This dramatically located Gothic and Baroque city has a gem-like medieval core and also offers some wonderful outdoor activities, like hiking, skiing and climbing.
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An Austrian icon, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg. Visit his house (pictured), and try to catch a Mozart-related concert or two.
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Don’t miss this picture-postcard village in the lovely Salzkammergut region.
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Indulge in mouthwatering treats in one of Vienna’s ornate coffeehouses.
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A budget base for excellent skiing. At the end of the day, soak those aching muscles in one of the town’s hot water spas.
This is by far the most magnificent of the Habsburg’s many palaces.
Musical fans will find some of their favourite things on a Sound of Music tour of Salzburg.
Spectacularly perched on a woody bluff overlooking the Danube, Melk’s monastery is a must-see.
View of the Melk abbey in Austria from a boat deck © trabantos/Shutterstock
Taste everything from pumpkinseed oil and homemade sausages to creamy local cheeses and Styrian apples – Graz is a foodie’s dream.