• The City of Linz in Upper Austria
      Cities and Culture in Austria

      Austria offers a wide range of cultural experiences. From theatre and glorious balls to ancient traditions and handcrafts - experience the diversity of Austrian culture.

    #realAustria City Breaks

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    •                 View over imperial Vienna / Vienna, Austria

      Cities in Austria Cities in Austria

      Discover Austria's cities - stroll through Salzburg, explore Vienna, or combine your city trip with hiking or skiing in Innsbruck.

      Time for a city trip!
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    •                         Maria-Theresien-Street Innsbruck / Innsbruck


      Innsbruck is the place to go if you want to combine your city trip with experiencing unspoilt Alpine nature.
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    •                         Interior view of the Salzburg Cathedral


      Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles, and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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    •                         Vienna


      Austria’s capital Vienna offers a blend of imperial traditions, music, and endearing charm.
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    Art & Architecture

    •                         Mozart family picture

      Famous Austrians

      From Mozart and Sisi to Hedy Lamarr – Austria's sons and daughters have left their mark across music, art, science, politics, and sport. Find out which famous personalities originate from or lived in Austria and follow in their footsteps.
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    •                         Austrian kids making music

      Music in Austria

      From Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to The Sound of Music, Austria is a country of music.
      Feel the rhythm
    •                         Magnificent Melk Abbey in Lower Austria / Melk, Lower Austria

      Architecture in Austria

      To visit Austria is to experience brilliant architecture in dramatic landscapes. Learn more about Austrian architectural styles.
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    •                         Albertina in Vienna / Albertina, Vienna

      Museums in Austria

      Austria offers some of the world's most important and stunning collections. In countless museums and galleries, you'll get to see everything from Old Masters to contemporary art.
      Visit Austria's great museums

    Seasonal Occasions & Traditions

    •                         Christmas market in Bregenz / Bregenz

      Christmas Markets in Austria

      From the middle of November until the end of the year, Austria is the place to find romantic Christmas markets. Glistening lights, seasonal treats, and snow-covered roofs make for a magical experience in Austria's cities and towns.
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    •                         Vienna Opera

      Ball Season in Austria

      Austria's ball season is sometimes called the "fifth season" and stretches between November and February. In a country that knows how to enjoy life with all senses, these events are truly magical.
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    •                         cattle drive, Almabtrieb at lake Achensee / Lake Achensee

      Handcrafts and Traditions

      Discover Austria's wealth of traditions, from nearly forgotten handcrafts such as indigo printing to traditions like the yearly cattle drive.
      Austria's traditions
    •                         Austria's cities offer a wide range of cultural experiences

      Austria's Top Events

      From classical concerts in Salzburg and Vienna to traditional festivals celebrating the cattle's "homecoming" in autumn, find a selection of Austria's top events here.
      To the events calendar
    •                         Fortress Kufstein / Kufstein Fortress

      The 5 Most Beautiful Places to Get Married in Austria

      From Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel to Sound of Music filming locations, these are Austria's most beautiful and unusual wedding locations.
      Find your wedding inspo
    •                         Cattle drive in Wildschönau

      Cattle procession "Almabtrieb"

      The cattle procession "Almabtrieb" is an annual event in the Alpine region of Austria. Come end of August / September cattle that usually spends the summer up in the Alps is being escorted down into the valley. The most beautiful part however are the colourful decorations of the cattle. This processions ends with festivities in town - great events that are not to be missed.
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    Editor's Tips

    •                         View to Schönbrunn Palace and the Gloriette

      Austria’s Top Sights

      From Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace to Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, these are the top 10 attractions you should visit in Austria.
      Your Austria bucket list
    •                         garden of Mirabell palace

      Austria's Quirkiest City Tours

      Sightseeing does not have to be all about following the guidebook in Austria's cities. Those looking for something a little bit different are sure to find out on one of these less conventional tours...
      Cities from a different perspective
    •                         Ambras Castle in Innsbruck

      On the Trail of the Habsburgs

      These places, from Vienna to Innsbruck, are steeped in tradition and regal elegance. Get a fascinating insight into Imperial Austria.
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    •                         Visit Vienna's Art History Museum / Vienna

      6 Must-Visit Art Museums in Austria

      From old masters to contemporary art, Austria’s art museums are amongst the best in all of Europe.
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    Travelling by air - Sustainability

    Austrian. The charming way to fly.

    Enjoy Austrian hospitality and award-winning service on board. Fly from numerous cities around the world non-stop to Vienna with Austrian Airlines.

    Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of around 130 destinations and 220 flights per day. 305 million passengers have used the airline since 1957. Thanks to its favourable geographical location in the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the perfect gateway between East and West. New this year are the so-called green fares, allowing passengers to reduce their CO2 emissions by 20% on European flights.

    Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines.

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