Austria is full of alpine scenery, regal architecture and world class museums. Home to the world’s favorite musical, The Sound of Music, and birthplace of Mozart, Austria is full of elegant tradition.
One of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, Austria attracts tourists thoroughout all the seasons. It is also one of the best destinations for sustainable tourism.
Food and Markets
Vienna’s foodie Naschmarkt, the Julius Meinl gourmet market, and the festive Christmas markets that make winter a magical time to visit the city and the famous Sacher Torte from the Hotel Sacher. The secret has been closely guarded since 1832. But also the 140-year-old Café Landtmann famous for its apple strudel.
An Equine Ballet
Watch white Lippizaner Stallions display their graceful dressage skills under crystal chandeliers at the Hofburg Palace’s Spanish Riding School.
Listen to Mozart
He is played day or night in Austria at the Opera House but also in churches, open-air concerts and even in Cafes. Also visit the room where he played his first concert.
Relive The Sound of Music
Many of the film locations of the original Sound of Music are located in Salzburg and the nearby Salzkammergut Lake District.
Cruise the Danube
You’ll pass some of the most famous sights in eastern Austria, including Krems and Melk.
Ski in the Alps
The country abounds in ski slopes, and you’ll find the best ones in Tyrol, Land Salzburg, and Vorarlberg. The season lasts from late November to April, depending on snow conditions. You can even ski glaciers at 3,355m (11,010 during summer.
A 3-minute walk from the Vienna State Opera, this luxurious hotel in a stately building is also a 7 minutes on foot from Hofburg Palace.
Art nouveau-style rooms with chandeliers and ornate furnishings feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and iPod docking stations. Suites add living room and marble bathrooms with heated floors and soaking tubs.
There are 2 opulent restaurants with refined decor and crystal chandeliers, serving classic Viennese cuisine; 1 restaurant offers live music and a terrace overlooking the opera. There’s also a cafe and a plush bar. Other amenities include a full-service spa and a fitness center.
Hotel Goldener Hirsch
Occupying an elegant centuries-old inn in the Altstadt (Old Town), this refined traditional hotel lies within 5 minutes’ walk of Mozart’s birthplace and the summer Salzburg Festival.
The rooms, decorated in classic Salzburg style, feature sitting areas, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as minibars and soundproofed windows. Upgraded rooms add expanded sitting areas or living rooms, and suites include amenities such as 2 bathrooms, dressing rooms and/or additional bedrooms.
The hotel features 2 casually upscale restaurants (1 has vaulted ceilings) and a relaxed bar with soaring ceilings and taxidermy.
In a grand building dating from 1863, this venerable, luxury hotel, with a refined, old-world vibe, is 13 minutes’ walk from Hofburg Palace.
Featuring chandeliers, antiques and marble bathrooms, the elegant rooms come with TVs and limited free Wi-Fi. Suites add opulent decor, and most offer butler service; some include balconies, whirlpool tubs and complimentary minibars.
There’s a sophisticated restaurant, and a posh piano bar featuring classical music and live performances, as well as a casual cafe offering champagne breakfast. Other amenities include a gym and parking (fee).
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