Austria is approximately twice the size as The Netherlands and lies in the heart of Europe.
It borders on Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the west, on Hungary in the east, on Slovenia and Italy in the south and on Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the north.
A quarter of Austria consists of low lying lands and hills, and the rest is consists of low and high mountain ranges, with the 3800 metre high Grossglockner as the highest mountain.
Austria is not just a perfect winter sports destination; in summer it is ideal for hikers and culture and nature enthusiasts.
Beautiful lakes, green, grassy mountain meadows and a huge variety of natural beauty combined with some impressive cities mean Tirol and the Zillertal offer something for everybody.
Austria has a number of national parks and nature reserves, including:
Hohe Tauern National Park has Europe's highest waterfalls, the Krimmler Wasserfälle, with a total height of 380 meters. The top stage has a drop of 140 metres, the middle stage is 100 metres high, and the lowest drop is also 140 metres.
The waterfalls are situated in the village of Krimml, approx. 5 km from Wald im Pinzgau and also close to Hochkrimml and Königsleiten.
Thanks to its unique combination of sports and relaxation, Austria is a popular winter sports destination. Each year, numerous holiday makers travel to the Austrian winter sports resorts. The often picturesque villages, the hospitable people and the wonderful, natural "white" environment guarantee the holiday of a lifetime. The various ski areas provide fun for all ages at all levels, but there are also plenty of opportunities for hikers and cross-country skiers.
Austria is a delightful holiday country in both summer and in winter.
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