Most Lovely Cities In Austria
Vienna,the capital of Austria is definitely one of the most beautiful European cities. By all means it is cultural, economical and political centre of the country. On the other hand it is disproportionally big comparing with the rest of the land- the population of Vienna make up more than 25% of Austrian population. Relatively small the country is divided into 9 federal lands and every single of those has a treasure to discover. Here is a list of five most lovely cites in Austria:
Baden is a small town in Lower Austria that is famous for it’s mineral water. It is located just 26km away from Vienna and therefore it makes it easy to reach with public transport for a relatively chip price. The history of this spa-town is rich and mostly connected with European celebrities who had a treatment here. For example Ludwig van Beethoven was trying to cure his deafness in Baden. The are 15 warm baths in the town, the temperature of those vary from +22 °C to +36 °C. Around 8000 patients enjoy waters of Baden annually.
St. Gilgen is located in Salzburg lake area called Salzkammergut. It is just 30km away from Salzburg and you can easily get there by bus. The biggest advantage of this city is the beautiful landscape composed by a lake and mountains. The place is certainly suitable for walking and bike trips. Besides all that there is a house where Mozart used to spend his summers. On summer there are sailing and windsurfing courses available. If succeeding you can even get a certificate that will allow you to enjoy this water sports without instructor. St. Gilgen is a lovely town worth visiting for calm and adventurous souls.
Linz is the capital of Upper Austria. It is 3rd biggest city in Austria. Linz used to be famous for it’s industrial achievement however today cultural side of the city develops a lot. The most popular museums are Ars Electronica and Lentos. Those offer constant and temporary exhibitions in fields of contemporary art, technology and society. Linz is a home city of Anton Bruckner and music is well developed here. For an affordable price you can listen to top musicians and orchestras in Bruckner house.
Gmunden is a health and summer resort city. Located on a lake and surrounded by mountains with a great coastline it is perfect to be discovered by foot. It is important to mention that the lake is quite cold here. Even in summer the temperature of water doesn’t go much higher than 18 °C. However there is always a possibility to discover the lake by boat.
This place is mostly famous for ski resorts. However the city itself has a lot to discover. For example the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) - old Gothic balcony coated with copper gold leaf or Stadtturm - old town hall. Being in Innsbruck in winter time is like daydreaming: beautiful nature, impressive architecture and very good food.
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