Travel guide to Austria
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Austria is a country with scenery beyond compare; spectacular mountains, streams, waterfalls, forests and crystal-clear lakes. The Alps take up roughly half of the country, and offer skiing that is second to none. Add to this a multitude of activities from walking to cycling, golf and swimming and you have the perfect holiday destination. In the season besides skiing, snowboarding, night skiing and sledging are on offer in the Alps or the Inner Salzkammergut. Popular ski resorts include Zell Am See, Eben Im Pongau and Kaprun.
Austrian food is comforting and tasty, from ubiquitous wiener schnitzel to delicious pastries and desserts such as sacher torte and apfelstrudel. In the beautiful city of Salzburg you can enjoy a wonderful Mozart dinner concert, take a horse and carriage ride around the old city, visit the Fortress, the Mirabell Gardens, the Palace or just enjoy the wonderful shopping, the gluhwein and Christmas stalls. Both Salzburg and Vienna are renowned for their musical heritage, with many concerts and celebrations of famous Austrian composers such as Mozart, Strauss, Schubert and Beethoven. Vienna is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, with medieval cobbled streets full of history, lying on the banks of the Danube.
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