Austria is a landlocked country with only a third of its territory lying below sixteen hundred feet. Located within the Alps, it has a spectacularly beautiful landscape. With impressive mountain ranges and verdant valleys, lakes and rivers, traditional villages and historic cities, Austria holidays have wide appeal. In winter, skiers arrive in their hundreds of thousands to enjoy the thrill of alpine skiing. In summer, the land is transformed into alpine pastures filled with wild flowers and grazing livestock. The cities of Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck are ideal for those seeking a short break.