Whilst the landscape is exquisite, it is the architecture, which is truly awe-inspiring. Opulent Imperial palaces attest to the great wealth and power of kingdoms past. Magnificent cathedrals with graceful spires and gilt and marble interiors, are the backdrop to imposing works of art that adorn walls and ceilings.
Gothic, classical and baroque buildings and captivating statues are a testament to the legacy of great artists and architects of former times. In cities and towns old houses and narrow lanes of yore are still in excellent condition, with Austria boasting some of the best-preserved old towns in Europe.