Best Five Places To Visit In Austria

Best Five Places To Visit In Austria

Austria, one of the richest countries in the world, is a land-locked country nestled in Central Europe by the countries like Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Czech Republic. The presence of Alps marks the highly mountainuous terrain of this country.

The people here speaking German, Croatian, Hungarian and Slovene are quite welcoming, calm and friendly. From lakes and rivers, and amazing scenic beauty to spectacular tidy roads, nest forests and woodlands, this land with blossom of snow has lots of sweet memories to take back and cherish, once visited.

This country is not left behind in serving good meal to its people and international tourists with quick-lunch stops, cafes, bars and small self-service restaurants to large and expensive hotels.

Read on ahead to have a brief description about the top five tourist attractions in this country of Austria

Vienna

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Vienna, the capital city of Austria, lying to the East is the largest and primary city of the country was designted as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year of 2001, and has also been rated 8th among the “Top 25 Livable Cities” in the year of 2010. From its imperial Hapsburg heritage and the museums like The Sigmund Freud Museum, Museum of Fine Arts at Ringstrasse and The Natural History Museum; to the palaces like Hofburg imperial palace, Schloss Schonbrunn Palaces.

The Karlskirche and The Belvedere Palaces built as the summer palace of a very successful leader named Prince Eugen von Savoyen; and The Albertina Art Gallery with world’s finest collection of drawings, The Austrian National Library and The Spanish Riding School training both the horses and riders as well according to the older methods since centuries, this city matches upto the taste of all sorts of traveler.

Also, it has The Prater Park or Praterverband, where you will find The Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater which is a giant and an open fairground. Last but not the least; don’t miss out the St. Cathedral and the very famous synagogue of Stadttempel.

Schonbrunn

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Baroque Schonbrunn Palace, the formal imperial summer residence of the Hapsburg family and the birth place of Emperor Franz Joseph, is known to be the most visited tourist attractions of Austria. Even it has been designated as the World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1996. Schonbrunn, a huge complex has various additional buildings like Gloriette or Palm House, and a labyrinth garden within it. Sitting on top of the Gloriette might help you to capture a magnificent picture of the palace below providing with the view of city of Vienna as the background. It also has a zoo, known to be the world’s one of the oldest and largest zoo, besides it.

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

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The Grossglockner High Alpine Road, a panoramic and toll road, which has been the most visited alpine roads since 1935, connects the two provincial states of Salzburg and Carinthia. It has been named after the highest mountain of Austria, called Grossglockner which lies at the height of 3,798 metres above the sea level for it terminates at this mountain. Even, it leads to a wonderful panorama of the Pasterze Glacier, which is known to be the largest glacier in Austria.

Moreover, this road serves to be more than just a simple road with exhibitions like Alpine Nature Show Museum describing the alpine ecology, a circular trail of Glockner meadows forming a wonderful world, Gamsgrubenweg or the Origin of the Pasterze containing the mysterious world of legends and ‘The Golden Eagle in the Eastern Alps’ which is a special exhibition presented on the powerful bird of prey, Eagle. A drive on this road is worth visiting, and thereby you might sit, refresh and calm yourself by enjoying the majestic and breath-taking views.

Salzburg

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Salzburg, the fourth-largest city in Austria known for its beautiful Alpine setting, is a city in the state of Salzburg. Its “Old Town” or ‘Altstadt’, considered to be the best-preserved city, has been even listed in the World Heritage Site in the year of 1997, by UNESCO for its internationally renowned magnificent Baroque architecture.

This city marks the birthplace of the well-known composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the eighteenth century, and thus is famous as “City of Mozart”. This compact city with churches in a large number like St. Sebastian’s, Salzburg Cathedral and Dom Cathedral being the most famous, is also known as the “Rome of the North”. It attracts the tourists throughout the year but in summer it gets deadly crowded.

From refreshing green hills and dreaming spires to secluded romantic gardens, this city is packed full of attractions. These attractions include the High Altar at Franzis kanerkirche, the Carolino Augusteum Museum, Mount Durrnberg, Saltmines, Hellbrunn Palace with tricky fountains and Mirabell Palace whose even Baroque gardens have been featured in The Sound of Music.

The city also has Hohe Tauern National Park, Krimml Waterfalls and Lake Zell with Kaprun Reservoirs. There is a college of music named Mozarteum where “the Magic Flute” was composed by Mozart and Mozartplatz where everything about Mozart has been immortalized.

The Fortress Hohensalzburg castle with a beautiful dazzling white fortress overlooking the city marks a dominant place in the list of must-visits of this city. Last but not the least, while winding up your city tour, don’t miss out the famous brew of Steigl’s World of Brewing. The best time to visit is from end July to end August when the city celebrates the annual festival including opera, drama and musical concerts.

The Admont Benedictine Abbey, Styria

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The Benedictine Abbey, founded by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg in 1074, lying at the back of the mountains of the Gesause National Park, is an internationally renowned baroque museum and has collected items of cultural significance. It is the world’s most famous and largest ecclesiastical library built in the European Baroque period.

This architectural masterpiece is counted amongst the most important cultural monuments of Austria full with wonderful paintings, rare manuscripts, magnificent ceiling paintings by B. Altomonte and even some of the early printed books. Moreover, since the nineteenth century, this library has also been referred to as the “Eight wonder of the World”.

Along with the library, the Admont Abbey Museum turns out to be the best excursion destination for the entire family at the extensive park complex with Herb gardens, for the presence of Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Natural History and Art History and a cosy Abbey cellar as well.

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