A day of fresh air in the mountains, an afternoon lost in modern art and architecture, a moment of wonder at opera in the most surprising of settings. And, with plenty of time for unexpected discoveries, Austria is one summer holiday destination that you'd return to in a second.Where's your happy place?
As the centre of power of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna was one of Europe's most important 19th century cities. During its heyday, Vienna was home to many of Europe's great musicians and also to some of the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture. With a fantastic range of modern accommodation, Vienna offers its visitors an insight into its cultural heritage with a true cosmopolitan touch.Visit Vienna
Nowadays many museums attract visitors not only with interesting exhibitions, but also because of their cutting-edge architecture.The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural pièce de résistance of Graz’s year as European Capital of Culture. The building, designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, has since become an attraction for art lovers.Kunsthaus Graz
This Baroque masterpiece houses is one of Europe's most important museums, the Gallery Belvedere Vienna. In the Upper Belvedere the world's largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt is on display, alongside works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.One of Vienna's Highlights
The building Kunsthaus Graz, designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, has an organic shape with a skin made of iridescent blue acrylic panels. One of the most unusual museums you'll ever visit. It has become an attraction for art lovers and the culturally minded from all over the world.The Friendly Alien
Who can't hum at least a few bars of 'Edelweiss' or 'The Hills Are Alive'? The story of the von Trapp family continues to resonate with fans all over the world as the popular 1965 musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer remains a beloved favourite, inspiring plenty of visits to the 'The Sound of Music' city.One Of My Favourite Things