Like the local coffee, this irresistible dessert has middle eastern origins but is now a trademark of coffee houses and pastry shops across Austria. The Apfelstrudel is filled with juicy apples, raisins, rum, cinnamon, lemon juice and grated hazelnuts. It is often served with vanilla sauce and is a delight at any time of the day. Enjoy!
One of Austria’s most famous exports is the former bodybuilder,movie star and politician. Hailing from the town of Thal near Graz, Arnold took up bodybuilding as a teenager with dreams of making it big in America. He achieved his dreams and today is a household name. He opened his own museum in his home town in 2011. Everything is possible with a little ambition says Arnie.
The hills really are alive in Austria! The Austrian Alps offer some of the most stunning scenery and skiing in Europe with breathtaking views and ample opportunities for hiking in the fresh mountain air. Some of the best locations to visit are Seefeld, the Dachstein mountains around Hallstatt, the pristine lakes and mountains in Voralberg, the mountains around Alpbach and Innsbruck and of course the mountains and lakes around Salzburg. The most popular ski resorts are at: Ischgl, Nassfeld, Saalbach, Obertauern, Kitzbuhel, Mayrhofen, St Anton, Solden, Silvretta and Serfaus plus there are many others to choose from!
Austria is an absolute treasure trove for those looking to admire various styles of architecture stretching back from Roman times to today’s modern designs. You will be spellbound by examples of Romanesque (St Ruprechts Church), Gothic (St Stephens Cathedral), Baroque (Jesuit Church) and Art Nouveau (Secession Building). Plus look out for the quirkiest modern designs all over Austria!
Austria has an amazing collection of beautiful castles just waiting to be explored. The best include the imposing Burg Hohenwerfen near Salzburg and the awe-inspiring Hochosterwitz with its 14 fabled gates protecting them from all who tried to capture it. Of course those in Salzburg will visit the mighty Hohensalzburg where you can enjoy fine views of the city. Other favourites are Schattenburg Castle over Feldkirch, stunning Riegersburg and the charming Schloss Ort in Gmunden.