Austria is a country that is as well known for its scenic beauty as it is for its cultural activities situated in the Alps it is a very popular place with skiers and hikers but it is also a country that gave the world an important musical heritage ranging from the classical composer Mozart to the Strauss waltzes and the Von Trapp family whose story was told in The Sound of Music here’s a look at the best places to visit in Austria.
Number 10 bad Gastein located in the hook tower national park the spa town of Bad Gastein is well known for its Belle Epoque buildings surrounded by mountains and fog-free air at 3,000 feet above sea level visitors flock to vodka Stein to breathe the pure mountain air soak in its hot springs and partake of spa treatments vodka Stein also is popular with outdoorsmen and hike or bike mountain trails in the summer.
Number 9 vertice Corinthians biggest lake vertice is one of Austria’s most famous summer destinations it appeals not only to those who want to canoe across the lake but also spelunker ‘z who want to check out several caves including Griffin stalactite cave which is considered Austria’s most colorful cave those who enjoy visiting cathedrals won’t want to miss the Cathedral of gurke which dates back to the 12th century while vintage car enthusiasts may enjoy a visit to mooned birthplace of the Porsche.
Number 8 Graz students will find a Mecca in Austria second-largest city crops which is known as the city of students with its six universities enrolling more than 44,000 students it also has one of the best-preserved old towns in Central Europe which reflects the culture of the Balkan states and Italy the city is filled with numerous museums ranging from art to armory living up to its reputation as a city of culinary delights Graz offers a wide variety of international cuisines cooks may want to bring home a bottle of pumpkin seed oil a local product after touring a summer farmers market.
Number 7 gross Klockner alpine road surely one of the most beautiful roads in the world the gross Glockner high alpine road is an absolute treat to drive along named after the highest mountain in the country the route takes you through the 2500 meters tall hawktor pass weaving its way through scenic valleys and along steep mountainsides the grouse look nur high alpine road offers plenty of breathtaking views just make sure the road is open which is normally from the beginning of May to the end of October.
Number 6 vaca with the Danube River running through it the Vaca Valley is a popular tourist destination in Austria the town of dun Stein is well known as the place where Duke Leopold v held the British king Richard the lion-hearted prisoner for several years in the late 12th century while the town of milk is renowned for its beautiful Benedictine abbey the cow is also known for its wines as well as fruit such as apricots the valley has more than 500 historic monuments so tourists are going to have to make some tough choices.
Number 5 z MC Zelan c located in the state of Salzburg is another well-known tourist destination famous for its mountains and lakes once governed by french troops back in the early 19th century zell MC has hosted several international skiing competitions off the ski slopes one of its most famous attractions is the Romanesque st. Hippolytus church with an elevated walkway that dates back to the early 16th century Selim C is also a good starting point for the grouse Lochner Alpine Road a panoramic road famous for its high alpine scenery.
Number 4 Innsbruck Innsbruck with a name that translates its bridge over the inn is an all-season tourist destination it is internationally known for its winter sports having hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 in 1976 but this Tyrolean city offers more than just great skiing he offers a good mix of cathedrals such as hoof Kirke which houses the tomb of Emperor Maximilian the first the Schloss embrace which has a collection of paintings and armor and the Bell Museum a nod to 400 years of Bell making.
Number 3 SATs, good SATs, Gooch is a beautiful resort area that starts with Salzburg and heads east into a land of lakes sparkling clean lakes green hills wonderful mountains romantic towns like Saint Wolfgang and Hallstatt make up this region travelers who have seen the movie The Sound of Music will know what this Lake region looks like because that movie was filmed in and around the city of Salzburg and the neighboring South comma glute region the resort area is popular with sunbathers as well as visitors who seek relaxing spa treatments visitors can join in the relaxed moods by donning the ever-popular resort wear lederhosen for men and dirndl outfits for women.
Number 2 Salzburg situated in central Austria near the German border sots Berg is probably best known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart travelers come to Austria’s fourth-largest city to view the sites that inspired such unforgettable music with its hilltops medieval fortress picturesque Altstadt old town and breathtaking alpine scenery Salzburg is one of the most popular destinations in Austria for those seeking to relive scenes from the movie The Sound of Music must-see attractions include the 17thcentury Baroque Mirabell Palace in the gardens of the Von Trapp family home which is now a hotel Mozart aficionados can visit his birthplace as well as a reconstruction of his home.
Number 1 Vienna elegant waltzes and Johann Strauss immediately come to mind when one thinks of Vienna the capital city of Austria and it’s the largest city the city holds more than two hundred balls each year but the city is also known for other classical composers such as Mozart Brahms Beethoven and Schubert travelers can take a break from music by visiting the Hofburg which houses the Habsburg rulers Imperial jewelry and the conspirators a museum that has an outstanding collection of paintings by old masters Vienna is also famous for its cafes where travelers can rest their weary feet while deciding which museum or park to visit next.