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Holidays to Austria

Austria is absolutely packed with fantastic attractions, and with holidays in Austria, you will come away with cherished memories that will last you a lifetime, and hopefully come back for more.

Vienna is one of the great cultural capitals of the world. The Hofburg Imperial Palace is a showcase for the treasures of the Habsburg Empire, and other palaces such as the famous Belvedere are explosions of Rococo exuberance that have been turned into leading art galleries. St Stephen’s Cathedral dates from the 12th century and is one of Europe’s most majestic gothic structures. Do not miss the Sigmund Freud Museum, where the great man lived and worked for most of his career, and the Natural History Museum with its extensive artefacts including the famous prehistoric Venus of Willendorf. Take a stroll in the extensive Prater Park, with its giant Ferris wheel and Lilliputian railway ride.

One of the last remaining great wildernesses of Europe you will see on holidays to Austria is the vast Hohe Tauern National Park, covering more than a thousand square kilometres at the base of some of Austria’s highest mountains. There are slopes for snowboarding and skiing, and you can see many species of mountain wildlife up close, from deer and chamois to ibex and mountain goats. The Eisriesenwelt Caves were discovered in 1879 and are the most enormous ice caves on the planet. Explore a region of spectacular ice formations by lamplight, with frozen waterfalls and monumental columns on all sides.

The Grossglockner Alpine Road is the world’s most famous Alpine road, reaching to 3798 metres, and terminates at the stupendous Grossglockner, Austria’s biggest glacier. Take a drive up to these regions on Austria holidays and you are lost in a world of snow and ice that looks like the backdrop to a Wagner opera.

If you are interested in Romanesque architecture then Gurk Cathedral will be fascinating, with its 11th century buttresses and towers and a magnificent altarpiece decorated with no less than 72 statues. The 13th century frescos and vast, pillared crypt are amongst its other attractions. You can see another side to Austria, apart from its historic wonders and majestic scenery, at the Museum of the Future in Linz on holidays in Austria. There are five levels to this stunning building, each packed with displays of 21st century wizardry. The range of displays is supposed to embody the future collaboration and fusion of society with technology and art, and illustrate that science and culture are two sides of the same coin.

Salzburg, the ‘Rome of the North’, features a set from ‘The Sound of Music’, the famous Mirabell Palace and its gardens, as well as the majestic white Hohensalzburg fortress and a host of other historic attractions. Mozart was born in this incomparable city and composed ‘The Magic Flute’ in the Mozarteum.

The Austrian currency is the Euro. Austria has cold, snowy winters where the temperature fluctuates between +2 and -15 degrees Celsius. The summers are short but warm, between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. Rain is most common in the summer and increases from east to west of the country.

 

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