Austria is a land of mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. It also has cosmopolitan Vienna, with its world-famous State Opera House. Schloss Sch├Ânbrunn is a grand, opulent palace once inhabited by the Habsburgs. If you’re seeking the adventurous, try a salt mine tour in Salzburg or see robotics and other technology projects at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz.
Eating options in Austria are vast. Sure, you can get traditional items like veal schnitzel or a linzer torte pastry and coffee mit schlag (with cream). But in Vienna, you can also find an organic Ethiopian-influenced menu or vegetarian Persian food. You can combine art and healthy eating by dining at the all-organic bistro inside the Kunst Haus Wien museum, or you can just eat there without looking at the artwork. In Graz and Salzburg, you can find a few dozen restaurants that feature organic or vegetarian-friendly offerings. Most towns around Austria will have one or two natural foods restaurants or stores.