Posted on Aug 05, 2011 | Comments 0
Austria is a beautiful central European country that has most of its terrain in the Alps. In fact, more than half of the terrain in Austria is mountainous. Since it is very high in elevation, Austria’s summers are very enjoyable, with high temperatures reaching about 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
In Austria, one will find any environment that is desired, from the hustle and bustle of the city to pacific country sides surrounded by high peaks. Another reason Austria Holidays are so popular is you can also find beautiful lakes in Austria where you can spend a very relaxing vacation with family or even alone.
The following are 3 locations in Austria that have beautiful lakes. They are must-visit locations if you are looking for a relaxing vacation in Austria.
In this small village of about 2500, tourism is the main industry with good reason. Alpbach is located almost half a mile above sea level, and it is nestled against the Gratlspitz Peaks. Surrounded by forests and meadows, this small village is the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation.
It has lost none of its old world charm while being able to provide many modern luxuries. Aside fromenjoying the lake, things to do in Alpbach include visiting shops and enjoying local restaurants.
2. Fuschl am See
Fuschl am See is another small enchanting village. It is surrounded by rolling hills and gentle mountains, and it is also the site of a beautiful lake. Rowing or canoeing on the lake is a real pleasure.
Since there are no motorboats allowed on the lake, you can peacefully enjoy the clear waters in total silence as if you were the only person out there. Around the lake, there is a great walking trail that takes you through the surrounding woods. This is a magnificent opportunity to get away from the world and see the local wildlife.
When you return, the village offers great shopping, restaurants, and live brass bands.
If you are looking for a more adventurous vacation, Pertisau might just be the place for you to go. This small village is located in Karwendel Alpine Park, which is a protected area in Austria. Because of this, the lake and surrounding wilderness are truly pristine.
Above the village are a couple of ski resorts in case you visit in the winter. The resorts not only offer skiing but also many walking trails that vary in their difficulty. In the summer, there is truly endless opportunity when it comes to the type of activity that you can take part in.
The town offers adventures that range from paragliding to rafting and even kite surfing.
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