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Your visit to the Schonbrunn Palace will provide an unforgettable experience as you explore the colossal ornate Baroque structure housing 1441 rooms and a Great Gallery. Built in the 1700s around Vienna’s outskirts, the Schonbrunn palace comprises a labyrinth, vast expanse of formal gardens, the Palm House, which is filled with exotic tropical plants and butterflies as well as the Alpine garden. This fascinating Schonbrunn palace must be in the Austria Tour bucket list.Schonbrunn Palace and gardens in Vienna
The Hellbrunn palace and its magnificence never fail to amaze the tourists who visit this part north of the Alps to enjoy the ambiance of leisure and tranquil. It is also frequented by loving couples who tie the knot at this place and make their bond eternal. The centerpiece of the Hellbrunn palace is adorned by the Mannerist Trick fountain, which is a spectacle beyond comparison. The several mechanical and hydraulic attractions of the Trick fountain captivate the visitors and evoke awe in them.Hellbrunn Palace and Trick fountains in Salzburg
The impressive Hochosterwitz Castle is one of the most famous medieval castles in all of Austria. Situated on the Sankt Georgen am Langsee, the 172-meter dolomite rock castle with its 14 fortified gates and sprawling gardens with church squire, has been in existence since the late 9th century and was built by the Osterwitz dynasty. It has been restored now and is one of the most visited tourist destinations if one chooses to get enamored by the medieval architecture and culture of Slavic origin.Hochosterwitz Castle
Vienna is the capital city of Austria and an idyllic Europe site frequented by tourists from all over the world. This has happened since the time of Emperor Maximilian II. The fabled Upper and Lower palaces of the ornate Belvedere are worthy of a visit by the travel enthusiasts who will get enamored by the most exquisite collection of gems, artworks, marble statues, and gaze into the frescoed ceilings. If you are an enthusiast of contemporary art, then you should pay a visit to the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna. Spend your idle afternoons by boarding a bus and setting off for the vineyards just outside Vienna.
The old town of Salzburg is one of those places where you will find tranquility and peace amid a picture-perfect landscape. Since it has been heralded as a spiritual center since the early days of Christianity, hence the air is laden with peaceful hymns and prayers from the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter built in the heart of the Altstadt. The picturesque cemetery and the catacombs will transport you directly to the sets of The Sound of Music.
Innsbruck should be in your Austria Tour to do list for its scenic beauties and its transformation into a winter dream world during the colder months. The splendid Alpine views will be etched in your memories throughout your life as you embark on a hiking trail around Innsbruck. The famous Hofburg palace portrays the most beautiful pieces of 18th century Baroque and Rococo styles. At the same time, the court church or the Hofkirche is considered one of the most delicate depictions of German Renaissance architecture.
The capital city of the southern Austrian province of Styria is a fantastic place, a melting pot of the Renaissance and the Baroque architecture. The main square of the town or Hauptplatz and the Eggenberg palace, as well as the streets and the residential premises, all bear signs of great Baroque and Rococo styles. You can visit the forested hilltop of Schlossberg and walk across the funicular to reach the Uhrturm, which is a clock-tower existing for a few centuries. Visit the artificial Island in the river Mur or visit the futuristic Kunsthaus Graz, which is an amorphous blue structure depicting the marvels of contemporary art.
An hour journey from the south of Vienna will land you at Eisenstadt, the capital of the Austrian province of Burgenland. Being a notable settlement of Germanic tribes during the migration period, Eisenstadt developed as a province for the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III during the medieval ages. It was later destroyed due to the invasion of the Ottoman Turks. Still, much then, the town flourished as a cultural hotspot and the center of musical activity during the residence of the renowned composer Joseph Haydn. You can visit the museums and the famous Esterhazy Palace if you want to get a taste of the town’s architectural glory.
Going swimming in Lake Worthersee is a staple on the cards of most of the tourists who visit the southern Austrian city of Klagenfurt. You can visit the Pyramidenkogel, an elevated peak that offers a view from the Pyramidenkogel observation tower and even strolls across the Minimundus, which takes you into a miniature world exhibiting famous landmarks. The yellow 17th century Old Town Hall of the Alter Platz bears symbols of Baroque and Renaissance architecture.
Spring is the best time to plan a Austria Tour is from April to May and the fall, between September to October, as the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. June to August witnesses peak tourist season in the country.