Austria is a fantastic mix of stunning natural scenery and fascinating history and culture. This is the home some of Europe’s best ski resorts, as well as ancient castles, historic churches, and baroque architecture. A flight from London to Vienna is only about 1.5 hours, and the time difference is one hour ahead of GMT. The currency used in Austria is the Euro.
Vienna is the capital of Austria, and an excellent place for holiday makers looking for a mix of both old and new. The city has a youthful vibe to it despite the historic palaces and churches scattered throughout the wide streets and open squares. This is a great place to catch up with friends at one of the city’s many cafes, take in some live jazz, classical music, or electronic beats, or dress to the nines and attend an elegant ball at a centuries old palace.
Many people take Austria holidays in the winter time to enjoy the fresh air, views, and winter sports opportunities in the mountains. The ski resorts of St. Anton, Zell am See, and Innsbruck are renowned around the world for their vast expanses of ski trails that range from gentle beginner slopes to challenging trails and terrain parks for more advanced skiers and snowboarders. Hiking is also popular in these areas in both the winter and the summer.
The weather in Austria is changeable depending on the season. Summers run from June to September, and are very warm and sunny. The average temperature in the summer is 25 degrees Celsius. Winters are cold and snowy in Austria, especially in the high Alps. Temperatures can drop as low as -10 degrees in the colder months.
People who take Austria holidays will find that prices are comparable to other European countries. The following are some basic costs in Austria:
|Loaf of Bread||£1.43|
|Bottle of Water||£1.41|
|Pint of Beer||£2.64|
|Bottle of Wine||£4.71|
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