Honeymoons in Western Europe
Honeymoons in Austria
Austria is the home of classical composers - no other country in Europe has such a rich musical tradition. In addition to this fascinating legacy, on your Austrian honeymoon you will have the opportunity to discover superb architecture from the Gothic, Baroque, Rococo and Renaissance periods and of course the stunning Austrian Alps.
Austria's capital, Vienna, has an impressive history as the center of the Habsburg dynasty, which once ruled much of Europe. The Habsburgs' home was the Imperial Palace known as the Hofburg, which is one of Vienna's top attractions. Inside you will find a 14th century Augustinian Church, Imperial Apartments and the Imperial Treasury, the Royal Chapel, the National Library and much more besides.
Architectural and historical treasures abound in this beautiful city which includes two famous Baroque palaces and several excellent museums, including one which is dedicated to Sigmund Freud. Vienna also has a busy nightlife, with countless lively restaurants, pubs and clubs in the newer areas of the city.
Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, is packed with medieval Baroque architecture. Much of the town was constructed in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, and the charming old town testifies to the style of this era through its many churches, plazas and ornate fountains. The city is sheltered by mountains and there are several museums dedicated to Mozart. 120 meters above the city stands the 11th century Hohensalzburg Castle.
For some of the best skiing in the country, head to the Arlberg region, whose slopes cater to every skier, from beginners to the advanced. The huge Eisriesenwelt ice caves offer another wintry experience. They are open from May to October, and a guided tour will take you past elaborate ice formations and stunning frozen waterfalls.
An Austrian honeymoon will take in snowcapped peaks,
sparkling lakes, cultured towns and cities, and much more. It will be
a romantic experience never to forget.