The Austrian capital, Vienna, is very atmospheric in its evening light.
The splendor of architecture and culture – Vienna
The streets of the capital Vienna are bordered almost everywhere by the beautiful architecture of the past, and the Palaces, Museums and Churches are guaranteed not to run out.
Vienna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are also many parks in the city. The surrounding mountains can also be seen, for example, when visiting the observation deck of the Vienna TV Tower.
The most important individual attractions include Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, the town hall, the Karlskirche and the Stepshansdom cathedral. In addition, traditional sights include the Museum Quarter, the Vienna Amusement Park, the Opera House and the café of the Hotel Sacher, known for its sacher cake.
Countless cafés and patisseries are also an integral part of Vienna, and traditional classical music concerts should not be missed either.
Vienna is well suited as a city destination for the shopper. Vienna’s elegant shopping streets, original boutiques, many antique shops and the famous Naschmarkt flea market make your euros burn in your purse.
Salzburg – the romantic hometown of Mozart
Salzburg is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the memory of the musical difference is visible throughout the city.
Salzburg, Salt Mountain, is named after a salt fort on a high mountain. The fortress of Hohensalzburg is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe and still guards the city from its rugged heights.
In Salzburg, the absolute experience is climbing up to the castle along steep stairs and winding walkways. If the condition does not last all the way to the top, you can resort to part of the ride to the elevator. The hassle of grabbing is rewarded with stunning views down to the city.
Along with Mozart, Salzburg is known for the famous musical The Sound of Music, filmed in the beautiful scenery of the area. If you even have a reasonable singing voice, you might want to try how wonderfully the singing longs for the walls of the mountains surrounding Salzburg.
The city of Salzburg itself is easiest to explore on foot. The Old Town of Salzburg is especially worth a visit.
Masterpieces can be found all over Salzburg, as there are many magnificent churches in the area, for example. Gilding and decorative carvings have not been spared, and Salzburg also has some of the largest church organ in Europe.
Beautiful historic Graz
Graz, Austria’s second largest city, is known for its historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the remains of the Graz Fortress, which rises on a hill next to the center.
The fortress hill is especially known as a cozy park area as well as for its bell tower, which is almost everywhere in the center of Graz.
Graz is also a large student city, and the area’s nightlife is lively thanks to its extensive student base. The area is also located in a scenic setting, where you can visit vineyards and hike in the mountains.
Internationally, Graz is known as the hometown of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Innsbruck – a paradise in the shade of the mountains
Familiar with the Olympics and many other sporting events, Innsbruck is located between magnificent snow-capped mountains. The city itself is quite small but beautiful in its buildings.
Most tourists come to Innsbruck for mountain adventures. After arriving in the city, there is usually an immediate need to get up to the surrounding mountains. In summer, people enjoy, and in winter, skiing and downhill skiing are excellent.
For a sports holiday to Tyrol
Tyrol in Austria is still like straight from old films: an idyllic and picturesque alpine landscape with small villages, on the paths guests are also greeted cordially in the Tyrolean way.
Tirol offers stunning scenery, clean fresh mountain air and the authentic atmosphere of small Tyrolean villages. The beautiful nature attracts tourists to Sölli, which rests in the lap of the Wilder Kaiser mountains, for example.
In Tyrol, you can go outdoors all year round. Located at the foot of the Hohe Salve mountain, the beautiful Tyrolean village of Söll offers the largest ski area in Austria, the Wilder Kaiser-Brxental Ski World. This year-round resort offers a wide range of activities for all ages. Söll is also well-suited as a holiday destination for families with children.
In addition to or instead of skiing, you can enjoy the relaxing spa treatments and slides at the Panoramabad Spa, or the amusements at the Hexenwasser Theme Park, which is especially popular with children.
Tyrol also has excellent opportunities for hiking and cycling. There are 120 kilometers of well-maintained hiking trails in the Söll area, which can accommodate the best of mountain scenery.
The most challenging trails rise near the snowy peaks of the mountains. If the hiking boots are squeezing, you can also admire the handsome scenery with the cabin lift. The lift takes you to the top of Hohe Salve, which rises near the village, to an altitude of 1,829 meters.
Ski paradise Bad Gastein
Bad Gastein is one of the most popular ski resorts in Austria. In Bad Gastein, located at an altitude of over a thousand meters, there is certainly enough snow for skiing in winter.
At best, downhill skiing is possible in Bad Gastein at altitudes of up to 2,500 meters, and there are steep elevation differences on the slopes, at best at 1,500 meters. There is a good ski lift system in the area, and the village of Bad Gastein has plenty of restaurants and nightlife. In addition, Bad Gastein offers hot springs for spa experiences.
Ischgl – downhill skiing on the Swiss border
Ischgl is a popular ski resort near the Swiss border. There are more than 200 kilometers of groomed slopes in the Ischgl area, most of which are located at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters. The large Silvretta Arena ski area connects Ischglin to the slopes of the Swiss village of Samnau. The area’s ski lift system is one of the most modern and efficient in the Alps.
The wide slopes of Ischgl offer particularly difficult and moderate hills. The area is also of interest to snowboarders due to its large snowboard park.
The traditional Austrian holiday village of Ischgl has many restaurants, hotels and nightclubs.