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6 Top Places to Visit in Austria – Winter Sports Capital of the World

Austria rich in history and culture is a fascinating destination. Known as the winter capital the country is also famous amongst the summer tourists thronging the historic cities & charming villages.

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Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey

A must visit for culture buffs; Melk Abbey located at the summit of a beautiful cliff is one of the most famous abbeys in the world. It is a vintage Benedictine monastery that overlooks the gorgeous Danube River. Formerly the palace of Leopold II the building was donated to the Benedictine monks who set about transforming the enclave into one of the most beautifully serene compounds around the world.

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Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

Located within the capital of Austria the Vienna Opera building is a culture buffs haven and is a marvellous testament to vintage architecture. It is one of the world's most iconic opera houses with an internationally recognised orchestra. Plan a night at the opera and you will be able to choose from one of the historically famous ballets or operas, either in its original form or modernised version.
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Seefeld Tyrol

Seefeld Tyrol

Seefeld is a world renowned cross country ski centre; offering terrain that even beginners and intermediates can tackle. It was twice the venue for the Winter Olympics and is located within a gorgeous nature reserve. Apart for the fascinating winter sports the place during summer months is marvellous to explore and offers plenty of hiking trails for nature lovers.

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Hohensalzburg Castle

Hohensalzburg Castle

Visit one of the biggest and best preserve mediaeval castles in the European region. This imposing fortress looms over the town of Salzburg from its perch on Mount Festungsberg. A top tourist attraction boasting the best in medieval architecture Salzburg Castle is also home to the Salzburg Bull; a pipe organ that is made up of over a hundred pipes.

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Hofburg Imperial Palace

Hofburg Imperial Palace

The official residence of the Austrian President Hofburg Palace is located within the capital Vienna. It was at one time the main winter residence of the Habsburg Principle. The palace was also the main house for many Roman Emperors and kings of the Roman Empire; during the periods of 1438 to 1538 and again from 1612 to 1806. After this it was the seat of the Austrian Emperor until the year 1918.

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Innsbruck Altstadt

Innsbruck Altstadt

Snuggled within the Alpine Range Innsbruck is a fascinating city. You are treated to both gorgeous landscapes and a cosmopolitan city. Altstadt the quaint mediaeval town will fascinate with loads of culture and traditional architecture. Shopping is a must in Altstadt while one of the most iconic attractions there is the Golden Roof; which is a roof fashioned out of a thousand gilded copper tiles belonging to the house constructed by Roman Emperor Maximilian I.