Austria is a wonderful country which is surrounded by beautiful nature and Alpen mountains. This country doesn´t have any beach but it has a lot of beautiful lakes, mountains, and also cities. I would like to introduce some of breathtaking nature in Austria which I have visited to all of you. Here are some of it :
- Hallstatt : This is a small village in the district of Gmunden, in Upper Austria, it takes around 1 hour 45 minutes driving from Linz (the third biggest city in Austria), or around 1 hours 20 minutes from Salzburg. You can also reach this place by train or bus also. This village is only around 59.8 km2. This village is known for its salt production. This village is the World Heritage Convention and it was decided at 1972 by UNESCO General Conference. You can find a lot of hotels here, but it will be quite expensive. If you want to stay overnight, you can find some Gasthaus/hotels in the nearby city like Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern. Luckily because this village is so famous and crowded almost all the year so the restaurant always opens. The best time to go for me is winter time when the snow falls down. It gives special magical moment that you will never forget. Something special for me in this village is the view, the house architecture, the culture itself. This small village is really authentic and well organized. You will feel like you are not in 21st century but like in 17th century or even older.
- Wolfgangsee/Lake WolfgangThis lake is located in the state of Salzburg (also in Upper Austria) and is the best known lakes in the Salzkammergut resort region. The town and the lake are named after Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg, who according to legend, built the first church here in the late 10th century (source from Wikipedia). You can reach this place with bus, car or taxi from Salzburg, it takes around 40 minutes till 1 hour. The town itself is not so big, but quite interesting to be explored. You can find a lot of restaurant and also hotel in the town. At the time I visited the lake (it was in April 2016), I didn´t have to pay to enter the lake area. If you like nature, this is recommended to go for and I suggest to go in summer time so you can also swim in the lake. The children will love this place also.