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A federation of 9 districts situated in Central Europe, Austria is a mountainous country, dominated by Alps and Pre Alps.
Due to its spectacular landscape, to its wonderful cities and facilities for winter sports, Austria is one of the most demanded destination of Europe to book your vacation.
Vienna is one of the most visited European capitals due to its numerous attractions: Hofburg, the great Palace Schonbrunn, the famous entertainment park Prater, the elegant Ringstrasse or Kartner Strasse. It is well known as a musical centre due to the Vienna Opera but in the same time for jazz concerts and pop music concerts.
Vienna is also famous for Mariahilfer area and the South Commercial Centre, a real paradise for the shopping fans.
During the Christmas Vacation and New Year Eve, the city is brighter than ever, offering an incredible show to its visitors. The Christmas Market organisation announces the beginning of winter vacation with numerous concerts, shows and the famous market, the city attraction.
Called “the city of the hearts”, it was Europe cultural capital in 2003.
A walk in Graz, the second important city of Austria, becomes a travel along the centuries. Middle age buildings, historical monuments, palaces, museums and churches were only few reasons for including this city in UNESCO patrimony as one of the best kept city of Europe.
Capital of Tyrol region, it is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, comparing with the ones of the same size.
Its special charm is certainly due to its geographic position: surrounded by mountains. Innsbruck, meaning “bridge over river Inn”, is compact and very easy to be explored by walking. Innsbruck is famous all over the world for the possibilities offered for winter sports. There are 5 ski slopes at Olympic standards. It was two times host for the Winter Olympic Games, in 1964 and 1976. On the Stubai glacier, 40 km far from Innsbruck there are ski conditions all the year long, an ideal place to rent vacation homes and cottages.
Salzburg is one of the great European cultural cities. Picturesque alleys, churches, the famous citadel, the surrounding landscape are only few of the touristic and cultural wealth of this city. As hometown of Mozart, Salzburg is a city of music, of festivals, but in the same time of baroque and Italian buildings. It is too, a cultural and educational centre.
Villach is situated in the middle of Carinthia region, having a good position for exploring the entire lakes district. In the city centre there is Hauptplatz. The touristic attraction of the city is the central market linked by a bridge over river Drau, with the Northern side of the city.