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Rail route of the month: through the Alps to the Adriatic – Vienna to Trieste
Our slow travel expert finds the perfect excursion for winter days when daylight hours are short, leaving the Austrian capital just after dawn and reaching the Adriatic port at dusk

Nicky Gardner

04, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Our magical cabin’: a fairytale ski hut in the Austrian Alps
An isolated hideaway near Kitzbühel is the perfect base for a family skiing trip – and an opportunity to indulge in naked moonbathing

Gemma Bowes

10, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Innsbruck, Austria: from Christmas markets to clubbing and cable car rides
This gateway to the Alps offers panoramic walks and colourful neighbourhoods plus drinks and dancing late into the night, says climate expert and yoga teacher Suzanne Whitby

Suzanne Whitby

07, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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How to bag a bargain European ski trip
Still need your winter sports fix even with the pound in a slump? Here are our top tips for skiing on a budget, including when, where and how to go

Gemma Bowes

29, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s 23C in the evening’ – readers’ best autumn breaks in Europe
Hot chocolate in the Hague, Halloween fun in Transylvania, nights out in Málaga – our tipsters share their best trips

Guardian readers

20, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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From ceramics in Slovenia to ballroom dancing in Vienna: five learning holidays in Europe
‘Creativity is a precious thing’ – our writers discover the fun in going back to the classroom to learn new skills including bushcraft and map-reading

Guardian writers

10, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I took the train to Graz, Austria – here’s my guide to the city
The next stop in our series marking Interrail’s 50th birthday is a cutting-edge food and design destination that has emerged from the shadow of its medieval fortress

Emma John

29, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Walks of a lifetime: six epic mountain hikes across Europe
From a sandstone labyrinth to bears and marmots, Europe’s hills and mountains offer exhilarating long-distance walks. Just don’t forget your poles and harness

Kevin Rushby

19, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Family fun on the slopes: 10 of the best ski breaks for Easter 2022
With superb accommodation and après action on tap, our spring family breaks hit the heights with plenty to engage children and non-skiers

Gemma Bowes

02, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Travellers to Austria will need proof of booster vaccine to enter country
With the winter season starting, and Omicron spreading rapidly, Austria is the latest country to tighten its entry requirements

Nazia Parveen

22, Dec, 2021 @3:57 PM

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Ski trains from London: new routes to 60 resorts in France, Austria, Italy and more
The new overnight Eurostar to the Alps is popular for package trips but skiers can now reach plenty of resorts by train from the UK. We round up some of the options

Rupert Mellor

05, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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In a whirl: aesthetic overload in Vienna
Art, music, coffee, chocolate cake … the Austrian capital, also the cultural heart of Europe, has it all

Simon Tiffin

08, Mar, 2020 @10:59 AM

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