Austria conjures up images of the mighty Matterhorn mountain presiding over glamourous Alpine ski resorts surrounded by pristine pistes, aquamarine lakes and of course large quantities of beer! But these traditional icons only tell part of the story. While magnificent natural landscapes form an integral part of any Austrian experience, the country is also blessed with a rich cultural and historical heritage. From the quaint, cobbled streets of timeless Innsbruck with its famous Golden Roof, to the ‘Kaffeehaus kultur’ and sugar-cake baroque churches of sophisticated Vienna – the choices are as diverse as they are seductive. Whether you are keen to ski the spectacular Austrian Alps, explore breathtaking historical palaces, or hop from one fascinating museum to the next along the winding cobblestone alleyways of charming medieval old towns, Austria won’t fail to impress.