Alpine landscapes with the Danube river running through, fairy tale castles and abbeys, and one of the finest traditions of music, art and culture in the world, make Austria a must at least once in a lifetime.
Strategically situated in the heart of Central Europe, it has been a cultural, political and historical fulcrum in the continent. The capital of the Hapsburg Empire, several vestiges and priceless artifacts dating back to this era are beautifully preserved even today. Indulge in Austria’s exquisite gastronomic heritage – from excellent wines to sumptuous pastries. Explore the classical architecture of the Hofburg Palace precinct or meander among the colorful streets of the Jugendstil district of Vienna’s architectural genius, Otto Wagner. From Bruegel to Klimt, art has no bounds. Whether it’s a Mozart operetta in Salzburg, or Die Fledermaus at the Vienna StadtOpera, there’s a harmony at every turn in this incredible country. Boat down the Danube or take a bicycle ride through the countryside. Let Exeter International’s expert guides take you into the hidden corners of this stunning country.