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More About Austria
Try something different with a Tour Of Austria. It's a great way for a traveller to begin exploring Europe. Combining some of the greatest cultural history and architecture in the world with spectacular landscapes and sights of natural wonder, Austria lies landlocked in central Europe, snugly nestled between the borders of eight other European nations.
Its past is as distinct and fascinating as any country worldwide and nowhere is this better illustrated than through its marvellous architecture and splendid historical monuments.
What sets this country apart, however, is the fact that it is one of the few tour destinations that boasts a wealth of activities regardless of season and that due to the sheer scope and diversity of attractions, even the most discerning of travellers will find something to pique their interest.
Austria deservedly gains recognition as one of the world's top winter sports destinations, with the towering, snow-crowned peaks of the Alps having few equals when it comes to offering the utmost gratification in both vista and activity. Travellers the globe across flock to the pistes, either to partake in some of the innumerable snow-pastimes or simply to enjoy the breathtaking views, but the allure of the country is not limited to the magnificent slopes alone.
The Hapsburgs, once a major and long-ruling family in Europe, were based out of Austria and one of the most remarkable structures of the continent is the Hofburg castle, their former residence in Vienna. With its varied and intriguing architecture displaying a mixture of many different styles because the initial medieval castle was expanded upon time and again over the six centuries they retained power, the Hofburg is unequivocally a must-see attraction when touring the country.
Also of important note are the Schonbrunn castle and the Belvedere castle, both of which can be found in Vienna. Indeed, Vienna itself seems more like a work of art than a city, as to saunter the streets is to experience a sensory delight and a tour not soon forgotten.