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Austria is nestled in central Europe and has a mix of beautiful Alpine scenery combined with historically important cities with the perfect mix of history and modernity.

It is home to some of Europe’s most beautiful cities including the capital Vienna, where you can explore the cobbled streets around the St Stephen’s Cathedral and take in the majesty of the Habsburg era by touring their many palaces spread across the city. For animal lovers, the famous Spanish Riding School with their beautiful white horses is likely to be at the top of the list.

Salzburg is the 4th largest city in Austria and one of the most beautiful. You can enjoy panoramic views from Salzburg’s fortress which overlooks the city, but once down in the streets it is possible to enjoy the many squares, churches and museums where you can learn all about Salzburg’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

If you’re more interested in an action packed trip, Innsbruck is well worth a visit. Home to the Winter Olympics in both 1964 and 1976 and is surrounded by the Tyrolean mountains and not far from famous skiing resorts of Mayrhofen, Seefeld, Alpbach and Kitzbuhel – all of which can be reached in less than 90 mins from Innsbruck.

As well as being home to a number of perfect city breaks throughout the year, Austria boasts some of the world’s best ski resorts where you can follow in the tracks of the most famous alpine skiers by testing your skills at Mayrhofen, Ishgl and Obergurgl (among many others), or for those less experienced on the powder there are some great ski schools in Alpbach, Ellmau and Lech which are perfect for honing your skills.

Although it’s important to remember than no matter how experienced you are, it’s important to get Travel Insurance with Winter Sport Coverage to make sure that you’re covered for as many eventualities as possible.

Looking for the perfect Christmas market trip, then Austria should be right up at the top of the list. Salzburg with its many church spires and numerous squares makes for the perfect place to enjoy some Gluhwein, whilst Vienna’s more spread out Christmas markets mean that you can enjoy a different market in a different part of the city each day. 

Austria isn’t just for the ski season though, walking, cycling and water sports on it’s mountains and lakes offer a fantastic summer experience for solo travellers and families alike.

Below is some more information about our products, for which Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit the policy information hub for full details.

As in most places in central Europe travel is very safe, Austria is no different, however you should still have travel insurance to protect you against unforeseen issues that may arise whilst your away.

Travel insurance can protect you from issues such as flight cancellation or lost baggage but also from injuries or medical assistance you may need whilst away – this can be particularly useful if you plan to take part in any winter sports where our Ski and Winter Sports insurance could protect you against things like avalanche closures and unused ski-pack costs.

Our Single Trip, Annual Multi-Trip and Backpacker policies can help keep you protected whether you’re heading to Austria for a skiing holiday, summer holiday or visiting Austria as part of a backpacking adventure across Europe.

Across our Single Trip and Annual policies, you can choose from our Bronze, Silver or Gold levels of cover. Depending on the level of cover you choose, you’ll be protected for: 

  • Cancelling or curtailing your trip
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Loss of passport*
  • Delayed personal possessions
  • Lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions*
  • Loss of personal money*
  • Personal accident cover
  • Missed departures
  • Delayed departures
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • End-supplier failure**

*Not available with Bronze level cover.

**Only available with Gold level cover.

You can also purchase add-ons to ensure you’re fully covered for activities you’re taking part in. For example, if you’re heading on a ski holiday to one of Austria’s many resorts.

With so much to see and do, and with it being so close for us Brits, many travellers return to Austria over and over. If you’re taking more than one trip this year, then our Annual travel insurance is probably right for you.
Whether you’re planning a summer city break or an action packed winter of skiing and snowboarding, our Single Trip travel insurance provides you with cover if you’re taking a trip to Austria that lasts for a maximum of 180 days.
Backpacking round Europe is a popular route, so if you’re embarking on the holiday of a lifetime and visiting Austria, then our Backpacker insurance is suitable for most travellers.
Hitting the Austrian slopes? Then our winter sport and ski travel insurance add on will have you covered on piste and off.
If you’re taking the whole family on the holiday of a lifetime to Austria, you can place everyone on the same policy with our Family travel insurance for Austria. 
Travel is a great way of seeing the world. With our worldwide travel insurance, you’re covered from the highest Austrian peaks to the beaches of Australia and the cities of America.
If you’re planning a business trip to Austria, you can take Allianz Assistance with you. Our cover is designed with professionals in mind, and you can cover the whole team on one policy.