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As one of the most popular European countries in art, culture, architecture and education, Austria ranks among the top favorite destinations worldwide. This adorable country shines out by its well-preserved historical artifacts, valuable universities and international festivals, as well as its magnificent natural gems. The country offers extremely high living standards and the capital Vienna is flooded by millions of tourists all year round, serving generally as the first stop of visits. Being in demand also in the months of winter by the charming Alps, Austria enshrines visitors’ hearts by the magical atmosphere it offers during Christmas and New Year.
If you are also planning a trip to this enchanting country, have a look at the flights to Austria by Turkish Airlines to enjoy a comfortable journey up in the clouds.
Direct flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) take two to two and a half hours in average. The points of arrival are Graz Airport (GRZ), Linz Blue Danube Airport (LNZ), Salzburg W. A. Mozart Airport (SZG) and Vienna Schwechat Airport (VIE). Flights to Vienna Schwechat Airport (VIE) have two options for point of departure as Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW).
As the busiest airport in Austria, Vienna Schwechat Airport (VIE) serves to 22 million passengers in a year. Salzburg W. A. Mozart Airport (SZG) is the second busiest airport countrywide serving to 1,8 million passengers every year and is followed by Innsbruck Airport (INN) reaching the annual passenger number of 1 million. Grazz Airport (GRZ) serves to 900 thousand passengers, whereas Linz Blue Danube Airport has a passenger capacity of 500 thousand passengers per year.
The air traffic in Austria gets busier when utterly colorful events take place countrywide. Held in the summer months since 1920, Salzburg Festival is among the most popular city festivals worldwide. ImPulsTanz, Bregenz Festival, Carinthian Summer Music Festival and Tirol Festival are other attention-grabbing events organized in summertime; those visiting the country in the autumn may enjoy themselves in the brilliant atmosphere of Franz Liszt Festival and Haydn Festival. In addition, Donaufestival, which is held between the last week of April and first week of May is regarded as one of the most assertive events in contemporary art. Along with all these, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year concert also ranks among the top crowd-pulling events countrywide.
It would definitely be priceless to see Austria, a pioneer in art and culture, during these events. Book your flight without delay and start getting ready for your splendid adventure to this captivating country.
Vienna is probably the first city springing to mind when it is time to visit Austria. Standing out both by its natural beauties and cultural and historical artifacts, the city offers numerous must-see spots. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Prater Amusement Park and Museums Quartier are the most popular spots in the city. Ringstrasse, the beautiful boulevard of 5 kilometers, together with Neue Burg Palace and the historical areas nearby are other appealing attractions in Vienna. Book your flight to Vienna now and set your travel plan for this gorgeous city.
Notable for its outstanding Baroque style, Salzburg is included in UNESCO World Heritage List with its Old Town center. Residenzplatz Square, the house where Amadeus Mozart was born, which serves as an impressive museum, as well as Hohensalzburg Fortress, St. Andrew’s Church, Salzburg Cathedral, Celtic Museum and Mirabell Palace are amongst the top most visited spots Salzburg offers.
As another largest city countrywide, Linz is often cited as “City of New Media Arts” as well. Its Old Town district full of historical buildings, museums and artifacts is remarkably popular among the tourists. Do not forget to see the New Cathedral, Lentos Art Museum, Hauptplatz Square, Landstrasse, Alter Dom, Grottenbahn, Donaupark and Castle Museum during your stay in this lovely Austrian town.
Inssbruck, on the other hand, which is under cottony snow in the winter simply enthralls its guests by its beauty surrounded by the spectacular view of the Alps. Inssbruck serves as a one of a kind holiday vacation by the opportunities it offers especially in winter sports, as well as being a home to many Renaissance works in Gothic and Rococo style. Triumphforte, Tiroler Landesmuseum, Goldenes Dachl, Hofkirche, Wiltener Basilica, Botanic Garden, Schloss Ambras and St. Jacob Cathedral are the most remarkable must-see spots.
You may have a chance to see more than one destination during your visit to Austria, as the country offers a wide range of transportation opportunities between the cities, such as the bus firms, railway services and domestic flights. If you are interested in a more private and comfortable option, you may also consider renting a car to save your time and visit multiple destinations.