|Mini guide to Austria
Landlocked and largely Alpine,
Austria was once the
centre of a vast European empire, stretching as far
as Spain. It left behind an incredible legacy of
Baroque architecture, music, and art. Nowadays, it
attracts skiers and opera lovers.
For centuries, Vienna was the centre of Europe,
and the mighty Hapsburg empire left behind a city of
grandeur, with a pedestrianised centre, grand
buildings and elegant opera houses. The enormous
Hofburg (Imperial Palace) is the result of six
centuries of Hapsburg rule, including the
13th-century Schweizerhof (Swiss courtyard) from
which the earliest keep dates. Its interiors are
palatial, including several well-stocked museums.
Stephansdom is recognized by its multicoloured
chevron tiles and latticework spire – affording
visitors a good city view and the massive
Kunsthistorisches Museum is exhausting but thorough.
Near the city, the grandiose Schloss Schönbrunn
is another palatial palace with a massive garden,
perfectly manicured and sculpture together with its
own zoo (the world’s oldest).
Salzburg is “Mozart territory”, and gets busy in
the summer. Straddling the Salzach river and
squeezed between hills its stunning location is
accentuated by baroque churches, plazas and
fountains, medieval spires, and Mozart opportunists.
This quaint town is disproportionate to its
importance as a centre of Baroque art and music, but
it packs in a lot and can easily be explored on
foot. The impressive 11th-century Hohensalzburg
Castle offers excellent views, perched on one of the
hills, and is historically interesting. Nightly
classical concerts to supplement the
Mozart museum, birthplace, former house and many
other “Wolfie” legends. Just south of Salzburg's old
town is the 17th-century Hellbrunn Palace, with its
cheeky secret fountains that are sure to give you an
Most visitors head for these two jewels, but if
you wish to escape the crowds you might find respite
in Linz and Gras. Hardly on the tourist map, they
are, nonetheless, historic and busy Austrian cities
quietly going about their business.
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