Austria is famous for its stunning scenic mountain peaks that have created a picturesque landscape of incredible beauty. Visitors can feel a hint of magic in the air as they stroll across the striking Tennengebirges landscape, enjoy a glass of apple cider in the Mostviertel orchards or relax in the stunning lake district of Salzkammergut.
Austria’s fairytale setting is also renowned for its musical heritage. Mozart, Beethoven, Hayden, Schubert, Strauss and Mahler composed some of the most beautiful music in the world here. The grand splendor of Vienna provides the perfect backdrop to this heritage with Imperial Palaces, classical museums, magnificent squares and quaint cafes all waiting for you to discover.
If winter is a white wonderland, summer has its own special delights too. The spectacular scenery is readily accessible by foot or bicycle and Austria remains one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Europe, whatever time of the year you visit.
Mozart’s birthplace, Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace,
Lake “Wörthersee”, Spanish Riding School, State Opera,
Mirabell Castle, famous “Getreidegasse” shopping street
Culture and entertainment.
The Swarovski Museum, jazz and classical music festivals,
opera including the famous floating opera
Activities and sports.
Theme parks, giant Ferris wheel, ice caves, ski resorts, hiking, water sports
Mozart Week (January), Vienna Opera Ball (February), Carnival (January - February), Viennale (October), Schlossberg Festival (October), Kaiserball/Imperial Ball (December)
Useful information about Austria
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Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and the ‘Sound Of Music’. It is also home to elegant spires, the majestic Residenzplatz Square and the baroque Hohensalzburg Fortess, an imposing monument that towers over the city. A wonderful musical heritage, great shopping, impressive museums, lively bars and horse-drawn carriages moving up and down the cobbled streets are all part of the fabric of this historic city.
Inspiring architecture, impressive cathedrals and ornate opera houses situated next to original and exquisite street facades are features of this dazzling City of Culture. Vienna is also home to some of the world’s most exquisite restaurants, museums and provocative contemporary art. Residing on the banks of the Danube River and with almost half of the city set aside for parkland, one of Vienna’s most enchanting pastimes is simply to sit outside and watch the world pass by.
Zell am See is a picturesque spa town surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains near the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. Famous as a great skiing, hiking and après ski resort, Zell am See is also home to Zeller Lake where the water is particularly pure and good to drink. Originally a village market, Zell am See is now a popular holiday destination that attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year to its charming market, pretty square and shopping promenades.