Austria is a country of striking beauty. Three quarters of the country is covered by the Alps, giving way to rolling valleys and scenic lakes. Along with Switzerland, Austria is the winter sports capital of the world with fantastic skiing and snowboarding in the Eastern Alps. It’s just as popular in the summer with outdoor enthusiasts. After the snow melts, the skiing trails become hiking and mountain biking trails, many of which are serviced by cable cars.
The country is rich in historic cities with cobbled streets and modern cities with world-class museums and a burgeoning food scene. Salzburg is dominated by Baroque churches, a dramatic castle, and its historic Old Town city center. Austria’s capital city of Vienna, on the other hand, offers a mix of classic tradition with an exciting new food and drink scene. It’s famous for its roots in classical music with the Boys’ Choir and renowned opera house, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the incredible architecture. Because of its location, it is easy to combine a food and wine experience in Vienna with outdoor activities and city tours. A day trip cruising the Danube Valley reveals a landscape dotted with ruined castles, quaint villages, and vineyards.
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