Austria is more than just the ‘Sound of Music’ and skiing – Vienna is beautiful city and ranked as one of the top destinations in Europe, being the former capital of the Habsburg Empire. Combine this with the scenery of the Austria Alps and the wine country of Burgenland, and you’ll find more than enough to keep you entertained on your visit to Austria.
Austria may be a relatively modest sized European country these days, but was once one of the largest empires in the world. The Habsburg Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire once dominated Eastern Europe and parts beyond. All this old world history is evidenced by the stunning architecture and palaces that make Vienna, as well as the castles and mansions that dot the countryside.
Vienna is the capital of Austria and has not only amazing old architecture but also great museums and art galleries such as the Kunstwasser Haus will leave a lasting impressions.
Traveling through Austria’s countryside, you’ll see beautiful mountains, wetlands, and more. Austria’s Bergenland region is quickly building a reputation for their fine wines, and the Alps are always a destination in their own right whether it be for hiking, skiing, or a Sound of Music tour in Salzburg.
Most flights to Austria arrive in Vienna and the airport has train connections to get you downtown or elsewhere in Austria. Salzburg is also a popular arrival point, especially during the winter ski season. Austrian Airlines is the national carrier of Austria.
Austria has an extensive network of hostels, and there are several hostels available in Vienna. Hotels are also widely available, and hotels in Vienna range from motels to 5-star luxury. Hotels in Salzburg are also popular as are ski chalets and guesthouses.