Austria was once part of a vast European empire, Austria today still reflects the riches of its past glory. Vienna has long shone as a beacon of classical music, architecture, art and pastries. Salzburg is Mozart’s birthplace and is home to many beautiful buildings. Thanks to being largely situated in the Alps, it is a very popular spot with skiers and hikers with many stunning views to enjoy. Charming towns are tucked away on green hillside slopes flanked by craggy peaks awaiting. Pure mountain air and mountain resorts beckon. Austria is a place to show off how beautiful its mountain, valley and lake views are.

1. Worthersee

most famous summer destinations. It is of interest not only to those who wish to canoe across the lake, but also spelunkers who wish to check out several caves, including the Griffen Stalactite Cave, which is considered to be the most colorful cave in Austria.Those who enjoy visiting cathedrals won’t want to miss Gurk Cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, while vintage car enthusiasts can enjoy a visit to Gmund, Porsche’s birthplace, or to the huge Villach Automobile Museum with its collections. cars, motorbikes and more.

2. St. Anton am Arlberg

St Anton am Arlberg is widely regarded as Austria’s leading ski resort destination. Located in Tyrol, the village offers serious and legendary ski terrain that caters to all skill levels. Often attracts adventurous youth. St. Anton is famous for living by the adage “work hard, play hard”. The expansive landscaping welcomes loyal winter crowds, as well as its summer mountain climbers, who come to explore the landscape every year.

3. Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park, the spa town of Bad Gastein is famous for its Belle Époque buildings surrounded by mountains and fog-free air. At 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) above sea level, visitors flock to Bad Gastein for a breath of the pristine mountain air. Soak in hot springs and partake in spa treatments. Bad Gastein is also popular with outsiders, who like to ski in winter and hike or bike in summer.

4. Graz

Students will find Mecca in Austria’s second largest city, Graz, which is known as a student city, with its six universities enrolling more than 44,000 students. It also has one of the best-preserved old cities in central Europe, reflecting the culture of the Balkans and Italy. The city is filled with many museums, from art to arsenal. Cooks may want to take home a bottle of pumpkin seed oil, a local product, after touring a summer farmer’s market.

 

5. Zell am See

Zell am See, located in the state of Salzburg, is another famous tourist destination, known for its mountains and lakes. After being ruled by French forces in the early 19th century, Zell am See has hosted several international ski competitions. Outside the ski slopes, one of the most famous attractions is the Church of Sts. Hippolyte Romanesque, with high walkways dating from the early 16th century. Zell am See is also a good starting point for the Grossglockner Alpine Road, a famous panoramic road with views of the high mountains.

6. Wachau

With the Danube River flowing through it, the Wachau Valley is a popular tourist destination in southern Austria. The city of Dunstein is famous for being the place where Duke Leopold V held the British king, Richard the Lioned Hearted, prisoner for several years in the late 12th century while the city of Melk is famous for its beautiful Benedictine monasteries. Wachau is also known for its grapes, as well as fruits such as apricots. The valley has more than 500 historical monuments, so tourists have to make some tough choices.

7. Salzkammergut

Salzkammergut is a beautiful resort area that starts with Salzburg and heads east to a land of lakes. Sparkling clean lakes, green hills, beautiful mountains, romantic cities like St. Wolfolf and Hallstatt form this region. Travelers who have watched the film The Sound Of Music will know what this lake region looks like, as it was filmed in and around the city of Salzburg and the neighboring Salzkammergut area. This resort area is popular with sunbathers as well as visitors looking for relaxing spa treatments. Visitors can join in the relaxed mood by wearing the ever-popular resort attire, which is selected for men and clothes for women.

8. Vienna

But the city is also known for other classical composers such as Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert. Tourists can take a break from the music by visiting the Hofburg, which houses the imperial jewelery of the Hapsburg rulers, and the Kunsthistorisches, a museum that has an excellent collection of paintings by old masters.

9. Salzburg

Located in central Austria, near the German border, Salzburg is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Tourists come to Austria’s fourth largest city to see sights that inspire unforgettable music. With its hilltop medieval fortress, the picturesque old town of the Altstadt and stunning Alpine views, Salzburg is one of the best places to visit in Austria. For those looking to relive scenes from the movie “The Sound of Music”, must-visit spots include the 17th century Baroque Mirabell Palace and Gardens and the von Trapp family home, which is now a hotel. Mozart fans can visit his birthplace as well as rebuild his home

10. Innsbruck

Innsbruck, with a name that translates as “bridge over the inn,” is an all-season tourist destination. The city is known internationally for its winter sports, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976. But this Tyrolean town offers more than just great skiing. It offers a good mix of cathedrals, such as the Hofkirche, which housed the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I; Schloss Ambras, which has a collection of paintings and armor; and the Bell Museum, a nod to 400 years of bell making.