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Road Trip Facts

Austria

 

Wherever you look, every idyllic view is worthy of a postcard: Anyone taking a road trip through Austria inevitably thinks of a cheesy ’Heimat’ film. 

More than 70 per cent of the country is mountainous, including snow-covered peaks above lush green alpine meadows. Lovingly restored village centres with fountains and church steeples are also not to be missed. So why not make more stops to also enjoy the peace, quiet and hearty cuisine?

1

Must Drive

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is passable between May and November. Austria’s highest pass road is the scene of cycling races and is a test track for brake tests. The road reaches some great heights and includes some serpentine fun! 

2

Must-See

Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region. Surrounded by mountain peaks, the small village lies on a crystal-clear mountain lake. Absolutely idyllic! There is even a replica of the village in China, including the church tower.

3

Must-Eat

Kaiserschmarrn with stewed plums. Tastes best in the sun in front of an alpine hut, as a reward for a strenuous hike.

Text   Julia Fiedler
Photos   Getty Images, iStockphoto

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