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Set in the very heart of Europe, Austria is the perfect base for experiencing the continent both in the summer and the wintertime. Motorhome hire in Ausria is the perfect option by which to discover this charming country if flexibility is high on your list.
Deciding which motorhome is the right choice for your needs is a breeze with motorhome hire in Austria. At Campanda we have a range of options, from luxury A-class models, to modern compact VWs or family-sized vans. Take your time browsing the different options on offer today and once you've found the ideal motorhome for your needs, you can book from the comfort of your home.
Austria has a myriad of different settings and landscapes to offer. So whether it be the Alpine region you're planning on visiting on your Austrian motorhome holiday, where you can enjoy the slopes on a snowboard or set of skis; or tasting the culture and coffee in one of the many museums and coffee houses of Vienna, motorhome hire in Austria has so much to offer the Europhile. Being a centrally located country which is bordered on all sides, Austria has excellent connections to other European countries should you feel like crossing borders over to Germany, Italy; or heading east to Hungary or Slovenia. Whichever route you decide to take, you're guaranteed stunning scenery on all sides with around three-quarters of the country's land covered by mountain ranges. And with the size of the average motorhome being considerably larger than a regular car, you'll really want to take advantage of the superior views when cruising the mountain passes.
One particularly spectacular route popular among travelers is the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Named after the highest peak in Austria and situated in the Hohe Tauern National Park, this well travelled route connects the states of Salzburg and Carinthia, so expect to take in towering cliffs, Alpine meadows and the enormous Pasterze glacier! (But be prepared for those toll booths!)
If you're planning on incorporating cities into your motorhome hire in Austria trip, then a motorhome is really the ideal way to hop from city to city with ease and freedom away from restrictive transport timetables. Vienna is of course a major stopping off point on any European tour, and is where around a quarter of Austrians live. This classical city is positively overflowing with historical monuments, cafés and coffee shops, markets, museums and music venues, so you might want to plan on staying for a few days and parking up your rental motorhome in one of the campsites located within the vicinity of the city. Other high-priority cities include the picturesque Innsbruck, which is set against the snowy peaks of the Karwendal mountains and the foothills of the central Alpine chain – we challenge you to not be charmed by its colourful houses! For fans of Mozart or The Sound of Music, Salzburg is definitely a must-see.
From Salzburg we recommended you take your motorhome to the Eisriesenwelt – a fantastical network of ice caves. Austria's equivalent of the Lake District – the Salzkammergut can also be found in the Salzburg area. Here you can relax amidst some truly beautiful scenery and get back to some real camping. Believed to have healing powers, the waters here are also perfect for swimming, fishing, or taking a boat trip; and for day-trippers the villages of Hallstatt and St Wolfgang are popular stops.
Be sure to book into one of the many well facilitated commercial campsites dotted all over Austria. Wild camping however, as enticing as it may be in such alluring natural landscapes as Austria offers, is not recommended, with the Austrian authorities being known for being fairly heavy-handed when it comes to clamping down on those who are caught breaking the law, unless you have explicit permission to camp free from local landowners. But with many campsites open year round, you won't need to worry about finding somewhere to stay for the night.
Give motorhome hire in Austria a go, with a little help from Campanda.