1/13When the cows leave
Austria | Late summer is the time in the Alps where the colourful decorated cattle is brought down from the mountain pastures to the valley.
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“With a superb view of the mountains” wrote one customer about this holiday home, which has obtained an average rating of 5 out of 5 possible points.2/13The best properties in Austria
A holiday against a picturesque mountain backdrop or a city trip to Vienna? You’ll find the right accommodation for your Austrian holiday among the top-rated holiday homes and apartments in Austria.
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Holiday home for max. 2 persons in Skiregion Zillertal3/13High up on the Alps
Austrian Alps | In these mountain huts far away from the hustle and bustle of city life you have a clear view of the Austrian Alpine panorama in the midst of nature.
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Idyllically-located holiday park in Styria.4/13Fun for the entire family
Austria | A vacation in a holiday park is particularly ideal for families. As parents you can lean back and relax whilst your kids are taken care of your hands and are fully entertained.
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Stylishly furnished holiday home for eight people in the Kitzbühel Alps.5/13Pleasant evenings
Austria | Let yourself round off the evening beside a crackling fire after an exciting day’s holiday.
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The “Friesenhof” farm lies near Sulzberg in the Bregenz Forest. It has a family-friendly holiday apartment which offers space for four people.6/13Holiday on a farm
Austria | This will be an unforgettable holiday: roll about in hay, observe animals, enjoy nature, and experience countless adventures. A holiday on a farm is especially ideal for families with children.
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7/13Vacation with your dog
Austria | With these holiday houses it is explicitely allowed to bring pets so that your faithful four legged friend can also enjoy a relaxing and eventful holiday.
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Tips for adventures from your holiday home in the Austrian Alps
One of the most stunning landscapes in Europe, the Austrian Alps are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Active travellers rent holiday homes here to acces the wide variety of outdoor activities available in both summer and winter. As the famous musical says: 'the hills are alive with the sound of music', as well as the sound of skiers and hikers!
When to visit the Austrian Alps
Choosing when to book your holiday house depends on the type of vacation you want. The Austrian Alps are charming whatever the season. In the winter, from January to March, holiday rentals are often booked out in advance as thrill-seekers flock to the region's quaint mountain resorts to ski and snowboard. However, if you want to explore Austria's mountains in their green splendour, then spring and summer are perfect. From May to September, most days are warm and sunny, but alternate with occasional rainy and cooler ones.
Explore the Austrian Alps from a holiday home
One popular destination is Innsbruck, an impressive mix of old and new, with castles, narrow alleyways, museums and modern galleries, all surrounded by snow-capped peaks. A holiday rental in Innsbruck is also a great base for trips to mountainous Tyrol or nearby Alpine villages such as Söll and Ellmau.
Holiday rentals near resorts such as Zell am See and Mayrhofen - hiking destinations in the summer and ski resorts during winter - are also very popular. Other fun activities to enjoy with the family include boating and swimming in summer, and ice climbing and sledging in winter. Rent a holiday house or apartment close to Werfen village, a stone's throw from the largest ice cave in the world, and marvel at beautiful carved ice sculptures and formations. A holiday house here will also bring you closer to the glorious city of Salzburg.
Above all, a holiday apartment or holiday home in the Austrian Alps allows you the flexibility to explore the region's culture-stuffed cities one day, and breathe in its pure mountain air on the next.