Central Europeans like Austria's Alps and imperial past. Little country, big fun. Austria has beautiful cities, lakes, and mountains. Lists Austria's best sights.

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Vienna. Vienna offers wonderful architecture and cafes. Vienna has Schönbrunn and Belvedere. Karlskirche, Rathaus, Vienna Opera are famous. Albertina and Art History

1. Vienna

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Popular Salzburg. Mirabell Gardens Old Getreidegasse "Sound of Music" Mozart. His birthplace, residence, and statue are in Mozartplatz. DomQ has museums. Skyline.

2. Salzburg

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Innsbruck. Innsbruck combines skiing with imperial architecture. Gold roof's 2,000 tiles. Hofburg and Hofkirche in Innsbruck. Old Town/Alps. Nordkette funicular is 20 minutes.

3. Innsbruck

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Fairytale Hallstatt, Austria's Salzkammergut. Features lake swans and mountain homes. Hallstatt is Austria's top attraction. BONE CHAPEL Skywalk overlooks Dachstein and Hallstättersee

4. Hallstatt

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Vienna. SECC Clocktower, Schlossberg. Graz's Hauptplatz is Renaissance and Baroque. Ferdinand II's grave and Styrian Armoury Museum are popular.

5. Graz

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Grossglockner Hochalpenstraße. Grossglockner, Austria's tallest summit. paved pass in Austria. Carinthia-Grossglockner Road closes. Motorcyclists love this 36-curve, 2,500-meter-high road. Europassport.

6. Grossglockner High Alpine Road

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Zell am See's shore and slopes are popular year-round. Laketown Austria. Zell am See lakefront. Seasonalize. Schmittenhöhe blizzard.

7. Zell am See

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Gastein/Tauerns. Hot springs and Gasteiner Falls relax. Belle Epoque, Gastein's spa. Radiumsprings. Ski/hike Gastein. Wasserfallweg has Gasteiner Waterfall.

8. Bad Gastein

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Wolfgangsee. Lakes/mountains Wolfgangsee is near Gilgen, Wolfgang, and Strobl. Lakeside swimming, boating, biking. Lake Wolfgang overlooks Schafberg.

9. Wolfgangsee

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Wachau's Danube is Austria's. Tourists visit the Danube between Melk and Krems. Abbeymelk. Visit Schönbühel and Aggstein by boat, bike, or car.

10. Wachau Danube Valley

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Hoher Dachstein has Austria's best glaciers. Hallstätter, Gosau, Schladminger. Styria's peak and Upper Austria. Hochdachstein. Skywalk, Suspension Bridge, Nothingness require courage.

11. Hoher Dachstein

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Near Hallstatt and Wolfgangsee, Habsburgs founded Bad Ischl. Franz Joseph was a spa owner. Augustus' 1854 home was Kaiservilla. Franz signed from Kaiservilla.

12. Bad Ischl

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Crimml Falls, Austria. Hohe Tauern has highest waterfalls. Krimml has 380-meter waterfalls. Each waterfall stage is 4km apart. Falls line Waterfall Trail.

13. Krimml Waterfalls

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