The Austrian Alps are decorated with natural beauty, providing some of the most spectacular scenery to climb in the whole of the continent. Hike among the glaciers of the Dachstein and reach heights of approximately 2,995 meters above sea level. And with the mountains offering accessible trails without too much technical challenges, hiking here is pretty much everyone.
Best time to visit
Visit in the summer months from June to September for peak climbing conditions
What's the weather like?
An alpine climate dominates the country, given its largely mountainous terrain, and receives relatively high temperatures in the summer, averaging in the mid-20s
The landlocked, central European country of Austria is home to mostly mountainous terrain. Part of the European Union, it is bordered by Italy and Slovenia to the south, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, Germany and Czech Republic to the north, and Hungary and Slovakia to the east. The mountains play a central role in Austria’s geography, culture and customs, which include parts of the Central Eastern Alps, Northern Limestone Alps, and the Southern Limestone Alps
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