitz in the Salzkammergut is ideal. According to local legend, the Wehrmacht sunk a treasure of gold in the lake used as a naval test site towards the end of the war. During an excursion you will marvel at the finds from the depths exhibited in a small museum. But so much in advance - the gold is still missing.