There’s so much to do in Austria, from exploring historic castles and palaces to skiing some of the world’s finest alpine slopes. All the choices you’ll have to make when planning your trip can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve tried to make your task easier by compiling a list of our favorite experiences and discoveries. In this guide you’ll find the kind of candid advice we’d give our close friends.
Vienna is a cultural haven, with a district full of art museums, a dance center and a children’s museum and theater. Music lovers can attend Vienna State Opera concerts and view the homes of composers like Mozart and Haydn. At the Hofburg Palace – home to museums, the Schmetterlinghaus (butterfly museum), the Austrian President’s office, the Vienna Boys Choir and the Spanish Riding School – visitors can watch the famous Lipizzaner stallions perform. Architectural landmarks such as the gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral shouldn’t be missed. .