Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Things to Do in Austria

If you are looking for a holiday that is packed with a wide range of exciting things to do then you cannot go wrong in Austria. Austria is among the top destinations for sightseeing holidays. If you plan stay for a week or two were sure you would find something to do every day.

Visit the Ferris wheel in Vienna's Prater amusement park, made famous by the film The Third Man. While in Vienna St Stephens Cathedral, The Chapel of the Hofburg, The Parliament and the Votive Church are definitely worth a visit.
The Austrian Alps is stunning and a must if you are travelling to Austria. Once the snow has melted, the landscape becomes green forests and slopes with glaciers and rocks. Walk and hike through Vorarlberg’s alpine pastures or for more demanding treks visit the Hohe Tauern National Park. When the snow returns it becomes one of Europe's major winter sport destinations for Skiing, Snowboarding, Tobogganing, Sleigh Riding, Curling, Skating and Ice Climbing.
Why not take a ride on an old 19th Century steam train through some beautifully stunning Austrian scenery, including the beautiful village of St Wolfgang in Salzkammergut.

Austria is a centre or excellence for classical music and there are many performances in Austria's major towns and cities, visit St Martin's Tower St Martin strum, the world is biggest floating stage for summer opera productions. Put on your dancing shoes and dance the night away at the annual Johan Strauss Ball in the beautiful ballroom within the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Listen to classical music in Mozart's home city at the Salzburg Festival, where you can enjoy various shows from singers, actors, orchestras, and opera with stunning scenery.

Why not sample Austrian wine at one of Austria's wine growing regions, such as Lower Austria, Southern Styria, and the Burgenland. Most wines are white such as the well-known Riesling wine but there are some good reds from Baden and Burgenland. You could attend the annual Lederhosen Festival in Windischgarsten and admire the traditional Austrian attire where the wearing of the lederhosen costume is optional but drinking good beer and laughing at the antics of the Miss Lederhosen competition is compulsory.

Austrian nightlife is buzzing with entertainment, with a wide variety of music such as Alpine new wave punk rock, yodeling, and opera. Austria has a great range of trendy clubs, beer gardens, après-ski, and dance venues. Viennese nightlife offers opera, theatre, and cabaret as well as numerous bars and nightclubs.


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