Austria is a popular tourist destination, with its mixture of beautiful landscape, ski resorts, and cultural gems. Like the Austrian cuisine itself, the country offers magnificent palaces, which would leave a sweet taste in the mouth, rich cultural heritage, which is full of contrasting, yet complementing, tastes, and an exciting arena for an active holiday, like a Viennese coffee. The land of Mozart and Haydn will excite fans of classical music and the legacy of the Habsburg monarchy delights with its majestic grandeur, in the middle of Europe.
However, Austria is also emerging as a creative force in the 21 Century, swirling and waltzing, and it promises an exciting holiday for everyone - no matter whether you travel to Austria with children or are on a business trip to Vienna, a holiday in Austria is an invaluable experience. Business and academic circles have already discovered Austria as a prime destination for conventions, exhibitions, fairs and conferences. Owing to Austria’s prime infrastructure and central location in Europe, there are many conferences in Austria. Whether you are looking for hotels in Austria for an active or a relaxing vacation, the country has much to offer, and be assured that Leonardo Hotels Austria would be there to serve you.
The country’s very good infrastructure makes a visit in Austria easy and affordable. The ÖBB railway network covers more than 6000 km through Austria. A hotel in Austria could be used as a base to visit the many attractions in Austria and in neighbouring countries by public transport or car. Vienna and other cities are also accessible for Danube cruise-ship passengers and this could be another leisurely way to discover Austria.
Vienna, the capital of Austria is not only an ideal base to explore the country, but also the neighbouring countries. From your hotel in Vienna
you can simply travel to Bratislava, Budapest, Maribor, Zagreb and Trieste. Vienna is the financial and intellectual centre of Austria, and providing a venue for conferences in Austria. The University of Vienna is located right at the centre of town, not far from the Exhibition and Trade Fair Centre (Messe Wien). Both are easily reachable from Leonardo Hotel Vienna
The Ferris wheel and the magnificent palaces of the Habsburgs (nowadays a UNESCO World Heritage Site) are a must during any vacation in Vienna. And of course, you can not visit Austria without relaxing in a classic Viennese cafe.
Vienna also has a lively nightlife scene, which caters to all tastes - from classical music and formal balls to underground clubs with the latest music. Vienna is the ideal place for lovers of art, with many museums with art from all eras and many contemporary art galleries. One in five Austrians lives in Vienna and the Austrian capital offers a variety of opportunities for holiday in Austria.
The second largest city in Austria is 200 km south of Vienna, and thus an ideal destination for a day trip for those staying at a hotel in Vienna. The entire historical centre of Graz and the Eggenberg Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Graz was the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2003 and was titled "City of Culinary Delights" in 2008.
The birthplace of Mozart, on the banks of the River Salzach offers stunning baroque views. Visitors can trace the sites where Mozart lived and created, or explore the story of the famous Von Trapp family from the "Sound of Music". Music lovers should not miss the Salzburg Festival, one of the most important music festivals in the world.
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