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Why Should You Travel to Austria?
When you say "Austria" you almost immediately think about winter sports and civilization. These are the best two terms that can properly describe this beautiful country. Austria is located in Central Europe, surrounded by Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Italy.

Austria is one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations due to its historic cities, breathtaking mountain panoramas and excellent ski resorts. Along with Switzerland, Austria has been declared Europe's winter sports capital.

A traveler who is interested in visiting Austria should make his homework regarding this country. There are a lot of activities that one could be involved in while visiting this country. There is something for each age and taste.

First of all, people come to Austria for practicing a different range of winter sports. Austria offers a great range of ski resorts that are looking forward to accommodate you. It is very important for Austria that its tourism industry works as neat as possible. Therefore, Austria takes full advantage of its winter sports tourists. However, it is important to know that Austrian resorts are usually medium-sized, in contrast with those in Switzerland and France. This fact has both advantages and disadvantages. What could be a disadvantage for those looking for a luxury resort, it is a great advantage for the tourists interested in cheaper, cosier and more familiar resorts.

Another attraction that might catch your eyes is the world-famous Austrian cycle touring. There are famous routes that go along the largest rivers. The route between Passau and Vienna, following the Danube, is the most important cycle path in Austria and even Europe. Thousands of cyclists gather here annually during the summer to test themselves.

Austria's musical heritage draws each year thousands of music lovers from all over the world. In Vienna or Salzburg tourists may enjoy themselves by listening to classical music, jazz or world famous operas. During summer, Austria hosts a wide range of music festivals, for all tastes and ages. The most important music festivals that takes place in Austria is the Salzburg Festival. Beside this renowned classical music festival, Austria proud itself with a wide diversity of other music genres such as folk festival, pop festival or rock festivals.

The cinematic culture of Austria should not be ignored. An interested tourist might discover great things about the Austrian cinema. The most renowned Austrian actor is beyond all doubts Arnold Schwarzenegger, now the Governor of California.

A very important aspect of Austria is the fact that here people put great emphasis on respect. You may find that Austrians can be very pushy while in public. People usually take this as extremely unfriendly. Don't let yourself be fooled by this; it's a sign of directness and formality, two very appreciated qualities in Austria.

Austria is a great place to visit. If you ever get the opportunity of taking a trip to Austria, don't hesitate. Just pack your bags and book a flight to this impressive country. You will definitely be left speechless by its beauty, its people and its attractions.
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