If you think Lederhosen, alpine villages and the music of Mozart, Strauss, Haydn and Schubert you’re right; but think again, Austria is also ultra-modern with unparalleled opera, art and cuisine.
The seamless blending of old and new make Austria a unique and memorable experience. Its Imperial history dates back to 996. The wealth and power of the mighty Hapsburgs, known as philanthropists, builders, and passionate art collectors, can be felt in the palaces, museums and architecture of Vienna. The echo of the Sound of Music can be heard in every corner of Salzburg and music of Mozart, Liszt, Bruckner and Strauss is performed in concert houses across the county. You’ll find stunning vistas, imposing Alpine peaks, beautiful lakes, majestic rivers and half-timbered villages that appear to be unchanged for 1,000 years. Austria is also modern museums, a sophisticated culinary movement, world class wines and top notch music festivals. Austria has also been named as one of the world’s best destinations for sustainable tourism. Innovative vintners, chefs, farmers and artists are determined to both preserve wonderful old traditions, and breathe new life into them.
Your tour might include: Vienna; Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. The alpine villages and towns along the Danube offer everything from traditional sausages and home brewed beer to organic cheese and Biodynamic wines. Linz is home to a vibrant music and arts scene. Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles and palaces and its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Alps and Innsbruck’s world-famous sights stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
You’ll always experience a gracious welcome as you cruise the Danube, sing in an historic abbey, attend an opera or visit a vineyard. Austria is tradition and history and a breath of fresh air!
To learn more about Austria, please visit: www.austria.info/us
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