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The main sights of Austria

The main sights of Austria

Enjoy the view of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Schonbrunn Palace and go mountain skiing in Hintertux...

Millions of tourists come to Austria every year to enjoy the picturesque views and atmosphere of the country. Being the birthplace of Mozart, Strauss and Schubert, Austria gives the atmosphere of calmness and inspiration. Their works of art are still popular and listened to.

In spite the small size, Austria is rich in places of attraction. It suits every taste and feels every tourists with so many impressions that they remember it for the rest of their lives. It gives you a dose of rest and strength for a long time.

One of the most popular attraction is St Stephen’s cathedral. It is made in Gothic style and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna situated in the centre of it.

The Schonbrunn palace is one more unique place which is impossible to miss. This Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in the country. It is as well the official residence of Habsburg monarchs.

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Hintertux is one more place attracting tourists, especially those who are keen on mountain skiing. You can go skiing even in summer. It is situated at three kilometers height in the Alps, not far from the same-name resort.

Green Lake is a beautiful park which is open all the year round. It is 12m deep and is situated not far from Trages. Divers are specially interested in it. The peak season is from May to June.

The Brgenz Big Stage is one of the biggest dance floors in the world. Annual summer festival of opera is held here. The building is very old and have been restored many times. 4400 people can be placed there. It is an ancient and interesting building and it attracts a lot of tourists. But if you like to go there you have to buy a ticket beforehand. One more unique place which is worth seeing.

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How to hire a car in Austria

  • The hire of the C class car is 70-90€ per day.
  • To hire a car you need to have your international driving license and your credit card Sometimes Russian driving license will also do. The main requirement is that your name must be printed in Latin.
  • You have to be not younger than 21. If you want to hire an expensive car, you have to be 25.
  • The speed limits are as follows: Inhabited areas - 50km\h; Out of the inhabited areas – 100km\h; Highways – 130 km\h
  • There are a lot of toll roads.
  • Most tourists prefer panoramic roads. One day pass will cost 32€

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