Austria - Attractions
View the famous Lipizzaner stallions perform finely executed dressage manoeuvres to Viennese classical music in the Hofburg in Vienna.
Vienna has more than 50 museums, including the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museumsquartier.
The Austria Mountain of Grossglockner is 3,798m high, in Carinthia and is Austria's tallest Mountains. Hohe Tauern National Park is one of the last large undisturbed mountain environments in Europe.
Explore the Tirol, Austria's most mountainous province, with pastures, forests, valleys, alpine villages, churches, castles and mountain lakes. Capital Innsbruck has numerous historical buildings including a 12th-century castle.
Landesmuseum Johanneum, encompassing the Alte Galerie's gothic paintings, the Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II, the old quarter, the Neue Galerie in the Herbenstrein Palace, the Cathedral, the Schlossberg (Castle Hill) with its Uhrtrum (clock tower), and the Glockenturm (bell tower).
Ice caves, with wonderful ice sculptures all year round. These caverns are buried deep beneath the mountain wall that flanks the valley south of Salzburg.
Donau-Auen National Park is the last protected area of European rainforest, offering a floodplain area of wilderness that nurtures a assortment of plants and animals.
Soak up Vienna‘s baroque elegance, notably in the elegant First District (the Innerstadt). The Hapsburgs resided in the Hofburg where the Imperial Apartments contain the Crown Jewels.
Visit Retz the medieval city, which boasts subterranean wine-cellars, well-restored medieval city walls, windmills and a Dominican church.
Appreciate some Austrian eccentricity from the Vorarlbergers, who speak a dialect close to Swiss German and declared independence in 1918, requesting a union with Switzerland that was subsequently refused by the Allied Powers.
Austria's crystal-clear lakes are simple breathtaking: they include Wörthersee, Wolfgangsee, Traunsee, Hallstättersee and Mondsee, one of the warmest lakes in the Salzkammergut. 28°C in temperature can be reached in the Carinthia's and wins awards for the quality of water.
The Vienna Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad) in the Prater amusement park. Vienna offers in sight into the St Stephen's Cathedral, the Chapel of the Hofburg, the Parliament and the Votive Church. You can also visit the historical memorial site of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss and Freud.
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