From pristine slopes ideal for skiing to the music of Mozart, the most beautiful clear Alpine lakes and excellent Christmas markets, Austria is a country with much to offer the mature holidaymaker.
Recently voted the most desirable city to live in the world, Vienna is a beautiful Baroque city full of cultural attractions, wonderful museums and art galleries, as well as excellent festive cheer.
For many years the Hapsburg Austro-Hungarian Empire was the mightiest in Europe, and Vienna was at the heart of it. This explains the most wonderful architecture that you will find not just in the capital but throughout the country
Culture and especially music flourished in these times. Born in Salzburg Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is probably the most famous composer in the world, and any trip to the country benefits from a visit to this beautiful Alpine city, especially if you coincide it with the Mozart Festival in July to August.
However, December is possibly the best time to visit the country, even if you are not a keen skier, the Vienna Christmas Festival is the oldest in the world, or you could always try the Salzburg Christmas Market. Whenever you time your visit to Austria you are sure not to leave disappointed.