Austrian Youth Hostel Federation

Zelinkagasse 12
1010 Wien
+43 1 533 53 53

Austrian Youth Hostel Association

Mariahilferstraße 24/1/1
A-1070 Wien
+43 1 533 18 33

Alpe-Adria Region also lies in three Austrian states, Carinthia, Styria and Burgenland.

Carinthia is the most southern Austrian state. It is situated in the Eastern Alps and known for mountains and lakes. In winter Carinthia offers perfect slopes and great snow conditions for skiing trips in winter, sparkling lakes, beautiful mountains and spa and wellness hotels for summer. Its capital city is Klagenfurt which is a small, charming city with interesting architecture. The true treasures hide outside the city. Lake Wörthersee and the cities Velden and Wörth are popular holiday destinations in the summer and offer water activities on the lake. There is also a small town Heiligenblut that is truly picturesque. 

Burgenland is the most eastern and least populous state in Austria. Lake Neusiedl offers a unique nature reserve that is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Lake Neusiedl offers more than 970 km of cycle paths that are spread across 29 routes. The region is especially attractive to cyclists and families. In the central Burgenland there is not as much sun as by the lake but the hilly area offers orchards, vineyards, woodlands and extensive fields. If you are a cultural enthusiast, you must know that Franz Liszt was born in Raiding and a museum and concert hall are dedicated to him. South Burgenland will make you slow down – you can sit outside a tavern and enjoy a small glass of wine with cheese and meat and think of nothing. The idyllic hilly countryside is perfect for long walks, cycling, biking and running. Cuisine will enchant you with recipes from Germany, Croatia and Hungary and is always based on regional produce.

Last but not least – Styria is the green heart of Austria. Its vineyards and rolling hills in the south and churning rivers in the north make Styria a one of a kind province. Because of the vineyards it is also called “Styrian Tuscany”, even though it borders on Hungary and Slovenia. It offers thermal spas, castles and charming Graz as a capital. The city was once a major Catholic pilgrimage centre, now the area Mariazell can boast with excellent bike trails. Dachstein mountain will amaze you with impressive glaciers.