Art, architecture, adventure and Alps... Austria in a nutshell! This historic Alpine nation offers cultural cities and jaw-dropping landscapes.
The Austrian capital, Vienna, is the epitome of a regal European city. The home of classical music, this is a creative and academic hub which played host to Beethoven, Strauss and Einstein. Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, is a picture-postcard city which won the affections of a generation thanks to the 'Sound of Music'.
The Austrian Alps offer exquisite vistas and year-round attractions, from adrenaline pursuits in summer to world class ski resorts in winter.
Whether Beethoven or Mozart would have gone paragliding or skydiving, no-one will ever know... but we reckon that they'd have been quite the snowboarders!
The best way to explore Insta-worthy Vienna? Getting up close and personal with Austria’s historic Habsburg rulers and the awe-inspiring architecture built during their long reign. Let the storybook scenery unfold by strolling through Old Town and checking out the beautiful royal boulevard, Ringstrasse. Next up: the grand gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, summer residence of the former royals and Austria’s answer to Versailles.
When in Vienna, do as the music-loving Viennese do! If you aren’t convinced about the importance of art and culture here, take one look at the beautiful facades of Vienna’s theatres and the Vienna State Opera. You’ll quickly agree that music is kind of a big deal here. Culture tip: you’ll fall even more in love with Vienna thanks to our top optional, the Sounds of Vienna Orchestra.
Not only a city of classical music, Vienna lights up at night with hip bars and hangouts that cater to whatever you’re vibin’ on. From scoping out iconic music venues to serious dance sessions, Topdeck’s tips for the best Vienna nightlife spots will make your time here unforgettable. Besides, no one remembers the nights you got plenty of sleep!