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9 HOTELS IN Austria


Embroiled with sophisticated and chic cities

Austria is compact enough to combine two holidays in one: a luxury city break and a country escape. The cities are chic and sophisticated, where boutique cafés mingle with baroque grandeur, stylish bars fizz with the spirit of Mozart, and colourful cake shops reflect the decadence of the Habsburg palaces. The countryside serves up exclusive hotels on the Danube, golf courses meandering through forested valleys über-cool alpine resorts and cosy spas hotels, Austria has it covered.

Practical Information

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 Traditional sausages are a trademark. Feast on schnitzel (tenderized veal), wienerschnitzel (fried in breadcrumbs), pariser (in batter) and natur (served on its own or with a creamy sauce)

Tipping etiquette
10% is usual

Austria’s public transport is a fast and efficient way to get around

When To Go

Austria is best known for its winter revelry – the panache of the piste at its private ski resorts and, in the cities, the mesmerising Christmas markets and yuletide treats. As the snow melts, the mountains, lakes and golf courses become a nature lover’s paradise, while the cities spring to life with festivals.

Top Tip from SLH

Nothing captures Austria like an opera. Discover performances throughout the year, indoors and out – including one that floats.