Austria is a wonderful combination of a rich history, opulent Baroque architecture, breathtaking mountain scenery, stylish ski resorts and an artistic and academic culture that has produced one of the greatest composers of all time—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—and one of Europe’s most radical thinkers – Sigmund Freud. Johann Strauss’s “Blue Danube Waltz,” captures the elegance of the Austrian Empire that is echoed in Vienna’s architecture, plus, its reputation for coffee and sensational cakes, like the Sachertorte, is unequalled.
Explore Austria’s beautiful Tyrol and its regional capital Innsbruck with its imaginative combination of Medieval, Imperial and Modern architecture exemplified by the futuristic funicular climbs to Nordpark ski resort. The country’s capital Vienna is possibly one of the most visually romantic cities in Europe and its art galleries, opera house, palaces and the magnificent Ringstrasse boulevard are just a very small selection of Vienna’s attractions. Salzburg, on the German border, is both the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” And, you must not miss the Hellbrunn Palace or the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Linz is one of Austria’s most picturesque cities; situated on two banks of the Danube, it has attracted a number of creative residents over the centuries and it’s an excellent base for exploring northern Austria. Graz, is also popular with travellers and its abundance of Baroque buildings has made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also birthplace of another famous Austrian – Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Austria has fast, well-maintained motorways that provide very enjoyable driving conditions right across the country. It can even boast one of the most beautiful scenic routes in Europe; the Grossglockner High Alpine Road that takes you through sensational scenery at an altitude of 2,504 metres for 48 kms. Due to Austria’s weather condition the road is only open from May to October, but you could enjoy its 36 bends in a Mercedes M Class or a very classy Ferrari FF four-wheel drive. A visit to Vienna deserves an elegant vehicle and the Maserati Gran Turismo certainly ticks that box.
The capital of Austria’s famously beautiful Tyrol region is a stunning sight. The 2000 metre-high peaks of the Nordkette range surrounds Innsbruck, and you can travel from the centre of this impressive and historic city to an Alpine meadow filled with Edelweiss in minutes rather than hours. Visit Innsbruck in both summer and winter and you’ll find plenty to entertain you.
Innsbruck’s medieval Aldstadt is like a scene from a picture book and the grandiose Hofburg palace that dominates it demands attention, just as Archduke Sigmund the Rich intended. Innsbruck is synonymous with Olympic skiing and apart from the Olympia Skiworld there is also the Bergisel, which is a glass and steel ski jump that appears to rise into the sky above the city. Visit the trendy Hofgarten Café where DJs play sets while you enjoy a traditional beer and if you’re looking for a classy restaurant then Chez Nico combines Austrian sophistication with cooking from a Parisian chef.
There are few cities that so resoundingly carry you back to a former era, another century really, when an Emperor ruled much of Europe and people travelled in coaches and attended balls. And that is much of Vienna’s charm; it exudes the graciousness of an elegant and opulent past, whilst offering every conceivable modern comfort.
You only have to travel the 5.3 kilometres of the Ringstrasse to absorb the full impact of the legacy of Austria’s Hapsburg Empire and what it must have looked like to visitors in the 19th century. From the Vienna State Opera to the Museum of Fine Arts, you’ll find the city’s most important buildings here; and that‘s why the Emperor Franz Josef had the Ringstrasse built in 1857. Visit the MuseumsQuartier at any time of year for entertainment and dine at Walter Bauer, where the top chefs go to eat. There are also the Viennese coffeehouses that range from the hip and trendy to the original 19th century ones located in the Old City.
More than anything, Salzburg is the city of Mozart. It is the magical composer’s birthplace and unsurprisingly there are a number of Mozart-related attractions on the city. Visit the dramatic Hohensalzburg Palace that sits perched on a high, rocky promontory overlooks the city that is also home to another stunning royal residence- the Hellbrunn Palace with its Trick Fountains that visitors of all ages really enjoy.
The Museum of Modern Art houses an important collection of 20th and 21st century art, including works by Gerhard Richter and the DomQuartier is a treasure trove of Baroque splendour. In December the city hosts a spectacular Christmas market and the Getreidstrasse is an elegant shopping destination all year round. Salzburg is famed for the high quality of its restaurants, so you’re sure to find something for every taste here.
Since it was European Capital of Culture in 2009, this city has been busy attracting visitors to its busy cultural scene and its ‘cyber’ culture that gives it a cutting-edge appeal.
Austria’s second largest city has a reputation for being relaxed, yet it also has a very lively nightlife and a lively arts scene.
At Titanium Luxury Hire we can offer you a range of prestige vehicles for hire, which will ensure that wherever you arrive in Austria, you will always make a good impression. And, to make sure you have the maximum enjoyment on your Austrian trip, we offer you a number of delivery options. You can relax, while we arrange delivery of your car to Austria’s major cities including: Innsbruck, Vienna, Salzburg, Linz and Graz, as well as Vienna International Airport.
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