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<pre><br /></pre><p>Austria is a land locked country in the centre of Europe and is predominantly mountainous with its highest point reaching to nearly 4,000 meters. Famous for its outstanding natural beauty, Austria is blessed with snow-capped mountains, lush green alps, lakes and rivers all complimented by  picturesque villages. Many Austrians still wear local costume as part of their everyday life.  The population is German speaking with various dialects spoken depending on the region.  The origins of modern-day Austria date back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty .  During the 17th and 18th centuries, Austria became one of the great powers of Europe with the Austrian Empire officially proclaimed in 1804. After the collapse of the Habsburg (Austro-Hungarian) Empire in 1918 at the end of World War I, Austria adopted  the name the Republic of German Austria.  However, the country was then heavily occupied by Nazi Germany until the end of World War II in 1945, after which Austria's former democratic constitution was restored. Today, Austria is a one of the wealthiest countries in the world and enjoys a very high standard of living, which is most beneficial to its visitors.</p><p>We offer 8 different holidays in Austria which includes single stays and hotel to hotel treks.  We can put together any combination of these you may wish to do.  Trek alongside the Danube on paths that wander through vineyards and forests, up and over castle topped hills and alongside the this majestic river. Another region is the ‘Austrian Lake District’ one of the most popular hiking areas with crystal clear lakes, rolling hills, pretty villages and all with the back drop of snow-capped mountains. Some of the treks also cross into Germany, walk around the famous Zugspitz mountain, Germanys highest or around the Hoghkonig mountain taking the beautiful German lake of Koenigsee. </p><p><span style="font-weight: bold">The Walking</span></p><p>As Austria has been a popular walking destination for over a hundred years, the country has an excellent infrastructure centered on hiking making access to the walks one of ease and reliability.  Paths are well marked and maintained, maps accurate and detailed.  All the walking we offer here is on a <span style="font-weight: bold">self-guided basis</span> as it is easy to find ones’ way with our up to date walking notes and all the supporting information we provide to help you along.  </p>

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