The most important cities in Austria

Still don't know where to go on vacation this summer? Well in Hard Hobbit To Break We are going to propose you a destination that has nothing to do with the classic beach tours but that you will love. We refer to Austria, a country full of history, culture and beauty that is worth knowing. And it is that in addition to having given such well-known musicians as Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven or Strauss, this Central European country has incredible architecture, charming villages, spectacular mountain landscapes and enviable gastronomy. And even if we are in the middle of summer, you should bear in mind that spending Christmas in Austria is an unforgettable experience.

Today, however, we are not going to focus on any of these aspects, but we are going to talk about the main three cities from the country. We refer to the popular Vienna, which is the capital, and the unknown Salzburg and Innsbruck. Do you want to know these three wonderful cities? Well, do not miss anything we tell you below!


The best-known city in Austria is, without a doubt, its capital, Vienna, which is bathed by the waters of the Danube and that it is the connection point of many of the routes to Eastern Europe. Of course, what is most striking about this place is the connection between the present and the past. And it is that while we can see its historical facet in the majestic imperial palaces, the lavish baroque interiors and the museums located in beautiful squares, it is also one of the most dynamic cities in Europe, where many contemporary works of art are located.

Vienna National Opera
One of the best known places in Vienna is the Opera And, of course, if you have the opportunity you should not hesitate to attend a show inside. But since it is so difficult to get an entrance, we recommend to the most music lovers to enjoy the representation through the giant screen that is outside the building. In addition, you will find seats and the distribution of the program.

Other buildings and areas that you must visit if you are lucky enough to travel to Vienna are the St. Stephen's Cathedral and its surroundings, the countless palaces and parks, the University, the Municipal Theater, the City Hall, the Parliament and the different museums.


Salzburg, one of Europe's baroque jewels, is another of Austria's main cities, known above all for its music. And it is the birthplace of Mozart and the city where the songs for “Smiles and Tears” were created, and many Tyrolean and Christmas carols. In this city you can enjoy its famous cafes (some more traditional and others modern), its traditional shops, historical buildings such as Hellbrunn Castle, the Untersberg funicular or the Mönchsberg mountains or the Kapuzinerberg.

In addition, you can not forget the most important monuments, such as the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Cathedral, the Franciscan Church, the San Pedro neighborhood, Mozart's Birthplace, the Representation Rooms of the Residence and the Mirabell Gardens. You should also bear in mind that Salzburg has a huge cultural offer (more than 4,000 events throughout the year).


Finally, we want to tell you about Innsbruck, a city where you can enjoy awesome Historic buildings, plus modern architecture and historical artwork. The capital of Tyrol houses Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and classical buildings. Among the most important architectural legacies that the Habsburg family left in the city, the Golden Roof, the Imperial Palace and the Ambras Castle stand out. Of course, you will also find other modern buildings. Furthermore, it should not be forgotten that Innsbruck has twice hosted the Winter Olympics (1964 and 1976).

What after knowing these three important cities do you want to visit Austria?

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