Austria, located in
the centre of Europe, is a country of endless contrasts. The beauty
of the Alps is a main topic of focus while the Danube Valley has
been stealing the breath from travellers for many years. The
country is as well known for its fantastic winter sports and
historic jewels as it is for its awe-inspiring scenery and local
The likes of legendary composers Mozart and Strauss
and world renowned psychologist, Freud originate from this
beautiful country and been inspired by its atmosphere to create
works of art which have been remembered for centuries. Beethoven
also lived and died here. So don't expect to visit Austria
without being blown away by its magnificence and elegance.
Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, offers a historical magic and
being a UNESCO World Heritage centre, is complete with a snowy
backdrop and traditional, fairytale village.
Vienna (the Capital) is the place where the spirit of
Austria's biggest history is still alive - it is a magnificent City
with its ornate Opera House and the imperial Hofburg. But
Vienna is also an interesting mix of old and new with its cutting
edge bars and cafes.
Innsbruck, the "Capital of the Alps" is the sports
metropolis of Austria. Besides having hosted two Winter Olympics and being
appointed for the 1st Youth Winter Olympic Games 2012,
the city also boasts a proud and rich cultural history dating back
2000 years. Recent innovations by the famous contemporary
architect Mrs. Zaha Hadid have put Innsbruck on the map with other
international cities. Due to the world famous Swarovski Crystal
Worlds located just a few kilometres away, the capital of the Alps
is ready to shine for another millennium.
During the winter season: Advent and Christmas customs, musical
events, carol recitals,
Christmas Markets, Nativity exhibitions, St. Nicholas and Christmas
processions are the main attractions for locals and guests alike.
Springtime offers: carnival folklore and Easter tombs. In summer,
highlights such as the International Dance Summer, Innsbruck
Festival of Early Music, the New Orleans Festival or weekly local
performances attract many visitors and you should definitely be one
Austria - definitely worth a visit!
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