Austria A Great Holiday In Central Europe

Austria is the cynosure of all the tourist destinations in the world. As of 2007, the country ranked 9th in the international tourism receipts. Tourism here forms a significant part of the country's economy as it contributes to about 9% of the gross domestic product. If you want a hiatus from your everyday busy life, then Austria is the country where you must plan a holiday destination.

Located in central Europe, this highly mountainous country is surrounded by Slovenia, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland on all the sides. The best way to reach this country is through flights. Many flights regularly operate from Washington, Chicago, and Toronto to Vienna.

There are three significant sightseeing places in Austria, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Vienna. All of them have something special in them. You can find about them in brief details, below.

Alpine Jewel: Innsbruck: Surrounded by beautiful nature and mountains on all sides, there are some reasons to holiday in the capital city of Tyrolean. The marvelous architecture of the Imperial Palace will leave you speechless, the enthralling mountain adventure and hiking boots are bound to give you an adrenaline rush. Innsbruck's Nordkette cable railways are one of the most exciting experiences where tourists can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Tyrolean Alps.

Among other attractions, there is Nordkette Mountain Range which is situated near Karwendel Alpenpark. The place is the most extensive natural reserve with rich biodiversity. You will have a wonderful time spending time amongst the various flora and fauna. Adlerweg or Eagle trail provides stunning views of the mountain life. To enjoy trekking at its best hikers can climb the beautiful alpine of Innsbruck area. Tourists can also enjoy a steel cable ride that offers top views of the Nordkette mountain range.


Modern Art in Salzburg: If you want to witness some of the spectacular architecture during your holidays in Austria, then you must not give a miss to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Salzburg foundation was set up in the year 2001 with the purpose of creating thought-provoking creative ideas in the field of architecture. A two hours trip is enough for a visitor to discover the beautiful examples of architectural design. Few examples of exceptionally beautiful architecture inside Salzburg are the Anselm Kiefer, the Mario Merz, Marina Abramovic and the Vanitas.

Vienna: Vienna is one of the favorite destinations of the tourists as there are some activities that one can do. Starting from shopping to visiting a spa to purchasing antique items, everything is available here. Every year about 300 Opera Balls is held here. This grand occasion enables tourists to shake a leg with each other and also with well-known stars from the world of music.

One can also shop for many antique items here. Dorotheum is an auction house that dates back its foundation to 1707. You can get here numerous antique pieces as well as souvenirs here which you can take yourself at home. If you are planning to purchase designer made apparels, then you can get many of them as there are numerous designer made clothes such as Hermes, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and much more.