Austria is a land-locked Central European alpine country that borders Switzerland
, Liechtenstein, Germany
, the Czech Republic
. It is a very popular tourist destination year round and is the winter sports capital of Europe
. Austria contains historic villages and cities, such as Vienna
, as well as the scenic Alps mountain range. The country has a wide variety of villas, condo accommodations and other holiday lodging for tourists searching for vacation rentals. Many villa rentals and chalet rentals can be booked directly from owners using services such as Ownerdirect.com.
Austria is a federation of nine states, each with its own distinct and unique culture. These states (Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Salzburg
, Styria, Tyrol
, Upper Austria, Vienna and Vorarlberg) contain diverse landscape and geography. The mountain states (Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Salzburg, Styria, Upper Austria and Carinthia) have a wide variety of villages containing ski chalets and winter villas focused on winter sports enthusiasts. Lower Austria, the Burgenland and Vienna have more rolling and alpine terrain and a wide variety of condo accommodations and other guest rentals. Those looking for an apartment rental or a chalet rental can find many throughout the country.
Vienna is the largest city in the country and one of the great cities of Europe. It is situated where the Danube River meets the Alps and is the dominant city of the country. Worth a trip on its own, the city has tremendous history and culture, reflected in museums, galleries, institutions, and performance halls. The Vienna’s beautiful architecture and historic sites make for great sight-seeing. There are palaces and churches, cathedrals, galleries and monasteries to visit. Vienna has a wide range of villa rentals and apartment rentals available for guests in many price ranges. Condo rentals are best found through a company such as Ownerdirect.com.
Austria has a temperate climate, with cold winters from December to May and moderate summers from June to mid-September. In the mountains, large temperature changes are common and the nights are cool even in the summer.
While in Austria, some key tourist destinations to visit include Lake Constance (in Vorarlberg), Pinswang (one of the oldest settlements in the country and a short walk to the country’s famous castles), St. Anton (a famous ski resort), Worthersee Lake, and the famous alpine town of Zell am See
Much of Austria’s tourist industry outside of Vienna is based on its rugged mountain region. A great deal of the country is located in snow-covered peaks and beautiful valleys. Highlights include the High Mountain National Park in the Zimmertal Alps, with towering peaks, narrow gorges and steep cliffs. Austria’s highest mountain is Grossglockner, located on the border of Carinthia and East Tyrol. Chalet rentals and apartment rentals are available throughout the Alps in most towns and villages.
Austria is also home to famous vineyards and a vibrant and thriving wine industry. Many vineyards and wineries are open to tourists and are located in or next to picturesque villages in the country’s valleys. Austria is known for its white wines but also makes a variety of red wines and is known for its Eiswein – a sweet wine made from late harvested frozen grapes. It is possible to find an apartment rental located at one of the many wineries or in the nearby towns.
Austria is world famous for its pastries and desserts and has a strong culture of fine dining. From the upscale cafes of Vienna to simple alpine village inns, tourists can find fine food experiences. While largely known for its Weiner Schnitzel (veal, breaded and pan fried) and Knodel (which includes a variety of dumplings), the cuisine is varied and interesting.
Vienna is famous for its cafes and coffee houses which feature coffee and pastries, including the famous Sacher-Torte.
Whether it is a condo rental, villa rental, or another form of vacation rental that you are seeking, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals can ensure that you will find the appropriate accommodations in Austria. If you have the desire to rent your accommodation in the country, or are looking for accommodation rentals, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals is a great service for your needs.