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Salzburg

  • Mozart Mania
    The city's most famous native son fled for Vienna in 1781, but today the composer is honored with museums, a public square, an airport, a university, and a chocolate candy known as Mozartkugeln.

  • Salzburg Airport
    W.A. Mozart Airport is a convenient gateway to Salzburg, the Salzkammergut, and Bavaria--and it's in a beautiful setting, as you can see by viewing the airport's livecam.

  • Salzburg at Christmas
    Shop the Christmas markets, enjoy the Advent singing.

  • Sound of Music Tours
    Nearly 40 years after Julie Andrews left the convent to be a nanny, tourists are still visiting locations from the movie in Salzburg and the Salzkammergut.

Vienna

  • Gasometer-Town
    Vienna's "G-town" is a shopping mall, apartment complex, and entertainment center built inside four 24-story gas tanks.

  • House of Music
    Conduct a virtual Vienna Philharmonic, create your own composition, or get visual feedback on your singing in Vienna's new Haus der Musik museum.

  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
    Admire the nave, tour the catacombs, and climb the tower of Austria's greatest church.

  • Schönbrunn Palace
    Empress Maria Theresia's summer cottage has nearly 1,500 rooms. It's surrounded by lovely gardens and the world's oldest zoo.

  • Spanish Riding School
    If you're a horse fancier, you'll love watching the Lipizzaner stallions go through their paces--or maybe not.

  • Vienna Boys' Choir
    The Wiener Sängerknaben have entertained monarchs and commoners for more than 500 years--and you can attend their performances during your visit to Vienna.

  • Vienna's Coffeehouses
    "Sit and sip" has been a Viennese tradition for more than 300 years.

  • Vienna's Danube (Donau)
    Rent a boat, take a cruise, ascend the tower, or go ice skating in winter on the Viennese stretch of Central Europe's most famous river.

  • Vienna's Museum Quarter
    MuseumsQuartier Wien is the museum world's answer to shopping malls, with 20 institutions sharing an architecturally stunning complex of new and old buildings.

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