Austria tourism: Best Austria attractions for tourists

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Austria is located in Central Europe. This landlocked nation has a temperate and alpine climate. The country’s terrain is mountainous due to the presence of Alps. Austria is well-known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning picturesque landscape. Austria attractions draw more than 20 million tourists every year.

Here is a brief overview of some Austria tourism attractions.

City of Salzburg

This UNESCO World Heritage Site owes much of its Baroque appearance to Italian architects Santini Solari and Vincenzo Scamozzi. The city is well-known for its spires and domes.

Schonbrunn Palace

This wonderful palace is the main attraction in the city of Vienna, the capital of Austria. Tour through the authentically furnished residential and representational rooms of the Imperial family is an amazing experience. The beautiful garden is well-maintained.

Basilica of Mariazell

This is the birth place of Mother Mary and an important pilgrimage destination in Austria. It is also one of the most visited shrines in the world. Wooden image Virgin Mary is honored here.

Belvedere Palace

This famous complex comprises two Baroque palaces, upper and lower Belvedere, the palace stables and the Orangery. You can also find Belvedere Museum here. This palace is well-known for its beautiful ceiling paintings. This beautiful structure stands as an example of Baroque architecture.

Austria tourism

Austria tourism

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Grossglockner High Alpine Road

This road connects Carinthia and Salzburg. Travel on this road through the mountainous terrain is an out-of-the-world experience. You can enjoy amazing views of snow-clad mountains.

Ringstrasse Museum of Fine Arts

This museum is an art lover’s paradise. You can find works of world famous artists like Rembrandt and Vermeer.

Travel Guide – Austria

Giant Ferris Wheel Prater

Prater is an old traditional amusement park. Giant Ferris Wheel is a major attraction here. You can have a wonderful view of the city from the top of the wheel. The prater is a nice place to relax after an exhausting sightseeing tour of the city.

Melk Abbey

Meld Abbey is located on a rocky hill. It has been a center of Christian scholarship ever since it was founded in the later part of the eleventh century. Its library has influenced many during the middle ages.

Austria is a small country. Yet it offers something or the other for people belonging to all age groups. Visit to this amazing country is bound to be an enriching and a refreshing experience.

 

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