WE RARELY RECOMMEND DESINATIONS WE HAVE NEVER VISITED OURSELVES Sound of Music, Mozart, even Red Bull, and more culture than you can imagine We have to recommend Austria as a truly wonderful destination for a corporate meeting, incentive or conference. Vienna sees plenty of conference and event venues throughout this major international centre - the one big difference is that virtually all are housed in buildings with magnificent architecture. The baroque and World Heritage city of Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria, just three hours by road (300kn/186 miles or under 40 minutes by air) from Vienna, a stones throw from the German border and 150km/93 miles from the city of Munich. If there is one very famous aspect to Austria, it is its history. And this history is supported by a unique architectural, musical and artistic heritage sitting in a cultural melting pot surrounded by wonderful scenery. The cities of Vienna (on the magical Danube), Salzburg, Linz, Innsbruck and Graz have carved out a niche as international conference, incentive and business travel destinations of excellence, offering superb facilities and support. For almost seven centuries Vienna was the capital of the Habsburg Empire which resulted in a still present imperial flair as the many buildings and castles from that time have been well preserved. Besides its historical ambiance, Vienna is also It is very difficult to sum up the wonderful city of Vienna in a few short paragraphs. It’s a modern capital with dynamic shopping areas, superb conference and business accommodation facilities, excellent restaurants and an active nightlife. Architecturally, it is stunning. From the imperial palace (Hofburg) to the Gothic cathedral of St. Stephen’s and the world-famous Vienna State Opera to the Museum Quartier. Throw the famous Wiener Schnitzel and Sacher cake, the Viennese coffee houses and some fine shopping, and you have it all. Salzburg, the fourth-largest city in Austria, with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, is well worth a mention. It was the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for the film “The Sound of Music” (1965). The beautiful Baroque Salzburg Cathedral, Hellbrunn Palace and the largest, fully-preserved fortress in central Europe, the Hohensalzburg Fortress are beyond impressive. The Getreidegasse shopping street, sees No. 9 as the address of Mozart’s birthplace, now a museum since 1880. The city is one of those that is beautifully green in summer and a skiing haven in the winter. It is also a great starting point for discovering the southern part of Germany.
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