Things to do in Austria
If you are travelling to Austria, make sure you pay a few days' visit to Vienna and soak in the city's baroque elegance, splendid architecture, World Heritage sites and marvellous scenic beauties. In few words, Austria is a treasure trove of beautiful places, rich history, activities and traditions, magnificent Alps that make the country a beautiful spot in the world map. You will never fall short of activities in Austria from hiking to trekking, snow camping, skiing, mountaineering, touring the city and much more. Below is a list of the top three things to do in Austria that have been explained:
Bathe in the panoramic lakes: Inhale the beauty of the awesome panorama of the award-winning, stunning lakes encompassing the region. Some of the most notable names include Mondsee, Traunsee, Hallstattersee, Salzkammergut lakes. Take a dip and swim in the warm water of the Carinthia's Lakes, which is popularly known as “Austria Riveria” and is marked for its warmest temperature that reaches up to 28 degree Celsius. Bathers from round the world take part in swimming competitions held in the lake water that has won many awards for its favourable water quality. If you are in Austria, then do not miss your chance of experiencing a fresh bath in the water of the lakes here.
Skiing: Looking for some adrenaline-rushing skiing opportunities on the slopes of the Alps? Come to Harakiri, regarded as the steepest ski slope for ski enthusiasts. Keen snow freaks always make it a point to come to the Alps, envisioned as Europe's major winter destination to enjoy skiing, skating, curling, snowboarding, sleigh riding and tobogganing. However, only the bravest hearts dare to ski the steep slopes of Harakiri in Mayrhofen that records a vertigo-angle at 78%. Not everyone is allowed to ski the stiff altitude that can lead to serious mishaps if you are not sufficiently experienced. It is better to enjoy the lesser steeps if you are with family and friends.
Take a railway ride amidst nature's magnificence: Being in Austria is accomplished by taking a ride in the country's steepest steam railway. It is a 19th-century steam engine that offers picturesque view of the Austrian beauty. The country's steepest cogwheel rail chugs through the lush green pine trees and snow-capped scenery, starting from St. Wolfgang in Salzkammergut to the Schafberg Mountain top. The thrill of riding an altitude of 1,783 metres is phenomenal and beyond words. You should not miss this ride if you want to experience the mystic charm and natural brilliance of the surrounding. Being with family or friends on this ride serves as an experience of lifetime.