Austria is primarily an Alpine country and its geographic location makes it a perfect destination for nature lovers and hikers. Fresh air and colorful forest landscapes accompany hikers on beautiful tours, and the peace and tranquillity of the Alps offer a great opportunity to escape from everyday stress and restore body, mind and soul. Along the way, you will eventually come across one of the countless mountain huts and Gasthause that offer accommodation facilities and home-made Austrian culinary delights. A hike is the perfect time to indulge in regional specialties like the famous “Brettljause” (cold plate), tasty Kaiserschmarren or a warm plate of Käsespätzle. Whether the famous Dachstein Glacier in Styria or the Kitzsteinhorn in Salzburg, the Zillertal Alps in Tyrol or the majestic Großglockner (highest mountain in Austria), whether you want to head out on a family day hike with your children or experience the beauty of the mountains on a long distance trail on your own – Austria is truly an ideal hiking destination offering endless opportunities for connecting with nature.