Family Vacation In Austria

Speak of a country that waltzes as effortlessly between the urban and the outdoors as Austria. Perhaps it is the journey which really is the destination in Austria. Much to your amazement, one day you’re cresting alpine summits, the next you’re gliding around imperial Vienna. This makes Austria a destination of interesting things to do and places to visit that will excite the entire family. From the world’s oldest amusement park to the world’s largest ice cave and from salt mines to dinosaur parks, there is no end of entertainment for the little ones in Austria.

Vienna

  • Wiener Prater: When people talk about the Wiener Prater they often mean the “Wurstelprater”, the world’s oldest amusement park. But it certainly packs even more of the fun and thrill with the fact that it is a large public park in Vienna’s 2nd district Leopoldstadt
  • Schönbrunn Palace: A red hot favorite among kids, the Schönbrunn Palace makes most of it popularity among kids with attractions including a maze and a large zoo
  • ZOOM Children’s Museum : This is another children’s delight wherein children can be proactive as a host of exhibitions and museums give them a chance to look-into, relish the antics of the past.
  • Haus des Meeres : It is like a wealth of creatures and habitats to explore, a beautiful oasis in the middle of Vienna.

Burgenland

  • Austria’s easternmost state entices with around 300 sunny days in a year and offers a wide variety of tourist attractions for the whole family. Six nature parks and the Neusiedler See-Seewinkle National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site,

Carinthia

  • Obir Stalactite Caves: Obir Stalactite Caves is the mandatory stopover when a family is vacationing in Carinthia, a fascinating natural wonder. During the magical light and audio show the stones start to speak and the dragon who lives in the cave comes back to life. Tip: Warm clothing and prior reservation are recommended
  • Minimundus: A miniature park of sorts that leaves you amazed with replica of famous buildings. In short it can be defined as educational and at the same time entertaining for children.

Lower Austria

  • Carnuntum: Ancient Roman ruins are present in the town where significant Romanization occurred when the town was selected as the garrison of the Legio XV Apollinaris.

Upper Austria

  • Dachstein Caves: One of the most beautiful ice caves you will ever get to see. Half the way, you need to take the cable car, and then the walk to the cave is steep. Explore the realms through the Mammut Cave and the Koppenbrüller Cave on your trip to Dachstein in Salzkammergut
  • Hirschalm Fairytale Park: Stay at Hirschalm Fairytale Park and watch the kids search for the magical Crystal, whizz down the summer toboggan track and enjoy 4 giant trampolines plus a natural playground
  • Hallstatt Salt Mine: Set out on an educational escapade with gorgeous view of the still active salt mine.

Salzburger Land

  • Giant Ice Caves in Werfen: Werfen’s “World of Ice Giants” is actually the world’s biggest ice cave: The cave system extends more than 42 km deep into the mountain.
  • Hallein Salt Mine: A trip to the Hallein Salt Mine is a must for anyone visiting nearby Salzburg.

Styria

  • Altaussee Salt Mine: The fascination of this world of salt simply cannot be quantified. It is worth seeing in principle and kids would have a great time in the salt mine with slides
  • Styrassic Park: Situated near Bad Gleichberg, you can see impressive nature and reconstruction of dinosaurs.
  • Stübing Open Air Museum: Very beautiful park with historical houses on display from all over Austria. This calm place gives you a wonderful glance back into a simpler, yet harder past. Almost no distractions from modern times give you beautiful immersion into the surroundings.

Tirol

  • The Fisser Flitzer: This thrilling summer toboggan takes riders along a 2,200m course at speeds of up to 45 km/h.
  • Witch’s Water Hochsöll : Boredom can never prevail in the Witch’s Water Hochsöll – the attractions includes climbing ponds, mud pools, fire places and many more.
  • Ötzidorf Umhausen: Situated in scenic location and next to nice outdoor swimming pool/lake. Indoor and outdoor exhibitions are interesting and informative. You can immerse yourself in the prehistoric life of Ötzi
  • Alpine Zoo Innsbruck: When the church bells ring in Innsbruck, the wolves at the Alpine Zoo howl along in unison. There are as many as A 2000 animals and flora and fauna of the Alps.
  • Area 47: Explore the probably sportiest 20,000 m² world-wide: great swimming lake incl. superb waterslide park, high altitude water chutes and diving platform promising water fun in dizzy heights.

Vorarlberg

  • Inatura: An interesting interactive museum for nature, science and physical phenomena with special focus on animals living in the Alps as well mountain-related phenomena in the nature such as the avalanche.
  • Alpine Coaster Golm: An exhilarating 2.6 km alpine coaster ride between Latschau and Vadans with 44 jumps.

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