Five Coolest Attraction Sites In Austria
Austria is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The country of music, the birth place of Mozart, the Habsburg’s Empire- Austria has many names and numerous sites of attractions. One can visit Austria to discover nature, art, culture, architecture, music and even food. It is clear that the country offers an activity for any tourist’s taste. Lets have a look at five coolest tourist attraction sites in Austria:
Melk Benedictine Abbey
Melk Abbey is often called the pearl of Austrian Baroque. The complex is so impressive that many tourists dedicate the entire day for visiting it. Of course, there are various reasons that attract visitors to the Melk Abbey. First of all it is a great location: above the town of Melk, on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Danube river. Secondly the Abbey contains numerous historical relics: the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau, the remains of the Babenbergs- Austria’s first ruling dynasty and the Imperial Rooms that display abbey’s travel through history.
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Hallstatt is a small town in a Salzkammergut region. What attracts tourists here is the Dachstein Caves- one of the most impressive european caves networks. Here one can explore frozen waterfalls and pipe-shaped galleries with underground rivers. Most popular caves to visit are the Giant Ice Cave and the Mammoth Cave. Besides all that there is a possibility to explore outside Alps view on a metal viewing platform that is hanged over the 400- meter sheer drop.
WU new campus
WU is the abbreviation for Vienna University of Economics and Business- one of the biggest universities in Austria. The new campus of this university was built just few years ago with an involvement of such famous architects like Zaha Hadid and Laura P. Spinadel. The campus is spectacular because of it’s complex geometry and uncommon architectural style for Vienna. This place is a great example of how organic contemporary architecture can be in a frame of the city which history dates back to the 500 BC.
Oberlaa Thermen is the biggest thermal water complex in Vienna. In sum there are 27 pools on a total area of over 75,000 m². The mineral springs of Oberlaa are sulphur rich and applicable for treatment and relaxation purposes. Since the complex has many facilities to offer it is suitable for any age: from young to old. Besides all that there is a beautiful park nearby and Oberlaa Konditorei with it’s delicious sweets. What is more to mention is that Oberlaa Thermen is easy to reach with a public transport for an affordable price.
Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens
Wattens is a small town in Tyrol which was unseen and unknown until 1995.That was the year Swarovski company was celebrating it’s 100 anniversary and decided to build a theme park dedicated to the company’s manufacture. Nowadays Swarovski Crystal world in Wattens became second - most popular museum in Austria. Approximately 500,000 tourist visit the town annually. For obvious reasons the complex is tend to extend constantly. For example in 2003 new huge 3D installation “The Planet of Crystals” was offered to visitor’s view.
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