Where the high Alps are waiting for you.
Those who want to go hiking in the mountains of Europe definitely put Austria high on their list. This country is located in the middle of the Alps, a mountain region that covers two thirds of the total country. An ideal place to climb various peaks. In fact, the country has only a few areas that are lower than 500m.
Because of Austria's continental climate, the weather is relatively stable and you know that you can count on a cold spell in the winter and that it will be nice and warm in the summer. The areas on the southern side of the Alps even have Mediterranean traits. The country is relatively sparsely populated and you can, especially during a hike in the mountains, completely immerse yourself in nature. In short, a perfect country to enjoy the fresh mountain air and blow off some steam!