The palaces and castles of Austria are distinguished by sophisticated architecture and unsurpassed decoration. You do not have to go far in search to see the sights of Austria - majestic burgs with imperial gardens surrounded by picturesque alpine villages will meet you at every step. So keep your camera and camcorder always at hand.
Schonbrunn Palace - the summer residence of the Habsburgs in Vienna outside the Old Town, was built on the model of the Palace of Versailles in France.
Magnificent palaces with extensive gardens, the former summer residence of the Prince of Savoy, and now the national gallery of Austrian art, is considered one of the best Baroque masterpieces.
St. Stephen's Cathedral survived many wars and became a symbol of Vienna's freedom. The Gothic building was built in the XII century, the most recognizable attraction is a tiled roof with a diamond pattern.
Mirabell Palace is known for its impeccable gardens - a magnificent example of European landscape art.
Salzburg Cathedral is famous for its harmonious Baroque architecture and an organ with 4000 pipes. It also houses a medieval font in which Mozart was baptized.
If you are interested in castles in Austria, first of all, be sure to visit the Hohensalzburg Castle - the largest of the completely preserved medieval fortresses in Europe.
The Cathedral of St. James (Domkirche) is an example of the baroque style of the XVIII century in Austria.
Hofkirche is a Gothic royal temple and mausoleum built in the 16th century. This is the most interesting church in Innsbruck, where you can see the unsurpassed tomb of Emperor Maximilian.
Lambach is a functioning monastery for almost a millennium where monks live according to the charter of St. Benedict. The abbey managed to avoid reforms and destruction, therefore a unique collection of ancient manuscripts has been preserved here.
Partially a palace, partly a monastery, Melk Monastery is one of the best examples of ancient architecture in Austria.