With stunning Alpine countryside, a Habsburg history rich in imperial culture and classical music, and a modern-day sophistication that rivals none, Austria has vacation appeal for everyone.
Austria’s capital city of Vienna has long been considered a cultural gateway in Europe. For those interested in history and architecture, Vienna offers both. The Schonbrunn Palace, Kunsthisorisches Museum, and Imperial Palace are must-sees, but certainly, vacationers shouldn’t stop there. These famous attractions are just the start. Vienna is also home to renowned cathedrals, art museums, parks, and gardens that entertain for days on end. More provincial cities such as Salzburg and Innsbruck offer still more art and culture as visitors travel closer to the country’s outdoor vacation highlights.
As a land of lakes and alpines, Austria offers vacationers who are more inclined to spend time outdoors a wealth of activities. During the winter skiers and snowboarders can be found buzzing down its famed pristine slopes, while summertime welcomes rafters, boaters, and canyoneers for a vacation like no other.