Austria is located in the high Alps , alongside the Danube Valley . It is one of the most scenic countries of the world. Previously being the part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this picturesque country dates back to the end of World War I (1918). The architectural beauty of Vienna , the art and year-round musical festivals of Salzburg draw tourists from all over the world.
Austria tours typically include a stop in Vienna, where you might see the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Salzburg, another popular stop for Austria vacation packages, is Mozart’s birthplace and the site of the impressive Domplatz and the lush Mirabell Gardens, a true horticultural asterpiece. Many Austrian tours stop in Melk for a visit to the Melk Abbey and a glimpse of picturesque Salzkammergut Lakeland
Austria offers numerous outdoor activities for tourists. Conquer the mountain ranges through mountain tours. The Alps cover half of the country making the alpine weather predominant, but in the East it receives scanty rainfall in comparison with the Western alpine.
Vienna : Austria ‘s capital city Vienna has a whole lot of tourist attractions. There are more than 50 museums open to the public, including the Natural History Museum , the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, the Museum of the 20th Century, the Museum of Modern Art , the Künstlerhaus, the Clock and Watch Museum and the Technology Museum . St Stephen’s Cathedral, the art collection at the Belvedere Palace , the Chapel of the Hofburg, the Parliament, the Rathskeller (Town Hall), the University and the Votive church along the Ringstrasse are the few added attractions. Don’t miss the New Year concerts having lavish balls in Vienna followed with February’s Fasching(Carnival)
Salzburg : The going can never get any better than Austria , for all the lovers of arts. Salzburg is the most elegant city set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery. Austria is home to a marvelous culture, with its classical music festivals in Vienna , Salzburg and Bregenz. The Salzburg International Festival takes place in late-July and August and includes plenty of music by the city’s favourite son, Mozart.
Innsbruck : Austria ‘s town Innsbruck is the centre of internationally renowned ski complex having six major resorts. Innsbruck is the ancient and an 800-year-old town having number of popular buildings dating from Austria ‘s cultural Renaissance in the 16th-18th centuries, and a 12th-century castle
The Hofburg Palace – it is also known as the Imperial Palace . The palace is grand in its architecture. You can also witness here a performance of the Vienna Boys’ Choir at the Imperial Court Chapel section. Look out here for the Imperial jewels of the royalty at the Liturgical and secular treasury.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral The St Stephen’s Cathedral is a beautifully designed building, a marvellous example showcasing the Gothic architecture. The tower is visible from many parts of the city. It has been a target of may attacks, yet it has survived the tests of time. Te cathedral’s roof has been designed in an unusual zigzag pattern.
Schonbrunn – this is the summer palace of the Hapsburgs. The palace has one of the finest gardens, built in 1752, which also makes it the oldest surviving zoological Garden. The magnificence of this palace often draws comparisons with the palace at Versailles . Have a look at the fine porcelains and witness the royal splendor at the tours of apartment.