City of Gmünd / Carinthia
The small medieval town of Gmund is hidden in southern Austria, on the edge of Hohe Tauern and Nockberge national parks. Its prime location between three hiking and skiing resorts ensures that there is something for everyone to explore. A rich cultural programme all year round allows visitors to experience the diverse heritage of the town and its surrounding area. You can attend concerts, theatre productions, watch dance shows, visit several exhibitions and meet some of the resident artists during their workshops. The whole town celebrates art, and therefore is rightfully known as the artists’ city.
Austra’s Seelentium is famous for its beautiful lakes, nature reserves and pristine nature. It is a paradise for those looking for an aquatic holiday as water is everywhere in Seelentium! The nearby city of Burghausen offers plenty of opportunities for historical and cultural activities. The Burgenhausen castle is the longest in Europe, and is a ‘must’ when visiting the Seelentium area.
Biosphere Park Grosses Walsertal
Grosses Walsertal is located in western Austria. In 2009, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in protected areas. Located in the heart of the Austrian Alps the Biosphere Park Grosses Walsertal is a masterpiece of man working with nature in a cultural setting. Rising 2,500 meters high through the brisk alpine air the park offers a variety of gourmet cheeses, exotic oils and diverse sustainable practices to enjoy.
Styrian Volcano Land is located in the south-east of Austria. In 2008, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in Intangible Heritage. People are in close communion with nature at Styrian volcano land which is characterised by stunning volcanic formations, thermal water resources, architectural monuments, folk art and publicly accessible glass factories.
Pielachtal is located in eastern Austria. In 2007, it was awarded the title of Best Emerging European Rural Destination of Excellence. Lower Austria’s beautiful valley in the Mostviertel region invites you to learn all about sustainable horticulture and the processing of fruits and herbs, with the most renowned feature being the production of its “Dirndl” cherries.