Austria has few peers as a year-round holiday destination, with plenty of winter sports in the Alps, some of the most impressive and overblown architecture in Europe and an unrivalled musical tradition that even The Sound of Music couldnt sully.The cities have plenty to engage visitors. Vienna is the capital, hub of the countrys musical life and littered with beautiful buildings. Music, art and architecture reach baroque perfection in Salzburg, Mozarts birthplace. Innsbrucks snow-capped peaks frame its fascinating historic buildings.Throughout Austria, youll find the rhythm of daily life has a musical beat; music festivals fill its calender. Theres also a wonderful range of outdoor activities, from lounging on lakeside beaches to paragliding from mountains. The skiing is some of the best in the world.