|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£272|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£242|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£316|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£335|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£209|
For those in search of fresh alpine air or an active break, the Austrian state of Salzburg offers abundant mountain-studded scenery. Salzburg (State) holidays are heavenly for hikers, cyclists and lovers of the outdoors; but those in search of culture are also well catered for. The state's capital city, Salzburg, is a hub of classical music tradition and Baroque and Rococo architecture.
The city of Salzburg is also the state's gateway, with its airport only 4 km from the city centre. The state is well-served by Austria's rail networks, and the region attracts visitors throughout the year. Winter is especially good for skiers, and summer offers good weather for hiking, cycling and walking.
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a good place to start exploring the state: 48 km of panoramic road leads to the foot of the Grossglockner Mountain -- at over 3700m, the highest peak in Austria. From the road, nature and hiking trails of varying difficulty wind through forests, grasslands and glaciers. The largest ice-cave in the world, the Eisriesenwelt, is also worth exploring. Extending for 42 km, it can be found just 40 km south of Salzburg. Visitors can see the first kilometre of the caves, which is covered in gigantic ice formations. The cave is open between May and October.
Classical music buffs can get their chords struck by a visit to Salzburg city, birth place of Mozart. Here they can retrace the life of the composer and take part in a classical music event, such as Mozart week, held every January. Strolling around the streets of Salzburg is of course also a highlight of any Salzburg (State) holidays. The Getreidergasse, the Old Market, Hagenauer Platz, with buildings from 1300's, are just few of the city landscape's treasures.