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  • 1 Maximilian's Mausoleum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Domplatz A - 6020 Innsbruck

    The surprising Mausoleum of Emperor Maximilian I recalls the glory of a man who turned the Habsburg's into one of Europe's greatest dynasties. This is undoubtedly the most important specimen of German Renaissance sculpture, as well as an extraordinar..

  • 2 Tyrolean Folklore Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Universitätsstr. 2 A - 6020 Innsbruck

    The Tyrolean Folklore Museum is dedicated to the cultural traditions of the region (straddling both sides of the border with Italy). The fine panelled interiors recreate peasant, middle-class and aristocratic life through the Gothic, Renaissance and ..

  • 3 Zeughaus Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Herrengasse 16 A - 8011 Graz

    Behind the walls of a prestigious-looking palace and forerunner of German Baroque, the Graz Arsenal shelters the only arms collection of its kind in the world. When arriving from the lively and busy Herrengasse, you are suddenly projected three centu..

  • 4 The Hofburg Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Michaelerkuppel A - 1010 Wien

    A former imperial palace, the majestic Hofburg was the Habsburg winter residence until 1918. An extraordinary range of buildings and historic collections, it has been added to down the centuries with each period leaving its mark; pomp, charm and extr..

  • 5 Museum of Fine Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Kunsthistoriches Museum - Maria-Theresien Platz A - 1010 Wien

    The Habsburg passion for art is legendary. Over the centuries they built a collection which, thanks to their knowledge and taste, is without equal in terms of both variety and quality. The five departments range from Eastern, Greek and Roman antiquit..

  • 6 St Stephen's Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Stephansplatz 3 A - 1010 Wien

    With the familiar «Steffl», its elegant spire soaring to the skies at a height of 137m, St Stephen's Cathedral, with its varnished roofs and mass of carved stonework, is the monument that is most symbolic of the city of Vienna. Often damaged by war b..

  • 7 Schönbrunn Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Schöbrunner A - 1130 Wien

    Originally a hunting lodge, Schönbrunn became Maria Theresa's sumptuous summer residence with aspirations to rival Versailles. The Empress commissioned Nikolaus Pacassi to finish it in a near- Classical Baroque style, inspired by French taste. The to..

  • 8 The Wachau Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - 3390 Melk

    This fertile and picturesque region lies along the section of the Danube between Melk and Krems, and blends a mix of landscapes: terraced vineyards, churches, castles, towns... Charming villages punctuate the river banks, ruined castles stand atop ro..

  • 9 Zugspitze Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - 6632 Ehrwald

    A 4.5km-long route from Ehrwald runs between Larchen and Buchen to Obermoos, where the Zugspitze Tyrolean cable car lower station is locatated. On arriving at the the top, the view southwards takes in the snow-covered peaks of Hohe Tauern, the Tyrole..

  • 10 Grossglockner High Alpine Route Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - 5700 Zell-am-See

    This famous Austrian tourist route is composed of two branches, the first leading to the summit of the Edelweißspitz, the second to the Franz-Josephs-Höhe terrace, from where there is a view of the highest peak in the Austrian Alps, the Grossglockner..

  • 11 Karwendel Mountains Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - 6215 Achensee

    Lying between the Tyrol and Bavaria, the "Alpenpark Karwendel" nature reserve was established in 1928. Four mountain chains (north Karwendel, Vomper Kette, Gleirsch-Halltal-Kette and the northern chain overlooking Innsbruck) and the three m..

  • 12 The Kaunertal Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - 6522 Prutz

    This long valley is served by the Kaunertaler Gletscher-Panoramastraße, one of Europe's highest roads peaking at 2 750m, and making for an ideal excursion. As well as splendid scenery and an important reservoir (at Gepatsch, the largest in western Au..

  • 13 Wilhering Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Linzer Str. 4 A - 4073 Wilhering

    The buildings of this Cistercian monastery and its church stand upstream from Linz on the south bank of the Danube. Originally Romanesque in style, it was to later become a Rococo masterpiece. On 6 March 1733, the monastic buildings were badly damage..

  • 14 Pitztal Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - Sankt-Leonhard-im-Pitztal

    Running north to south, this long valley flanked by the Kaunertal to the west and the Ötztal to the east is renowned for the extraordinary high mountain landscapes of its hinterland. It opens out onto a cirque glacier dominated by Wildspitze (3 774m)..

  • 15 The Salzkammergut Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - 5020 Salzburg

    Traditionally associated with health and wealth, salt gave its name to the Salzkammergut and, until relatively recently, a leading economic role. Some 76 lakes, including those of St Wolfgangsee, Attersee and Gosaus, plus countless summits and the im..

  • 16 Hunerkogel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - Ramsau

    The Dachstein-Sud cable car ascent up the vertical face of Hunerkogel is vertiginous. On arrival, there is a fine view south over the Schladming Tauern and it highest peak, Hochgolling. Closer by stand the formidable Hoher Dachstein and Koppenkarstei..

  • 17 Hofburg : Treasury Room Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Cour des Suisses 1 A - 1010 Wien

    A treasury is recorded here in the 14C. In 1747, Maria Teresa located it in this part of the palace, where it subsequently grew to acommodate an increasing collection. The imperial treasure includes mementoes, sacred and personal Habsburg relics. The..

  • 18 Abbey of Melk Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Stiftsweg A - 3390 Melk

    The Abbey of Melk, a Baroque masterpiece, proudly perched on its hillock overlooking the Danube, offers visitors its golden tints, marble and stuccowork. After the Emperor'sGallery, the Marble Hall and Library, the abbey church will surprise you by i..

  • 19 Schloss Esterházy Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Esterházyplatz A - 7000 Eisenstadt

    This was one of the favourite residences of the Esterhazy family, who helped the Habsburg establish their rule in Hungary. From 1663 to 1672, on the site of a Medieval fortress, Prince Paul Esterhazy commissioned Carlone to build this quadrilateral f..

  • 20 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Domplatz 11 A - 9342 Gurk

    Gurk Cathedral is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture that remained almost forgotten before being rediscovered in the late 19C. Its works of art include the exterior West Porch foliage decoration, interior Episcopal Chapel Romanesque murals, the..

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