Why Austria is a sight for sore eyes
The views in Austria are so stunning, you’ll want to keep your smartphone tucked safely in your pocket. After all, these are the sorts of vistas that need soaking in rather than reducing to a digital snapshot.
Visit Zell am See-Kaprun in SalzburgerLand and take the Thumersbach hiking trail above Lake Zell. The rich mix of sheer colour, coupled with life-affirming views, make this a trip to savour. Think of the lush green grass, the deep blue of Lake Zell or the azure skies, and drab office life will be the furthest thing from your mind.
The dizzying peaks will make your soul soar, while the stunning waterfall in Ötztal Nature Park in Tirol is the perfect place to stop and take a moment as you gape at the sheer majesty of nature. Incidentally, given the cascading falls block out all other noise, it offers perfect backdrop for meditation as you contemplate the beauty of the sights which help to promote a relaxed mindset. For a further chance to feel activated, regenerated and balanced, the nine vitality trails in Saalfelden Leogang in SalzbergerLand are strongly recommended. The wellness hotels there offer sweeping views and a range of treatments, perfect for recharging batteries.
Once you’ve replenished your energy levels, you’ll be ready for a hike through the forests surrounding the Birnbach Glacier, one of the lowest glaciers in central Europe. Influenced by an awe-inspiring, rugged, picturesque landscape which will awaken your senses, you will find it impossible to resist its siren call as you connect with nature and become more mindful, inspired by the beauty which envelops you.
And finally, you’ve not experienced yoga until you’ve done it on the side of a mountain. And that’s possible at the Mountain Yoga Festival in St. Anton am Arlberg in Tirol. If your regular class means doing a downward-facing dog while staring at a stranger’s backside, swap that for a look at the invigorating countryside.