From horses to classical music, Christmas markets through to wine taverns, there is a lot to see and do in the Austrian capital, writes David Whitley.
For the eighth year in a row, Austria's beautiful capital has been named the world's most liveable city. Here are 20 reasons you need to visit.
When it was opened in 1891, this museum was one of the jewels of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Now it's also a fine dining restaurant.
In Australia fondue is sort of, well, cheesy. But in Austria it all starts to make sense.
In Linz, Keith Austin finds a city that's more Grimm, than grim.
In Austria, it seems that beyond every bend is a castle or some other stunning edifice.
"Let us eat cake!" I long to shout as we're led through the top-secret facility in Vienna where the world-famous sacher-torte is made.
Renowned as the birthplace of classical music, Austria is a country of culture and striking beauty. Spectacular snow-capped mountains reflected in deep blue lakes become a skiing mecca in winter, and in summer attract hikers, cyclists and swimmers. Year-round, innovative cuisine sets it apart from its Swiss neighbours; and a sense of grandeur belies the Austrian cheeky demenour, as one visit to Salzburg's trick fountains sum up.