Hiking in the Vineyards: a multifaceted Austria
Vineyard after vineyard and one tavern after the other: this is a landscape only found in the east of Austria. Precisely in the largest federal state - Burgenland.
The Wachau is not only known for its wonderful apricots, but also for the wines. Every year, the best grapes in the world mature in the vineyards and terraces. There’s a reason Wachau has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
The tours and hiking trails also lead past priceless cultural heritage, meander through the vineyards, past ruins with stunning views of the Danube Delta.
As far as the Vienna Woods, just outside Vienna, you can discover the favourite places of Austrians and get to know the country, the culture and the people from a completely different side.
Because Austria can do much more: starting with high mountain peaks, traditional tavern culture, customs and impressive landscape and scenery. There are many reasons to visit this small country! So go ahead and lace up your hiking boots!
Walking through the country: pilgrimage
Slowing down, finding yourself, sorting out your thoughts and putting them on ice – all this works best with a long walk through the Austrian landscape. The pilgrimage is not only historic, but has also been carried out by countless people. Are you a believer, enthusiastic about the mountains or want to dive into nature as a tourist? All these reasons are perfect for a pilgrimage!
The Eurohike team recommends you go on the pilgrimage route the ‘Jakobsweg’ through the Salzburg Alpine foothills to Tyrol. You will experience the unforgettable landscapes and the Austrian culture up close and in all its glory!
Cosy: the charming alpine huts
“Griaß di, servus und hereinspaziert“ is what the locals say in their dialect to welcome you to a cosy hut. Log cabins with shingled roofs, small chimneys and windows with flowers and checked curtains complete the picture. A friendly Almöhi (owner) what a hat and whistle grins broadly and welcomes you to the benches and tables in his fine dining room.
Now all you need is a hearty snack, a tasty cider or an ice-cold beer and you’re in heaven. Delicious bacon (Speck), fragrant farmer’s bread and fresh chives. For dessert a hot doughnut (Bauernkrapfen) with a generous serving of apricot jam, lots of icing sugar and a clear schnapps for digestion. “Prost! Mahlzeit!”
Taking a break in Austria tastes different to other hiking areas. Let the hospitality, atmosphere and the delicacies melt on your tongue!