Serving Countries
Austria



Vienna
Capital of Austria
Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildingsdisplay works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.
The elegant Ring Road around the Innere Stadt district features government and public buildings including the 18th-century Burgtheater, where the Vienna State Opera presents numerous productions yearly and hosts the annual Vienna Opera Ball, one of a series of glittering city events. The Hofburg Imperial Palace has lavish Habsburg apartments and hosts displays by the Spanish Riding School’s renowned Lipizzaner stallions. A symbol of the city, Gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral sports a colorful tile roof. The Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel in the Prater park has far-reaching rooftop views.


Salzburg
City in Austria
Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right. The Altstadt birthplace of famed composer Mozart is preserved as a museum displaying his childhood instruments.
In the Neustadt, the neoclassical Mirabell Palace formed a backdrop to the film "The Sound of Music." On a hilltop in the Altstadt, the imposing medieval Hohensalzburg Fortress has richly decorated Gothic chambers and a museum. The DomQuartier includes the baroque archbishops’ palace and the 17th-century cathedral with its 4,000-pipe organ. Close to Mozart's birthplace is the charming Getreidegasse shopping street. To the south is Renaissance Hellbrunn Palace, with a pleasure garden containing "trick" fountains, plus the neighboring city zoo.



Innsbruck
City in Austria
Innsbruck, capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol, is a city in the Alps that's long been a destination for winter sports. Innsbruck is also known for its Imperial and modern architecture. The Nordkette funicular, with futuristic stations designed by architect Zaha Hadid, climbs up to 2,256m from the city center for skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months.
The centerpiece of Innsbruck’s medieval Altstadt (old town) is the Goldenes Dachl, an iconic, circa-1500 landmark with an elaborate Gothic balcony and copper-tiled roof. The Hofburg imperial palace affords a glimpse into the decadent Habsburg dynasty via guided tours. At the 16th-century Hofkirche (Court Church), statues, including German artist Albrecht Dürer's King Arthur, surround a memorial to Emperor Maximilian I. The Tyrolean State Museum houses works by Austrian artists such as Paul Troger, Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka. The Tyrolean Folk Art Museum has cultural artifacts dating back hundreds of years.