Austria. The hills are alive, and most definitely with the sound of music! Austria is synonymous with the very finest in classical music, ballets, operas, and performing arts. You’re in the very European land where the famed Von Trapp Family sang their hearts out and inspired a multiple Oscar-winning movie! Vienna’s world renowned State Opera in the heart of the capital echoes with centuries of exceptional classical performances featuring superstar singers, captivating conductors, and is home to one of the world’s most respected concert orchestras, “The Vienna Philharmonic”.
Austria has become the destination for fine wine connoisseurs and culinary travelers. In the atmospheric cellars of the Vinatrium in Deutschkreutz, discover a nearly inexhaustible supply of wines from Central Burgenland and surrounding regions.
Dine at Europe’s oldest restaurant – St. Peter Stiftskeller in Saltzburg which was first documented in the year 803! Austrian history and “Zeitgeist” blend together in this friendliest and most beautiful of settings where you can delight in all the flavors of Austria – Wiener Schnitzel, Apfel Strudel and Linzertorte.
Tour the fascinating Hofburg Palace with its rich glittering treasury, stroll along the Heldenplatz Square towards the Staatsoper (National Opera), the Spanische Hofreitschule, the Stephansdom, Vienna’s cathedral in the typical Germanic Gothic style, and Schonbrunn Palace to fully enrich your ultimate baroque experience.
And then of course there are all of Austria’s romantic mountain vistas, soaring valleys, and rushing rivers that beckon as you lay out your picnic setting and peacefully reflect on what a wondrous part of Europe you have found yourself in!
Now, nip out and rent “The Sound of Music” and allow Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and those delightful singing children to set the mood for your forthcoming Austrian adventure!