Main Cities to Visit:
VIENNA - capital and home of Mozart, Beethoven, and Sigmund Freud. Known for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, wine taverns, and Viennese charm.
SALZBURG - Known for Sound of Music, its Baroque architecture, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; the world-class Salzburg Festival, a series of opera, concerts and theatre performances
German is the official language. Some English is spoken in major cities like Vienna.
Austria is a very safe country. No trouble walking around at night in cities. Take usual common-sense precautions. Pickpockets occasionally operate on public transport and at major tourist sights.
INNSBRUCK - capital of the Alps, great for nature lovers and skiers, renowned winter sports center, skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months.
GRAZ - well-known for its striking buildings and architecture, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, a centuries-old clock tower.
Recommended Stay Time/Visa:
April to May are the ideal months to visit Austria. Recommend 3 to 5 days in major cities.
No visa is needed for US Citizens. Abide by the Schengen visa.
Top 3 Things To Do:
Visit Palaces and Museums
The Hofburg Palace in Vienna was for centuries the seat of Austria's monarchy, the powerful Habsburgs, and considered the top attraction of Austria.
Tennengebirge, on the western side, you'll find the spectacular World of the Ice Giants. It is the largest system of ice caves in the world.
Austrian Wine Region
An hour drive outside of Vienna is the lower Austria’s winemaking region offering picturesque villages, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and some of the top varietals in Central Europe.
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