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Enchanting Austria

Book flights to Austria with Etihad Airways and set off for the incredible landscapes and elegant cities of one of Europe’s most sophisticated countries.

Spend your days wandering the maze of Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings of Vienna’s Museum Quarter – exploring the incredible architecture.

Follow in the footsteps of Beethoven, who lived at 60 different addresses throughout the capital city over the course of his life.

With snow-capped mountains and stunning glaciers, the natural beauty of Austria is astounding and provides a dramatic backdrop to the cosmopolitan cities.

Austria boasts countless beautiful buildings, including romantic castles, cathedrals and churches, while there’s a wonderful musical heritage to explore too.

Fly to Austria for a culture-packed adventure in a charming and friendly country. Book your tickets online with Etihad today.

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Austria’s warmest months typically span from June to August, with temperatures averaging around 21°C. With plenty of art galleries, music halls, museums and lush, green parks, Austria has something to keep you entertained whatever the weather.

December through to February is Austria’s ski season and also a popular time of year to visit to experience the country’s atmospheric festive markets. It’s also a great chance to see the city’s romantic architecture in the snowfall.

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Vienna (VIE)

Austria’s capital city, Vienna, is a must-see for those interested in classical music, jaw-dropping art and mouth-watering food. Travel in spring for parks filled with music or in winter for festive markets and skiing experiences. Book your flight to Vienna International Airport (VIE) and get ready to explore.

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Salzburg (SZG)

Discover medieval Salzburg, nestled in the foothills of the Alps. Wander through the atmospheric old town, take to tranquil lake waters on a sunset cruise, or head into the mountains on a hiking adventure. Fly to Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart (SZG) with Etihad Airways and begin planning your Austrian adventure today.

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Reasons to visit Austria

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Elegant historic landmarks

Austria’s history stretches back centuries and you’ll spot evidence of its impressive past in cities like Vienna and Salzburg. Book plane tickets to Austria’s capital to admire the imperial Hofburg Palace, and take in the stunning Baroque architecture of Belvedere Palace or explore the gardens in the sun.

Stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral is built in the Gothic style, and is often thought of as the symbol of the city. Neo-Gothic Vienna City Hall is another striking building, with an impressive courtyard that turns into an ice rink in the colder months.

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Gorgeous natural scenery

Fly to Austria and head to the country’s alpine region, dotted with traditional wooden huts and criss-crossed with ski runs suitable for all abilities. In winter, the mountains are a favourite spot for skiers and snowboarders – with resorts just an hour away from Vienna. The summer season sees the slopes covered in meadow flowers and melted glaciers, which are ideal for a refreshing swim. As the weather warms up, the city parks of Vienna blossom, creating stunning and peaceful retreats.

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Classical music

Austria has been home to many great composers and classical musicians throughout history. Wandering the streets of Vienna, you’ll be treading in the footsteps of musical icons like Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. Explore the incredible festival hall at the Austrian Academy of Sciences where Beethoven premiered his 7th Symphony, or visit the home in which he wrote his opera, Fidelio.

Keep an eye out to see what shows are playing and maybe catch a performance at Concerts in Mozart’s House or visit the Wiener Musikverein – home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Things to know before you fly to Austria

currency Local currency

Austria’s local currency is the euro (EUR). You’ll be able to exchange your money at airports, transport stations, and in the bureau de changes in most cities and towns. Credit cards are widely used.

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Austria’s official first language is Austrian German, although you might hear locals speaking Alemannic and Austro-Bavarian in some regions. English is also widely spoken and taught in most Austrian schools.

bus Getting around

Austria has a fantastic rail and bus network, with travel between cities relatively straightforward. Taxis and buses are available for inner-city travel and some centres offer bicycle hire.

socket Plugs

You’ll need a type C or F plug for Austria. Bring your own universal adapter with you or purchase one when you arrive if necessary.

Flying to Austria: FAQs

What is Austria famous for?

Austria is well-known as the home of classical music and many great classical composers, including Beethoven, Berg and Schubert. The country is also famous for its opulent buildings and imperial palaces. The Baroque architecture found in major cities like Vienna and Salzburg is a wonder to behold.

What is the food like in Austria?

Neighbouring countries like Germany and Hungary heavily influence Austrian cuisine. Their classic culinary traditions blend to create popular Austrian dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel, a thin, breaded and deep-fried meat. Apfelstrudel is a famous and popular apple pastry that’s synonymous with Austria and makes a delicious breakfast or dessert.

Where should I fly to in Austria?

Vienna International Airport (VIE) is just outside Austria’s capital city of Vienna. From here it’s easy to reach the capital’s centre, the snowy ski resorts of Innsbruck and the popular city of Salzburg. Trains arriving at Vienna Main Station will take you from Vienna International Airport to Salzburg with ease and depart the station twice an hour.

How many days do you need to visit Austria?

Visitors to Austria should go for at least a week or longer. Spend three to four days in the capital Vienna, and then extend your trip to the nearby countryside – brilliant for hiking or skiing, depending on the season. You can also travel from Austria into neighbouring European countries such as Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

Why we love Austria

"Austria is an enchanting nation with plenty to cater to all tastes. From festive markets to thrilling ski slopes, impressive architecture to wondrous galleries, there is just so much to see and do. There's no greater place to visit for fans of classical music and European charm."

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