Austria Travel Tips
Austria has few peers as a year-round holiday destination, with plenty of winter sports in the Alps, some of the most impressive and overblown architecture in Europe and an unrivalled musical tradition that even The Sound of Music couldn't sully.
The cities have plenty to engage visitors. Vienna is the capital, hub of the country's musical life and littered with beautiful buildings. Music, art and architecture reach baroque perfection in Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace.
Written by Vienna Expert: Valerie, Austria, February 2012
Are you going to visit Vienna ? Are you already in the city and looking for a typical Viennese activity? Why not trying to learn the traditional Viennese waltz? Now you can join the "Hop on ...
Written by Sasha, March 2013
Austria’s capital city makes much of its winter, and once more this year Vienna will see 500,000 happy skaters take to the ice in fine style. With the splendid Neo-Gothic pinnacles and towers of the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2011
Crowned with a palatial octagonal dome, Kunsthistorisches Museum
is one of the finest and most important museum buildings constructed in
Europe during the 19th century. It’s sandstone ...
Written by hard2, October 2011
The lakes region is one of the most beautiful places we visited on our trip to Europe. St. Gilgen is a popular town where you can catch the boat that will take you to St. Wolfgang and the ...
Written by Vienna Expert: Valerie, Austria, June 2011
These concerts take place in the state rooms of the Schoenborn Palace. The exclusive concerts take you into the world of the Biedermeier period. It is here that the audience has the opportunity to ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart came to prominence early on in Vienna and lived and composed there for much of his life. Those interested in communing with the spirit of the great man have many destinations ...
Salzburg likes to dress up over Silvester, Austrian New Year; its cobbled streets roar into life with a series of concerts and gala dinners, firework displays, and street parties among its Baroque ...
Vienna dresses up and becomes party central over New Year; its elegant Biedermeier buildings spring into life with a series of concerts and gala dinners, firework displays and street parties. Public ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
As with many refined European cities, Vienna is rich with excellent parks and gardens. They provide refuge for resident urbanites fleeing the hustle and bustle of daily life, and are a pleasant ...
Written by Sasha, February 2013
Salzburg, with its glorious Austrian alpine setting and swirling Baroque architecture, is a city made for romance. The streets of the charming Aldstadt (Old Town) feature swirling Baroque churches, ...
Lying at the very heart of Europe, Austria’s elegant capital city of Vienna
is the perfect destination for romance, with its frothy Baroque
architecture, glamorous balls, peerless opera ...
Austria’s romantic city of Salzburg looks gorgeous under her blanket of snow but can be bitterly cold in winter with temperatures dropping to around 15°C below freezing. However, skies are ...
Written by William B, USA, October 2011
The Sound of Music walking tour led by Trudy Rollins visits all of the Salzburg sites that appear in the film. Trudy is a great guide and a source of lots of info about the film, the real Von Trapp ...
The Sound of Music is the seminal Julie Andrews musical that set the hills alive with music on this amazing adventure in Salzburg. Check out where this Oscar winning film was shot and see the ...
For those of you who are not familiar with the occasion, St. Philip’s Night, or “Philippinacht” is one of the more interesting traditions in Europe. It occurs the night of April 30 in Austria in ...
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