Austria at a Glance
Austria is home to magnificent baroque cities, high alpine villages, towering peaks, ski slopes and mountain chalets.
Listen to the jingle of cowbells as you hike high in the Alps. Above you, cows and sheep graze on a nearly vertical pasture. While you won't find too many people yodeling, traditional festivals help keep mountain culture alive and are a fun thing to do as a visitor. Lower down, cross the countryside on a food and wine tour. Indulge yourself with local sausages and rich, sweet wine. In the towns and cities you pass through, sample pastries and delicately powdered cakes.
Take a bicycle along the Danube River and stop for lunch at a river-side restaurant. Pick up chocolate, or sip a coffee before you hop back on your bike. Around you, Austria's fertile fields ripen before your eyes.
In Vienna, tour the coffee houses like an 18th century intellectual would. Admire the imperial buildings and impressive churches. Take in a classical music concert, or spend an afternoon browsing the Museums Quartier. With a jumble of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and of course, museums, this corner of the city will keep you occupied well after sundown.