Discover Austria 2019

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Today we will take you on a journey of discovery around Austria. Experience Austria’s Imperial past in Vienna, where modern meets classical. Indulge on the rich cultural heritage, from Mozart to Klimt. Austria is a well-established tourist destination, with a highly developed tourism infrastructure and attractive products in great variety.

It’s been a record year for Canadian visits to Austria, with +7,1% arrivals and +8.1% overnights for 2017, and a projected 29.4 million international arrivals (+4.5%). Canadians tend to travel to Austria between May and September, and primarily visit the capital, Vienna, and other popular destinations are always Salzburg and Tyrol. But there is so much more!


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Once landed in Vienna, get ready to immerse yourself in culture and art. From world-class museums to opera, imperial architecture and charming cafés, Vienna seduces its visitors with an abundance of attractions and palatial hotels like the venerable Hotel Sacher. No visit to Vienna would be complete without visiting its main attraction, Schönbrunn palace and see the many different things it has to offer, e.g. the splendid state rooms, the world’s oldest zoo, the outdoor alpine museum just to name a few. Make sure to take in a colourful concert by the well-known Mozart orchestra, performed in a beautiful city palais in historic costumes.

Vienna, located in the heart of Europe, makes an excellent home base for travelling the region. The next European capital, Bratislava, is only a short trip away with the Twin City Liner.

Next stop is Salzburg, the capital of music. As birthplace of Mozart and site of the movie “The Sound of Music”, Salzburg is both culturally and musically one of the richest cities in the world. Visit a performance of one of the many classical music festivals, and stay at the second location of the wonderful Hotel Sacher.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds will mesmerize you with their Chambers of Wonders. Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps, is a sight to behold. With the towering Nordkette just minutes away, it is an outdoors dream come true, summer or winter.

The westernmost province of Vorarlberg is the pioneer of Alpine skiing and a centre of innovation, architecture, art and culture and its capital, Bregenz, is the site of the well-known lakestage festival of Bregenz, also a a shooting location of recent James Bond movies.

Meet 8 Austrian companies

    • Participating companies

  • Central Danube Region Marketing & Development GmbH

    Central Danube GmbH has been the successful operator of the Twin City Liner since 2006. The idea of connecting the two closest capitals of the EU, Vienna and Bratislava, from city centre to city centre in just 75 minutes has been warmly ...

  • D. Swarovski Tourism Services GmbH

    Swarovski crystal fascinates people everywhere the world. In 1995, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the firm, an environment was created to make an event out of crystal for the first time: The Swarovski Crystal ...

  • Innsbruck Tourismus

    Innsbruck Tourismus covers the tourism region of the city of Innsbruck, 40 surrounding villages and the Sellrain and Mieming Plateau. More than 3 million overnight stays annually and approx. 4 million day visitors make Innsbruck one of the ...

  • TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

    Salzburg owes its reputation to the unique combination of the unequalled architecture of its Old Town and the unrivalled beauty of the landscape. The rich programme of cultural events makes Salzburg a world-class cultural metropolis. The ...

  • Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH

    Vorarlberg Tourism is your point of contact for the province in western Austria, in the 4-country region located between Lake Constance and the Alps that borders its neighbours Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

  • Wiener Mozart Orchester Konzertveranstaltungs GmbH

    The Wiener Mozart Orchester (Vienna Mozart Orchestra), founded in the year 1986, presents the annual summer programme in Vienna's largest and most famous concert halls, the Golden Hall and Brahms Hall in the Vienna Musikverein and the ...

  • WienTourismus - Vienna Tourist Board

    The Vienna Tourist Board ("WienTourismus") is the official destination marketing agency for the tourism industry. The market management team of the Vienna Tourist Board is the central point of contact for tour operators and travel ...