Spectacular mountains, long valleys, and captivating opera
Austria is a country of culture and art. The work of classical stars such as Mozart, Strauss, Mahler, Haydn, and Schubert were born here, and music festivals such as the Salzburg Festival and Bregenzer Festspiele are staged against lakeside or mountain panoramas.
The journey really is the goal in Austria… Perhaps yours will be meandering through deeply carved valleys, on railways that flank the Alps on improbably steep or curving mountain faces, past glaciers and through flower-freckled meadows. Der Berg ruft – the mountain calls!
Some of the most eye-catching icons are actually the modern ones: Vienna’s Museums Quartier in u-graded imperial stables, the colour-shifting giant Rubik’s Cube that is Ars Electronica in Linz and the sci-fi ready Kunsthaus Graz.