With 17 locations serving all the major cities in Austria, Europcar is fully prepared to meet and exceed all of your car hire demands. Our vast fleet of comfortable, safe and reliable vehicles is on hand and there to cater for any budget, while helpful services and options like express pick-up, easy 3-step online booking, child seats, satellite navigation and additional driver cover, are available to help make sure that whatever challenges meet you during your visit to Austria, getting from A to B will not be among them.
Known by many as a having a major role in classical western music, Austria was the birth place of many famous composers, among them Franz Liszt, Johann Strauss Sr and Johann Strauss Jr, Franz Schubert, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Patronage of the Habsburgs drew many non-native composers as well, including Ludwig Van Beethoven. Cultural hubs like Vienna and Salzburg attract millions of visitors every year with their baroque architecture, lively nightlife and romantic settings. Austria's countryside is dominated by the surrounding mountains of the Alps, which leave only about 25% of land that can be regarded as low lying. The remainder of the landscape is given over to dramatic peaks, green valleys and serene, scenic lakes.
The City of Vienna – A cultural and cosmopolitan hotspot, Vienna has been at the heart of European Empires throughout history. Boasting not one, but two imperial palaces – the Hofburg Palace and the Schönbrunn Palace – with a combined total of over 4000 rooms between them. Vienna is also home to famous landmarks like the Wiener Riesenrad,the Cathedral of St Stephen, and the Burgtheater, as well as over 100 musems, including the Albertina, the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, and the Leopold Museum. Music lovers will be interested in the globally renowned Wiener Staatsoper, or Vienna State Opera, and the world famous Vienna Boys Choir, and maybe intrigued to see some of Beethoven's former residences and grave site, or the memorial to Mozart which resides in the Habsburg gardens.
Winter sports - The mountainous region that surrounds Austria makes for some of the very best in Alpine skiing, mountaineering and hiking, and the world class resorts such as Ischgl, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Sankt Anton am Arlberg, and Sölden that are on hand, have all the required amenities for the perfect winter getaway, including facilities for cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and all types of ice sports.
The Austrian setting – It's little wonder so many movies and stories have been set in and around the countryside of Austria. The magnificent alpine setting, with winding roads spiralling down into lush green valleys edged with shimmering, silver lakes is truly awe inspiring. The Danube valley, lined with vinyards, the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg on the edge of Lake Constance, or any of the other Austrian lakes such as Saltzkammergut, Wörthersee and Wolgangsee to name just three, all combine to make the most enchanting country to take a long driving holiday through.