Sights in Austria

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Austria is one of the most historically significant and geographically magnificent spots in Europe. The ice caves, dancing waterfalls, animal-infested dark green forests and parks and some lovely architecture define Austria. The country has many great places that attract thousands of tourists from all over the world to view Austria Sights.

Vienna

Vienna, the capital of Austria, carries lots of history as well as beauty with it. Austrian Belvedere Gallery, located on southern slope near Karlsplatz, is a summer palace originally built for Prince Eugene in 17th century. The residential complex is comprised of two gigantic buildings. The interior is equally beautiful with well-decorated walls and great rolling staircases. Eroica House, or more popularly known as the Beethoven Memorial House, is a great place for any music lover. The collection and the story on the walls of the great musician will certainly impress you. Belvedere buildings were constructed in the medieval ages in a baroque style that continues to impress visitors with its beauty and grandeur in this century.

Salzburg

Salzburg is famous as the birthplace for the great musician, Mozart. The house of Mozart is well-preserved and is a great tourist attraction. Hohensalzburg Fortress, some 150 meters above the town, was constructed in the 11th century. This is the biggest preserved castle in Europe. The view from the top of the castle is breathtaking. If you are lucky then you may find yourself in the midst of some classical music event in the fortress. Salzburg Cathedral is one of oldest Renaissance buildings in Europe. The church was destroyed several times during 10th, 16th and 20th centuries. The recent church was built in 1959 but the lower levels of the church still preserve the prized Renaissance paintings and frescos. You must not miss the 4000-pipe organ. St. Peters is one of the oldest churches in Europe. It became famous after it was used in the Hollywood blockbuster movie “The Sound of Music.”

Eisriesenwelt Caves

Eisriesenwelt Caves are one of the most popular tourist spots in Austria. The caves are situated near the city of Salzburg. These caves, perched at an altitude of over 5000 feet, stay frozen throughout the year. A tour through the caves will give you wonderful views of the ice formations, frozen waterfalls and gigantic ice columns.

Krimml Falls

Located in the north of Austria, Krimml Falls is a great crowd-puller. This waterfall is the longest in Europe and with its huge water flow and the dazzling beauty, it draws thousands of holiday makers during summer. During winter this place is equally popular among the tourists because the area is an excellent skiing spot.

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