When it comes to culture, many people consider Austria one of the most desirable destinations around the world. Haydn, Schubert and Mozart are just three of the many Austrian composers who have made a significant contribution to the development of classical music.

Across the whole country many historic buildings characterize the landscape, such as the Vienna State Opera, the St. Stephen's Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, the Viennese Burgtheater, or the Hohensalzburg Castle. In addition to its capital Vienna, the centre of Austrian culture can be found in Salzburg, where visitors from all over the world enjoy the performances of the Salzburg Festival year after year.

Among the most important traditions in the "land of mountains" is the annually held New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic, which takes place in the famous Golden Hall of the Viennese Musikverein.