Six National Parks of Austria

Six National Parks of Austria

There are altogether six National parks in Austria and almost sixty nature preserves and nature parks. If you are a nature lover, you will like the 35 hot spots just for birdwatching. Austria is so full of Alpine gardens, a total of twenty such gardens that offer you a great opportunity to admire them in an undisturbed yet pristine beauty. Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel In Burgenland, you can find this only steppe national park here in the Central Europe. It has a delicate wetland... [ read more ]

Hallstatt Recommended Attractions

Hallstatt Recommended Attractions

First and foremost, Hallstatt and Altausee Salt mine is a place that can bring you back in time. Visiting the salt mine is one of the ways to turn back the clock. By October, you will see that it is autumny with its leaves in yellow, but you still can see the glorious splendor of mountains dropping into a pristine lake. You can have a great view from the mountain top of Hallstadt by taking the funicular, expect a magnificent view. Then take an underground tour and explore the history of the mi... [ read more ]

Salzkammergut Highlights

Salzkammergut Highlights

The special lakes in the regions to see includes the Bad Aussee which is a town in Styria. Bad Aussee is rather an economic and cultural center with a small population of about five thousand people. The five lakes to see are Lake Altaussee, Sommersbergersee, Lake Grundlsee, Toplitzsee and Kammersee. This region has a special culture and tradition namely Fasching, Narzissenfest and Glöckler und Berigeln which occurs on the 5th of January. Mondsee In Vöcklabruck which is at Upper Austria,... [ read more ]

What's Special in Graz

What’s Special in Graz

Glockenspiel ©Phil Rouge/flickr The historic old town of Graz is a world heritage site. When you are in Graz you must see the Glockenspiel which becomes so lively with the song and rotating dance figures. Don't go any earlier or later. It starts performing every day at exactly 11 am, 3 pm and 6pm only. If you want to see a mannerist-Baroque Mausoleum, go for the one of Emperor Ferdinand II. Of particular interest is the interiors decorated by Styrian artist Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. ... [ read more ]

Things to do in Graz

Things to do in Graz

If you are planning to visit Austria, you must see Graz. The Uhrturm or the Watchtower is the home to one of the oldest bells in Austria and it is absolutely beautiful to see. Until today, it still serves a practical function. Amazingly the hands of the clock work the opposite way to conventional clock. So what you will notice is the small hand representing the minutes while the big hand represents the hours. You may say this is much easier to read since its construction in 1560 and wonder why... [ read more ]

Schlossberg, Murinstel and Kunsthaus of Graz

Schlossberg, Murinstel and Kunsthaus of Graz

Schlossberg or Palace Mountain is one of the top things to do in Graz. Not about the square called Schlossbergplatz but to get to the Castle Hill. You can either get up there by a steep stairway where you can be rewarded by the gorgeous view at the Mur River or by a small train, or by an elevator. There you can see the landmark clock tower on the mountain built in 1560. Do also check out the Lumpenglocke (the oldest bells of the country) with its special feature on its hands. You will notice t... [ read more ]

Romantic City Tower, Casino & Cathedral

Romantic City Tower, Casino & Cathedral

Climb the City Tower that is dated back to 1450 as it offers fantastic view of the Nordkette mountain range and Old Town. Though it was once a prison, it is a romantic place surprisingly as a wonderful landscape over the city centre on top of the tower awaits you and your loved one. There are beautiful houses on the river Inn. To do the climbing, be prepared there are 148 stairs before getting to the top. From October to May, it is open from 10am to 5pm. As from June to September, it opens fro... [ read more ]

Hofburg Palace, Vienna

Hofburg Palace, Vienna

The Habsburg dynasty was principally living in the Hofburg Palace in the wintertime. Habsburg dynasty who were rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire were housed in the Hofburg Palace. Now it is the official residence of the President of Austria. Palatial Complex It is a huge palatial complex that had been expanded over the centuries. Exploring the residences within Amalienburg, the Naturhistorisches Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Hofkapelle chapel, the Burgkapelle chapel, the... [ read more ]

Heritage of the Two

Heritage of the Two “Golden Ages”

Discover the heritage of two "Golden Ages" in Austria. Starting with the first which is around 1500 and the second in the mid 1700. One by Emperor Maximilian I and the latter by Empress Maria Theresia. Ambras Castle The Ambras Castle or Schloss Ambras is situated in the hills above Innsbruck. A worthwhile sight because of its historical and cultural importance. It is closely connected with Archduke Ferdinand II as it has been his residence for thirty-two years. Especially if you like Germa... [ read more ]