Holidays in Austria

There is plenty to do while on holiday in Austria. Summer and winter in the Austrian mountains are a real paradise for nature activities. Whether you are looking for adventure and action or nature and peace, in the Austrian mountains you can enjoy pleasant walks and exciting mountain biking, abseiling, climbing, and an active and complete winter sports holiday. In addition, the numerous mountain lakes in this beautiful country offer a fine water sports holiday. Think of Weissensee or Worthersee in Carinthia. You can have fun with water sports like windsurfing, diving, banana riding here, diving, fishing and water skiing. The cable cars offer lovely views over the surrounding area both during the summer and the winter. If you are more into hiking and cycling, with a holiday home in Styria you will feel like you hit the jackpot. Nothing better than enjoying the Austrian nature with its infinite attractions.

Discover the beautiful Austrian cities

Lovers will have great fun in one of the cities in Austria. Innsbruck is a beautiful city known as a winter sports center, but the town itself is well worth a visit. The bustling city of Vienna is a beautiful city with historic buildings as Schonbrunn, Belvedere Palace and the Hofburg. If you want to experience something special you can buy tickets for the Spanish Riding School where the Lipizzaner horses offer a great show. Prater is a large amusement park in the city, with the oldest Ferris wheel, it being literally and figuratively a highlight of the park and the city. The city of Salzburg is the city of Mozart, where you can also visit Mozart's residence. It is the city of music, atmosphere and concerts . Discover the town's center during a city tour.

Austria offers something for everyone

You can visit beautiful regions during a holiday in Austria . Explore the Tyrol mountains with the Zillertal for your active holiday, cities like Kufstein and Kitzbuhel for a taste of culture and as a bonus enjoy the delicious food and drinks in a welcoming atmosphere. Vorarlberg lies further west where you can take cycling, motorcycling, car or walking tours through a beautiful natural landscape. Visit the monasteries and churches, or one of the lakes such Lünersee. In summer and winter, Austria is an all-year-round holiday destination. Find out for yourself with a holiday home in Austria.

Visit the ski capital of Europe with a holiday home in Austria.

A holiday in Austria is extremely varied and always promising. Think of the numerous possibilities for skiing at top resorts like Amadé, Niederau and Zugspitz Arena. There is also the combination of skiing and water sports in places like Saalbach Hinterglemm. Here you can pursue activities such as swimming, sailing, windsurfing, diving and water-skiing on Lake Zell in the morning, then hike up to the top of Spielberghorn Mountain in the afternoon. It just doesn't get any better than that! No matter your passion, Austria has plenty to offer the modern holidaymaker, including beautiful natural scenery, plenty of local hospitality and a wide range of quality services. All in all, it is the winter sports capital of Europe, and its attractions are diverse to the region. Between the winter destinations and the historic cities and villages, beautiful hiking trails, the country is extremely popular with tourist in both summer and winter. 

Off the beaten path in Austria

With Bungalow.Net's holiday homes in Austria you don't have to settle for the same old vacation year after year. You have the opportunity to tailor your holiday to meet your needs. The ski resorts in Austria have amazing facilities, and there is nothing more perfectly suitable than to avoid the cold gray days in the city and escape towards a sea of perfectly white snow with lots of joy and entertainment everywhere around you. But this is not all...Austria has plenty of lakes as well, such as Lake Chiemsee or the Hallstatter See, where you can practice a full array of water sports, all in all it's a perfect spot for a summer family holiday in Austria. And speaking of going off the beaten path - literally - you can do that with a hike through the beech forest outside of Salzburg. Starting from the historic Linzergasse you can hike up to the top of the Kapuzinerberg for a fantastic view of the city and its surroundings, or choose the more challenging "Way of the Cross" which passes by six 18th century stations depicting the Passion of Christ. Afterward reward yourself with a visit to the Steigl Brauwelt Brewery, complete with a gift shop. You will soon realize that with a holiday home in Austria you are actually fulfilling all your holiday wishes that you have worked so hard for throughout the year.

A unique culture

To discover the culture of places like Vienna and Salzburg, by visiting the Mozarthaus in Vienna, the apartment where Mozart spent the last three years of his life, or taking the Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg and see wonderful sites like the church in Mondsee which was used in the movie, along with the amazing Helbrunn Castle...sounds like a dream come true for all culture lovers. From the castle you can walk to the Salzburg Zoo, which is great and entertaining for kids. In the city of Melk you can spend an afternoon at the famous abbey of Melk, with its rich Baroque art. The monastery has beautiful frescoes and the library is definitely worth a visit. In the market town of Gurk there's a magnificent cathedral, one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. The saint, Hemma, is presumably buried in the crypt, the oldest part of the church. A holiday in Austria will have you combining culture and nature in a perfectly enjoyable way. On another train of thought, the spa town of Baden offers relaxing massage along with a trip to the Beethoven house, where the 9th Symphony was composed. It's pretty hard to top that off, so all in all you can't go wrong visiting this unique gem of the Old Continent.

Allow yourself to be amazed and joyous with a holiday park in Austria

Our holiday parks in Austria are beautiful holiday accommodations for both young and old. You will find here numerous facilities for outdoor activities, such as sports fields, a nice terrace, bike rental possibilities, private parking, play area for children. A visit to Salzburg should not be missed, with its narrow streets, beautiful architecture, squares with churches and palaces, plenty of culture and wonderful attractions. The Salzach River passes through the city, in addition you will also find the Pitter with a height of 638 meters, where the Capuchin monastery stands. This monastery is accessible via the Kapuzinertrap wich has 263 steps. You'll also find the Mirabell palace here, with its superb gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Indulge yourself with the grandeur of the nature here and the culture in the city. Salzburg is a charming town with a nice center and if you love to shop and look around, the place is just perfect for that as well.

An active holiday in Austria
A holiday park in Austria has much to offer to make sure your active vacation in this beautiful country will be a total success. Think of the play area for children, the inviting terrace, the sports courts, bicycle rentals and so on. There is both sports and culture to be enjoyed in the country, among numerous other attractions. You can make a pilgrimage visit to Maria Plain on one of the mountains around Salzburg, many people have found relief and consolation here. If you like walking and hiking, there is no more perfect place for this than in Karwendel in Tyrol, with four mountain ranges with pointed rocks, a really ideal location for hiking and hut trips. Visit the National Park Hohe Tauern and discover the mighty peaks of the Grossglockner and the icy glaciers, can even go skiing here. While in the area, go see the Krimmlerwatervallen, a true natural wonder, so make sure not to forget your camera. A 500 meters walk on the Monchsberg offers stunning views of the area. There is also a lift to the highest areas, so that everyone can get there during their holiday in Austria.

A cultural escape in Austria
The country is very promising and versatile so a family holiday in Austria might be the perfect idea for a great time with your loved ones. In Salzkammergut, you will find a lot of history, popular culture, traditions in a beautiful natural environment of rivers, forests, lakes and mountains. Here you will find a complete array of culture among nature. If you want to get to know the best of this holiday destination, pick a fun way to take on the challenges it offers. Unique culture can also be found in Lower Austria, Burgenland and Styria, where you can discover the wine regions of Austria, in fact, you will find 16 international wine regions with a significant economic and tourism value here. The winemakers allow you to see how the winery operates, they include wine tastings and everything that goes with it. The wine from here is well-known and very good, but there is also the natural landscape that will impress anyone, even if they are not the greatest nature fans. Visit the Grossglockner and allow yourself to be astounded by the wonderful auto route through the rugged and rocky landscape with impressive views.

Apartments Austria

Villas from Bungalow.Net Austria

Les villas en Autriche de Bungalow.Net offrent de merveilleuses opportunités  de séjours pour ceux qui aimeraient savourer des vacances actives en Autriche. Grâce aux locations accessibles de nos villas privés en Autriche, la majorité des attractions culturelles, comme les six parcs nationaux, sont faciles à l'accès. En plus, un villa avec une piscine en Autriche, offre une détente supplémentaire tandis que nos maisons qui permettent l’accès des animaux vous donne la possibilité de passer un séjour sans soucis avec votre animal de compagnie. Les vacances en Autriche sont des vacances versatiles, si vous êtes à la recherche de la détente ou vous voulez pratiquer une variété de sports. Une des meilleures destinations pour un séjour culturel est Vienne, une ville avec de nombreuses attractions touristiques comme L’Opéra d’Etat de Vienne. Pendant le tour de la ville vous allez être surpris par une belle architecture et des monuments historiques. Ou que dites-vous d’un délicieux séjour culinaire à Vienne, en Autriche ? Si vous voulez vous gâter avec de merveilleuses vacances, réservez un des villas autonomes de Bungalow.Net en Autriche maintenant !
Villas en Autriche pour le son de la musique
Célébrez l’héritage musical de l’Autriche durant un séjour culturel en Autriche avec un des villas de Bungalow.Net en Autriche. Comme tout le monde le sait, Autriche est célèbre pour sa musique et sa culture mise en évidence par le nombre impressionnant de compositeurs qui sont nés ici ou qui ont fait d’Autriche leur maison. Réservez un villa spacieux en Autriche et vous pouvez nommer aussi l’Autriche votre maison, même si pour une semaine ou deux. Quand vous êtes préparés à commencer votre séjour culturel en Autriche, Mumuth Music House de Graz est un lieu parfait pour commencer. Cette salle de concerts n’est pas impressionnante uniquement pour son acoustique, mais pour son architecture aussi. Si vous êtes un amateur de musique, vous ne voulez certainement pas la rater. Commencez la Nouvelle Année avec le concert du Jour de l’An de Vienne ou venez  en été et profitez du Festival d’Eté d’Innsbruck. Réservez un villa sur le lac de Constance et vous pouvez assister à des spectacles de l’Orchestre Symphonique de Vienne qui sont tenus sur la plus grande scène flottante du monde. Pour le public plus jeune il y a Nova Rock de June (à Burgenland), le plus grand festival de rock en Autriche ou vous pouvez prendre part au Snowbombing, une semaine de sports d’hiver et festivals de musique à Mayrhofen. C’est plus du son de la musique quand vous réservez un des villas de luxe de Bungalow.Net en Autriche. Réservez le votre aujourd’hui !
Vacances à la montagne avec un villa en Autriche  
Imprégnez-vous de l’air de la montagne, merveilleusement douce, tout en poursuivant des vacances actives dans la nature avec l’une des villas de en Autriche. Bien sûr tout le monde sait que l’Autriche est une destination de top pour les sports d’hiver, chose que vous pouvez essayer vous-mêmes avec une villa dans une station de ski en Autriche, mais vous pouvez essayer également de merveilleuses vacances de cyclisme en Autriche. Faites du vélo dans toutes les provinces, à travers les belles vallées et de belles régions naturelles, la route la plus célèbre vous conduira le long du Danube. En Salzburger Land se trouvent de hautes montagnes, des collines et des forêts de sapins, des mines de sel que vous pouvez visiter, comme par exemple Bad Dürnberg. Visitez la caverne de glace la plus grande du monde, Eisriesenwelt, ou faites de l’escalade à Grossglockner, le sommet le plus haut d’Autriche. Un villa autonome en Autriche constitue aussi la base pour un séjour de VTT en Autriche. Vous allez trouver beaucoup de routes panoramiques dans les montagnes, beaucoup avec des ascenseurs à vélo. Vous pouvez suivre des cours pour perfectionner vos compétences. Si vous êtes en vacances avec la famille, une villa adaptée aux enfants en Autriche sera parfaite et vous permettra un accès facile aux villes commerciales comme Rauris. Les maisons des anciens mineurs témoignent la richesse de la ville au Moyen Age. Saisissez le jour et réservez une des maisons autonomes en Autriche maintenant !

Types of houses

    Holiday homes Austria

    Holiday homes Austria

    You will surely choose a vacation in Austria ​as ​soon as you see these offers. The holiday homes are situated in the nicest locations. Austria is a beautiful country with a diverse landscape including mountains, mountain lakes and beaches. This holiday accommodation is fully equipped, offering plenty of space for kids and also for your pet. From here you can enjoy nature walks, or opt for a ride on the numerous cycling or mountain biking routes. In winter, the winter sports play the lead role in an active holiday. After an active day you can relax on your private terrace or by the fireplace. Discover the charming villages in the area, try a local dish or a delicious drink in a small restaurant or bar. Austria is a versatile and cozy holiday destination enjoyable throughout the year for both young and old.

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    Apartments Austria

    Apartments Austria

    Apartments in Austria are a good start to your active vacation, to a weekend getaway or a winter sports vacation. They are well preserved and complete holiday accommodations where you can enjoy some well-deserved rest. From here you can opt for various day trips such as hiking or cycling in the mountains. If you're into culture, you can opt for a museum or a social attraction or you can enjoy a day of shopping. The hospitality of the Austrians is reflected also in their patience when it comes to children during your family vacation. You will also find numerous locations in Austria where you can eat, drink and feel very cozy. Thanks to the numerous opportunities here, there is always something to do in Austria for people of all ages. Anyone can enjoy their holiday in Austria in their own way. With a cozy apartment here you can spend an unforgettable holiday.

    Villas from Austria

    Villas from Austria

    The villas in Austria are popular holiday accommodations. They offer comfort and coziness, and their interior is practical and complete. If you want to enjoy your well-deserved rest in a pleasant environment, a villa in Austria is the ideal place for you. If you wish to withdraw from all the hustle and bustle of daily life for a romantic honeymoon, a villa in Austria is very comfortable. A villa in Austria is perfect for you if you're looking for a pleasant holiday destination with your family. Here you will find everything you need for your stay. From here you can choose to go on a bike ride, to go hiking in the mountains, practice water sports at a mountain lake or walk through one of the charming cities. Discover the churches and monasteries that are perfectly fitted into the landscape, often open to visitors. A holiday in Austria is very versatile.

    Group accommodations Austria

    Group accommodations Austria

    A cozy holiday with family and friends is very possible with a group accommodation in Austria. This group accommodation is suitable for several people. The kitchen is practical, the amenities were chosen for a multipurpose use and there is plenty of room for kids, pets and for all your luggage. This way you do not have to just make due during your vacation. You will often find a furnished terrace at the group accommodations and there is also a barbecue in the garden which is ready for use. The benefit of a group accommodation is that you can enjoy a cozy breakfast together or in groups in your own manner, you can enjoy an active vacation or a visit to a certain city. At the end of the day it's time to catch up with everyone's fun activities from during the day, sitting on the terrace in the summertime and by the fireplace in the wintertime. Treat yourself to a pleasant holiday in Austria.

    Holiday parks Austria

    Holiday parks Austria

    You will never get bored on a holiday in Austria. These holiday parks offer a mix of cozy holiday homes, entertainment in the form of various programs for both kids and adults, facilities for sporting activities such as sports fields, depending on the location. If you want to relax outside the park, there is a beautiful area with a beautiful scenery, mountains with villages, mountain lakes with beaches. You can also discover and explore everything to be found here. The ones who love nature and tranquility will experience a special atmosphere in the mountains during the spring and autumn, while walking on the beautiful mountain pastures. The fresh air, the flora and fauna, the peaceful tranquility and the beautiful views will not soon be forgotten. As for visiting some special museums you can look in the vicinity of your accommodation for which museums are to be found there. Austria is home to a surprising number of unique museums and historic buildings which culture enthusiasts will simply love.

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Practical Information


Before traveling to Austria you need the following documents

  • A valid passport or a valid identity card.

  • A driver's license is not a valid ID, but you will surely need it when you go to Austria by car or when you intent to rent a car. Do not forget your green (insurance) card if you take your own car!

  • Do not forget your documents such as the travel insurance, health insurance when you travel. These are not compulsory in Austria, but they can help you solve possible issues much faster.

Driving a car:

  • Speed limits:
    Within the city limits: 50km/h
    Outside the city limits: 100km/h
    Highways 130km/h

  • In Austria it is mandatory to have a toll sticker on the highways, we recommend that you buy one anyways at the ANWB before going into Austria. You can buy a vignette for 10 days (11.45 euros), 2 months (27,75 euros) or one year (83.30 euros) (the 2014 prices).

  • In Austria, the permitted BAC is 0.49 ‰ and for drivers that own their license for less than 2 years the permitted blood alcohol level is 0.1 ‰. The fines are very high in case of defying these laws.

  • The use of your mobile phone while driving is not allowed, there are high penalties for violating these rules.

  • It is compulsory to have a hazard warning triangle, safety jackets and a first aid kit in the car.

  • Cyclists often ride on the roads along with the cars. Sometimes they are harder to spot in the hilly areas. Please consider that they can be cycling anywhere on the road. We advise you to offer them sufficient space. In Austria there is also a lane for passing cyclists.

  • In winter you need snow tires and / or snow chains

General Information

  • Surface area: 82,858 km²

  • Population: 8,221,646 (2013)

  • Capital: Vienna

  • Form of Government: Republic

  • Language: German

  • Currency: Euro


The official currency in Austria is the euro. The coins are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Euro cents and 1 and 2 Euro. Bank notes come in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro.

Food and Drink 

- Bauernsmaus (sausages, ham and bacon with a potato dish)
- Wiener schnitzel (breaded cutlets)
- Semmelknödel with Eierschwammerlsosse
- Kasnocken cheese dumplings
- Bosner, bratworst in a roll
- Beuschel, veal ragout
- Gulash, kind of like Hungarian goulash stew but served with Semmelknödel
- kaiserschmarrn, pieces of thick pancake with raisins, served with powdered sugar
- Apfelstrudel, warm apple pie served with whipped cream
- Tropfenstrudel, similar to Apfelstrudel but with cottage cheese filling
- Germknödel, dumplings filled with Powidl, a kind of jam and vanilla sauce.


If you want to take your dog with you to Austria, you must consider the following aspects.

  • The pet has to have a European passport or a valid vaccination card where all the vaccinations your pet had have to be stated.

  • The pet has to be able to be identified through a chip.

  • Prior to going to Austria your pet must be vaccinated against the following diseases at least:
    - Dogs: Rabies
    - Cats: cat flu, feline distemper

  • Also make sure that your pet has been dewormed before leaving.

  • Please contact your vet in plenty of time to arrange for vaccinations and passport.

  • Please keep in mind that if you have a dog it should always be on a leash while in public and you should have a muzzle with you. The dog does not always have to wear it but you should be able to show it upon request.

  • You may bring a maximum of three dogs with you to Austria.

  • For further  information please consult our Website

Conversation basics

During a holiday in Austria you will find that everyone speaks German with or without an accent and depending on the region. The Austrians very much appreciate if you know some German words. Here are some pronunciation tips and frequently used phrases and words.

In German there are some letters that need attention for the pronunciation:
"a" is pronounced as the British "a" in can't
"s" is pronounced as "z"
"z" is pronounced as "ts"

Good morning - Gutenmorgen (gootenmorgen)
Good day - Gutentag (gootentaag)
Good evening - Gutenabend (gootenabend)
Hello - Hallo (halloo)
Goodbye - Auf Wiedersehen (auf weederzahn)
Please when giving/when receiving - Bitte (beete / Gerne (gerne)
Thank you - Vielen Dank (feelen dank)
Sorry - Entschuldigung (entshooldeegoong)
Yes - Ja (yah)
No - Nein (nine)

Supermarket - Supermarkt (zoopermarkt)
Bakery - Bäckerei (beckereye)
Butcher - Fleischerei (fly-shereye)
Restaurant - Restaurant (restaurant)
Pharmacy - Apotheke (apothaka)
Hospital - Krankenhaus (krunkenhouse)
Doctor - Doktor (doctore)
Dentist - Zahnartzt (tsaahnaartst)
Swimming pool - Schwimmbad (shweembaad)
Beach - Strand (shtrand)

One - Eins (yns)
Two - Zwei (tswy)
Three - Drei (dry)
Four - Vier (feer)
Five - Fünf (fuenf)
Six - Sechs (zex)
Seven - Sieben (zeeben)
Eight - Acht (acht)
Nine - Neun (nine)
Ten - Zehn (tsane)

Cultural habits

Each country has its own traditions that determine its culture. Customs may also vary by country. You will find here some information about life in Austria. Knowing this you can demonstrate more respect towards your host or your hostess.

  • Austrians often have a warm lunch, but you can get a hot meal in restaurants also in the evening. When you want to eat somewhere between meals you can often find hot dishes on the menu. The portions are larger than the ones in the Netherlands.

  • It is customary to leave a tip for services received in restaurants, when you are pleased. The standard tip on the bill is considered to be 10 to 15%, but it is common to tip even some 5% more. It is also customary to leave a small tip to the person working in a theater, wardrobe or gas station.

  • Always address someone you converse with in a polite form (not with the familiar du-form), it is considered rude not to do so. There has to be a prior agreement for addressing each other on first name basis, this is called Duzen. In German, the "Sie" is easiest to use, therefore "Sie" is always followed by a verb.

  • When you are invited somewhere, it is customary to take a little something for the hostess. Do not take a seat before being invited to do so.

  • If you meet people while walking, it is customary to greet one another.

  • Many shops are closed on Saturday afternoon in some places, but there are numerous supermarkets that are opened on Saturday afternoon and evening.

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