Plan a holiday in Austria and more
City-maps.at: Sophisticated route planner with many extras
City-maps.at is the easy way to find routes and journey times
between cities, towns and villages in Austria, to have these
destinations displayed on an interactive map, and to access
all the information you need about journeys and travelling
by train or car in Austria.
The City-maps.at homepage welcomes its visitors with a general map
of Austria and an input mask for central search functions. First of
all, to search for a given location in an address search, simply
enter the street name, postal code and town here, click on
"search" ("suchen") and the required address
is displayed on the map. The map section displayed can then be
enlarged or reduced gradually using the zoom function and moved
in any direction to help the user get his bearings within the surrounding area.
Input into the route planner works similarly – detailed directions and
the markers for the start, destination and route appear here in the
general map. It is then possible to continue work with the result –
a click on the start or destination marker opens a map window with a
detailed map of the immediate surroundings. At the same time, a list of
the best hotel addresses in the destination appears in the right-hand
section of the page. Here too, by clicking on the name of the desired hotel,
it is displayed immediately on the map along with a short and clear description.
The immediate surroundings of the hotel can also be searched: the most
important addresses for holidaymakers, banks for example, are listed first,
then an input window appears on the map in which more locations and search
terms can be entered. The result is a map network tailored entirely to meet your own personal requirements.
If the contents are still missing: The 20 largest and most important
towns in Austria are listed at the top right of the page. A click
on the name of the town leads to a concise article on the history,
the particular features of the region and the sights to see in that
town. Eight headings are arranged underneath, each of which contains
valuable and specific information for travellers:
"Federal States and Tourism" ("Länder und Tourismus")
contains short portraits of the federal states and holiday regions of Austria.
"Train by Train" ("Zug um Zug") gives information regarding
historical trains and the most spectacular mountain railways on Austria’s rail
network. A way to take one’s own car by train is also described here.
"Tips for Car Drivers" ("Tipps für Autofahrer")
gives insight into some of the particular aspects of driving in Austria, e.g.
the motorway vignette, road tolls and the traffic regulations applicable in
certain states. "Arrival by Air" ("Anreise durch die Luft")
presents the range of airports in Austria and provides links to their websites;
"Huts and Palaces" ("Hütten und Paläste") provides details
of accommodation from select luxury hotels to mountain huts. Sorted into
sub-categories such as "Accommodation for Active Holidays"
("Unterkünfte für den Aktivurlaub"),"Hotels for every budget"
("Hotels für jedes Budget") or "Family-friendly Accommodation"
("Familienfreundliche Unterkünfte"), help is provided here as you navigate
through the wealth of offers. The category "Wellness, Walking, Golf"
("Wellness, Wandern, Golf") contains the secrets of how to enjoy the
perfect holiday: for example, where the loveliest walking regions or golf courses
can be found, plus a collection of extra links. And for those who already feel like
taking off, "Alpine Panoramas" ("Alpine Panoramen") gives links
to hundreds of webcams – most of them in the mountains – as well as offers for
high-altitude flights by hot-air balloon or helicopter.
There is also a section on "Car-free Travel" ("Autofreies Reisen").
The Austrian Railways’ fare system, especially favourable from a German
point of view, is presented here, including the most attractive reductions for young and old.