Austria Tourist Guide
A river cruise along the Danube introduces you to the cities of
Linz, Melk and Vienna, a chance to immerse yourself in classical
European culture, art and heritage. Linz, Austria's third-largest
town, sits on both banks of the Danube and is a busy river port and
an important industrial town with a delightful old centre. Melk is
home to the fabulous Abbey from where you get a splendid view of
the Danube River Valley. Austria boasts one of the most beautiful
sections of the Danube, the Wachau Valley, where you cruise through
the heart of the country's wine producing region, amongst vineyards
and picturesque riverside villages.
Austria's wonderful capital Vienna spreads along both sides of
the River Danube at the foothills of the Alps. The city of music is
a vibrant blend of Baroque architecture with a dash of art nouveau.
Circling the old town is the striking revivalist architecture of
the Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard. On a cruise visit by
riverboat, take the opportunity to reserve a seat at a music
concert or a night at the opera.
Austria is diverse and rich in culture, with spectacular scenery
and enormous variety to offer throughout the winter and summer
seasons. It is a country of startling contrasts, from the Alps in
the west to the Danube River Basin in the east.
Vienna's buildings range from the charming Opera House to the
monumental Natural History Museum. Nestled throughout the city are
the graceful art-nouveau buildings of turn-of-the century
architects Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos. The buildings are one of the
many remnants of the artistic and intellectual flowering that took
place in Vienna at the turn of the century. Of course, the
buildings and the city's history is only a backdrop for the daily
culture that can still be found in the concert halls, opera houses,
A land of dizzying peaks, cobalt lakes and rushing rivers
creates a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor pursuits and
freewheeling along the Danube is no exception. It is a world of
splendour that awaits you here: Rich cultural treasures, an
enchanting river valley, and a sun-caressed wine region - a
complete work of art.
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