The birthplace of croissants and Mozart and home to mirror-like lakes, powdered ski slopes, iconic churches, tropical island parties (yes you read that right) and dreamy roads — Austria is home to this and much more. While we cannot physically visit these places at the moment, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Austrian tourism has come with an ingenious solution that lets you travel to all of these wonderful places. Read on to know more. By Amitha Ameen

 

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While our travel plans have been put on hold indefinitely, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways in which we can travel to our favourite destinations. Through the official site of tourism Austria, you can now virtually travel to Austria and specifically to some of the most sought-after destinations in the country from the comfort of your home. No more navigating through crowds and waiting long hours in a queue, and we love it! Here are three of our favourite virtual tours,

1. Explore The World’s Biggest Ice Cave

 

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Explore these majestic ice caves by skipping the long journey down a vertical 100-metre ice-covered floor. Watch the enormous ice formations at close quarters, walk through the Ice Palace and journey back through the Ice Gate and a 100-metre long ice tunnel.

2. Enjoy A Bird’s-Eye View

 

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Paraglide above Austria’s mirror-like lakes and enjoy the magnificent view. Fly with the clouds and soar high up between the picturesque slopes. It is a beautiful experience that will make you feel the wind, albeit virtually, in your hair.

 

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If flying is not your cup of tea, you can also choose to go on a surreal waterfall hike, without moving a muscle. Enjoy a tub of popcorn while listening to the gushing sounds of the pristine waterfalls.

3. Roadtrip Goals

 

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How about a road trip through magical forests, enormous rock formations, and Alpine meadows before finally settling atop the countries highest mountain at 3,798 metres? Sounds surreal, doesn’t it? You can do this and much more through the Großglockner High Alpine Road.

 

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Click here to see where else you can travel to in this beautiful country?

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