Characterized by baroque architecture, vast green countryside, lofty mountains and grand monuments, Austria is a picture perfect holiday destination. Considered by Many as the European Capitol of Classical Music it is easy to become Immersed in its imperial history, majestic alpine summits and lyrical monuments for a great European experience.
Things to know before visit Austria
Austria has four distinct seasons each with their own temperatures and features. In the eastern parts of Austria, you will experience hot summers, moderate winters and low precipitation. However, the Alpine region will have high precipitation with long winters and short summers.
Steeped in history, Vienna reeks of imperial architecture, grand palaces and musical masterpieces. Its imperial history is clearly visible at the Hofburg palace, a treasure trove of Vienna’s baroque style architecture, a powerful Habsburg empire and regal splendour. The Schloss Schönbrunn, a 19th-century summer residence and the Kunsthistorisches Museum also speak volumes of its magnificent history, majestic art collection and resplendent beauty. Visit this awe inspiring city to relish the grandeur of its monuments and history.
Popular for its lofty peaks and green surroundings, it is a world renowned winter sports hub. However, this postcard perfect town has more than just skiing to offer. It has a fine blend of museums, churches and castles to explore. So get ready to shuttle between the outdoors and historical beauty.
This quaint town of Austria is a sight to behold. Burrowed below the high mountains, this fairy tale perfect town is a tourist’s delight. From daintiness and splendid domes, formidable colonial style fortress to The Sound of Music manicured gardens and burgeoning art culture, Salzburg is a city not to be missed while in Austria.
Austria’s second largest city, Graz is a vibrant student city, infused with museums, natural beauty and mouth watering cuisines. You can relish renaissance architecture and vibrant arts through its museums and also soak in the natural surroundings as the country is dotted with green pastures, tall mountains and a fast flowing river gushing its way down through its center.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: While traveling to Austria it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter as the power sockets being used are type F. The standard frequency is 50 Hz and standard voltage is 230 V.