Mountain scenery, charming villages, legendary hospitality, romantic castles, excellent cuisine, and countless cultural events are enough reasons why a visit to Austria is a must. Austria invites you to discover breathtaking scenery in a completely natural environment. Ideal for hiking enthusiasts, there are excursions for all levels, both the technical climbing of the Grossglockner and beautiful walks in a forest that covers 40% of the country's territory. In winter, the many mountains and ski resorts guarantee the possibility of winter sports. With its mountain air and thermal springs, Austria is a good place for a health cure. Its capital, Vienna, is one of the most beautiful in Europe, and also offers thousands of reasons to visit. On the one hand, Vienna is one of the most emblematic cities of music because it was home and where artists such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and Strauss gave concerts. It has one of the most important philharmonic orchestras in the world, the Vienna Philharmonic. Vienna also has a whole district dedicated to art, the so-called Museum Quarter. The city has two spectacular palaces: the Imperial Palace and Schoenbrunn Palace. Both are two of the most important historical, architectural and cultural attractions in the country and are located in the same city. Salzburg alone hosts more than 4,000 cultural events throughout the year. The Salzburg Festival is one of the main attractions of the Austrian cultural calendar. Hallstatt is another of the country's favorite places, located next to a lake in the mountainous region of Salzkammergut, and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The gastronomy of Austria offers a careful mix of Central European cuisine, is famous for its sweets, do not miss an authentic strudel, as well as dishes made with meats. Visit the Christmas markets that you will find everywhere in winter, you can taste local specialties with a glass of mulled wine, in a charming atmosphere. The great hospitality of the Austrians will make your vacation unforgettable. However, as food and accommodation are not cheap, the cost of travelling to Austria is one of the greatest concerns. Don’t let the accommodation cost put you off visiting this amazing country! People Like Us is your perfect solution to finding affordable accommodation. We are one of the largest, most secure, and trusted home exchange platforms in the world. There are thousands of house listings with friendly and helpful local hosts across the country for you to browse. Sign up, chat with them and swap your houses today!