Thursday, 16 September 2010

The Sights Of Austria

Austria has a wealthy history and has managed to maintain lots of of the old buildings and architecture that go along with it. The country is small and nestled between Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, as well as Hungary. The largest city is Vienna, which has a wealthy cultural history, restaurants, as well as a diverse cultural mix that resulted from unique wars and from the immigration of people from nearby countries.

When planning a trip to Vienna, you should consider visiting the citys Museum Quarter, which offers art museums, history museums, as well as the Sigmund Freud Museum. You can also visit Schonbrunn Palace, which is outside the city, but accessible via the metro system. While most people stay in Vienna, there's lots of other cities including Salzburg, Gratz, as well as Innsbruck. Each have their own vibrant history as well.

There have been lots of famous authors, musicians, as well as scientists that lived and worked in Austria. You will be able to visit their birthplaces, as well as places they loved to go when not working. Walking tours are available. If staying in Salzburg, you will be able to take the Sound of Music Tour, which is a walking tour that has themes from the movie. The Mirabell Palace and Gardens is another popular tourist attraction for those who visit Salzburg.

With an active winter season, there's lots of places to ski in the Austrian Alps and enjoy the outdoors. You can stay at a lodge or just go skiing for the day. Other pastimes in Austria include ice skating, soccer, as well as ice hockey. You will be able to attend matches depending on the time of year that you visit. For those who enjoy sports, especially winter sports, there's much do to in Austria.

Austrian cuisine is considered some of the best food in the world. There are lots of styles that have melded together to make this cuisine. You should attempt wiener schnitzel, erdapfel salat, a potato dish, tafelspitz, a beef dish, cheese Danish, as well as kaiserschmarrn, which is a traditional Austrian dessert during your stay. You will be able to choose between small cafes, fine dining, or larger family style dining. After a lengthy day of sightseeing, having a good, hearty meal is very comforting.

As you can see, there's more than enough to see, do, as well as eat during your stay in Austria. You will be able to see a bunch of historical buildings and get a better understanding of how Austria changed after WWI and WWII. There have been lots of political and religious changes that have happened during Austria’s history. You will be able to see evidence of these changes in the building and in the people themselves. With walking tours, palaces, museums, outdoor activities including skiing and horseback riding, you will have a wonderful trip to Austria.

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