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  • Set in the heart of the Salzkammergut, Bad Ischl was the Austrian spa resort where the splendour of Franz Joseph's reins left its greatest mark it was also, for 70 years, one of the most brilliant centres of fashionable life in Europe. The resort's parks and Biedermeier style public buildings are clustered in setting of densely wooded mountains. Today, relics from 19th century spa life still exist, such as the Zauner cafe. Many travellers used to think of Bad Ischl primarily as the town where Zauner's pastry shop is located, to which connoisseurs drove miles for the sake of a cup of coffee and a slice...   More

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  • Austria's second largest city, Graz lies on the River Mur and has long been a popular stopover for tourists. Highlights include exploring its many historical buildings, particularly in the Old Town with its numerous Baroque facades. Another big draw is the Schlossberg, a large hill that rises behind the picturesque town. While excavations reveal the area was settled as far back as 800 AD, the town was first mentioned in 1128, after which time it passed into the hands of the Habsburgs and soon after rose in importance as a place of trade and commerce. As a result of this abundance of historically significant b...   More

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  • Tucked away in the dramatic landscapes of the Alps, Innsbruck is a true alpine gem and renowned worldwide for its ski resorts and tradition of hosting winter sports competitions. Its long history as the centre of the Tyrol region and modern history as a winter sports haven draw people from all over the globe. Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps, delights with its unique wealth of wonderful attractions between 574 and 2350 mts above sea level. Alpine urban, sporty, dynamic and cosmopolitan yet charming, strong and traditional Innsbruck is a city with exceptional appeal. Innsbruck offers diverse cultural events, wor...   More

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  • Klagenfurt is the capital of the state of Carinthia in Austria with a population of around 99000 and is the sixth largest in the country. Due to a more southerly location, Klagenfurt has cold winters but relatively warm summers and is in a prime position on the shores of the popular Lake Worthersee. The city has a myriad of attractions and is a great place to use as a base to explore southern Austria with absolutely jaw dropping landscapes and mountain scenery. Klagenfurt is situated in southern Austria, near the border with Slovenia, and is bounded on the south by the wooded ridge of the Sassnitz range, with the...   More

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  • Known as the pearl of Tyrol, the town of Kufstein features about 15000 inhabitants. This locality has already been celebrated in a song of 1947, which praises Kufstein to be a calm place located along the Inn River. Kufstein is a pretty little medieval town located in the Tyrolian Alps on the Inn River. It is the second largest town in Tyrol only the capital Innsbruck is bigger. One of the town’s best known attractions is the imposing Kufstein Fortress, which dates back to the 13th century and sits high above the city. The fortress is also home to the Heldenorgel organ, which is the world’s largest ou...   More

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  • Linz is a beautiful and sometimes underrated city located in the northern part of Austria on the River Danube. As the third largest city in Austria, it is actually of major importance and also a great tourist destination with many interesting sights and activities. The great combination of historical buildings, stunning architecture, vast areas of green space and modern innovations mean that Linz has as much to offer as such high ranking Austrian cities as Vienna and Salzburg. Since 2014 Linz has been part of the UNESCO creative cities network and this is apparent with the brilliant array of museums one can visit...   More

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  • Situated in central Austria, near the German border, Salzburg is probably best known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. People come to Austria’s fourth largest city from all over the world to view the sights that inspired such unforgettable classical and popular music. With its hill topped medieval fortress, picturesque Altstadt old town and breathtaking Alpine scenery, Salzburg’s beauty is sure to enchant visitors in every season of the year. Stretching along the banks of the Salzach River, Salzburg is a historic city that looks as if it was lifted out of a storybook. For those seeking to ...   More

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  • Steyr was once a rival to Vienna and has retained the role of an important economic centre from its glorious past. The town is situated at the confluence of rivers Steyr and Enns. It has a long history as a manufacturing centre and has given its name to several manufacturers headquartered there, such as Steyr Mannlicher, Steyr Tractor and Steyr Automobile. The old town, huddled at the foot of a hillock at the confluence of the Enns and Steyr, has retained its character and charm. The central Stadtplaz is its finest urban scheme, with handsome houses with balconies, towers, gables and arcaded courtyards. Steyr is ...   More

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  • The capital of Austria is home to nearly one third of the county’s inhabitants and is its primary city. This metropolitan city hosts the United Nations organisation and is a major centre for Austria’s culture, economy and Politics. With many different names like the City of Music and the City of dreams, Vienna is renowned throughout the world and has a plethora of stunning historical buildings, gardens and establishments. Ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world with its inhabitants enjoying a high quality of life, Vienna is a heaven in central Europe and remains a popular tourist destin...   More

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