Excursions and attractions in Austria
The nine federal states of Austria are combined into one whole, but differ greatly among themselves in natural landscapes, cultural structures and sights.
Vienna is the capital of Austria, the imperial residence, a modern city with a rich cultural life. Here you can see a lot of palaces and monuments testifying to the turbulent historical past of the city, for example, the Hofburg and Schönbrunn. Numerous museum collections demonstrate the rich cultural heritage of Austria. Visitors are waiting for cozy restaurants and cafeterias, the doors of bars and clubs do not close until the morning. Numerous festivals, opera and theatrical performances, church and secular holidays do not allow tourists to be bored.
Vienna is surrounded by the federal state of Lower Austria, famous for its vineyards, dense forests, caves and hills. The Wachau Valley is a popular place of pilgrimage for tourists wishing to explore the beauties of the baroque monasteries of Melk and Gottweig and to taste the local wines.
Vorarlberg is located in the western part of the country and is full of natural attractions – mountains, glaciers, passes, lakes. On the shore of Lake Constance, an annual festival of opera art is held, attracting a lot of tourists from all over the world.
Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol, famous for its mountain landscapes, valleys and lakes. The baroque architecture of Innsbruck in combination with the surrounding mountains makes this city unique.
Carinthia – the lake region, the southern part of Austria. Magnificent landscapes frame its capital – Klagenfurt, as well as many medieval castles and monasteries preserved in this area of Austria.
Salzburg is the city of Mozart and the annual music festival. The majestic castle above the city, numerous churches, palaces and museums attract many tourists here at any time of the year.
The nature of Styria is extremely diverse – it is the snow-capped peaks of Dachstein, and gentle hills covered with vineyards, caves, endless forests and many fortresses and fortified monasteries. Graz – the capital of Styria – one of the best preserved medieval cities in Central Europe.
Salzkammergut – an area famous for its lakes and health resorts, is located on the territory of Styria and Upper Austria. On the banks of the Danube and Inna towering majestic monasteries – Kremsmunster, Steyr, St. Florian. Not far away, in Bad Ischl is the former summer residence of the emperor. And Linz is famous for its numerous museums and the oldest church in Austria.
Burgenland – the most eastern land of Austria. Here is the national park Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel – a unique habitat for rare birds. The capital of Burgenland – Eisenstadt – the city of the great composer Joseph Haydn.