The route through the resort towns and cultural centres of Austria By car

Vienna - Innsbruck route length:632.96 km number of points of interest:6

Brilliant Austria is a country, every corner of which has prepared for its tourists "tidbit". Opera lovers, attractions and architecture go, of course, in the Austrian capital Vienna, classical music fans — in Salzburg, and to the pure lakes and hot mineral springs tourists go to the charming Carinthia. Fans of modern art will find its in the "cultural" city in Austria is Graz, and fans of spectacular scenery and crystal clear lakes drive in located in the foothills of Salzburg, where once lived the most famous son of Austria Wolfgang Amadeus. For "sitting around all" tourists Austria made great resorts, the ratio of "price-quality" is rightly considered one of the best in the Alps. In addition, Austria claims, and quite rightly, the status of a "classic European ski destinations for the pros". For good reason: quality and varied hotel infrastructure, and of course, a huge number of groomed slopes, on which Austria ahead of the Alps of all. While most of them are difficult to attribute to "warm-up": they require skiers decent skills. In addition, the country has many glaciers, which means guaranteed skiing regardless of the weather.

Interesting places

Vienna
The capital of Austria, the legendary Vienna is located in the Eastern part of Austria at the foot of the Alps, on the banks of the Danube, 60 km from the border with Slovakia. Vienna - one of the most beautiful capitals, where there is always a romantic atmosphere by demonstrating the rich history of the city, the charm of the music of Mozart and Strauss, the grandeur of ancient palaces and cathedrals, the Vienna woods and the Danube. Vienna – an architectural jewel and musical centre since the middle ages. Among the beauties of the city - Hofburg Imperial Palace and the adjoining Augustinian Church in Vienna is to visit the Museum of fine Arts, the Belvedere Palace and the Sigmund Freud Museum. If you want to ride on the Viennese streets in a cab, you will see palaces in the Baroque style and impressive buildings of Imperial times, will pass through the picturesque medieval alleys. They belong to the "old" Vienna in the same way as a Gothic Cathedral.Stephen, the treasure house of the Hofburg, Spanish riding school, the world famous Schonbrunn Palace. The "new" Vienna was embodied in modern architecture, the Haas-house, Stephansplatz in the Vienna house of art created by the artist Hundertwasser in the Museum of applied arts and discos, for example "R1". In the Austrian capital, there are many interesting museums such as the house-Museum of Mozart and Freud, Museum of art history, technology, folklore and Ethnography, natural history, Museum of the twentieth century, the Austrian gallery. In addition, it will be interesting to see the town hall (1872 - a and 1883), the Burgtheater (1874 - 1888), building Parliament (1883) and the Vienna state Opera (1861 - 1869).. Both children and adults will be interesting to visit the world's oldest zoo, founded in 1752, the Pride of Vienna's most beautiful parks, diverse in their appearance and purpose. Among them the most famous Park of the Wienerwald Forest, partially located in the foothills of the Eastern Alps.
Melk
Melk is the Western gateway of the Wachau, is listed in the list of world heritage of UNESCO. The main attraction of the city is standing on the majestic Danube, built in the Baroque style monastery. Also to the attractions of the town include the town Church, the building of the old post office, St. Koloman and bread shop. Melk Abbey, there are also many museums. Since the year 1451 annually on 13 October, the day of St. Koloman, is the patron Saint of the city. In July and August the city hosts the summer games milickie region of the Danube. The Trinity in the monastery of Melk are international days of Baroque concerts.
Salzburg
Until 1816 Salzburg (Salzburg) existed as an independent city-state, controlled by the Archbishop. Ambitious and educated rulers quickly turned the city founded by Celts, and in 45 BC turned the Romans to a police station Juvavum, one of the most important cultural centers North of the Alps. Now its compact Altstadt for many is the most interesting attraction in Austria, offering its guests the best examples of Baroque architecture in the country, beautiful landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. Do the Austrians think Salzburg is the most conservative city in the country, although its rich night life and crowds of football fans sometimes cast doubt on this opinion. The Central architectural ensemble of Salzburg is centered around the complex of the Episcopal residence on the left Bank of the Salzach river, forming an intricate network of alleys and squares, above which rise dark grey bastions of the medieval Hohensalzburg castle on mount Festungsberg. A large part of the galleries and museums (including Mozart's birthplace) is concentrated here, between the river and the mountains, the mönchsberg, like many of the best cafes in the city.
Hallstatt
Alpine city are distinguished by their small size and beautiful scenery. That is the town of Hallstatt. It is a small Austrian town, more reminiscent of a fairytale village. The peculiarity of this place — beautiful landscapes. The town is situated in a beautiful location and different from the traditional mountainous villages. This city is surrounded by mighty mountains, picturesque river and fairy lake. If I had to describe this place in three words, we get the following – nature, culture and ... a cemetery. With nature all clear why culture? This place has a variety of attractions with interesting history. In addition, people honor their culture, and all this is visible in the architecture and traditions. But why the cemetery? The city is characterized by its remoteness and small number of lands, this has led to a special tradition – after a certain period of time buried people dig and put the remains on display in the local chapel. This city will have the liking of fans of European history and culture. You can see natural beauty, the main Church, square and vault of bones. It is also worth noting the climate of this wonderful town is mild with average temperatures.
ZELL AM SEE
Located at an altitude of 760 metres on the shore of the lake, the town of Zell am see offers its visitors a wonderful holiday and skiing quality the slopes of the schmittenhöhe. In addition, in town you can go shopping. The administrative part of the Zell am see, resort Stuttgart less famous than its larger neighbor, however, he United with him in a ski area, but also more suitable for those who would like slightly to save on accommodation. There are many great cafes, shops and discos, so Shoulderthe have something to do after skiing .
Innsbruck
Innsbruck – capital of Tyrol, the Western Federal province of Austria. The city is known as the ski Alpine resort. In addition, Innsbruck has a rich history – here was the residence of the Imperial court of the Habsburg dynasty. Around Innsbruck built the most famous Austrian resorts for mountain skiing, snowboarding and winter holidays. The skiing area is equipped with excellent slopes, lifts, free ski buses, first-class hotels and restaurants. One of the symbols of Innsbruck consider the triumphal arch (Triumphpforte), closing from the South the street of Maria Theresa. Also interesting is one of the most beautiful temples in the Tyrol – Wilten Basilica, erected in the middle of the XVIII century, the ancient temple Hofkirche, City tower and Golden Roof, located in the historical part of the city.

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