There was no gold, no silver, no major port. But a simple mineral turned this into one of Europe's most beautiful cities.
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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.