Austria is a federal republic composed of nine provinces, which is part of the European Union and borders the Czech Republic to the north, Germany to the north-west, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, Italy and Slovenia to the south with Hungary and the Slovak Republic in the east.
Austria is a country with many possibilities. The simplicity and elegance of the city contrasts with the fabulous mountain landscapes that surround some of the populations of south and central.
Vienna, the capital, has one of the major artistic and cultural offer of Europe, and Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, is the first destination for lovers of classical music, as you can find conservatory musicians playing in the streets. Salzburg is filled with many references to classical musicians. Moreover, by the architectural side, the imposing domes of baroque churches give it a singular and recognized air.
In Austria throughout the year there are many festivals and local festivals. In Vienna and Salzburg, especially in July and August, concerts and musical events are the protagonists. In October, takes place the "Viennal", the Film Festival in the Austrian capital. One of the strangest events is the Festival of “Great Chocolate” in the town of Bludenz, celebrated every July 11. Children compete in various games and the winner takes his prize into chocolate.
And if you like alpine sports, Austria is your destination. Tyrol and Alps provide the perfect destination for the practice of ski and complete the offer of a country which is considered one of the most elegant.