The Baroque city of Innsbruck is the focus of skiing in the Austrian Tyrol, surrounded by more than 70 ski resorts. Of the following suggestions of the top five ski resorts in Tyrol, some are best for families, some for advanced, daredevil skiers and stil others for nightlife.
The Austrians get a bad rap when it comes to food. While the country’s reputation for pastry is none too shabby, they’ve been painted by outsiders with a broad “brown sauce” brush when it comes to meal times. This is a shame because while, yes, there are plenty of meat and potato (and yes, sauerkraut) basics on most menus, the Austrians can lay down a meal that will give the French and the Italians a run for their money.
The Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) is a magical landscape of waterfalls, gorges and mountains, dotted with lakes and found just east of Salzburg. Found in Upper Austria, it’s one of the country’s most visited regions, with the summer months lending themselves to touring the Austrian Lake District.
The charming Baroque city of Salzburg is enticing enough at any time of year, with wonderful churches, and photogenic palaces to explore as well as high-end shopping, fine restaurants and an accomplished concert scene. However, winter sees the city ramp up a gear; there are plenty of winter treats to discover in Salzburg.
The year 2015 brings a very special festival to the music city of Salzburg – the Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Celebration.