With Vienna (or Wien) as the cultural capital of Austria, many visitors choose to start their journey from this point. Offering exceptional museums, opera houses, gardens and stunning architecture, it is a must-see. Vienna is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a high quality stamp of approval. And when in Vienna, why not try its best kept secret - the Sacher Torte cake that you can only sample at the Hotel Sacher. Delight in an iconic slice of Vienna.
From Vienna you can head anywhere in Austria and you will not be disappointed. With a world-class road system that sweeps through glorious mountainous areas filled with castles and vineyards, you'll find that this country is best from the car. Witness breath taking views of the Alps as you drive along routes towards other popular cities including Salzburg, Graz, Linz and Innsbruck.
Salzburg lies north of the Alps and was the setting for The Sound of Music. So you can already imagine how stunning this destination is. Journey around Salzburg and see sites such as the Hohensalzburg Castle, the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and well as the birthplace of Mozart. Visit the icy attraction Eisriesenwelt Werfen, which is the largest ice cave in the world, or bask in the beauty of the lakes of Salzkammergut.
If you are planning a winter car rental holiday visit the mass of ski resorts that Austria has to offer. Visit resorts like St. Johann, Kitzbuhel, Kirchberg and St. Anton am Alberg, the lakeside town of Zell am See or the mountain village of Alpbach. You'll be spoilt for choice of thrilling activities including ice-skating, snow-boarding, skiing, and ski jumping.
Or visit the capital of the Alps - Innsbruck - a city vibrant with a mix of old and new architecture. You can look forward to practicing your moves in the Bergisel Ski Jump Stadium or take in other sites and sounds such as the Grassmayr Bell Museum, the Audioversum or the Alpine Zoo. And of course don't forget to indulge in some of the local cuisine at the many trendy restaurants.
Some important driving rules to remembers when in Austria include driving on the right hand side of the road, wearing seat belts at all times, keeping to the indicated speed limits and keeping your driver's licence, car rental documents and passports on you at all times.
Some added extras that can come in handy when renting a car in Austria include snow chains (mandatory in winter) and ski roof racks. Speak to Car Hire Brokers and we can organise accessories for you.
Car Hire Brokers can make renting a car in Austria a hassle-free experience for you. Embard on a trip of a lifetime from the convenience of your hired car.