Fly to the top 5 destinations in Austria

| February 28, 2013

Austria is famous more as the native land of distinguished classical harmony composers and ice hockey players. It is rich with arts and cultures. It may not be one of the most preferred tourist destinations in the world but if you are more familiar with the place, you will discover its hidden beauty that is filled with so much wonders and memoirs. There are also excellent hotels in Austria that offer universal standard of services. Flights to Austria are also available on the internet and it is not that difficult to travel there. Here are the top five travel destinations in Austria.

  1. Schönbrunn Palace
schonbrunn Palace Garden

schonbrunn Palace Garden

This is the most famous sightseer attraction of Austria. Its exceptional fashion of colonial Baroque painted in the archetypical Hapsburg light yellow makes it the undoubted primary attraction. Schönbrunn is a gigantic composite of diverse and talll buildings (such as the Gloriette or the Palm house) in a beautifully backdropped garden complete with a labyrinth. Schönbrunn was the summer home of the Hapsburg family and the birthplace of Emperor Franz Josef (born 1830). Schönbrunn is also a home to the one of the world’s ancient zoo and it is now even renovated according to the state-of-the-art constructions of the modern day.

  1. The Fortress Hohensalzburg
The Fortress Hohensalzburg

The Fortress Hohensalzburg

This is also one of the oldest castles in Europe. It is significant to the Austria’s history and culture that it is carefully preserved up to this day to picture how beautiful the country is. It is the main marker of Salzburg, the city of Mozart. Towering and standing the old city of Austria, the origin of this castle can be traced back to the 12th century. It ensures power and supremacy over the bishops and leaders of the Roman Catholic Church.

  1. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road

This connects the two regional states of Salzburg and Carinthia over the soaring mountain passes just in the surrounding area of the Grossglockner, known as the Austria’s highest mountain. The road will also lead every tourist to the exciting Hohe Tauern National Park, which will allow them to enjoy a walking and nature experiences. You will go distinctive places of mountains with emerging alpine grazing lands, sweet-smelling mountain forests, enormous rock faces and everlasting frost to the foot of the Grossglockner, the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

  1. Schlossberg Graz
Schlossberg Graz

Schlossberg Graz

The Schlossberg Graz literally means the ‘castle mountain’. It is a castle located on a hill at the center of Graz City in Austria. The Schlossberghas a clock tower that is so famous worldwide as this is the opposite of the traditional clock we are using today. The bigger hand determines the hours and the smaller hand determines the minutes. According to ancient history, this is because, originally, clocks have only one hand that determines the hours only and the other hand was only added later.

  1. The Giant Ferris Wheel
The Giant Ferris Wheel

The Giant Ferris Wheel

This is a well-known landmark in Vienna, Austria. It is an ancient and long-established amusement park between the Danube and the inner city. Ferris wheels are found anywhere in the world but this one is Vienna gives everyone a chance to take pleasure in gazing at the overview of the Viennese City.

 

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