Josef Koó, traditional Blaudruck (indigo dyeing) textile artist, at his workshop in Steinberg, Oberpullendorf, Burgenland, Austria © Rudolf Abraham


I wrote the first English-language guide to the Alpe Adria Trail, more than half of which runs through the Austrian state of Carinthia, and I’m the author of a new guide to daywalks among the lakes and mountains of Austria’s Salzkammergut region. Articles I’ve written on Austria range from hiking across Salzburgerland on the Salzburger Almenweg, to hotel reviews for The Telegraph (Salzburg and Linz), and family winter walking and skiing holidays in Zell am See, Gastein and the Paznaun Valley. I’ve photographed and written about Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage in Austria including falconry in the Waldviertel, the carnival (Schemenlaufen) in Imst, and traditional blaudruck (indigo dyeing) textile artists in Burgenland, Upper Austria and Vienna.

Austria-hiking-Salzkammergut-travel-writer-photographerWalking in the Salzkammergut (Cicerone, 2021)

30 day walks among the lakes and mountains of Austria’s Salzkammergut region and the Unesco-listed Dachstein massif.

Alpe-Adria-Trail-Slovenia-Austria-Italy-hiking-travel-writerThe Alpe Adria Trail (2nd edition, Bradt, 2020)

My guide to hiking this epic 750km route through the mountains of Austria, Slovenia and northern Italy, from the Grossglockner to the shore of the Adriatic.

Austria photography by Rudolf Abraham

Austria travel and documentary photography
Salzkammergut and Dachstein