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Bad Ischl

 
Bad Ischl At only 468 m altitude Bad Ischl with its 13.887 inhabitants combines noble tradition with fresh zest for life. Located by a mountain, by a river and near several skiing areas tourists can choose what to do: make a trip with a cableway, have a visit at the Emperor's Villa, the Salt Mine, the Operetta Festival or the Salzkammergut Gulf Club. Sporting at tennis courts, explore hiking or cycling tracks. Bad Ischl is the best-known health resort of the Salzkammergut region. Spa concerts and other musical performances are just some of the many cultural delights offered at the foot of the 1450 high Katrin mountain. Situated on the Romantikstrae Bad Ischl invites its guests to discover the environment. Make a trip thro...
 

Innsbruck

 
Innsbruck Innsbruck is the capital of Tirol and - contrary to some expectations - it is not only an alpine ski village; it's a bustling city of over one hundred thousand inhabitants. Nonetheless, it attracts more North American winter visitors than any other European ski destination. Undoubtedly, some are drawn by the renown created by two modern Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976, which is perpetuated in the form of a very efficient infrastructure for winter sports fans. Other visitors are attracted by the historical environment of the Old Town with the renowned Golden Roof as focal point. The Habsburg kings held court in Innsbruck and you will find many historic sights, the most important one being the Ambras castle with its...
 

Graz

 
Graz Graz, the capital of Styria, owes its importance to the defence of central Europe against the Turks. From the 15th century, Graz was permanently under arms, rendering it far more secure than Vienna. During the last years of the Habsburg empire, the citys mild climate made it a popular retirement choice for officers and civil servants. Nowadays, however, it is the second largest Austrian city with plentyful night-time diversions, lots of cultural events and a population of around 285,000 inhabitants, amongst them some 40,000 students. ==== GRAZ - SIGHTSEEING Graz has the most diverse tramride in Austria were tramline no. 1 takes you from the barock jewels of Eggenberg castle on the western edge of the city to Mar...
 

Kitzbuhel

 
Kitzbuhel Kitzbuhel is an impressive name to drop in the pub. Every Ski Sunday viewer knows that the Hahnenkamm racecourse is the most challenging on the World Cup circuit, helping the resort to cultivate a reputation as a rather special place. But the racecourse is untypical of Kitzbuhel's slopes and there is nothing very special about coping with icy, slushy or bare slopes. We have visited Kitz countless times, and rarely found decent snow on the lower slopes. It does of course get good snow at times and has invested serious money in snowmaking. The actual village of Kitzbuhel dates back to the 13th century. Its charm is accented by painted medieval houses, colorful sidewalk cafs, and stylish shops. Festive flags and bun...
 

Klagenfurt

 
Klagenfurt Klagenfurt is the capital of the Austrian region of Carinthia. The town was founded about 800 years ago by duke Hermann, a descendant of the Rhine-Franco family Spanheim. ==== KLAGENFURT - LOCATION Klagenfurt is located on the Worthersee as the Glan River enters it, not that far from Slovenia and Italy. The town is surrounded by several mountains covered with forests with heights up to 1,000 meters, for example, the Ulrichsberg. To the south of here is the Karawanken mountain range which separates Carinthia from Slovenia and Italy. ==== KLAGENFURT - SIGHTSEEING It is a popular vacation spot with mountains to both the south and north, numerous parks and a series of 23 castles on its outskirts. Klagenfurt an...
 

Kufstein

 
Kufstein Kufstein is a scenic town located in northern Tyrol on the river Inn. It is just a few kilometers away from the German border on the Munich - Innsbruck - Brennero highway. Kufstein is the second largest city in Tyrol and capital of the district (Bezirk) Kufstein. ==== KUFSTEIN - SIGHTSEEING The majestic fortress is the center of many activities which was first mentioned in the 13th century, and the romantic ancient town center represents an enchanting counterpart. It is attractive, with galleries, museums, exquisite shops, and traditional stores, offering high fashion trends, hospitality, fun and is simply lots of flair....
 

Salzburg

 
Salzburg Salzburg is dubbed the 'Rome of the North' because of its many churches. It is a compact town easy to get around on foot. Salzburg is packed with attractions: churches, mansions, museums. The old city offers all of those on a small surface. ===== SALZBURG - SIGHTSEEING On the outskirts of the city is one of Salzburg's top attractions Hellbrunn Castle. Mozart's hometown celebrated the Master's 250th birthday in 2006, but his music continues on and Salzburg continues to serve as an impressive setting for Mozart's accomplishments. Music is an integral part of this city's essence and those interested in Mozart may want to see the his impressive statue in Mozart Square (the Mozartplatz). Salzburg's Old Tow...
 

Zeiselmauer

 
Zeiselmauer Zeiselmauer is a small village 25km northwest of Vienna. It was part of the roman Limes, which was the border wall to the wild tribes in the north. ==== ZEISELMAUER - SIGHTSEEING In Zeiselmauer you can still find a lot of the Roman heritage, eg. the highest roman tower north of the alps....
 

Wels

 
Wels Wels, a lovely small village with 60.000 inhabitants, is located in the heart of Austria, at the river Traun. Founded by the Romans as Ovilava, the city has a long and important trading tradition. Today you will find both historical heritage and modern shopping facilities, recreation and several markets and fairs, like the popular Wels fair, the Roman market or the farmers' market. Every august the medieval market attracts lots of visitors to watch the knight horseriding tournament, the sword games, conjurers, wizards and jesters. The Wels zoo, the Schmiding bird paradise or the puppet museum enjoy great popularity not only amongst children....
 

Vienna

 
Vienna Austrias wonderful capital Vienna spreads along both sides of the Blue Danube (which, as the Viennese are certain to point out, is actually muddy brown) at the very foothills of the Alps. The city is a smorgasbord of Baroque with a dash of art nouveau. Circling the old town (or Innere Stadt) is the striking revivalist architecture of the Ringstrasse, Viennas main boulevard. These buildings range from the charming Opera House to the monumental Natural History Museum. Nestled throughout the city are the graceful art-nouveau buildings of turn-of-the century architects Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos. The buildings are one of the many remnants of the artistic and intellectual flowering that took place in Vienna at the turn ...
 

 

 

 

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