From stunning alpine landscapes to diverse architecture alongside a rich musical and cultural history, Austria is located in the heart of Europe and is a hub for everything from skiing to its contemporary urban culture and imperial heritage. Palaces, castles, museums, gardens, café culture, cuisine, the Danube and its crowning glory, the Austrian alps are a magnet for skiers and boarders with wide quiet runs and après ski in towns referred to as “model villages in a snow globe”. With all of this it’s not surprising that Austria receives top ratings from around the world when it comes to ski holidays.