This conservative city with ancient sights and a vibrant nightlife attracts tourists from all over the world.
There are no beaches in the city itself, but you can go to Lake Attersee, 60 kilometers from the city. There are eight resorts on the lake, the largest of them is Vöcklabruck. And there is also excellent diving – the clear waters of the lake are suitable for diving and exploring the underwater world.
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The main thing in Salzburg is its ski resorts. Of these, Zell am See and Kaprun stand out especially with a glacier that provides year-round skiing. There are conditions for skiing professionals and beginners, but the slopes are often crowded, especially in the high season. Children’s infrastructure is developed – ski schools and kindergartens work.
Most of the trails are based on Mount Schmittenhöhe. Professionals will love the Kitzsteinhorn, and families with children will love the Maiskogel. The slopes are served by more than fifty lifts. There are also conditions for snowboarders – 12 kilometers of groomed trails, a half-pipe, and an illuminated fan park. You can go cross-country skiing, but there are not many trails.
If you went on vacation to Austria in the summer, then know that you can ski on the Kaprun Glacier all year round!
There are many attractions in Salzburg. Of these, the Bishop’s residence, the Hojnsalzburg castle, the Staatsbrucke bridge and various places dedicated to Mozart – his house, statues and museums – stand out. Lots of attractions at the Residenzplatz and Domplatz.
Natural attractions are also very beautiful here, for example, the High Tuaern nature reserve. In general, you can have a great cultural break from skiing.
The city is not very suitable for shopping – prices are high, and souvenirs are mainly associated with Mozart. Locals are bought in the Europark shopping center, a 20-minute drive from the city – prices are lower there. In the Old Town, you can buy designer items, jewelry and clothes. There is some shopping on Judengasse and Getreidegasse streets. Good porcelain store Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten. From the shopping center visit Zentrum im Berg, Kiesel Passage and SCA-Shopping Center Alpenstrasse.
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There are no special beaches here, but you can relax on the shores of a huge outdoor pool with water attractions filled with sulphurous water. Available only in summer.
The resort has a lot of baths and baths. Tourists love Theresienbad most of all, where Empress Maria Theresa was once treated. There are many gyms for fixing the healing effect and a pleasant stay. Baths are mostly sulfuric. Recently massage, aerobics and other additional mobile procedures have become popular. It is best to treat rheumatism and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
An obligatory element of the cultural program is a visit to the Kursaal casino, the Stadtische summer theater, the Franz Joseph Museum and the Beethoven House Museum. It is nice to take a walk in the city park with the Udinebrunnen fountain, or along the pedestrian zone around the central city square.
There is no special shopping, but you can try and buy local wines at Badener Hauervinothek and Hauer’s Vinothek.
This is a famous alpine ski resort with a rich history, which has hosted the Olympic Games twice.
Innsbruck is the best place for a ski holiday in Austria. The total length of the tracks is 300 kilometers. You can ride on the Stubai Glacier – the highest ski point in the country. All resorts are close to the city itself. A single OlympiaWorld SkiPass is valid for all slopes, the price of which additionally includes breakfast at the resorts.
In addition to skiing, you can go cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledding or just walking. There are trails of all difficulties – from green ones for complete beginners to black ones. The longest track is 9 kilometers.
With children, it is best to relax in Muterer Alm or Patcherkofele with children’s trails. The experienced will enjoy Axamer Lizum, the Olympic region. And the Nordpark area is famous for the track with a slope of 70%.
Mostly interesting monuments are located in the Altstadt area. It is interesting to walk along Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse, which goes through the old quarters and ends with the square with the beautiful Goldenes-Dahl Erker complex.
We also advise you to see the Church of St. Jacob, the Zofburg Palace, the Hofrirche Church, etc. You can go to the Tyrolean Folklore Museum or the Ferdinandeum Museum, dedicated to paintings and archaeological finds. You will also love the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Museum and the Museum of Folk Art.
With children, be sure to climb the Nordkette and visit the Alpine Zoo, which contains animals from this region. And if you like real antiquities, visit the Neanderthal village of Ötzi, which recreates the life of the first cavemen.
Visa and customs
To enter you need to apply for a Schengen visa. It is not difficult to issue it – usually a category C visa is made for a tourist stay in the country up to 90 days. Documents are standard – a passport, photographs, income statements, etc.
Customs rules are also quite normal, the Austrian customs is easy to go through. You can carry a limited amount of cigarettes and alcohol, the import of dangerous items and substances is prohibited. You do not need to declare amounts up to ten thousand euros. The same is prohibited for export as for import.