Luxury Austria Tours & Travel
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Austria offers everything from spectacular city delights, including rich history and impressive old-world architecture, to breathtaking natural wonders like sparkling alpine lakes and snow-capped mountains. In the capital of Vienna, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, you’ll find endless cafes, with coffee making a distinct and essential part of the culture, along with gothic buildings, fantastic nightlife, a burgeoning arts scene, and, of course many choir and classical music performances. But Vienna isn’t the only destination worth visiting.
Salzburg is another one of Austria’s many enticing places, famous as the birthplace of Mozart and the site where “Sound of Music” was filmed while offering small-town charms and alluring attractions like Mozart’s birthplace which is now a museum focused on the composer’s work and life. The lakeside village of Hallstatt, with colourful homes tucked into the mountains, is one of Austria’s most picturesque oldest settlements, originally founded in 5000 BC for exploiting the area’s salt reserves. Thousands of years of salt mining resulted in the village’s enduring prosperity, which can be seen in its lovely square ringed with ivy-draped buildings.
Innsbruck, which sits high up in the Alps in the Tyrol region with mountains soaring over it, offers stunning vistas and all sorts of outdoor adventure. Visitors can ride the funicular up the slopes, hike scenic trails through the Austrian Alps and enjoy many grand buildings that sit along the Sill River. It’s also home to the magnificent Imperial Palace and four fabulous Christmas Markets, each with their own unique vibe.
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Where to visit in Austria
Our travel experts have collated their top recommendations of where to visit in Austria.
Vienna is a stunningly beautiful city with a rich history. The narrow streets of the Inner City wind through magnificent centuries-old buildings that will make you feel as if you’re stepped back in time, with composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart about walk around the next cobbled bend. Opulent baroque palaces dating from the Habsburg era soar over the city, with musical and artistic masterpieces tucked between endless coffee houses and independent bookstores. Families with children will find plenty for younger ones to enjoy too, including an outstanding zoo and an amusement park.
The birthplace of Mozart and the city where you can almost hear the “Do-Re-Mi” of the von Trapp Family singers echoing through. The storybook Old Town of Salzburg looks almost as it did when the composer lived here some 250 years ago. Set beside the Salzach River, it’s especially alluring filled with graceful spires and elegant domes, with an impressive clifftop fortress and the towering mountains beyond. Dine on schnitzel and dumplings, wander through the Gothic Festung Hohensalzburg, and enjoy the magical palaces and beautiful gardens, soaking up its atmospheric delights.
The capital of the Tyrol region, Innsbruck is truly a sight to behold with the jagged spires of the Nordkette range so close you can almost touch the rock. Some say it’s a microcosm for Austria, with its medieval Old Town the stuff fairytales are made of, overlooked by a majestic palace and baroque cathedral. Enjoy the charms of a small mountain town with historic sites while outdoor adventures from hiking and mountain biking to skiing await among the spectacular peaks, along with breathtaking views from the cable cars and funiculars.
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Things to do in Austria
The seat of Austria’s monarchy since the 13th-century, magnificent Hofburg Palace is a magnificent complex set across 59 acres with 19 courtyards, 2,600 rooms, many lovely squares, and gardens. With almost every ruler since 1275 ordering alterations or additions, many different architectural styles, including baroque, Renaissance, Gothic and classicism. A must-visit, highlights include the Imperial Apartments and the silver collection.
UNESCO-listed Salzburg Altstadt
The bustling Alstadt is centered on the narrow pedestrian street known as Getreidegasse, lined with shops that sell antiques and folk costumes. At its heart is the 7th-century Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter. Mozart’s Birthplace showcases exhibits on the composer’s early life, while the domed 17th-century Salzburg Cathedral and baroque Residence displaying works by Rubens and Rebrandt is in the Domquartier.
Visit the Spanish Riding School
Dating back to the time of Emperor Maximilian II who introduced Austria’s famous Lipizzaner horses in 1562, the Spanish Riding School is dedicated to the preservation of classical dressage and the training of the animals. It’s one of the only venues where the aristocratic, classical style of riding is still practiced, and visitors can watch while they perform their ballet.
Explore the Schönbrunn Palace
Built in the early 18th-century, the baroque Schönbrunn Palace is open for tours, with 40 rooms open to the public, including the impressive Royal apartments and the Great Gallery with ornate ceiling paintings, the Hall of Mirrors with gold Rococo-framed mirrors, and Maria Theresa’s salon with gilded and carved rosewood panels. There are also 500 acres of gardens and parks.
See the Stunning Melk Benedictine Abbey
One of the most famous monastic sites in the world, Melk Abbey sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River. It’s not only worth visiting for the view, but it’s worth touring the inside, housing the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau, the remains of the first ruling family in Austria, and the Imperial Corridor with portraits of Austria’s rulers.
Hallstatt is often named among Europe’s most beautiful towns. Set along the shores of a large sapphire lake, surrounded by soaring mountains, with elaborately decorated, colorful homes, it looks like it came from the pages of a storybook. Inhabited for thousands of years due to its bountiful deposits of natural salt, Hallstatt’s magnificent baroque architecture is a testament to its wealth.
“The Belvedere” is a must-visit while in Vienna, split between the Upper and Lower palaces. The latter features the most extensive portion of its collection of artworks as well as some of Austria’s most well-preserved architecture treasures like the two-story Marble Hall and Carlone Hall with a beautiful ceiling fresco. The Lower Palace has a number of impressive features too.
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