When planning a holiday in Austria, rental apartments in the capital city Vienna make a great alternative to traditional hotels and hostels.
With more than 100 museums, 1700 bridges and hundreds of century-old buildings and palaces, Vienna is a dream destination for cultural enthusiasts. Explore the historic downtown Vienna; a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and home to the gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Ring Boulevard and the Vienna State Opera.
Getting around Vienna is quick and affordable, thanks to the extensive network of public trams, subways and buses. For a unique experience, hire a horse-drawn carriage, rent a bike or cruise down the Danube canal on a tour boat.
A vacation rental in the city of Linz is a great home base for vacationers who want to experience the mountainous northern region of Austria while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of a modern, diverse metropolis. Founded by the Romans, Linz is now a hotbed of art and technology. When on holiday in Linz, be sure to plan a day at the Ars Electronica, an self-described "Museum of the Future" featuring 3-D movies, the hands-on SoundLab, visual displays and interactive tours focused on science and the arts.
Nestled at the foot of the snow-peaked Alps, Salzburg is a must-see for every visitor to Austria. Many visitors here immediately recognize the breathtaking scenery from the Sound of Music, since many scenes from the famous movie were shot here. Fans of the movie can take a guided tour to the shooting locations, exploring the actual places where the Trapp family lived. Salzburg is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and his birthplace is now a public museum where visitors can see some of instruments Mozart used to compose his timeless masterpieces.
With so much to offer, a holiday in Austria is an excellent choice for vacationers. Plan on spending at least a few weeks on vacation in this central European country to allow enough time to enjoy all the sights, sounds and flavors of it's cities and natural areas.