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Experience the architecture of the Austro-HungarianEmpire, ski the Alps, discover Bregenzerwald villages and enjoy Vienna’swhirlwind art and music culture.

Visit Austriain winter to ski the Alps or arrive in summer for cycling along the Danube River. Enjoy the charms of Austria’soutdoor delights, historic palaces and metropolitan cities.

Start yourvisit in Vienna on a tram touraround the Ringstrasse, where most of the city’s museums, galleries and opulentHabsburg palaces and government buildings are located. Look for Gustav Klimtartworks around the city. Stop for coffee and a slice of delicious Sachertorte atone of Vienna’s coffee houses. These spots were once meeting places forVienna’s intellectuals and creative types. Complete your visit with a night ofMozart and Strauss music played by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra.

Follow theDanube out of the city to the grape-growing countryside and verdant landscapesof the Wachau region. Rent a bicycleand follow riverside bike paths with stop-offs to tour historic monasteries andcastles and sample Riesling wines from the welcoming vineyards.

For deliciouscheeses to accompany your wine, head to the Bregenzerwald and stay in alpinevillages tucked amid lush pine forests. The forests and wildflower-covered hillsare fantastic for hiking or cross-country skiing. Melting snow from theBregenzerwald Mountains feeds into LakeConstance on the border of Germany and Switzerland. Enjoy watersports andboat cruises on the lake or cycle around it to discover fruit farms, abbeys andvillages where you can enjoy freshly caught fish.

From Novemberthrough April, enjoy skiing and snowboarding, cozy chalets and hearty cuisinein the Tirol region in the Alps.Relax tired muscles in outdoor thermal baths surrounded by snowy peaks or meetlocal residents on a farm stay where you can help with tending livestock beforea meal of home-grown produce. Visit Tirol’s capital, Innsbruck, to explore more castles, museums and galleries and samplestrudel and sausages.

Visitors toAustria can fly into Vienna International Airport. Discover Austria’s charms byrail. Trains run between the city, countryside and mountains and offer a scenicand fast way to get around the country. Trains also connect Austria with itsneighboring countries.

Popular cities in Austria

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Vienna

Known for Museums, Castles and Cathedrals

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Old Town featuring road cycling, heritage elements and night scenes
Innsbruck

Known for Historical Buildings, Mountains and Skiing

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Austria featuring snow and mountains
Kitzbuehel

Known for Skiing, Spas and Golf

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Sankt Anton am Arlberg which includes golf as well as a small group of people
Landeck

Known for Skiing, Spas and Fashion

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Reasons to visit

Austria which includes mountains, a small town or village and nightlife
Imst

Known for Skiing, Spas and Luxury

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Reasons to visit

Popular things to do in Austria

Schoenbrunn Palace
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Schoenbrunn Palace

Vienna

Visit the world’s oldest zoo, find your way through an 18th-century maze or take a tour around the opulent summer castle of Austria’s former ruling family.

Wiener Prater
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Wiener Prater

Leopoldstadt

Ride the famous Ferris wheel or a roller coaster at one of the longest-running amusement parks in the world or simply enjoy a walk in the surrounding park. 

Hofburg Imperial Palace
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Hofburg Imperial Palace

Innere Stadt

Browse splendid museums and opulent rooms and visit theaters and equestrian shows in this historic residential estate of the powerful Habsburg dynasty.

Belvedere
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Belvedere

Wieden

See masterpieces by Klimt, Monet, and Van Gogh and enjoy exceptional city views at this former imperial complex with gardens, stables and two Baroque palaces. 

Fortress Hohensalzburg
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Fortress Hohensalzburg

Altstadt

Hop on a cable car and climb up to this mountaintop fortress, one of the biggest medieval castles in Europe.

Mirabell Palace and Gardens
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Mirabell Palace and Gardens

City Centre Salzburg

See one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the world at this magnificent palace, originally built as a grand gesture of love.