Austria: City Breaks

Austria City Breaks

‘Music and culture’ best sums up a city break in Austria. Whether you want to visit Mozart’s charming hometown Salzburg, or admire the dramatic gothic architecture of Vienna, Austria offers a wealth of culture for a weekend getaway. Salzburg is drenched in tradition and historical sights; cobbled streets, fountains and gardens; churches and romantic castles. You’ll find tributes to Mozart everywhere, with highly recommended experiences such as ‘The Mozart Dinner Concert’, where guests enjoy Mozart’s music while tucking into gourmet food from his era. In contrast to the quiet elegance of Salzburg, a Vienna break offers visitors vibrant nightlife, excellent shopping and a more cosmopolitan feel. Once the capital of the Holy Roman Empire in the middle ages, Vienna remains architecturally stunning and is ranked third in the world for quality of life. A city break in Graz is also a great idea for the culture-hungry tourist; this colourful city, once again steeped in history, enjoyed its status as Culture Capital of Europe in 2003. Innsbruck, in the heart of the Tyrol region, should equally not be overlooked as a fantastic Austrian city break destination. With pretty renaissance architecture encircled by mountains, this city allows you to combine a ski break with a city getaway and is the perfect choice for a winter holiday.