Holidays in Austria - The official travel guide for Austria (2024)

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Discover the Entire Country Discover Austria Our Hotel Reccomendations Austria Hotel Collection A Holiday in Austria puts a Smile on your Face Experience Austria's Nature These Boots are made for Walking The Most Beautiful Swimming Lakes I want to ride my Bicycle We Are Family Hiking with Children Moments of Cultural Pleasure Museums and Galleries Festivals Embrace Austria's Guilty Pleasures Wine Culture in Austria Culinary Pit-Stops in Austria Which Summer Activity do you Fancy? Discover City Life City Breaks in Summer - Your Cultural 'Lebensgefühl' Discover Austria In Harmony with Austria Active in the Outdoors Wellbeing & Relaxation in Austria's Nature Why Forest Bathing Can Make You Healthier and Happier, According to Science Why Spas and Thermal Baths Are So Good for Us Culinary discovery trip through Austria 9 restaurants and mountain huts with a view Dream career: organic farmer Austrian Culture, Artists & Masterpieces Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood Goddess and Lady Bluetooth Gustav Klimt loved art, women and Lake Attersee Our Hotel Recommendations Share feedback for a chance to win a special holiday experience Insiders' Tips Austria’s Prettiest Places, According to Austrians Austria's Quirkiest City Tours Top 5 Austrian Dishes You Need to Try Austria’s Top Sights Events in Austria Practical Travel Information About Austria Brexit and Travelling to Austria How to Get to and Around Austria What Are You Interested In? Austrian Cultural Stories Austrian Culture, Artists & Masterpieces Practical Travel Information About Austria How to Get to and Around Austria Passport & Visa for Austria Vienna PASS: Your personal Key to the City Travel Experiences Designed by Experts Explore Austria By Train Have a Taste of Austria Favourite Austrian Recipes References
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Feel the ease, the serenity, the love for great food and art and culture, the charming wit, the welcoming atmosphere – feel the Austrian Lebensgefühl

Discover the Entire Country

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    City holidays in Vienna, Belvedere museum

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    Discover Austria

    Explore Austria at its best with these concise itineraries. Whether it's iconic landmarks or hidden gems, culinary delights or art and culture, discover how to make the most out of your stay.

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    Vienna Giant Ferris Whee

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    Vienna in 3 Days
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    City of Salzburg

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    Salzburg in 48 hours
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    Goldenes Dachl in Innsbruck

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    Innsbruck in 3 Days
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    Schlossberg in Graz

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    Styria

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    Graz in 3 Days

Our Hotel Reccomendations

Austria Hotel Collection

Looking for a charming family-run hotel, a luxury spa resort, or a cosy private apartment? Here is our curated list featuring great hotels in Austria's cities and on the countryside.

Find your hotel

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Stadthotel Henriette Vienna, view

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Nature, mountains and lakes, cultural treasures and thousands of moments of indulgence are the setting for a very special attitude you'll experience during a summer holiday in Austria: A light-hearted feeling, that comes to life beautifully when connecting to the locals.

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Lebensgefühl Austria - hiking with the family

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A Holiday in Austria puts a Smile on your Face

An experience, an encounter, sometimes just a moment - and the new somehow feels familiar. In Austria, this atmosphere is literally in the air: A sensation that, in nature, feels light and free, full of fun and joie de vivre. A feeling that, while connecting with the people who live here, feels genuine.

Mountains, water, energetic places, cultural treasures - that is Austria for you. As well as cooling off in a crystal-clear lake, the gratifying feeling when conquering a summit, and a snack at a mountain hut. Austria is the freedom of an open-air festival, and the cosiness of a wine tavern. All places and moments, that make it easy to clear your head, to be amazed, to feel the vitality. The spark is quickly ignited. Anyone who is a guest here becomes part of this very special attitude to life.

Summer Holidays in Austria

Experience Austria's Nature

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    These Boots are made for Walking

    Anyone, who experiences Austria's mountains while hiking and climbing will soon feel it, the sense of happiness - a mix of lightsomeness, freedom and connection with nature.

    Walking and Hiking in Austria
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    The Most Beautiful Swimming Lakes

    Nestled in alpine landscapes, the crystal-clear lakes are famous for their drinking water quality and beauty. Enjoy the vitality and have fun.

    Austria's Bathing Lakes
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    Lebensgefühl Austria - mountain biking

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    I want to ride my Bicycle

    A challenging mountain bike climb, a leisurely ride along the Danube river, or a sightseeing tour on two wheels through a city - Austria has got you covered.

    Biking in Austria

We Are Family

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    Lebensgefühl Austria - children at play

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    Hiking with Children

    Exploring mosses, watching butterflies, feeding goats ... Children are curious. Austria's hiking routes are just right for an unforgettable hiking day.

    Hiking with kids

Moments of Cultural Pleasure

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    Museums and Galleries

    From world-famous historical paintings to the avant-garde, from magnificent imperial halls to centuries-old farmhouses: Austria's museum and gallery landscape is exciting.

    Museums in Austria
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    Lebensgefühl Austria - experience culture in a breathtaking setting

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    Festivals

    Austria regularly attracts some of the best musicians in the world. The magical locations add a unique touch to performances.

    Festivals

Embrace Austria's Guilty Pleasures

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    Lebensgefühl Austria - a snack in the open air at a wine tavern

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    Wine Culture in Austria

    The Austrian soul is rarely as convincing as at a wine tavern: The wine, the hearty dishes, a cosy atmosphere, and the view onto the vineyards - a 'Lebensgefühl', that opens the heart.

    Wine from the region
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    Lebensgefühl Austria - a snack in the open air at a wine tavern

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    Culinary Pit-Stops in Austria

    When enjoying local cuisine at Austria's alpine huts and restaurants, there is always something for the eye as well: The view of the surrounding mountains is at least as delightful as the regional alpine products.

    Huts with a View

Which Summer Activity do you Fancy?

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    Cycling along the Danube

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    Walking and Hiking in Austria
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    Lebensgefühl Austria - cycling with pleasure

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    Cycling and Biking in Austria
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    Mountain lake in Tirol

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    Lakes and Nature in Austria
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    Trailrunning in the Zillertal

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    Trailrunning: A Wonderful Family Experience

Discover City Life

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    City holidays in Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (Art History Museum)

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    Vienna

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    City Breaks in Summer - Your Cultural 'Lebensgefühl'

    City trips in Austrias cultural summer hit right at the heart. Because Austrias cities surprise, make curious – and sometimes even are addictive. #feelAustria

    City Breaks in Austria

Discover Austria

Austria is a country rich with history, beautiful regions, imperial cities and year long activities.

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    Sunset in Pertisau on Lake Achensee

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    In Harmony with Austria

    When you spend your holiday in Austria, you will experience that one moment – the moment that you’ll remember for years to come, the moment you’ll return to in your head when life gets stressful.

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    Lebensgefühl Austria - cycling with pleasure

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    Active in the Outdoors

    It's the small moments that make us happy: The pride on our best friend's face when finally reaching the summit. Or at night, falling asleep with achy legs but a smile on our face. That's what life in the outdoors is all about.

    Go explore
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    Lebensgefühl Austria - on the shores of a lake

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    Wellbeing & Relaxation in Austria's Nature

    Nature soothes our minds and bodies. From the healing effect of waterfalls and trees to the beauty of cultural landscapes, mountains, and waters, Austria is filled with natural gems.

    Discover Austria's nature
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    An atmosphere of the forest in Ebenthal

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    Why Forest Bathing Can Make You Healthier and Happier, According to Science

    Spending time in the forest has a soothing, refreshing effect on our bodies and minds. But how does it work, exactly?

    Find out
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    Panorama Spa at Hotel Alpenrose

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    Why Spas and Thermal Baths Are So Good for Us

    They strengthen our immune system or relax us through and through. Find out why spas can be a veritable fountain of youth.

    Dive in
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    Fairkocht in der Schtubacht Küche

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    Culinary discovery trip through Austria

    Austriaowes itsculinaryidentity tobothitslocation in the heart of Europe and itsremarkablehistory.Austria stands for openness to varied influences and a love forrefining existing traditionsat the highest level.

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    Breakfast served on a boat (Plätte) at Lake Grundlsee

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    9 restaurants and mountain huts with a view

    The sun in your face, a view with wow effect, and on top of that fine food: from lakeside restaurants to rustic mountain huts.

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    organic farm Josef Göltl

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    Dream career: organic farmer

    Out of a passion for old pig breeds: Josef Göltl decided to give up his career as a mechanic to become an organic farmer.

    Visit the organic pig farm
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    Belvedere Palace

    Austrian National Tourist Office / Christian Kremser

    Belvedere

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    Austrian Culture, Artists & Masterpieces

    Let us dive into Austria’s arts and culture sphere and discover fascinating stories of the masters and personae that led the way.

    Learn more...
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    Hedy Lamarr, Girl On The Moon

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    Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood Goddess and Lady Bluetooth

    Legendary actress Hedy Lamarr was known in Hollywood as „the most beautiful woman in the world.” Her career in film started in Vienna, her birthplace. There you can wander in the footsteps of Hedwig Kiesler, as she was known in her youth.

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    Belvedere Wien / Johannes Stoll

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    Gustav Klimt loved art, women and Lake Attersee

    Gustav Klimt found peace and inspiration at Lake Attersee in the Salzkammergut region. Many of his floral landscape paintings were created there.

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Our Hotel Recommendations

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    Vienna

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    Find a City Hotel
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    View of the Leoganger Steinberge mountains

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    Find an Alpine Stay

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Insiders' Tips

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    hiking around the Green Lake in Styria, mountain lake "Grüner See"

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    Austria’s Prettiest Places, According to Austrians

    Find out about the magical places chosen by Austrians as the country’s most beautiful spots.

    Where are the top spots?
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    garden of Mirabell palace

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    Austria's Quirkiest City Tours

    Sightseeing does not have to be all about following the guidebook in Austria's cities. Those looking for something a little bit different are sure to find out on one of these less conventional tours...

    Cities from a different perspective
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    The traditional Wiener Schnitzel

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    Top 5 Austrian Dishes You Need to Try

    Austrian classics from Wiener Schnitzel to Marillenknödel - don't miss these must-eats on your stay in Austria.

    Find Your Favourite
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    View to Schönbrunn Palace and the Gloriette

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    Austria’s Top Sights

    From Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace to Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, these are the top 10 attractions you should visit in Austria.

    Your Austria bucket list

Events in Austria

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Practical Travel Information

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    The Parliament of Vienna at sunrise

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    About Austria

    Find out facts and figures about Austria and meet its people and their customs.

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    Vienna Airport - Exterior view

    Vienna Airport

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    Brexit and Travelling to Austria

    One thing’s for certain: You can still travel to Austria after Brexit – and we look forward to welcoming you. However, there are a few things travellers might want to consider to be on the safe side.

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    View from the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

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    How to Get to and Around Austria

    Find information about travelling to Austria by plane, car, train, and coach.

    How to get to and around Austria

What Are You Interested In?

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    Mountain lake in Tirol

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    Lakes and Nature in Austria
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    Cycling along the Danube

    Austrian National Tourist Office / Peter Burgstaller

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    Walking and Hiking in Austria
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    Lebensgefühl Austria - cycling with pleasure

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    Cycling and Biking in Austria
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    Hiking in the Grossglockner region - family with marmot

    Grossglockner Bergbahnen Touristik GmbH / Peter Maier

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    Family Fun in Austria
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    Ruin Aggstein

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    Round Trips in Austria
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    The City of Linz in Upper Austria

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    Cities and Culture in Austria
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    Fairkocht in der Schtubacht Küche

    Fairkocht GmbH / Angela Lamprecht

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    Culinary discovery trip through Austria
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    Summit station Flachau

    Austrian National Tourist Office / Peter Burgstaller

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    Skiing and Winter in Austria

Austrian Cultural Stories

Austrian Culture, Artists & Masterpieces

Let us dive into Austria’s arts and culture sphere and discover fascinating stories of the masters and personae that led the way.

Learn more...

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Belvedere Palace

Austrian National Tourist Office / Christian Kremser

Belvedere

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From Mozart and Sisi to Hedy Lamarr – Austria's sons and daughters have left their mark across music, art, science, politics, and sport. Find out which famous personalities originate from or lived in Austria and follow in their footsteps.

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Mozart family picture

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Practical Travel Information

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    The Parliament of Vienna at sunrise

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    About Austria

    Find out facts and figures about Austria and meet its people and their customs.

    Read more
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    View from the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

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    How to Get to and Around Austria

    Find information about travelling to Austria by plane, car, train, and coach.

    How to get to and around Austria
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    Vienna Airport - Exterior view

    Vienna Airport

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    Passport & Visa for Austria

    Learn what documents you need and how to apply for a Visa to Austria.

    Visa for Austria
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    Guided walking tour through Vienna

    Vienna PASS / Bernhard Luck

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    Vienna PASS: Your personal Key to the City

    Enjoy free entry to more than 70 museums, unlimited use of Vienna's yellow hop-on hop-off buses and priority access to popular sights with your Vienna PASS.

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    City of Salzburg

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    Travel Experiences Designed by Experts

    Hand-selected travel programs designed by travel experts that will guide you to your perfect Austrian vacation.

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Explore Austria By Train

Travelling through Austria by train is reliable, comfortable, and convenient. Relax, sit back, and enjoy your vacation, the Austrian Railways takes you to Austria’s most beautiful places.

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National Rail in Panoramic Landscape

Bombardier

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Have a Taste of Austria

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    Wiener Schnitzel, Plachutta Restaurant

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    Craving a taste of Austria? Why not don your apron and recreate your favourite regional specialities at home? Here is a list of some of Austria's most delicious all-time classics.

    Taste the Yummm!
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