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If you’ve seen the Sound of Music then you’ve caught a glimpse of the Austrian Alps, where you can hike areas such as the Zillertal Valley in Tyrol during the Summer, and hit the powder in ski resorts like St Anton in the Winter.

The country also has a rich history and culture, and the historic city centers of Saltzburg, Vienna, and Graz have all been listed as World Heritage sites, though are still easier on the wallet than much of Europe.

Check out our articles below to see where to chow down on one of the world’s finest burgers, how to try out snow-kayaking, or where to stay the night in a sewage pipe. Or failing that, just go take a bath in beer!

Austria Articles

10 spots that prove Austria is as spectacular as you think it is

by Carmen Huter

15 monastery stays around the world

by Kristin Conard

14 essential experiences to have in Vienna

by Ana Bulnes

Watch: These wakeboarders tricked out an old cargo ship sitting in the water and made it a killer obstacle course

by Cathy Brown

Check this stunt pilot tearing through a wind farm like it was his own personal obstacle course

by Cathy Brown

Finally, a superhero we can all believe in: Ski Man

by Rory Moulton

10 bands killing it right now in Vienna

by Colin Heinrich

Why rich people in Austria want to live in housing projects

by Denise Hruby

8 things you can only understand if you’re Austrian

by Klaus Komenda

Vienna’s new traffic signals are beacons of LGBT solidarity

by Timothy McGrath

11 differences between a normal mom and an Austrian mom

by Barbara Litzlfellner

9 signs you were born and raised in Austria

by Nikola Falk

8 Spanish habits I lost when I moved to Austria

by Ana Bulnes

Take a 3-minute hyperlapse tour of Austria

by Blaze Nowara

30 of the world’s burliest bungee jumps [PICs]

by Hal Amen

10 more awesome apps for iPhoneography

by Larissa Olenicoff

Mountain bikers ride pucker-inducing trail [VID]

by eric warren

Pastafarian wears spaghetti strainer for driver’s license photo

by Anne Merritt
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