Austria: Enjoy the Beauty and Culture of a City over Coffee
Known for its historically rich art and culture as well as breathtaking scenery, Austria is the place to go to if you’re looking to find amazing sights both inside and outside the country’s cities. It is also known for its laid back, coffee shop-like lifestyle.
Much like the rest of Europe, Austria also boasts of its artistic expression, such as the classical music featured in the Vienna State Opera as well as many folk music, the most famous of which is yodelling. Being rich in Roman Catholic tradition, the country is also rich in infrastructure, including Minoritenkirche, one of the world’s largest cathedrals. Visitors also go for the famous Austrian castles, especially the Schonbronne, which is part of the United Nations World Cultural Heritage Sites list.
One unique feature of Austria is the Austrian Alps, which is one of the largest natural tourist attractions in the world. The majestic mountain range do not only give climbers, hikers and bikers access to magnificent views of the clear lakes and thick forests, but they are also home to many charming villages that are perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life.
[quote_colored name=”” icon_quote=”no”]Today, Austria is home to one of the world’s largest collections of art. Go to Salzburg to find various art galleries featuring contemporary European artwork and sculptures.[/quote_colored] The Haus der Musik is a museum in Vienna, covering 5,000 sq. ft. dedicated solely to the experience of music, featuring both classic and contemporary works. Go north of Vienna to find the Essl Collection of Klosternueberg, which has paintings way back to 1945, making it one of the country’s most comprehensive collections of post-war art. Finally, there is the Museum of Fine Arts back in Vienna, where the works once patronized by the House of Hapsburg are displayed, including a wide selection of the works of Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
With all that, Austria is definitely the place for those looking to enjoy great scenery, culture, and a laid back lifestyle in both the urban and rural spheres.