Austria is a multifaceted nation. It’s a colorful mix of old-world architecture, and religious, historic, and military sites juxtaposed alongside unparalleled natural wonders – alpine valleys, snow-capped mountains, sapphire lakes – and modern, vibrant city life.
The capital, Vienna, encapsulates Austria’s many personalities: classical music and choir performances, Gothic cathedrals, and powerful military architecture peacefully existing alongside a youthful, modern culture and a burgeoning arts and nightlife scene. But don’t mistake Vienna for the nation’s only worthwhile destination.
Make your visit to Austria as diverse as possible by taking in the rolling hills, crystal-clear lakes, and mountain meadows in regions like the Danube Valley, the quaint ski resort towns in the eastern Alps, and the modern arts and architecture in cities like Linz and Salzburg.