It's the spectacular, snow-capped mountains of regions like the Tyrol that provide the most familiar images of Austria.
A landscape of jagged peaks and rampaging rivers, giving way to green pastures studded with onion-domed churches. The country is full of such rich cultural offerings and traditions. Vienna is the capital, hub of the country's musical life and adorned with beautiful buildings. While Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, is musical, artistic and architectural perfection.