Visit Austria

Visit Austria

Whether you are a history nut or an adventure seeker, Austria provides all travelers with alandscape that is sure to please.  Roam the celebrated streets of Vienna or climb the world’s most magnificent peaks; all can be found within Austria’s boarders. 


Sites to See

Austria is a country of beautiful contrasts.  While the Austrians are dedicated to preserving their heritage, they are also very enthusiastic about looking into the future.  This can be seen in the diversity of sites located across the country. 

 

The Hohe Tauern National Park located in the state of Salzburg is Europe’s largest nature reserve with terrain ranging from glaciers to waterfalls. 

 

The Imperial Palace, that as recently as 1918 housed the Austrian royal family, is a must see in Vienna.  It is currently employed by the President as his office and houses an impressive collection of fine paintings.

 

For something a little different, the Museum of the Future, known by locals as The ARS Electronica, is a gallery that examines the modern interaction between technology, art and society. 


Cuisine

Austria is a country with a rich and eclectic cuisine, as all of Austria’s bordering neighbors influence its unique palate.  The most famous of Austria’s gastronomical delights is the wienerschnitzel, a breaded and fried cut of veal. 

 

Have a sweet tooth?  Austrian fare has many delicacies to offer including the traditional Viennese apfelstrudel, an apple filled pastry with cinnamon and sugar.  Kaiserschmarrn is another indulgent Austrian dessert of caramelized pancakes baked in rich butter.  Food from this Alpine country may be extremely decadent, but it is undeniably delectable.


Famous People

Austria boasts many famous people from a variety of disciplines.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, perhaps the most revered and famous composer, was born in Salzburg.  Gustav Klimt, the famous painter, hails from Baumgarten and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Terminator turned governor, calls Thal his birthplace.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.