Austria is a country that combines the old world with the new world in a way that seems so natural. It is nestled in the mountainous Alpine range and it offers some of the most spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes. This country is a mix of history, culture, architecture and natural beauty. So, if you are planning on visiting this beautiful country anytime soon, here are 10 things that you can do there to make the most of your trip.
1. Explore the Eisriesenwelt.
Eisriesenwelt is the biggest ice cave in the world that is also popularly known as the 'World of the Ice Giants.' You can opt for a guided hike to explore the insides of this, 42 kilometres long, icy palace.
2. Enjoy the serenity of Melk Abbey.
Melk Abbey is a well known Benedictine monastery that is home to some of the most stunning religious architecture in Austria. This historical heritage is a must visit, if you are a history lover.
3. Hike the Kitzbüheler Horn.
Kitzbüheler Horn is one of the most spectacular peaks in Austria which is 2,000 meters in height. The view of all the surrounding scenic valleys from the top will surely take your breath away.
4. Visit the Burg Hochosterwitz.
Burg Hochosterwitz is one of the most popular castles in the country that was built during the medieval period. With long, sun-draped courtyards and a sweet chapel, this place will definitely transport you to a different era.
5. Go for a stroll around Hallstatt.
Hallstall is one of the most prettiest Alpine towns that exist in Austria. This town even has a cave lying under it so it is the perfect spot to go to, if you want to enjoy the local scenery and beauty of this quaint place.
6. Enjoy the views at the Franz-Josefs-Höhe.
Situated on the mighty Hohe Tauern Mountain Range, Franz-Josefs-Höhe is a popular vantage point located at a height of 2,422 meters which can give you the best panoramic views in the whole of Austria. From here, you'll also be able to see the iconic Grossglockner, the highest mountain in the country.
7. Go to Admont Abbey Library.
The Admont Abbey Library, is one of the largest monastic library in the world that was built during the 18th century. This magnificent masterpiece is decorated with frescoes and the light inside, is reflected by gold, which creates an overwhelming aura.
8. Go skiing in Arlberg.
Alberg is a famous ski resort in Austria that is jam-packed with tourists during the winter months. Both, professional and beginner skiers can visit Alberg to indulge in fun adventure sports. Don't worry, you can also take up skiing classes, if you aren't to sure of your skills.
9. Visit lake Schlegeis.
Schlegeis lake and four other artificial lakes that are surrounded with mountains create a staggering landscape in Zillertal valley. You could go for a stroll or hike to the top of one of the surrounding mountains to get a stunning view of the lake from the top.
10. Visit Salzburg, the historic city in Austria.
Salzburg, embedded in the Alpine surroundings, offers a variety of cultural and historical sites with great architecture. This place has always been a cultural hub so you can opt for a guided tour around the city to know more about the history of this place.
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