is a land of culture, history, and natural beauty. The cities of Vienna
, and Salzburg
are some of the most popular urban destinations. Some of the country's most famous figures, such as Mozart, Strauss, and Schubert graced these cities with their music, and today their music can still be heard in concert halls through the country.
In addition to Austria's wonderful cities the country is also well known for the Alps which bring skiers and snowboarders from all over during the winter months. In the summer the mountains become a haven for hikers and nature seekers, while the lakes and rivers attract boaters and vacationers. A trip down the Danube
can combine the best of both worlds, floating past rural areas and through the historic cities.