Austria

One of the most popular places in Europe for winter sports, Austria's mountains become hiking, climbing and paragliding destinations in winter. Combine that with the elegance of cities such as Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck, and it's clear that Austria has something for everyone. There are well-developed bicycle paths, the most famous running along the Danube. Tourism infrastructure throughout the country is generally excellent.

Austria has a long-held reputation for being one of the safest countries in the world, and Vienna for having one of the highest standards of living. The country is also famous for the quality of its lagers.

Country

Austria flag

Why you should go:

You like the mountains.

Why you shouldn't:

Joseph Fritzl.

Map of Austria