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If you consider yourself a winter sport enthusiast, then Austria is the place to be! If you are not into the winter sports, do not worry! There is much more to discover! In fact, Austria is an increasingly popular holiday destination among tourists not only in the winter months but also in the summer and spring. Did you know that you can discover snow in particular areas in Austria also in the summer period? When going on holidays in Austria, you definitely need to bring a camera with you. The beautiful landscapes are a must to perpetuate and encourage others to visit such beautiful places! We are sure that staying at one of our nature houses will add value and increase your experience while exploring Austria!
Flora and fauna
In Austria, you can find Hohe Tauern, which is the first National Park in the country. Interestingly, the large area is a wild habitat of a whole third of all animal species in Austria. There you can find around 15,000 different species, originating from places such as - Central Asian tundra, the Arctic, and even Southern Europe. It even has its own big five: the bearded vulture, the mighty ibex, the impressive golden eagle, the sweet marmot and the gracious chamois. If you are lucky and you have a right view of the rocks or cliffs there’s a good chance to spot the ibex. The characteristics of the two powerful horns will help you to notice them. For all the bird enthusiasts, you have the opportunity to observe and admire birds such as - the griffon vulture and the tiny goldcrest. Other animals that you can witness in Austria are mostly typical for Central Europe, these include - marmots, mountain cows, deer, hares, martens, pheasants and foxes. Imagine how cool it would be to spot some of the animals from the window of your cottage. Important, you should be careful when going to the southern central mountain regions, because bears are still part of the resident wildlife there.
After the winter months the white turns to green, the rivers and lakes thaw, and birds return to breed. Because of the differences in altitude and climate, the number of plant species in Austria is very diverse. Similarly like Finland, Austria is one of the most forested countries of Europe. The forest includes not only broadleaf woodlands but also dense pine forests. The gentle hills and valleys uncover breathtaking views of green meadows. The higher lands have acres of scree with dwarf shrubs and colorful variety of flowers, lichens, and fungi. Even in the coldest areas you can find valuable plant species like the beautiful snow-white edelweiss. In fact, it is important to keep in mind that many of the plant species are rare and protected.
When going on holiday to Austria, it really is suitable for everyone. Young and old, adventurous or not, there is something for everyone in this impressive country. When you are looking for cottages in Austria, there are a lot of choices. However, be sure to pick the most suitable accommodation for you. In fact, for people who are willing to spend most of the time at their holiday house, be sure to choose some of the cool features that will fulfill your days with a bunch of fun activities not even leaving the house! How about spending most of the time swimming or relaxing at the private pool just for you and your company? Or in the winter months having a private sauna where you can warm up after a long walk around the neighbourhood. Also, you can not forget about the fireplace. Enjoying peace, singing or even making some special foods on top of the fireplace. Nature.house has it all!
So whether you want to go on holiday in winter or summer, Austria is the best place to be! When contacting the landlord of the house, be sure to ask about the highlights in the area! They will definitely give you the best tips! All year round you can enjoy the most beautiful walks with unique surroundings. For hiking enthusiasts, it is a true paradise. Austria has imposing mountain ranges and hills through which hiking trails have been set out. We suggest starting your walking tour with good equipment, so that you are well prepared and can go on all day long! Think of a comfortable backpack, water, walking shoes, a cap or sunglasses and plenty of provisions. During your hike you may come across a restaurant or cafe. There you can try out the local cuisine and do not forget to try out the delicious apple strudel that is a popular dessert in Austria. Also, bringing snacks on your hike can be a chance to make a small picnic with an amazing view. If you enjoy water activities, then Austria is a nice place for water adventures like canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and fishing. In fact, if you are passionate about these water activities, then rent a house near the waters or fishing area. Maybe it is time to try out something new and experience glamping! It is the next level camping experience that you must try!
Austria is also an excellent holiday destination for culture enthusiasts. When staying at one of the cottages in Austria, you will be staying in the middle of nature and away from the crowds. However, with a car, bike or sometimes even public transport, you can travel to a city or a village where it is bursting with culture, museums and culinary highlights. For example, plan a city trip to one of the major Austrian cities, such as Salzburg , Innsbruck or Graz. There you will find interesting museums, streets and houses with a combination of historical and modern touch. The castle gardens are also well worth a visit. If your schedule is flexible, be sure to attend a music concert and experience the classic Austrian sounds. In fact, Austria has always been a musical country!
For winter holidays you can participate in many activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and apres ski. There is great news for beginners and professionals regarding winter sports! In Austria you will find many different areas where you can go depending on your preferences and skiing or snowboarding skills. The most common places for winter sports are - Ski Amadé, Ischgl, Zillertal, Serfaus, Kitzbühel, Tirol and Nauders. In fact, Austria is a very nice destination to celebrate for example Christmas or New Year. Around this time you will come across many unique and beautiful Christmas markets. Also, the cozy atmosphere with the decorations and songs is something that you must experience.
We want to give people a relaxing and calm experience in the natural world, a perfect way to escape their busy lives. Also getting on adventure and then returning to the relaxing environment is an option. Besides offering you the best vacation in Austria, we would also like to give back to nature and now you can help us. Did you know that your booking with Nature.house is helping contribute to nature and fight climate change? It’s true! For every night booked on our website, we are planting one tree in Tanzania, Burkina Faso or the island of Madagascar. And when you subscribe to our newsletter, we also count this as a tree to plant. Research shows that planting trees is the most effective and efficient way to fight climate change, so we decided to plant a tree for every night booked with Nature.house. So what are you waiting for? Pick the most suitable cottage in Austria for your trip and give back to nature. Be sure to check out all of our unique types of houses, such as - chalets, villas, apartments, cabins, tiny houses and much more. Don't forget to check out our last minute deals, in case you are impatient with your holidays. If you have any questions, do not hesitate and contact us by email, phone or social media. Enjoy!