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Cheap Flights to Austria

Cheap Flights to Austria

People fly to Austria for many reasons, such as having the opportunity to see its baroque architecture, mountainous villages, Alpine terrain, and imperial history. Schoenbrunn and Hofburg are two notable palaces in Vienna, Austria, that attract visitors. Schoenbrunn Palace was once a summer imperial residence and has over 300 years of history. Hofburg Palace was an imperial palace and currently functions as the president's residence.

Flights to Austria

A major airport destination to consider when you fly to Austria is Vienna International Airport (VIE). The airport has several lounges where you have access to massage chairs, showers, drinks, smoker's booths, and free Wi-Fi. Entrance to the lounges is free for passengers with business class tickets, first class tickets, or membership cards. There is also a prayer room at Vienna International Airport (VIE) that is open to people of all religions and world views. Additional services offered by VIE are baggage services, workspaces, restaurants, shops, and free Wi-Fi. Business travelers may use the meeting rooms and conference center. Transportation options from the airport consist of taxi, train, and bus.

Another airport in Austria is Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart (SZG). There are shops and restaurants at the airport that sell clothing, gifts, top cuisine, and quick snacks. SZG also has a business lounge with 25 seats, and it is equipped with free Wi-Fi, two computer desks, and a television. If you or your group becomes hungry, you can shop for drinks, snacks, sandwiches, small desserts, and cupcakes. All passengers have access to the visitors' terrace where they can relax and grab a bite to eat. Ground transportation from SZG includes taxi, car rental, train, and bus. The average cost of a taxi from Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart (SZG) to downtown Salzburg is $18.63.

Attractions in Austria

One of the country's top attractions is the Kunsthistorisches Museum, an art museum in Vienna. At the museum, you can see the extensive collection of the former imperials. Some famous works of art housed at Kunsthistorisches Museum are Vermeer's "The Allegory of Painting" and "Madonna in the Meadow." Another popular attraction in Austria is Melk Abbey, a monastery that was originally the castle of Leopold II. It is located on a cliff that overlooks the Danube River.

Travel Tips for Austria

Imperial Ball and Christmas Markets are two major annual events in Austria that you may want to participate in. Marking the start of ball season, Imperial Ball takes place at the Hofburg Palace on New Year's Eve. The ball has a formal dress code and features an "empress" and "emperor." Vienna Christmas Markets, also known as advent markets, occur in the weeks before Christmas. There is a large Christmas tree in front of the city hall, and there are a variety of stalls that sell local delicacies, mulled wine, and traditional goods. Vienna has many great restaurants that sell Austrian, German, Hungarian, and international cuisine. Austria has a temperate climate and experiences all four seasons. Summers in Austria can reach up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit and winters can fall to -4 degrees.

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