From Austria with love – Road.Travel

From Austria with love

Road Trip Route. Experience the Christmas market in Vienna., Enjoy the aesthetics of Salzburg's architectural buildings., See the picturesque landscapes and historic castles of the Wachau Valley on the Danube., Be inspired by the beauty of Austria's lakes., Taste national Austrian cuisine and delicious beer., See other no less attractive cities such as Linz, Gmunden, Graz., .

Austria is a country of contrasts. It combines the splendour of its natural landscapes of majestic mountains and clear lakes, the historical depth of its cities, and of course the aesthetics of its architectural buildings, combining all kinds of styles from many centuries. Experience the era of historic dilapidated castles, enjoy the tastiest Austrian cuisine and take a drive through the incredible landscapes of this wonderful country. Winter Austria has many Christmas markets, festivals, brightly lit town squares, talented street musicians and a fairy tale atmosphere. Vienna, Linz, Gmunden, Salzburg, Graz and other old cities with great history and wonderful panoramas await you on this itinerary. The scenario is perfect for a romantic trip or a trip with friends and family.

Uninhabited Nature, History and Culture. From: Vienna

Viktoria Afanaseva. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Festive Vienna

We begin our journey in the beautiful, romantic city of Vienna. Vienna in winter is a wonderful place to spend a few days and have an unforgettable experience with the charm of Christmas fairs and festivals, the aesthetics of the architectural buildings and the melodious songs from around the city. After arriving in Vienna, we suggest you dine in one of the finest Mediterranean restaurants and then take an exploratory stroll through the evening park. Tomorrow, you will have an incredibly busy day of culture!

Konoba

We'll stay for dinner at one of the best fish restaurants. Here is an open kitchen space that allows any visitor to follow the cooking process. A huge selection of fish of all kinds of excellent quality, as well as the most beautiful wine. Tourists especially prefer Croatian or homemade. It is possible to book a table in advance, there are wi-fi services, cards accepted. The restaurant works till midnight.

Stadtpark

Stadtpark or city park is a large area, very nicely furnished and at the same time quiet and cozy. The park is located near the historical centre of Vienna. Along the park there are several sculptures, including the famous Strauss statue. Walk through the streets of the park and enjoy the romance of winter landscapes and breathtaking views.

Day 2: The cultural richness of Vienna combined with the aesthetics of parks and traditional Viennese desserts

As they say - if you haven't been to Vienna for at least a day, you haven't been to Austria at all! Today is a day full of contrasts! You will see the most famous architectural sights, majestic castles and palaces, as well as enjoy the aesthetic pleasure of visiting museums and the coziness of Christmas markets. All this is accompanied by relaxation in popular Austrian restaurants, and the most exciting thing for dessert is the Vienna Opera!

Café Sacher

A luxurious cafe in the famous Sacher Hotel. The interior is amazing! It feels like you're in a gorgeous palace. Come and have breakfast early in the morning, as this place is visited by a huge number of people in the afternoon and queues line up from the street. You should try the popular cake and apple strudel. The cafe has a shop where you can buy sweets as a souvenir. The cafe's open from 8:00 a.m. to midnight.

Vienna City Hall (Wiener Rathaus)

The Vienna City Hall and the adjoining Vienna Ratospark are the most famous and favorite places for tourists. The neo-Gothic building is delightful and makes you admire this attraction without having to worry about it. The building houses the offices of the mayor of the city and hosts the meetings of the Land Parliament and the municipality. There are two libraries, a land library and a Viennese city library, two archives, a Viennese city library and a land library. At the peak of the main tower you can see the iron guard sculpture "Rathausman". And next to it there is an observation deck, which can be accessed by climbing 256 steps. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 13:00 a.m. there is a free guided tour of the City Hall building (except for meetings and holidays). So you can always come back here at this time and see the inner City Hall. There are audio guides in English, French, Italian and Spanish, no Russian. From January 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Town Hall Square turns into a huge ice rink with a DJ. And the best part is the Christmas markets. A huge number of shops with souvenirs, Christmas toys, sweets and spices. For kids, their favorite activity is riding on carousels, horses, trains and participating in funny contests and games.

MuseumsQuartier

In place of the cavalry arena, stables, barracks and other buildings that were formed in the 18th century to provide for the imperial court, there is now a magnificent exhibition hall. Once you enter the courtyard of the museum complex, you will see two cube-shaped buildings: the Leopold Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Not only adults, but also children like the Zoom museum, because they are allowed to draw on walls and clothes, learn how to build houses and make cartoons. In the building of the former cavalry arena there is the Kunsthalle Gallery, where the works of young people are shown. If you are a museum-like aesthete, be sure to stay here for a couple of hours.

Museum of Art History (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)

The famous Museum of Art History, which presents masterpieces of Western art, such as paintings by Bruegel, as well as monuments and sculptures of the ancient world, ancient Egypt and the East. The museum is located on Maria Theresa Square together with another one - the Museum of Natural History and the picturesque park and monument to the Empress. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Thursday (on this day the museum is open until 9 p.m.). Between the Museum of Art History and the Natural History Museum is the Christmas Village on Maria Theresa Square. Before Christmas, tents appear here too, where you can buy traditional handicrafts and unusual gifts. Musicians inspire a festive mood. On December 27, the Christmas village is being replaced by the New Year's Eve.

Hofburg

The mighty and austere palace and park complex of the Hofburg unites 20 palaces and 19 buildings, created in different periods and with different styles of architecture: Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, Empire. The ensemble has about 2600 premises. It houses the official residence of the President of Austria. Important areas to visit: the Silver Chamber, the Sissi Museum and the Imperial Apartments.

Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)

Schönbrunn Palace is a Viennese residence belonging to the Austrian emperors, one of the most important architectural sights of the Austrian Baroque, the architect of which is Johann Bernhard Fischer von Earlach. Schönbrunn is also home to the Palm House, the Glorietta Pavilion, the maze park and the zoo. There is a café where master classes on the production of the famous Viennese strudel are held, the secrets of its baking are told and, of course, it can be tasted!

Café Central

Cafe "Central" with its rich history is especially attractive for the warm atmosphere, live music and delicious coffee and dishes. He was visited by all kinds of celebrities, even Sigmund Freud himself. The most favorite traditional types of coffee: 1) traditional mélange coffee; 2) The famous Maria Theresa coffee; 3) specialty coffee "Central"; 4) blond coffee; 5) "Viennese coffee." In addition to coffee and pastries, there is a wide range of Austrian cuisine. From Monday to Friday the cafe is open from 7:30 to 22:00, and on Sunday it opens later - at 10 am.

Lower Belvedere (Unteres Belvedere)

The Belvedere Gallery is a place to see Gustav Klimt's legendary canvas "The Kiss" and to discover the artists Schiele and Kokoschka. And also enjoy the magnificence of the Baroque palace ensemble and park.

Hundertwasserhaus

"The Ecological Home, so named by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, immediately attracts with its unusual design! It's an avant-garde residential building with ordinary civil servants there. The architect created a very unusual appearance: uneven walls, mosaic, various figures and statues. And the trees are growing right inside the building! It may seem that the house looks "chaotic", but this is done in order to show the fusion of man with nature and the harmony between them.

Naschmarkt

The market is located within walking distance of Maria Theresa Square and represents long covered rows. On the one hand, they are successive cafes and restaurants, on the other hand, they are products. It sells literally everything: wine, seafood, groceries, pickles, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, sweets. You can eat inexpensively at the cafe. Different kitchens for every taste. The market is open until 7:30 p.m. and the restaurants near it last longer.

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

The Vienna State Opera is one of the most iconic places, built in 1863-1869, where you enjoy talented voices and music at the highest level, and the famous stage offers a daily changing program. Subtitles can be included in German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian or Japanese. Once a year, the main hall of the State Opera is transformed into the Viennese Opera Ball in the presence of the Austrian President.

Day 3: The Wachau Valley on the Danube and the city of Linz

Today you will have to pass through several towns to reach your next stop, Linz, but before that you will stop in the famous Wachau Valley, amazing for its scenic beauty and the wide river Danube. There you will also see majestic castles and monasteries with an interesting history.

Jonas Reindl Coffee

Very good morning at the Viennese coffee shop :) They come here to taste the delicious national Viennese sweets, as well as to taste the fragrant, qualitatively prepared white flute. Important: only cash is accepted. From Monday to Friday, the coffee shop is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday later from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.

St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

St. Stephen's Cathedral is a symbol of Austria and has existed for over 700 years. The cathedral's high spire is visible to the whole of Vienna, and the Gothic style is incomparable. The cathedral is also known for its numerous relics. You can visit the cathedral from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 7:00 a.m.

Dürnstein

Dürnstein is a small Austrian town or village in the Wachau Valley, but there are also some popular tourist destinations. The whole valley is on UNESCO's list. Here is the Augustinian monastery, built in the early 15th century, the symbol of the architectural ensemble of which is the church of Marie-Himmelphalt. The style of the church is baroque. The medieval castle, which towers above the city, was taken prisoner by King Richard the Lionheart of England when he returned from the third crusade.

Benediktinerstift Göttweig

This historic building is located in Fürth, Lower Austria, on a high hill south of the Danube. The Gottweig Monastery is a Benedictine monastery and is part of the Austrian Benedictine Congregation. There is a collegiate church, a choir chapel and a library. In the east wing there are cells of monks, and in the north wing there are a museum, an archive and two refectory rooms.

MOYOme

If you're looking for the most delicious meals in the Kremlin, it's the right place. Friendly staff, reasonable prices and, most importantly, large and nourishing portions. The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, on Saturdays from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 9:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Schloss Grafenegg

Grafenegg Castle, which you will see very close to the town of Krems, is very similar to Disneyland, but at the same time its architecture finds echoes of seven styles: Gothic, Biedermeier, Neo-Gothic, etc. The castle was built in the 14th century. A monumental tower towers over the neo-Gothic facade of the castle. Through the neo-Renaissance gate you can enter the main territory of Grafenegg, explore the 19th century chapel on the north side of the building The castle has a bizarre park where you can walk after visiting the main attraction.

Burgruine Aggstein

The ruins of Aggstein Castle are among the most impressive in the Danube Valley. Unlike most other locks, you can drive up to the entrance by car. The castle was built in the 12th century and at that time was almost completely inaccessible, and was conquered many times and changed several owners. The views from the castle to the whole Wachau Valley are amazing!

Schallaburg

Just five kilometers from Melk you will notice the beautiful Renaissance castle of Schallaburg. Various exhibitions take place in Shallaburg. On them it is possible to see unique historical artifacts of many epochs, up to ancient Egyptians and Mongolian conquerors. An important element is the demonstration of the material dedicated to the signing of the 1955 agreement on Austria's independence and its development in the post-war years.

Mondigo

You can end your evening in an atmosphere of tranquillity and dimension of Mondigo restaurant. Visitors emphasize Italian cuisine: pizza, pasta, salads - their favorite choice. You can book a table, the cards are accepted. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Day 4: From Linz to Salzburg: The Ceramic City of Gmunden

We continue our journey and travel from Linz to Salzburg, stopping along the way at the town of Gmunden and its treasures: Lake Traunze and Ort Castle. In Salzburg you will find the stunningly beautiful Mirabel Palace, the town's main square and St. Peter's Church - the gems of the city and important places in terms of history.

Brandl

Brandl is considered the best bakery in Linz. All their products are fresh and delicious. It's a great place to have breakfast. You can also take food with you on the road. Flavorful baked goods and good coffee. The bakery is open every day from 5:30 to 18:00. It closes at noon on Saturday.

Traunsee

Traunsee is a lake located in Upper Austria in the Alps. The lake reaches a depth of 191 meters and is the deepest inland lake in Austria. The lake amazes with its scale and picturesque winter landscapes. The towns of Traunkirchen, Ebensee and Gmunden are located on the lake. It is worth visiting the city of Gmunden, which is located on the northern shore of the transparent Lake Traunsee. The city is known for its ceramics production. Here you can wander the shops and buy ceramic products.

Seeschloß Ort

Lake Castle Ort is located on a small island and occupies almost all of its territory. It seems as if there is no island at all, and the castle stands on the water. To get to the shore, you have to walk on a romantic wooden bridge. The chapel of the white castle is made in the Gothic style. The entrance arch is Baroque. Inside there is a small museum where you can read an interesting legend about a giant and a mermaid.

Bärenwirt

Traveling through Austria and not trying Austrian beer? It's not gonna work! The Barenwirt restaurant is the perfect place for such a tasting. The restaurant is decorated in national style and specializes in Austrian cuisine and beer. It's worth a taste of the local light. There's even beer soup here.) Nockerl is a delicious local dessert of huge size, there are key chains. The restaurant works from 11 to 23.

DomQuartier Salzburg

This museum allows you to get acquainted with the diverse cultural heritage that was brought or created in the Principality. Beautiful premises with original furniture, among the works of art are paintings by Rembrandt, Luca Giordano, Bosch. It is possible to go to the balcony and see the organ and the Cathedral from above, to consider painting the ceiling there is an audio guide in Russian.

Mirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell)

One of the first and most important historical places we will visit is Mirable Palace, which is included in the UNESCO list. This monument of history and architecture can rightly be called the heart of Salzburg. This place is a reflection of the love of Prince Bishop Wolf Dietrich von Ratenau for his beloved Solomy Alt, because it was for his chosen one that the prince erected a palace in 1606, originally called Altenau. On the territory adjacent to the palace there is the Mirabel Park, which is as popular as the palace itself. In winter, the park is transformed into a location of fairytale films. The magnificent marble hall of the palace, the walls of which remember how Leopold Mozart and his son Wolfgang Amadeus worked, deserves a separate description. The Marble Hall is recognized as the most beautiful wedding venue in Austria. Mirable Palace and Angel's Stairs: daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Marble Hall: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am - 4pm. Entrance is free. The other rooms have a municipal council and are therefore not open to the public. Mirable Gardens: daily from 6 a.m. till dusk. Hedge Theatre: closed during the winter months. Greenhouse: open all year round, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dwarf Garden: Closed during the winter months.

St. Peter Monastery (Stift St. Peter)

Salzburg is home to the St. Peter's Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in German-speaking Europe, founded in 696. On the territory of the monastery is a large number of places soaked in the spirit of history. Like a very old cemetery with centuries-old graves. On the territory of the cemetery there is the church of St. Margaret, built in the late Gothic style. An important part of the monastery is the catacombs cut through by Christians in the steep rock of Mount Menchsberg, which for centuries served as a home and resting place for the spiritually searching monks. Catacombs can be visited at any time of year. On the territory of the monastery there is a bakery and a restaurant where you will be treated to delicious monastery wine and bread, as well as dishes cooked according to ancient monastic recipes. The center of the monastery is the Church of St. Peter, built in 1143. The church has been rebuilt many times, and over time it has acquired the features of the Baroque style, while retaining the elements of the Romanesque style, which in turn makes it unique. The interior of the church is striking with its decoration and, at the same time, light painting. At the altar, the 15th century statue of the Madonna is preserved.

Residenzplatz

One of the brightest attractions of Salzburg is the Residentsplatz Square, which was named after the residences of the Archbishops of Salzburg. The square that has survived to this day took on a look in the 17th century. This was preceded by the need to move the official residence of the rulers of the Salzburg Principality to a more comfortable location from the medieval castle of Hohensalzburg. The Archbishop's residence, also known as the Old Residence, is located on the west side of the square. Its magnificent exterior and interior decoration was formed in the course of 100 years with the participation of the famous Austrian architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrand. On the east side of Rizidentsplatz Square is the New Residence, the main feature of which is the Glockenspiel Tower with its ancient clock and 35 bells that announce the melodic ringing of the neighborhood three times a day. The Salzburg Museum is housed in the building itself, where objects related to the different stages of the city's development are constantly exhibited and help to learn more about its rich history. Many shops, restaurants and cafes around the square. At Christmas time, they have a beautiful market with a huge bright Christmas tree. Many kiosks with jewelry, souvenirs, food and drinks. A festive atmosphere is provided!

Augustiner Bräu

And this is a typical Austrian beer house, which is also worth a visit to feel the atmosphere of life of Austrians. The mechanism is as follows: first, the beer is paid for at the box office, and it is poured into the mug of your choice. There are plenty of snack shops on the second floor. The interior itself is very neat and discreet, cozy and clean. Try the local cuisine here until 23:00.

Day 5: Bad Reichenhall in Germany and a second day in Salzburg

The fifth day can safely be called a day of fun! You will visit Bad Reichenhall, a lovely little town in the very south of Germany, before continuing on to explore all the delights of Salzburg's culture and entertainment.

Bäckerei Cafe Rößlhuber

Another good cafe for a hearty breakfast with a wide selection of dishes and coffees. There are vegetarian dishes, salads, pastas, burgers, etc. The cafe is open from 6:30 a.m. (rare in the city) to 6 p.m.

Kurpark Bad Reichenhall

As Salzburg is a border town, it should be noted that it is close to the border with Germany and one of the best resorts in the world - Bad Reichenhal. The city is primarily a climatic and ecological resort. In the vicinity of Bad Reichenhall there are unique springs with mineral water, as well as numerous thermal complexes. In addition, given that the city is located in the foothills of the Alps, the air here is not only clean, but also has beneficial properties, and the mild climate only contributes to a general atmosphere of relaxation and relaxation. Not far from the resort there is the Berchstenhaiden National Park, the pearl of which is Lake Koenigse or the Royal Lake. One of the peculiarities of the lake is that due to the underground sources that feed it, the water in it remains cold and crystal clear all year round. However, there is also a dark side to this place, because in the 30-40s of the last century one of the branches of the Dachau concentration camp was located in the vicinity of the lake.

Rupertus Therme

After the beautiful landscapes of the lake, it is worth visiting the Rupertus Therme Spa Complex. This is one of the popular resorts of the town, where there are saunas with original design, swimming pools with warm and icy water containing local medicinal salt, Jacuzzi of different sizes, salt caves. Panoramic windows are a great place to admire the mountains and relax :) Every hour in the complex the ceremony is held in a large sauna - the contrast of hot waters with ice waters.

Kapuzinerberg

The Kapuzinerberg hill is 640 metres above sea level on the banks of the Salzach River. In addition to the Capuchin Monastery, which is located on this mountain, you can see a semi-destroyed wall that leads to the fortress with the Francis Schloss Bridge. Capucinerberg can be reached by stairs and serpentine. The mountain offers beautiful views of the historic part of Salzburg and the river.

Festung Hohensalzburg

The heart of ancient Salzburg, the majestic castle of Hohensalzburg, gracefully towering over the city. The castle's history goes back more than 900 years, but even during this period the castle's appearance has not changed much and has been perfectly preserved. Various exhibitions of concerts are regularly held here. The castle can be reached by cable car. In the museum of the fortress there are excursions telling about the daily life of the residents and about the milestones in the history of the castle. There's a wide collection of historical weapons, antique guns.

Zwettlers

Another cozy place of Austrian cuisine. National dishes, favourite with visitors: 1) Grostle. Cooked from potatoes fried on butter with beef, smoked pork brisket, tomatoes, herbs and spices. Grostle is often served with frosting. 2) Vienna pork schnitzel; 3) Fruit vodka from a mixture of different fruits and chimberhayste - raspberry vodka; 4) Almdoodler - Austrian spicy herbs lemonade. The restaurant works from 11 to 22.

Mozartplatz

Surrounded by elegant medieval buildings, the square is a monument to Mozart. In front of the monument on the bridge slab, on which it is written that Salzburg is included in the list of the World Cultural Heritage of mankind. The bronze monument to Mozart was made by the Munich sculptor Ludwig von Schwantaler. In 1842, it was inaugurated in the presence of two sons of Mozart. Be sure to also visit the Mozart House here! The square is full of people who want to see one of the main attractions of the city all year round, and then enjoy hot punch to the bells of the neighboring Archbishop's palace. The unique atmosphere of this place is especially felt on Christmas Eve, when the square is decorated for the most important Christian holiday.

Casino Salzburg

If you're tired of the cultural program and want to have some fun, the city has a great casino. The Salzburg Casino is located in an old historical building. On Christmas Eve, the outside lights turn on very nicely. All the gambling here is for all tastes. Good choice of alcohol. The casino's open until 3:00 a.m.

Triangel

Schnitzel, steaks, pumpkin soup, duck liver pâté and, of course, Austrian beer - that's what tourists choose when they come to this wonderful restaurant. Book a table, maybe a lot of people - locals also like to come here for dinner. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Day 6: Old Town of Graz

The last city we will stop in is the historic town of Graz. The pearl of the city is the ancient Main Square, which is home to the stunningly beautiful City Hall. Shops and restaurants can be found right on the narrow, winding streets that combine Renaissance and Baroque architecture. The cableway to the top of Schlosberg Mountain and the ancient clock tower. On the other side of the Moore River is the futuristic building of the Kunsthaus Museum of Modern Art. On the way to Graz, you will see clear lakes and mighty mountains, which will also leave you with fond memories.

Kaffee Alchemie

Small, cozy coffee shop with a view of the river, a little away from the tourist attractions. Good choice of desserts and delicious coffee. Try a cappuccino with a piece of carrot cake, chocolate brownie or New York cheesecake. The coffee shop is open from 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. on weekends.

Vorderer Langbathsee

One of the most beautiful natural places in Austria is considered to be Lake Forderer Lagbat. Surrounded by mountains, this small lake creates an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, despite the fact that it is popular with locals and tourists who come here all year round. Near the lake there is a recreation area with a restaurant, where you can have a tasty and relatively inexpensive snack. If you want to be alone, there is a road that goes around the lake in a circle and allows you to get to know this wonderful place. If you want to spend some time on the road in a natural fairy tale, be sure to visit Lake Forderer Lagbat.

Stausee Klaus

If you want to take very beautiful photos and have a romantic walk, be sure to go to Lake Stausee Klaus. This lake is located near the town of Steyrling and is popular with locals. If you rent a fun boat, you can explore the lake yourself, look at the beautiful views created by nature. Lake Stausee Klaus is rightly popular with professional photographers and amateurs, as the pure beauty of this place leaves an unforgettable impression.

Hohentauern

Being in Austria, it is impossible to bypass Hohe Tauern (High Tauren), which stretches over a distance of more than 100 kilometers. First of all, the mountains are interesting for their natural component - coniferous forests, forms of relief similar to the alpine, glaciers and tributaries of the Saltzach River. The highest mountain in the country, Großglockkner, which reaches 3798 meters, deserves special attention. This mountain was first conquered by Martin Reicher in 1800. It has two peaks called Grosglocckner and Klinglocckner. The mountain is also famous for being the largest a glacier in Austria - Pasterce. The Grosglokkner Highway has been created to provide a convenient and quick view of the landscape and panorama of the area.

Schlosspark Eggenberg

In the old part of the Austrian town of Graz, there is its main attraction - Schlossberg Castle, which sounds like a "castle mountain" in translation. Built in 1125, the castle remained impregnable for almost seven hundred years and was taken only in 1809 by Napoleon's army after three fierce attacks. The castle is currently home to a military museum, which has been displaying weapons since the 16th century. The Clock Tower, built in 1265, will be interesting to visit. Before the restoration, the clock had only one hand, which showed only the clock. After sightseeing, you can eat deliciously in the local cafes and enjoy the beautiful view of the city from the walls of this magnificent building.

Kunsthaus Graz

Kunsthaus is a place that amazes and amazes with one view. The museum, which has been working in Graz since 2003, is part of the European Capital of Culture programme. The museum hosts exhibitions of art of the second half of the 20th century. The very construction of the building was created on the basis of innovative ideas and contains a reinforced concrete frame combined with modern technology. For a creative person, the museum will become a real treasure trove, because here under one roof there are exhibitions on design, architecture, cinema and photography. There is also a shop in the museum where you can buy literature related to contemporary art.

Der Steirer

The restaurant is located in a stone's throw from the center of Graz, stylish interior - everywhere shelves with wine, if you want you can buy a bottle, prices are democratic. Tourists like mushroom soup and turkey filet in sauce and lingonberry marinade, lentil soup, and Viennese schnitzel is better than in Vienna itself. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to midnight. It is possible to book a table in advance, as there are often a lot of people.

Schloßberg

In 1625, Prince Hans Ulrich built the Eggenberg Castle in the Austrian city of Graz and established a beautiful park, which was a significant counterbalance to the turmoil of the time. The castle is known primarily for its 365 windows, 31 rooms on each floor and 4 corner towers, which are closely linked to the seasons and the Gregorian calendar. On the territory of the castle there is a Baroque chapel, which attracts attention with its festive view. The Eggenberg Castle now houses the Styria Provincial Museum, which can also be visited.

Hauptplatz

The heart of the Austrian city of Graz is the Hauptplatz square. The area has a triangular shape, which already makes it attractive. On the square there are several beautiful buildings with rich history. These include the town hall, built in the style of classicism in the late 19th century, which for a long time remained the center of political life of the city. The square also houses the oldest pharmacy in the city, built in 1534, which can be visited. The Lüghaus building and its frescoes created during the Renaissance deserve special attention. On the square is the fountain of Archduke John, who made a great contribution to the formation and development of the city, and the four figures of women adorning the fountain, we belong to the main rivers of the region.

Die Scherbe

You can finish the evening in this elegant place, which is not only a high quality restaurant, but also a great bar with a huge range of different cocktails. Works till midnight

Day 7: Road to Vienna

Here we are on our last day of the trip. On the way to Vienna there is one unusual castle to see for the last time. Along the way, a shopping center and a gas station are marked on the route, where you can buy necessary food and things.

Tribeka

And here, besides coffee, there's hot chocolate. Be sure to try it, it warms you up! Delicious sandwiches and baked goods. Opens at 7:00 a.m.

Burg Riegersburg

Built in the 12th century, Rigersburg Castle can be rightfully called one of the symbols of Austria. The castle is built on an area of 15 hectares, and the massive walls and fortifications can literally send you back to the Middle Ages, where you will feel like a traveler who can stay safe outside the castle walls after a long journey. When the weather is clear, you can see the territory of Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia from the castle. The castle now belongs to the princely family of Liechtenstein, and there is a museum within its walls, which shows its rich history, as well as additions about sorcerers and witches. There's a tavern at the castle.

Shell

You can stock up on water and snacks at this gas station. Credit cards are accepted.

FISCHAPARK

We're going through a shopping mall where you can stay for a while. There's an electric store, a pharmacy, a few cafes nearby.