Best Natural Wonders in Austria
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1. Green Lake
Tragöß - Styria
This magnificent emerald green lake, one of the 7 Best Natural Wonders in Austria, is ephemeral. It is only visible a few weeks a year.
You have to wait for the snow to melt to see the lake fill with water which covers all the vegetation (which gives it this green colour).
In order to preserve its magnificent emerald green colour, the region now educates travellers and discourages them from diving into the water to preserve the ecosystem of this unique place in the world ranked among the 7 Prettiest Nature Wonders in Austria You Must Come and Enjoy.
How to get there: Book your flights to Graz and drive to Tragöß (1 hour by car).
Where to stay: “Gästehaus im Priesterseminar Salzburg” Stay in the heart of Salzburg in a Baroque building.
2. Lake like a heart
National Park Hohe Tauern
Located in Tyrol, the National Park Hohe Tauern was established in 1981 making it one of the newest national parks in Europe.
With its 1,800 square kilometres it is also one of the largest national parks in Europe.
Come and discover the fauna and flora of this exceptional park as well as its mountains, glaciers and lakes. Go in search of this beautiful heart-shaped lake, one of the Breathtaking Natural Landscapes in Austria, only visible in spring and summer.
Where to stay: “Heimat - Das Natur Resort” features 2 saunas in the garden.
3. Krimml Waterfalls
Hohe Tauern National Park - Krimml
Discover Austria’s Best Natural Wonders and highest waterfalls in the Hohe Tauern National Park, one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe.
This exceptional site is fairly easy to reach: on foot (20 minutes from Krimml town centre) or by car ( in the parking lot of "Hanke's Cafe Restaurant" located 5 minutes walk from the waterfalls).
Access to the waterfall and parking are chargeable. Bring some cash with you as payment by card is not possible on site.
How to get there: Book your flights to to Innsbruck (2 hours by car) or Munich (3 hours) and drive to Krimml.
Where to stay: “Hotel Krimmlerfälle” just a 20-minute walk from the Krimm Waterfalls.
4. Ice cave Eisriesenwelt
Eisriesenwelt is the largest ice cave in the world and one of the Best Nature Attractions in Austria. More than 40 km of frozen caves await you a few kilometres south of Salzburg.
Do not try this experience unless you are prepared to walk a bit: the car park is 10 minutes walk from the cable car which will take you up there.
Once in the cave you will have to descend nearly 1000 steps which you will then have to walk up. Wear warm clothes (a small umbrella will come in handy too). The cave is magnificent and unique in the world, it is well worth your effort.
During your stay in the region be sure to visit the Hohenwerfen Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Austria.
Where to stay: “Travel Charme Bergresort Werfenweng” Enjoy its indoor and outdoor pools.
5. Vorderer Gosausee
Enjoy an autumnal walk around this magnificent lake and the beauty of this exceptional landscape ranked among the 7 Unexpectedly Scenic Places in Austria.
The lake is easy to access and suitable for all travellers, even young children in strollers.
Where to stay: “Heritage Hotel Hallstatt” located in the heart of Hallstatt.
6. Wörthersee Lake
Pörtschach am Wörthersee - Carinthia
Nature lovers will love staying around Lake Wörthersee one of the Best Places of Exceptional Natural Beauty in Austria.
This place is perfect for a family holiday with children. The “Minimundus” theme park located around the lake offers you the opportunity to travel around the world discovering the most beautiful monuments in miniature.
Just a 15-minute drive from Klagenfurt Airport, treat yourself to a breath of fresh air and recharge your batteries around one of Austria's Top 7 Unmissable Natural Wonders.
The photo you see above was taken in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, one of the many small towns that surround Lake Wörthersee.
On the other side of the shore you can admire "Maria Wörth" another small town ranked among Austria's best hidden gems.
Where to stay: “Seehotel Astoria” located on the shore of the lake.
7. Zillertal Waterfalls
Mayrhofen - Tyrol - Zillertal Alps
Discover the Stilluptal Valley, one of The Best Parks & Nature Attractions in Austria, on a moutain hike in the heart of the Austrian countryside.
Leave Mayrhofen (the starting point of the hike is the waterworks between Tuxer Strabe and Sillupbach in Mayrhofen) and walk 13km (about 4h30) to reach the Stillup reservoir and discover this magnificent waterfall.
At the end of this hike accessible to all, you will have the opportunity to eat at the "Gasthaus Wasserfall" a restaurant located around the reservoir, facing the waterfall.
How to get there: Book your flights to Innsbruck (50 min by car).
Where to stay: "Brugger Dörfl" surrounded by the Zillertal Alps.
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