Vienna has been at a crossroads for some time, lingering somewhere between the imperial grandeur of the Habsburg-era and a modern European city finding its way in the new millennium. In the last several years there is a new energy flowing through Vienna.
Postcard-perfect, indoors and out
We could fill up this page with breathless prose praising Austria's stunning landscapes, but nothing we say could come close to witnessing it first-hand. Mile upon gorgeous mile of rolling valleys and alpine peaks serve as the backdrop in this land built for hikers and trekkers of all experience levels. And once you've had enough of the Great Outdoors, the fun continues inside grandiose Hapsburg palaces, charming mountain towns, and the sensory delights of downtown Vienna. Be careful though; after a few gulps of refreshing mountain air, you may not want to go home.