Culture abounds on Austrian holidays
Explore wonderful mountain vistas in alpine Austria
Characterised by its charming mountain villages, baroque city architecture, imperial history and luscious alpine terrain, Austria is a wonderful country to visit at any time of the year. From skiing down snow capped mountains in winter, to hiking through green pastures beside crystal clear streams in summer, Austria’s scenic alpine vistas make it a favourite, luxury holiday destination with winter sports lovers and hikers alike.
Enjoy classical music past and present
Famous residents such as Mozart, Strauss and Sigmund Freud make up part of Austria’s fascinating history and account for much of its cultural present. With its wealth of museums and galleries showcasing the country's vibrant musical past and one of the most architecturally stunning opera houses in the world, The Vienna State Opera, showcasing the country's wonderful musical present, it’s no surprise that Austria is a favourite with those who appreciate classical music.
In summer, Austria’s alluring alpine villages spring into life. Bright flowers dot lush, green pastures and lakeside towns such as Zell am See offer scenic hot air balloon rides over beautiful Alpine countryside. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, Zell am See is also a good starting point to drive the Grossglockner Road. The most famous Alpine highway in Austria takes you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park and up to the highest mountain in the country, an ascent of 2,504 metres.
Austrian cuisine is most often associated with Viennese recipes, but there are significant local variations. With regional influences from surrounding countries such as Italy, Hungary, Germany and the Balkans, Austria’s most popular dishes include hearty meals such as dumplings, hot pots and strudels.
Take to the slopes and enjoy Austria’s après-ski
Winter sees an influx of skiers and snowboarders who visit Austria to take advantage of its vast, efficient network of cable cars, well maintained slopes and reliable snowfall. From novice to expert, the country's wide selection of pristine downhill runs cater for all abilities. The quality of Austria’s après-ski matches the beauty of its slopes. Music, dancing and ice cold beers on sunny chalet terraces make up an essential part of the Alpine experience.
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