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.
The Danube Valley is one of Austria's prettiest corners and dense in castles and medieval villages.
The Lipizzaner stallions enter the arena, each a mirror image of the other as they perform a pas de deux to classical Viennese music.
Lovely Vienna has oodles of culture and musical history, an abundance of top art museums and architecture fit for an empire.
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.
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.