Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz and Graz - no other places capture the romance and history of Europe so completely as do Austria's Imperial Cities. They cannot and should not be compared: each of these six cities has unique characteristics, each of them is very Austrian and yet, they are very different from one another - and each contributes to the diversity that has become known as "Austria".
Some of the most famous attractions in Austria are the world-class museums. In Vienna, you'll find the Kunsthistorischen Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Architectural Center, and several other major cultural centers. Vienna has been a center of art, music, and culture for centuries, and is still famous for its legendary symphony, the Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra. Some of the other musical attractions in Austria are the Beethoven Museum, with many personal effects of the legendary pianist, and the Vienna House of Music, which is dedicated to the Orchestra and the history of classical music in Vienna.
The historic town of Salzburg also includes many of the best attractions in Austria. In Salzburg, you can tour Mozart's house and see many of his possessions. You can also visit Festung Hohensalzburg, the largest surviving Central European fortress, and go inside the beautiful Salzburg Dom cathedral. The historic fortress and cathedral are two of the most famous attractions in Austria. Another interesting landmark is the Mirabell Palace, which was built in 1606 by an Austrian prince; however, it is most famous for its gardens, which were featured prominently in the film, The Sound of Music.
Another city that features many attractions in Austria is Linz. In Linz, you can explore the ARS Electronica Center, which contains a 3-D virtual reality world called the CAVE. Linz is also home to the Lentos Art Museum, and a large town square that was constructed in medieval times. Linz is also home to a variety of festivals throughout the year, which are great attractions in Austria.