Mozart, The Sound of Music and the sparkling Alps have all had their effect on Austria’s cities. Of course the capital Vienna is a must-see, check out the Naschmarkt, an eclectic market in the Museum Quarter. Board the ÖBB railjet train through Austria from Salzburg to the city of Linz and experience the vibrant music scene and the numerous art galleries and museums on offer.
Enjoy Austria by train and you’ll experience stunning mountain scenery, lush alpine meadows, historic towns and picturesque villages. The Stone Age settlements and Roman archaeological sites of Carnuntum are also well worth a visit.
Austria is well-known for hand-painted porcelain, Mozart candles and the Swarovski Crystal factory in the Alps. And surely those you’ve left behind would love a chocolate 3D fairy house based on the Brothers Grimm fairytales, available at specialist confectioners.
Don’t visit Austria on a diet! Traditional Wiener Schnitzel (fried veal), Tafelspitz (lean boiled beef) and goulash (soup) are standard on the menu, and are truly delicious. The coffee shop culture is still going strong – afternoons are spent sipping steaming melange and indulging in the authentic world-renowned chocolate cake, Sacher-Torte.
Board the old 19th-century Zillertalbahn Steam Train and revel in an adventurous and nostalgic journey. Gaze at picturesque Austrian scenery, and enjoy the romantic ride across unspoilt nature landscapes.
The national railway company of Austria is ÖBB.
A EurailPass valid in Austria is also valid on the railway lines from Ebenfurt to Sopron (Hungary) operated by the private railway company ROeEE
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