Rolling hills, and verdant slopes studded with magnificent examples of Hapsburg architecture, make Austria one of the most favoured tourist destinations in the world. A rich cultural, musical and intellectual heritage come together with modern attractions to make Austria tourism magnet it is today. The winter sports capital of Europe, Austria beckons the avid skier with pristine snow covered slopes. In summer, hiking and mountaineering are popular draws.
Poised on the banks of the river Danube, Vienna, the capital city of Austria stands out with a fine balance of tradition and modernity. Opulent palaces like the Schloss Belvedere coexist with modern museums which are a tribute to a rich past. A vibrant night life and restaurants that serve delectable food make every visit a memorable experience. The musical legacy of Mozart and Beethoven, and the intellectual legacy of Sigmund Freud are present at every turn in this magical city.
Immortalised by the movie ‘The Sound of Music’, Salzburg is an Austrian city which provides panoramic views of the picturesque Alps. The Salzach River flows through this beautiful city, dividing it into the Alstadt, or old city on the left, and the Neustadt or new city on the right. The birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg is a city of Pilgrimage for music lovers from all over the world.
The capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck is nestled in the Alps and is a popular destination among enthusiasts of winter sports. The Zada Hadid-designed Hungerburgbahn climbs to the Nordpark resort from the city centre. It hosts skiing in winter and mountaineering or hiking in summer. The Hofkirche, one of Europe’s finest gothic churches, is a prominent attraction in the city. The caste of Hoofburg is another of the many attractions that the city has to offer.
The river Danube flows through the city of Linz, recognised as the European city of culture in 2009. The city is a member of the UNESCO creative cities too! It is established as a City of Media Arts, a title it has received as it has successfully integrated electronic art forms in society. Martinskirche is an unassuming chapel which has ancient origins and is worth a visit. Danube valley, Hauptplatz, and Schloss are among the many attractions in the beautiful city of Linz.
Lake Hallstatt’s western shore is home to the attractive city of Hallstatt. A village in the Salzkammergut region, it connects to Salzwelten, an ancient salt mine with a subterranean salt lake. To its west lies the Echern valley which is characterised by glacial potholes and the amazing Waldbachstrub waterfall. The location for many adventure sports, Hallstatt is a draws tourists all the year around
Austria tour offers a rich cultural and intellectual experience. Steeped in history and a rich cultural past, the country offers a balance of tradition and modernity, offering modern activities and attractions side by side. Walk through castles and experience nature during the day, and dance the night away at a club, all in the same location!