Austria's cities are worth visiting as well. In Vienna, which in former days used to be the centre of a huge empire, palaces and castles, the stately buildings along the Ringstrasse, the carefully restored buildings of the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) period, yet also examples of modern architecture, such as the Haas-Haus next to St. Stephen's or the Hundertwasserhaus are waiting for you.
Salzburg, too, is always worth a visit not only because of Mozart's birthplace, In Innsbruck you can admire the Golden Dachl or enjoy a magnificent view over the Nordkette massif.
There is music and theatre all around. From the street music and pop concert via the operetta and musical tubes to the Philharmonic concert and glamorous opera evenings, Austria offers something special for every taste. In this context the festivals are "merrly" the absolute highlights of a splendid year round cultural program.