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EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

AUSTRIA

CHURCHES • CAFES SKIING • VINEYARDS THEATER • MUSEUMS ALPS • MUSIC • RESTAURANTS LAKES • ARCHITECTURE • ART

GRI ESG ASS E

GET REI DEG ASS

THE GUIDES THAT SHOW YOU WHAT OTHERS ONLY TELL YOU

EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

AUSTRIA

EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

AUSTRIA MAIN CONTRIBUTORS: TERESA CZERNIEWICZ-UMER, JOANNA EGERT-ROMANOWSKA AND JANINA KUMANIECKA

CONTENTS HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE 6

Produced by Wydawnictwo Wiedza i Życie S.A., Warsaw ART EDITOR Paweł Pasternak CONTRIBUTORS Janina Kumianiecka, Ewa Dan, Marianna Dudek, Konrad Gruda, Małgorzata Omilanowska, Marek Pernal, Jakub Sito, Barbara Sudnik-Wójcikowska, Roman Taborski, Zuzanna Umer CONSULTANT Małgorzata Omilanowska CARTOGRAPHERS Magdalena Polak, Olaf Rodowald, Dariusz Romanowski PHOTOGRAPHERS Wojciech and Katarzyna Mędrzakowie ILLUSTRATORS Michał Burkiewicz, Paweł Marczak, Bohdan Wróblewski DTP DESIGNER Paweł Pasternak EDITORS Teresa Czerniewicz-Umer, Joanna Egert-Romanowska DESIGNERS Elżbieta Dudzińska, Ewa Roguska, Piotr Kiedrowski Dorling Kindersley Limited EDITOR Sylvia Goulding / Silva Editions Ltd. TRANSLATOR Magda Hannay DTP DESIGNERS Jason Little, Conrad Van Dyk PRODUCTION CONTROLLER Bethan Blase Printed and bound in China by L.Rex Printing Co. Ltd. First American Edition, 2003 10 11 12 13 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Published in the United States by DK Publishing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 Reprinted with revisions 2006, 2008, 2010

Copyright © 2003, 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited, London ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE RIGHTS UNDER COPYRIGHT RESERVED ABOVE, NO PART OF THIS PUBLICATION MAY BE REPRODUCED, STORED IN OR INTRODUCED INTO A RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, OR TRANSMITTED, IN ANY FORM, OR BY ANY MEANS (ELECTRONIC, MECHANICAL, PHOTOCOPYING, RECORDING, OR OTHERWISE), WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION OF BOTH THE COPYRIGHT OWNER AND THE ABOVE PUBLISHER OF THIS BOOK.

Published in Great Britain by Dorling Kindersley Limited.

INTRODUCING AUSTRIA

Detail of the façade of a pharmacy in Obernberg in Upper Austria

DISCOVERING AUSTRIA 10 PUTTING AUSTRIA ON THE MAP 12 A PORTRAIT OF AUSTRIA 14

A CATALOGING IN PUBLICATION RECORD IS AVAILABLE FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

ISBN 978-0-75666-104-5 ISSN 1542-1554 FLOORS ARE REFERRED TO THROUGHOUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH EUROPEAN USAGE; IE THE “FIRST FLOOR” IS THE FLOOR ABOVE GROUND LEVEL.

Front cover main image: Church of Obernberg in front of the Tribulaun massif, Tyrol

AUSTRIA THROUGH THE YEAR 32 THE HISTORY OF AUSTRIA 36

                                                          

The information in this Dorling Kindersley Travel Guide is checked regularly.

Every effort has been made to ensure that this book is as up-to-date as possible at the time of going to press. Some details, however, such as telephone numbers, opening hours, prices, gallery hanging arrangements and travel information are liable to change. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of this book, nor for any material on third party websites, and cannot guarantee that any website address in this book will be a suitable source of travel information. We value the views and suggestions of our readers very highly. Please write to: Publisher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, Dorling Kindersley, 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL, Great Britain. Beautiful winter scenery in Seefeld, Tyrol

12th-century Burg Clam in Upper Austria, seen from the Danube

VIENNA INTRODUCING VIENNA 50 INNER CITY 52 NORTH OF MARIAHILFER STRASSE 72 SOUTH OF THE RING 88 FURTHER AFIELD 100

Grundlsee and Totes Gebirge (Dead Mountains) in Styria

SHOPPING IN VIENNA 112

TYROL AND VORARLBERG 234

ENTERTAINMENT IN VIENNA 114

CARINTHIA AND EAST TYROL 264

VIENNA STREET FINDER 116

TRAVELLERS’ NEEDS

TRAVEL INFORMATION 364 GENERAL INDEX 372

WHERE TO STAY 284 WHERE TO EAT 308 SHOPPING IN AUSTRIA 338 ENTERTAINMENT IN AUSTRIA 342

Memorial on a tombstone in the church in Maria Saal in Carinthia

AUSTRIA REGION BY REGION

Stained-glass window of a church in Bürserlberg, in Vorarlberg

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 348

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 390

SURVIVAL GUIDE

PHRASE BOOK 392

PRACTICAL INFORMATION 354

AUSTRIA AT A GLANCE 126 LOWER AUSTRIA AND BURGENLAND 128 STYRIA 156 UPPER AUSTRIA 186 SALZBURGER LAND 210

Mariazell Church (see pp184–5)

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of the capital, Vienna, and the different regions. Information on accommodation and restaurants can be found in the Travellers’ Needs section, while the Survival Guide provides many useful tips on everything you need to know during a visit to Austria.

his guide will help you to get the most out of a visit to Austria. The first section, Introducing Austria, locates the country geographically, and provides an invaluable historical and cultural context. Subsequent sections describe the main sights and attractions

        

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