Europe

Austria

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  • Vienna
  • 8.5 million
  • German
  • Euro
about Austria

The mountains make it, but there’s certainly more to Austria than its alpine landscape. The cities are also places of great beauty and each boasts a medley of food, ideas and art sure to satisfy the most ravenous of cultural travellers.

Vienna is its heartbeat, and a city that is both cutting edge and deeply tied to its empirical roots – no more so than during Ball Season, when the city hosts hundreds of formal high-society galas. Vienna’s cvibrancy is due, in part, to the ruling and highly regarded intelligentsia, none more famous than the late Sigmund Freud, whose home office is one of Austria’s most popular attractions. So feast your eyes on Klimt’s gold-leaf paintings, gorge on game meats and cheese spätzle (noodles), then take to the couch for a bout of psychoanalysis.

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ICE Q, AUSTRIA

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ST. ANTON, AUSTRIA

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OBERLANGENFELD, AUSTRIA

Way up in the mountains the words Aqua Dome must mean relaxation with a...

Way up in the mountains the words Aqua Dome must mean relaxation with a view,...

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

It started as a TV gimmick almost 20 years ago to give Germany’s B-listers...

It started as a TV gimmick almost 20 years ago to give Germany’s B-listers amusing...

SAALBACH HINTERGLEMM, AUSTRIA

This alpine hideaway blends traditional Austrian charm with minimalist design...

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