Popular all year round, we recommend that you book car hire in Austria well in advance. Attracting winter sports visitors from November through until April, Austria is one of Europe's top ski locations. When the snow melts, the breathtaking scenery attracts walkers and adventure sports goers, or those just looking to relax for the rest of the year. City life is bustling with Vienna and Graz drawing the crowds for short breaks or business trips, while car hire Salzburg
and car rental at Innsbruck Airport
see regular traffic through the winter where car hire in Austria peaks.
For those enjoying Austria in the summer, make sure you select a car with air conditioning, or for the more adventurous, why not opt for our convertible hire cars including the wonderful Mercedes SLK. Our best prices sell out quickly and car rental in Austria is often thought to be expensive, book with Rhino to see that we break the mould and offer the best price on all car hire in Austria.
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Austria Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The official language of Austria is German and is spoken by the majority of the inhabitants.
- Many famous composers were born in Austria including Joseph Haydn, Johann Strauss and Franz Schubert.
- Wiener Schnitzel is a popular dish in Austria which consists of an escalope dipped in breadcrumbs and fried.
- It joined the European Union in 1995 and adopted the Euro as its currency in 1999.
- Austria's biggest and busiest airport is Vienna International Airport.
Austria Mini Guide
Austria is a fascinating country with a wide range of geography and a rich and diverse history. It’s not all mountains and extremism; Austria has gently rolling countryside and even arid areas akin to the Eastern European steppes.
It was once one of the greatest European empires joined in ruling nearly half of Europe by Hungary. Sadly, despite careful management of its dominions, a series of poor political decisions left it tarred unfairly with the same brush as the extremist policies of Germany. After the Great War, its boundaries were redrawn and its dominions given independence. Today, despite sharing a common language with Germany, Austrians prefer to be recognised in their own right and with much to recommend the country their claim is justified.
Austria, along with neighbouring Switzerland is considered the winter sports capital of Europe with world famous ski resorts such as Zell am Zee, Mayrhofen, St Anton and Kitzbuhel. For a mix of winter sports with culture, many head to Salzburg which is serviced by many budget airlines and makes for a cheap cultural or ski holiday destination. The city is considered one of the most attractive in Europe with its Baroque old town. Salzburg is also the ‘home’ of the ‘Sound of Music’ and the birthplace of Mozart. Outside the city is the village of Oberndorf, where the carol Silent Night was composed.
Vienna, the capital of Austria, is another jewel in the country’s crown. Built on the River Danube it inspired composers like the Strauss family to write music that typified the spirit of gaiety in the city. Towering over the city’s architecture is the stunning Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna’s and one of Austria’s top tourist attractions with over five million visitors annually. Concerts of the music of Mozart are regularly held there, outdoors in summer, in the house that was the palace for many of the Hapsburg monarchs. Don’t forget whilst in Vienna, to try plenty of the delicious pastries that the city is famous for as well as the schnitzel with sauerkraut so loved by Austrians. Over a quarter of Austrians live in or near Vienna and it’s unusual in that, with Bratislava, it is the closest capital city to another anywhere in the world. Car hire Vienna
presents the best opportunity to explore the city and beyond at your leisure.
One of the loveliest sights in Austria must be of Lake Constance, the body of water that Austria shares with Switzerland and Germany. You can walk the promenade along its shores to see the sunset over the lake or take a boat trip on it. The fit can even climb the Pfander Mountain or take the cable car for unrivalled views out over the lake.
Austrians are renowned for their friendliness to tourists and despite the stereotyping of them as beer loving lederhosen wearers, many people leave Austria having made new friends, certain to return to experience the beauty of this much overlooked country.
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