#ShareYourAustria: Holiday Tips From Travellers Like You
Tell us about your favourite experience and help others plan their holiday!
Sometimes, when you think back to a holiday, there's one particular thing that sticks out in your memory. A magical hike, a breath-taking view, a scrumptious dish you tried for the first time - and those are the things that other travellers might also find especially interesting. So we've enlisted Anton, our new chatbot, to collect these special tips from you and share them with others. Simply chat with him below and #ShareYourAustria - we're looking forward to hearing about your memories!
Lunch in the Clouds in Innsbruck
"One of my earliest memories of Austria is going to the top of the Hungerburg on a cable car and eating Tiroler Knödel and Sauerkraut with a cold glass of buttermilk. Felt like I was eating in the clouds."
-- Scott, Barnoldswick
Cycling and Deep Gorges in Carinthia
"Kärnten seems to be off the tourist trail, which is a shame because the scenery, lakes and mountains are fantastic. The food is excellent, wherever you go. Activities are brilliant, being able to cycle beside the river Drau and its nature park. The Tscheppaschlucht is an amazing adventure into this deep gorge - before you come out to a beautiful 'fairy land' and enjoy a well-earned Bier."
-- John, Harrow
A Story of Kindness, Consideration, and Love in the City of Salzburg
"My favourite travel experiences in Austria are many from my first visit to Salzburg in September 2000 - so good we returned in December. After that, we visited Vienna the following December and then back to Salzburg in '03, which is my most memorable holiday - not necessarily for the right reasons. After suffering a serious injury in an accident on an excursion, I found myself being operated on and having to spend a few days in the main A&E hospital in Salzburg.
It was the kindness, consideration and help given by everyone from the paramedics to all the hospital staff, along with the help given by the hotel to my uninjured companion in ensuring that they were well looked after. Then there was the start of the journey back to Edinburgh on 24th December 2003. The two paramedics taking us up to Munich were truly amazing and so helpful, even giving both of us small bags of Christmas biscuit type treats.
But what topped everything was the sunrise over Salzburg that morning. I have never ever seen one like it since, one of nature's true wonders. It reminded me of how my mum described a rainbow when I asked her when I was a wee boy: Rather than go into the scientific explanation she simply said "it's magical". That sunrise was the same.
So, thank you, Austria and your people.
I have been back a couple of times since, most recently to Vienna in January."
-- Roddie, Edinburgh