Places to visit in Austria
The seat of the the Habsburgs dynasty, Austria prospered under their patronage of fine arts, music and architecture. But there is more to Austria than Imperial Vienna studded with fairytale castles, ostentatious palaces and baroque churches.
The legacy of Mozart and Gustav Klimt added to the already wealthy cultural canvas of the country. The landlocked country is a cradle to some of the most stunning landscapes dotted with pristine lakes, crystal meadows and alpine glaciers. The tucked away valleys are home to historical villages with quaint old quarters. While the summer brings loads of tourists for hiking in the magnificent scenery of the Alps, Austria becomes the winter sports capital of Europe during winters.
10 Must things to do in Salzburg
The city of Salzburg is the second most famous city in Austria. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Austria after the capital Vienna. The charming old quarter of Salzburg boasts baroque masterpieces, strikingly prominent in front of the pristine Alpine backdrop. The vast blue sky interrupted by formidable Salzburg fortress forms a permanent skyline of the city. The birthplace of the music genius Mozart, Salzburg has been the musical retreat for centuries.
Thousands of tourists flock to Salzburg reliving the magic of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Sound of Music’. Whether it is heritage, history, scenery, music, art or gastronomy, Salzburg offers it all to satisfy desires of every traveler! Explore the city by foot or on bicycle and take a break to enjoy its coffee culture. The pristine beauty of the city and its surroundings is certain to leave lasting impression! Read all about ‘Things to do in Salzburg’.
Salzburg Lake District – 76 pristine lake in heart of Austria
The Salzkammergut area (Lake District), with a total of 76 lakes, is one of the most impressive regions in the heart of Austria. Salzburg Lake District is popular as a recreational area among locals. If there is an extra day in hand, planing a tour to Salzkammergut lake area, with towns of St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt are highly recommended places to visit in Austria. The winding road around the Lake District is a picturesque drive.
The lakes in the Salzkammergut are suitable for sailing, windsurfing, swimming, rowing and other water sports during the summer. Whereas during the winters, the frozen lakes make an ideal ground for skating, curling and other ice-related winter sports. Here is all need to know about the ‘Salzburg Lake District – A heaven on earth!’
Central Europe: 4 capitals in 8 days
Yes it is possible! With the right planning it is possible to visit 4 beautiful cities of Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague; squeezing most of the “Must do” things in each of the Capital without rushing through.
To cover Central Europe on shoestring, one can land in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic and from there visit Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, flying out of Budapest on 8th day. Or start from Budapest and visit Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, flying out of Prague. These capitals of Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary have rich history from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and offer some of the best heritage, culture and nightlife experiences. Read more about how to cover ‘4 capitals in 8 days!