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Austria sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Austria is famous for its excellent ski resorts, picturesque nature and numerous historic landmarks. Vienna is the most interesting city from the cultural point of view. During many centuries St. Stephen’s Cathedral has been considered the symbol of the city. Vienna is an old city and numerous historic buildings and places are treated with great care here, so in Vienna you will find many beautiful churches and castles, such as St. Ruprecht’s Church, Vatican Church, Schoenbrunn Castle, Belveder Castle, St. Bernard Chapel, Parliament House and Town hall. Just like most capitals, Vienna is home to numerous museums – Historic Museum, several Art Museums, Graphics Museum and Albertine Gallery. The former imperial residence Hofburg is worth close attention. The building of the residence took place in the 13th century. The treasury that is located in Hofburg stores many rare artifacts that once belonged to the Order of Golden Fleece. The Crown of the Holy Roman Empire is, without a doubt, the most famous and precious exhibit of the museum complex. The crown was made yet in 962 A.D.
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Vienna suburbs are also rich in landmarks. The most popular excursions here include a visit to Durnstein Castle and ancient monasteries. The internationally famous Vienna Forest is located approximately 70 kilometers away from the city. This is a big and beautiful nature reserve that will please all tourists who enjoy walking.
Salzburg is another popular tourist city. The most famous landmark here is the cathedral that dates back to the 8th century. The sanctuary is surrounded by three large squares that are also the location of such famous places as house of Mozart, Baroque Museum, Hellbrunn Palace and several beautiful fountains. There is a small village of Tennenhebirge located near the city. This village is famous for Eisriesenwelt Caves. The caves are spectacular, their beauty is so striking that they are also called “The World of Ice Giants”. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Every year a small town of Innsbruck attracts many visitors who come to see Ambras Castle that was built in the 16th century. Tourists, who enjoy long walks in beautiful places, are recommended to visit Kitzbuhel. Other popular tourist destinations include sport resorts of Karnische, Arlberg, and Baden. They feature modern infrastructure, quality ski slopes, luxury hotels and rich choice of entertainment centers. Baden is more famous for its balneology complexes, there are several dozen hot water springs there. This is one of the oldest and most famous health centers in Europe that has been popular for over a century.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks in Austria
♥   Nature Park 'Blockheide-Eibenstein' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Buchenberg' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Dobersberg' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Donau-Auen' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Eichenhain' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin restaurants in Austria
♥   Restaurant 'Edvard' Wien. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Eisvogel' Wien. Type - Austrian. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Esszimmer' Salzburg. Type - Creative|Classic cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Fabios' WIEN. Type - Italian. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Feuerwehr-Wagner' WIEN. Type - Country. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Austria
♥   Castle 'Burg Bruck' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Burg Clam' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Burg Deutschlandsberg' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Burg Dürnstein' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Burg Falkenstein' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Austria open for public
♥   Palace 'Schönbrunn Palace' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Austria from our review series

Hallstatt Village

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
The picturesque town of Hallstatt is hidden in the Austrian Alps. The settlement is located on the shores of the lake. Despite the fact that it’s quite difficult to get to the town, it is visited by thousands of tourists every year. One of the main attractions is the Hallstatt Salt Mine that is one of the oldest in the world. Its development has begun more than 3 000 years ago. In the 19th century, the archaeological research was first carried on the territory of the modern village and its surroundings. In the course of excavations, scientists were able to detect traces of more than 2 000 graves, which were created as far back as the Iron Age. This unique discovery allowed Hallstatt to be considered one of the oldest settlements in Europe.

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Dachstein Sky Walk

From the series “Elegant architectural structures for fans of skywalks”
It’s possible to find amazing architectural monuments even in the most hidden corners of the planet. The bridge built on the Dachstein glacier is an excellent example. This spectacular bridge with an observation deck, which is the final element of the structure, is situated in the Austrian town of Dachstein. The sight was built at the terminal cable car station, high in the mountains. Using the lift, travelers can climb to an altitude of 2 700 meters. After that they will be able to stroll through the beautiful glass bridge and admire the panoramic view of the mountains.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum

From the series “Famous museums of world celebrities”
One of the most famous museums in the world is located in the Austrian village of Thal. It is dedicated to the legendary actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The place of the museum location was not chosen by chance, as Tal village is home to the world-famous actor. It was decided to open the museum in the house where Schwarzenegger has spent the first 19 years of his life. The museum opened on 7 October 2011. The history of the sight is very interesting. The idea belongs to the best friend of the actor, Peter Urdlen.

A few years before the museum's opening, the author said that he wants to assemble a collection of things associated with the actor. A few years later, Urdlen confessed that they were necessary for him to be exhibited in the unique museum. Today, the collection presented in the old … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Austria

Vienna
Belvedere. Belvedere is a romantic park with numerous ponds, waterfalls, and two palaces. Do not forget to visit the Upper Belvedere, which is home to several museums. In 1955 the Grand Ballroom of the Palace was the place where the document declaring the independence of Austria was signed - after the Second World War the country was not independent for ten more years. Thus, Vienna, as well as Berlin, was divided between the allies. Strangely, this historical fact is usually little-known in … Read more
Salzburg
The Franziskaner Church and the Collegium Church. Both the churches are located close to each other, and both are definitely worth visiting. The Collegium Church is a university church, so its main altar is mostly decorated with science related motives. This is a beautiful church made in the baroque style in contrast to somewhat formless Franziscaner Church built in the XIII century and rebuilt several times. During some time the Franziscaner Church was the cathedral one, but then the … Read more
Zell am See
This town provides its visitors with numerous opportunities and invites people to see something new. The main sights of this place include St. Hippolytus (Catholic) church, Evangelic Kirche, and the local town hall with an amazing art gallery. Museum of National History exhibits the items that depict the history of the town starting from ancient times. Lovers of antiques will be surely interested in visiting Prilau Fortress. Your walk along the medieval streets will bring a true pleasure. … Read more
Innsbruck
Ferdinandeum. The Ferdinandeum Museum exhibits a collection of the National Museum of Tyrol. The “Art” section is represented not only by priceless works of old masters, such as Rembrandt and Bruegel, but also by works of modern Austrian artists, such as Klimt and Kokoschka. The “Patriotic Hall” is dedicated to the history of the Andreas Hofer time. Hofkirche Church features another noteworthy collection of art. . The church is located approximately opposite to Hofburg, and it was … Read more
Kitzbuhel
The Local History Museum will provide you with the information about the history and culture of this place. The exhibition of the museum is located in one of the ancient castles of Kitzbuehel. Here are gathered rich collections of items starting from prehistoric times and up to the prosperity of the Bronze era. Among the sights present in Kitzbuehel we should definitely mention Alpine Flower Garden that offers to its visitors a large collection featuring wide choice of wonderful mountain … Read more
Badgastein
First guests started appearing in Bad Gastein yet in the 19th century. At that time the resort was famous mostly for its thermal springs that are rich in radon. A vacation in Bad Gastein was a prerogative of the rich. It was the favorite vacation destination for Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria and Emperor Wilhelm I. Sigmund Freud arrived there in the beginning of the 20th century. The famous physiologist fell in love with the picturesque place and lived in Bad Gastein 7 years. 1905 was an … Read more

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