Austria - Culture, Music And Mountains.
Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by its mountain villages, baroque city architecture, Imperial history and rugged alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schonbrunn and Hofburg palaces, and has counted Mozart, Strauss and Sigmund Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Lake Traun and eastern hillside vineyards.
Average Weather and Climate in Austria
Austria has a temperate and alpine climate. In summer the daytime temperature are hot but nights are cool, while winters are cold with temperatures regularly below freezing. It's terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,797 metres (12,457 ft).
Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg.
Salzburg's "Old Town" (Altstadt) is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also frequent the city to tour the city's historic center, many palaces, and the scenic Alpine surroundings.
Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical play and film The Sound of Music.
SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO IN SALZBURG
Hohensalzburg Castle sits atop the Festungsberg, a small hill in the Austrian city of Salzburg. Erected at the behest of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg with a length of 250 m and a width of 150
Hellbrunn Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size, near Morzg, a southern district of the city of Salzburg, Austria.
Mirabell Palace is a historical building in the city of Salzburg, Austria. The palace with its gardens is a listed cultural heritage monument and part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Petersfriedhof or St. Peter's Cemetery is - together with the burial site at Nonnberg Abbey - the oldest cemetery in the Austrian city of Salzburg, located at the foot of the Festungsberg with Hohensalzburg Castle.
St Peter's Abbey, or St Peter's Archabbey, is a Benedictine monastery in the Austrian city of Salzburg
Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria, owned by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz is not a hangar in a traditional sense but rather a multifunctional building with a collection of 25 historical airplanes, helicopters and Formula One racing cars
The Residenzgalerie is an art gallery in the Alte Residenz, Salzburg, Austria. Its collection includes works by Rembrandt, Carel Fabritius, Carlo Saraceni and Hieronymus Francken II.
Housed in the Neuen Residenz, the Salzburg Museum is the museum of artistic and cultural history for the city and region of Salzburg, Austria. It originated as the Provincial museum and was also previously known as the Museum Carolino-Augusteum.
The Red Bull Arena, known during and before the Euro 2008 football championship as the EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, is a football stadium in Wals-Siezenheim, a municipality in the suburb of Salzburg, Austria.
NH SALZBURG HOTEL (3*)
The NH Salzburg City hotel is situated in the heart of the city, close to the splendid Mirabel Gardens, with their prestigious palace, statues, and fountains. It offers a central and easily accessible base for business travelers, as well as an ideal starting point for discovering the numerous attractions of Salzburg. The main train station is just 2 km from the hotel, the airport is 7 km, and the Salzburg Exhibition Center and Salzburg Arena are only 4 km away. Public transportation is conveniently available in front of the hotel. Recommended for families, couples and for business purposes
Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol (Tirol) in western Austria. It is located in the Inn Valley at the junction with the Wipptal (Sill River), which provides access to the Brenner Pass, some 30 km (18.6 mi) south of Innsbruck. It is about half way between Munich (Germany) and Verona (Italy) located in the broad valley between high mountains, the so-called North Chain in the Karwendel Alps (Hafelekarspitze, 2,334 metres or 7,657 feet) to the north, and the Patscherkofel (2,246 m or 7,369 ft.) and Series (2,718 m or 8,917 ft.) to the south. It is an internationally renowned winter sports Centre, and hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics. Innsbruck also hosted the first Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. The word bruck comes from the same root as the modern German word "Brücke" meaning "bridge" which leads to "the bridge over the Inn".
SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN INNSBRUCK
The Goldenes Dachl is a landmark structure located in the Old Town section of Innsbruck, Austria. It is considered the city's most famous symbol.
Ambras Castle is a Renaissance castle and palace located in the hills above Innsbruck, Austria. Ambras Castle is situated at an elevation of 587 meters.
The Tyrolean Folk Art Museum is considered one of the finest regional heritage museums in Europe. Located next to the Hofkirche and across from the Hofburg in the Altstadt section of Innsbruck, Austria,
The Hofgarten is a protected park located on the edge of the Altstadt section of Innsbruck, Austria. The park covers an area of 10 hectares, and borders on the Hofburg, the Kongresshaus, and the Tyrolean State Theatre
The Bergisel is a hill that lies to the south of Innsbruck, Austria, in the area of Wilten, where the Sill river meets the Inn Valley.
The Tyrolean State Museum, also known as the Ferdinandeum after Archduke Ferdinand, is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It was founded in 1823 by the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum Society.
Patscherkofel is a mountain and ski area in the Alps, in Tyrol in western Austria, 7 km south of Innsbruck
The Arnspitze Group is a free-standing mountain chain in Austrian and Germany, in the states of Tyrol and Bavaria, between Seefeld in Tirol and Mittenwald, and between the Leutasch valley in the west and the Isar valley near Scharnitz in the east.
The Grand Pond, also called Castle Park Pond, is located in the park east of the main entrance of Castle Ambras in the city area of Innsbruck. The lake was established by the Habsburgs for rare water birds.
DOLLINGER HOTEL (3*)
Hotel Dollinger is a 500 year old, family-run hotel with three-star standard, completely renovated and 1.5 km away from the city Centre of Innsbruck. You can reach the city Centre when walking along the beautiful Inn river esplanade. The means of public transport ply between the city Centre and the hotel every 15 minutes. Recommended for families and couples.