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Cheap Flights to Austria

The Republic of Austria, or more popularly known as just Austria, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It shares a border with Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Austria enjoys an alpine climate thanks to its mountainous terrain and being located within in the Alps. More than 60% of the country is 1,640 feet above sea level. Austria is considered to be one of the winter sports capitals of Europe, along with Switzerland, although the city is also popular among summer tourists. Other than winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, tourists can enjoy visiting the historic villages and cities in Austria as well as hike the Alps’ gorgeous scenery.

Austria has six airports that operate scheduled flights so traveling to Austria would be easy. The main and biggest airport for the country is the Vienna International Airport (VIE), which is located in Schwechat, 18 kilometers from central Vienna. It also serves as the hub for Austrian Airlines and Niki, a subsidiary of Air Berlin. The other international airports in Austria include Innsbruck Airport, Graz Airport, Klagenfurt Airport, Linz Airport and the Salzburg Airport.

When your preparing for a holiday in Austria, try to include some of these top tourist destinations in Austria to the itinerary:

Schönbrunn Palace – Also known as Schloss Schönbrunn in German, it is the formal imperial summer residence located in Vienna. The Baroque-style palace has 1,441 rooms and is considered as one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria. The Schönbrunn Palace is open daily, including public holidays, from 8:30 in the morning to 5 to 6:30 in the evening depending on the season. It is best to visit their official website for the most up to date information.

Hofburg Palace – Located in the center of Vienna, Hofburg Palace is the former imperial palace and the principal imperial winter residence. Today, part of the palace forms the official residence and office of the President of Austria. The Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum and the Imperial Silver Collection are open daily, including public holidays, from 9 in the morning to 5:30 to 6 in the evening depending on the season. Visit their official website for the latest information.

The Belvedere – Also located in Vienna, The Belvedere is a historic Baroque-style building complex that consists of two Baroque palaces – Lower Belvedere and Upper Belvedere, the Orangery and the Palace Stables. It is also home to the Belvedere Museum. The Belvedere was once the imperial capital and home to the ruling Habsburg dynasty. The complex is open daily. Visit the official website for the opening hours and admission information.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral – Locally known as Stephansdom, it is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the most important religious building in Vienna. The St. Stephen’s Cathedral was built in a Romanesque and Gothic style and stands on the ruins of the two earlier churches.

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