The traditional Austrian village of Lech oozes luxury and high class restaurants, but also appeals to families through its abundance of activities. Hiking, biking, swimming and exploring are the order of the day, with cable cars that take you into the mountains for fun, adventures and scenic trails.
As one of the most popular resorts in the Alps, holidays to Mayrhofen offer a huge variety of both summer and winter sports. The town itself sits between the Penken and Ahorn mountains, high above the snow line with gorgeous views and hiking trails.
Nestled in the shadow of the Markbachjoch Mountain, Niederau is a popular resort for families and nature lovers. Austria holidays in this picturesque village can be spent walking, swimming and visiting beautiful natural sites. A tourist train visits the popular spots, then pop your hiking boots on for the rest.
Perched in the picturesque Ötztal Alps, Obergurgl is one of Austria's leading holiday destinations for families. Known as the 'Diamond of the Alps', this stylish resort offers visitors the complete outdoor adventure experience with craggy mountains, high altitude dining and a heavy dose of water activities.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Achensee, Pertisau is a gateway to Tyrol's biggest nature reserve – the Karwendel Alpine Park. With lush forests, alpine valleys and rugged mountain peaks just a stone's throw away, there's plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of Austria.
Set on the northern shores of Lake Worthersee, the stylish resort of Portschach is the perfect place for a romantic Austrian holiday. Characterised by its stunning emerald lake and warm Mediterranean climate, it's easy to understand why summer retreats in this idyllic part of Austria are so sought-after.
Nestled in the picturesque Glemm Valley, this laidback Austrian village has something for families, couples and adrenaline junkies alike. It promises breathtaking mountain scenery, high-altitude dining and a staggering range of outdoor activities.
If you're looking for an idyllic alpine getaway, Scheffau is the perfect destination. Set in a sunny valley at the foot of the majestic Wilder Kaiser Mountain, this charming hillside village is a popular base for walkers and cyclists looking to explore the Austrian countryside.
Nestled in the Enns Valley at the foot of the Planai Mountain, Schladming provides the perfect blend of a traditional alpine-village with modern facilities. This family friendly resort is connected to four mountains, offering an expansive natural playground for outdoor recreation, including walking, cycling and swimming in natural lakes.
From farming towns to one of the Tyrolean region's most beloved resorts, Seefeld is everything that's right about a holiday to Austria. Immerse yourself in its spellbinding valleys and enticing streets as you relax and rejuvenate in style.
Soll is the ultimate mountain resort, with hikes up the Hohe Salve and summer huts scattered across its rolling green hills. Add to it a network of cable cars connecting Soll to five other equally gorgeous regions, and you can consider the door to Austria's natural wonders wide open.
St. Anton exudes those charming village vibes, sprawling out underneath the Tyrolean Alps and rolling greenery. Out here, hiking, biking, walking and getting out on the river will fill your adventurous days. While nights are spent enjoying local restaurants, feasting on traditional Austrian delicacies and sipping cocktails from a long list of bars.
Located on the shores of the picture-perfect Lake Wolfgangsee with a mountainous backdrop, St Gilgen is home to some of Austria's finest unspoilt scenery. Steeped in culture, not only is the resort known as the 'Mozart Village' for its musical heritage, but the surrounding countryside also famously featured in scenes from the well-loved classic, The Sound of Music.
If you're looking for an Alpine retreat, St Johann is the perfect destination. Nestled in a green valley between the Kitzbühel Alps in the heart of western Austria, this attractive market town offers a bustling atmosphere with heaps of charm and stunning scenery.
Set on the shores of a picturesque lake against a backdrop of rugged mountains, St Wolfgang is one of Austria's most admired resorts. This picture-perfect market town attracts couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday in the Alps, with quaint cobbled streets, colourful architecture and a charming promenade to enjoy.
Zell Am See
Zell am See is everything you'd want from an Austrian holiday resort – a sprawling lake for swimming, a mountain landscape for hiking, local restaurants for tasty cuisine and wellness centres for resting. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation or a stomach full of strudel on your holidays to Austria, Zell am See has you covered.
Located in a sunny valley between the Kitzbuhel Alps and Rofan Range, Alpbach is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in the mountains. With its traditional, alpine architecture and breathtaking scenery, it's no wonder that this picture-perfect resort was once voted 'Austria's most beautiful village'.
Set in a sunny valley in the mountainous Sölllandl region, Ellmau is the perfect base for exploring the region's hiking trails, across the valleys and into the Wilder Kaiser mountains. This charming resort is ideal for a family getaway with hilltop adventure parks, water slides, leisure centres and fun night-time activities.
Fuschl Am See
If you're looking for a relaxing lakeside retreat, a holiday to Fuschl in Austria is the perfect choice. Surrounded by pine-clad mountains with a picturesque lake right on its doorstep, this idyllic resort offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits, including walking, cycling and leisurely boat rides.
Summer holidays in Kaprun are all about exploring the great outdoors, tobogganing down a mountain track, hiking up the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier or through the Sigmund-Thun Gorge. From there, it's drinks at the lodge and afternoons in a Finnish sauna. You've earned it after all
There may be steep pistes here, but this is one Austrian town that's similarly steeped in history. Kitzbuhel's charming architecture, friendly faces and engaging scenery promise an unforgettable Austrian holiday.