Bregenz, the capital of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, is a place where art, hospitality, and joie de vivre come together in a way that is truly special. Bregenz is unique because of its natural beauty, variety of art, attractive flair, and abundance of adventures. Bregenz is the only city on Lake Constance where the past and present coexist so peacefully. In this area, culture is internalised, including architecture, pleasure, and the fine art of living.
Graz, the capital of Styria, is Austria’s second-largest city with a population of less than 300,000. The city has served as an important economic and cultural hub for Styria, Austria, and Slovenia, and its residents include luminaries as diverse as Nikola Tesla and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Innsbruck, the capital of the state of Tyrol has all the amenities of a modern metropolis, but is still so compact that leaving it will put you in the heart of the majestic Alps in under ten minutes. Locals sometimes joke that their city, the capital of Tyrol, is really just a giant village. This demonstrates both a strong attachment to Austria’s fourth-largest city and a disdain for the mundane. Because of its compact size, Innsbruck is easily navigable on foot. And Innsbruck is large enough that it is encroaching on the surrounding authentic small towns. Despite its size, Innsbruck manages to accommodate the energy of 30,000 students, a vibrant cultural scene, and innumerable restaurants and bars catering to people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.
Linz is the capital of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) and the major city in Austria’s second-strongest economic region, located on the river Danube (Donau). Despite its prominence as an economic hub, Linz’s historic district is rather photogenic. Its canter square is the largest in all of Austria, and it is flanked by a stunning collection of Baroque buildings. Many new museums and cultural events have been organized in Linz in an effort to rebrand the city as a canter for the arts.
Salzburg is an Austrian city close to German border and with views of the Eastern Alps. The town is bisected by the Salzach River, with old city, ‘Altstadt’ sitting on the left bank and new city, ‘Neustadt’ on its right bank. Salzburg is globally known as a birthplace of the most famous classical composer – Mozart. His birthplace house is preserved and it is now a museum featuring his early life.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, is one of the places that will charm you on a first sight and will compel you to come back to it to discover more. Elegantly seated on the banks of river Danube, this ancient city is alive with art, music and historical sites.