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Austria covers a small territory in Central Europe. The country attracts all mountain ski holiday lovers. Over 70% of the Austrian territory is covered by the magnificent Alps which dazzle tourists with their splendor and beauty.

All over the world Austria is famous for its Vienna State Opera. As adepts claim, Vienna Opera is deemed to be a world classical music center. The visit to the opera gives its lovers unforgettable delight of great pieces of musical art performed by reputable masters of vocal. Apart from that, Austria is also considered to be a country with the world’s best ski resorts.

The Austrian cuisine, in particular legendary bakery food, deserves a special mention. The Austrian cuisine has absorbed the best gastronomical traditions of the neighboring countries. Once Vienna strudel or Salzburg dumplings are now mentioned, they can cause a desire to head off on a gastronomical tour of Austria.

The Austrian climate is quite mild. North-western winds bring mild weather with temperate humidity to the North and the West. East Austria is the zone of a continental climate. The precipitation in eastern regions is a lot lower although in summer downpours are here more often than in the North and the West.

Picturesque nature sceneries, European classical baroque architecture and comfortable living conditions turn Austria into a tourist dream destination in Europe.

The following federal states are doomed to be the top resorts in Austria:

— Vorarlberg is located in the West of the country, famous for its splendid mountain chains and lakes; it is also a landmark for opera music lovers since an annual opera festival is held exactly here.
— Burgenland is famous for one of the largest in the world ornithologist society and Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park inhabited by rare birds.

The following Austrian winter resorts are considered as one of the World's best ski destinations — Ischgl, Alpbach, Solden, Kitzbühel, St. Anton, Lech, Mayrhofen, Zell am See, Bad Gastein, Obertauern.

Everybody who is willing to stay in a European fairy tale with ancient buildings, beautiful nature and tasty food is highly recommended to visit Austria.

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