Monday, January 23, 2012

Visiting the Austrian Alps

The Alps are one of the main tourist attractions in the country. Not only is the area a great place to look for charming Austrian zimmers but it also has a huge amount to offer if you want to visit there.
The Alps take up most of the western part of Austria – interestingly, 62% of the entire country is filled by the Eastern Alps. Other sections of the Alps are also found in Austria, including the Northern and Southern Limestone Alps, and the Central Eastern Alps.
That region of the country is colder than much of the rest of Austria: with the exception of a few areas with the Alpine regions, the Alps typically experience a long winter – which is surely one of the reasons they are so popular for people going on a skiing holiday.
Despite the fact that skiing is probably what the Austrian Alps are best known for, they are also full of attractions in the summer, too. One great option is to stay in an Austrian zimmer and explore the Alps on foot: they’re great for walking holidays. If you are a serious hiker then you’re sure to love the Hohe Tauern National Park, which has some demanding routes – but great views to make it all worth it. The Vorarlberg is a good alternative if you want some lovely sights but don’t want the walking to be too challenging.
Overall, there is much more to Austria than just the Alps – but the Alps certainly make a great place to start and there’s so much to do in the region that they’re sure to keep you going back time and time again.