Famous as a bridge builder and a venue for cultural exchange in Europe, Austria boasts spectacular landscapes and urban sleeves. Officially the Republic of Austria, it is a landlocked country that covers an area of about 83, 879 Sq Km. A federal republic in East Central Europe, Austria shares its borders with Germany and Czech Republic in the north, Slovakia and Hungary in the east, Italy and Slovenia in the South, and Liechtenstein and Switzerland in the west.
Brilliant Austria is a country whose every corner has prepared its own “tidbit” for tourists. Lovers of opera, sights and architecture go, of course, to the Austrian capital Vienna, classical music fans go to Salzburg, and to the cleanest lakes and hot mineral springs tourists go to charming Carinthia. Fans of contemporary art will find their way to the most “cultural” city of Austria - Graz, while lovers of scenic landscapes and crystal clear lakes go to the Salzburg foothills, where the most famous son of Austria once lived. In addition, Austria claims, and rightly so, for the status of a “classic European ski destination for pros”. There is every reason for this: a high-quality and diverse hotel base, full of “après-ski” (which sometimes is not enough for other European countries) and, of course, a huge number of well-groomed slopes, on which Austria is ahead of all the Alps. As well, the country has many glaciers, which means a guaranteed ride, regardless of the weather.