Austria is a German-speaking, landlocked country of great natural beauty having moderate enjoyable climate. It is characterized by vineyards, farmlands, romantic ancient castles, alpine peaks, tiny tyrolean hamlets, bustling cities which are almost untouched by time. It also features the green woodlands and sparkling blue waters of its lakes. It marks the birthplace of the classical composers Haydn, Schubert and others.
Austria is famous for its music and cultural festivals which are held all round the year. Nonseum is a crazy village and museum in lower Austria which exhibits the eccentric inventions. The beautiful wine town of Rust attracts you to discover the wonderful white storks nesting on their special nests. Mohndorf is a small village that let you enjoy the natural spectacle of undulating carpet of poppy flowers. You can take a bike ride along the Salzburg river and discover the scenic beauty. The vineyards, villages and culinary delicacies of Lake Neusied simply fascinate the visitors. You can also explore the blooming of cherry trees in Burgenland. All these and many other spectacular events await you in Austria.
How to get there
The easiest way of arriving in Austria is by air. Most of the international guests arrive at the Vienna airport which is well connected to major cities. People from neighbouring countries prefer traveling by bus. Direct trains connect well to most of the countries in Europe.You can buy the tickets via the OBB website.
- Church wedding
If you wish to have a church wedding then you need to have a civil wedding beforehand, either in Austria or before you travel, as these ceremonies have no legal validity. For a Roman Catholic wedding, you need to contact the priest at the church at least 6 months in advance in order to complete the church paperwork. If you are willing to have a protestant wedding then some English speaking congregations such as Christ Church Vienna will assist you in finding a church that will perform weddings. For a Jewish wedding you can find Synagogues such as Israelitische in Austria.
2. Legal civil weddings
The minimal age requirement for legal wedding is 18 years. For a legal wedding in Austria, you should submit the application to the vital statistical office at least 8 weeks prior to the wedding date. If either of the parties is an Austrian citizen then the application needs to be filed at the Standesamt of that locality. In case, both the parties are non-Austrians then the application must be filed at the Standesamt of the first district of Vienna. Legally, both parties must be present when the documentation is being processed but in exceptional cases, you need to clarify the issues to the satisfaction of the Standesamt before you proceed. All the necessary documents along with the passport must be translated to German and submitted.
3. Naked wedding
Younger Austrians discover new ways of having unconventional weddings such as the naked wedding which comes from American culture. Here the couple wish to have a wedding that will be remembered forever. In one such wedding, the bride uses only a veil while her partner uses only a hat to cover his privates. The couple was not ashamed of their bodies and wants to look different. The ceremony takes place without laughter and shyness. The guests love taking the pictures of the couple and appreciate the great idea that added entertainment to their day.
4. Lake wedding
Carinthia is known for its beautiful lakes and resorts that cater for romantic waterside weddings. Inselhotel Faakersee, Schloss Velden and FamilienFerienDorf Presseggersee are the unique wedding locations. On the banks of the lake, the staff arranges the celebrations with passion and commitment. These resorts also feature firework display, music, and also consider special requests for transporting the couple to their ceremony venue.
5. Mountain wedding in Austria
Make your wedding celebrations unique on the Tyrolean Mountains. The chapel of the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel is an exclusive place for weddings throughout the year. White powder snow dresses the Alberg in its best beautiful garment. In summer the mountains are decorated with pastures and fragrant herbs. Experienced hosts assist you with the planning of your celebration.
- Hotel Sacher, Salzburg
This hotel is situated in the heart of Salzburg. This city of music and culture never fails to delight and fascinate guests from all over the world. The hotel provides you the best up-to-date technology for a comfortable stay.
2. The Ring Hotel Vienna
This is the trendiest hotel in Vienna offering its guests casual luxury service. The luxurious rooms and elegant suites are remarkable. If you are looking for something special, then this hotel is your ideal choice.
3. Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol
The Alps of Kitzbuhel features an impressive mountain scenery, international lifestyle and high-class sport events. This new luxury five star hotel is situated in Kitzbuheler Alps.
4. Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg
This hotel is located on the Getreidegasse road of Salzburg’s town. The guest rooms and luxury suites possess genuine Salzburg style. The staff of this five star hotel is eager to assist you and make your stay enjoyable.
5. InterContinental Vienna
This classically elegant hotel is situated in the city center of Vienna. You find this hotel as an ideal base to explore the city. The rooms and suites of the intercontinental Vienna use sophisticated designs and quality materials. It also has a fitness center with highly qualified instructors.
The natural scenery of Austria creates a magical effect that attracts a large number of newly weds to this country. If you are a sports loving couple, then you can enjoy activities such as ice-skating, trekking, a romantic ride in a horse-drawn sleige, etc. You can also indulge yourself into the festive activities. Music loving couple will be benefited by the music of Viennese composers. You can enjoy the seasonal decorations, music, food, beverages and shopping at various cities such as Linz, Grein and Durnstein. If you are a nature lover, then explore the national parks and public gardens in Austria. If you are on an ideal honeymoon tour then you should not miss the cities like Kaprun, St. Anton, Wortersee and Zell am See.