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Arrive to Revive

Over centuries, the Habsburgs channelled immense wealth into the fine arts and music, collecting palaces the way others do stamps. You’ll still feel their cultural reverberations in Austria today – be it watching Lipizzaner stallions prance at the Spanish Riding School, or crossing the Hofburg to eyeball Rubens masterpieces in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, or Klimt and Schiele at the MuseumsQuartier.

The work of classical pop stars such as Mozart, Strauss, Mahler, Haydn and Schubert echo as loudly as ever at lavishly gilded concert halls, and music festivals like Salzburg Festival and Bregenzer Festspiele are staged against uplifting lakeside or mountain backdrops.Austria might conjure visions of wedding-cake-like baroque churches, palatial Habsburg headquarters like Schloss Schönnbrunn, and Gothic crowning glories like the Stephansdom. But the country is more than the sum of its pomp and palaces.

A fresh breath of architectural air is sweeping through the cities, bringing with it a happy marriage of the contemporary and historic. Some of the most eye-catching icons are actually the modern ones: Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier in revamped imperial stables, the colour-shifting giant Rubik’s Cube that is Ars Electronica in Linz and the sci-fi ready Kunsthaus Graz. Prepare to see Austria in a whole new light.

Countries
Austria
Things to do
  • Schönnbrunn Palace
  • The Hofburg
  • St.Stephen's Cathedral
  • Belvedere Palace
  • Fortess Hohensalzburg
  • Prater
  • Mirabell Palace
  • Vienna State Opera
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
  • Albertina
  • Schloss Hellbrunn
  • Salzkammergut
  • Rathaus
  • Schinbrunn zoo
  • Grossglockner
  • Melk Abbey
  • Hundertwasser House
  • Museum Quartier
  • Grossglockner High Alpine Road
  • Viennese giant ferris wheel
  • Nashmarket
  • Golden Roof
  • Karlkirche
  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • Vienna Ring Road
  • Krimml Waterfalls
  • Wolfgangsee Lake
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Hohe Tauern National Park
  • hohenwerfen Castle
  • Kitzsteinhorn
  • Austrian National Library
  • Swarovski Crystal World
  • St Peters Catholic Church
  • 5 Fingers
  • Kaisergruft
  • Mozarth's Birthplace
  • St Peters Abbey Salzburg
  • Dachstein Glacier
  • Kunsthaus Graz
  • Volksgarden
  • Kapuzinerberg
  • Attersee
  • Hofburg Innsbruck
  • House of Music
  • Plague Column Vienna
  • Mondsee
  • Salzburg Zoo
  • Lake Zell
  • Piztal
Cuisine
  • Austria’s landscape is adorned with the snow-crowned Alps, lush green pastures in the countryside and of course the iconic cityscape of Vienna, Salzburg and other such stunning cities. Speaking of the Austrian food and its culinary scenario, the country will tempt you with its flavorsome delicacies you would want to gorge on.
  • Authentic Austrian cuisine is marked by rich flavours and dominated by meats and carb dense foods like pastries and breads. From the fried Schnitzel to the hearty Goulash, there is an Austrian food recipes for every meal!
Costs
  • Meal prices in Austria can vary, the average cost of food in Austria is €25 - 29 per day.
  • The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Austria is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
  • The cost of a taxi ride in Austria is significantly more than public transportation. On average, €20 - 25 per person, per day, on local transportation in Austria.
Visa
  • Tourist visa – This is probably one of the most popular Austrian visas people apply for! This visa is meant for those looking to visit Austria for less than 90 days for non-business purposes.
  • According to Austria visa requirements, the following documents are required to be submitted especially for a tourist visa application to the embassy:Invitation letter with the address and phone number from family member or sponsor – if applicable Bank statement from the last 6 months,Passport copies
Season to Visit
  • April
  • May
  • September
  • October
  • June
  • July
  • August

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 05 - 07 days

Known For
  • Museum and Palace
  • Hiking
  • Contemporary Eating and Drink
  • Winter Sports
  • High Drives
  • Shop
  • Relaxation
  • Mountain biking and cycling
Areas to Visit
  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
  • Innsbruck
  • Hallstatt

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