Enjoying a grand status as a key player in the political and economic spheres of Europe and the world at large, Austria has seen enormous growth over the past few years.
Travel to Austria with Qatar Airways and can explore the glorious Habsburg past, which is especially impressive in Vienna, the capital.
Austria’s beautiful Danube valley and the Alps, fairytale castles and the music of Mozart is a draw for visitors from all around the world.
The country has one of Europe’s most dramatic landscapes, with the especially mountainous regions of Tyrol and Voralberg that feature on the postcard image of Austria as one vast ski resort. Visitors like to take trips down the Danube, which is overlooked by the romantic ruins of castles such as Aggstein in the Wachau region.
The traditional heartland of the country is in the northeast, where Vienna stands, while the eastern region is home to most of the population and industry.
The main attractions of Austria for visitors lie in the capital Vienna, and in the ski resorts around Innsbruck to the west. Between the two you can explore a dramatic landscape dotted with medieval cities like Graz and Salzburg, and the ruins of monasteries and castles, while in the Salzkammergut region you will find astounding and scenic lakes.
Austria is synonymous with a string of famous musical names, from Haydn and Mozart to Schubert, Mahler and the Strauss family.
The great flowering of creativity here was in the late 19th century, when architecture, painting and design flourished. Today, influences of the past still linger in a budding music and arts scene that you can explore when you fly to Austria with Qatar Airways.