First visit: August 1983
Subsequent visits: August 1996, July 1999, October 2000, March 2001, April 2004, June 2008 (twice), June 2009, November 2009, February 2010, March 2010, January 2012, February 2012, November 2012.
Visited: Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Reichenau, Graz, Wiener Neustadt, Bregenz, Bergheim.
This is one of the first countries I discovered as a child back in 1983 - I remember walking in the countryside and searching for mushrooms, and really enjoying 'gasthaus' meals. All these years later, and Gasthaus is still what I enjoy. Austria can seem a bit stodgy, and Vienna, despite its reputation, seems a bit bland and colourless to me. However, the Austrians are generally a jolly bunch, and a recent visit (June 2008) to Salzburg convinced me that this is a really nice country for a holiday, if the weather decides to be on your side of course!
Highlight: Hotel Gmachl in Bergheim, my favourite in the world!