Austria is a country with a rich history and culture that traces its roots back to the Holy Roman Empire. Along with history, the natural beauty, food, and music is also mesmerizing.
If you're not convinced yet, here are five reasons why Austria should be your next holiday destination.
You can't miss the Alps here because they're massive and splendid. In fact, the Austrian Alps is a big draw for tourists who come here all through the year to enjoy its summer and winter activities. These mountains are considered to be the Mecca for skiing, and winters are a busy time here. Besides activities, there are a host of things you can do in the Alps region such as visiting the Aplenzoo (Europe's highest zoo), Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Werfen Ice Caves.
All great musical stalwarts such as Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss were born or lived in the capital of Vienna. The Vienna Philharmonic is known to be the best orchestra on earth, and this city is filled with some of the oldest and historic concert halls in the world. So, if you love classical music, there is no better place than Vienna. Also, the fact that flights to Vienna are available from every major city in the world, adds to the ease of visiting this city.
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The rich history of Austria is best seen through its architecture. Right from ancient structures to modern ones, you'll find it all here. One of the most ultramodern buildings that bring in thousands of tourists every year is the Kunsthaus Graz art museum, also known as "the friendly alien" by the locals. To get a feel of history, head to Hofburg Palace, home of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Austria is well-known for its mouth-watering dishes made of the finest ingredients. Wiener Schnitzel, apfelstrudel, Tafelspitz and Viennese hot chocolate are signature dishes that you can't miss here. Also, Austrian wine is one of the finest in Europe, as this country has been making wine for the last 3000 years!
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Austrian culture is much different from anything you've known, so plan to attend one of the local festivals where you can savor local food, drinks and of course, the local costume - Dirndl and Lederhosen.
In short, Austria has much to offer for you and your family. So, make this your next holiday destination.