The sound of music, cowbells and opera coupled with
awe-inspiring mountain ranges, flower spotted meadows and
snow-covered chalets make Austria the perfect destination for the
discerning Alpine traveller. Couple this with Austria's excellent
musical traditions, its superb gastronomic culture and several
glittering azure lakes and you have a recipe for excellent central
European experiences and adventures. From the imperial charm of
Vienna, the grand capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to the
heady peaks of Innsbruck in the Tyrol, the appeal of Austria can be
found across the country.
Running through the heart of Austria from its source in Germany
is the infinitely beautiful Danube River. Immortalised in Johan
Strauss' famous waltz, The Blue Danube, this river is every mile
the classic European river, tracking through rolling hills,
majestic palaces, magical castles and hand-crafted villages.