Melk Abbey was originally a palace, and it shows. Home to a Benedictine community from the 11th century to the present day, the current Baroque ensemble was built in 1736.
Hailed by some as the most perfect Renaissance building in the Germanic countries, Salzburg's cathedral has a marble facade, twin symmetrical towers and the font in which Mozart was baptized.
Vienna's cathedral has survived many wars and is now a symbol of the city's freedom. The Gothic cathedral was first built in 1147 and its most recognizable characteristic, the diamond-patterned tile roof, was added in 1952.
The Cathedral of Gurk is an impressive cathedral with beautiful architecture and art. It also contains the tomb of the beloved St. Hemma, an 11th-century Austria noblewomen who devoted her later life to God and to the poor.
Shrine of Our Lady of Maria Plain
The hilltop shrine of Our Lady of Maria Plain, home to a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary, has been a top pilgrimage destination for over three centuries. Mozart wrote his Coronation Mass inside the Sanctuary here.
Nestled high in the Alpine mountains of Austria, the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariazell is the most popular Marian shrine in Central Europe. The shrine centers on a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary discovered by a monk in 1157.
Abbey of St. Florian
An impressive example of Baroque architecture, the Abbey of St. Florian is built around the grave of its namesake, the patron saint against fire and flood.
Rebuilt between 1717 and 1724, this cathedral is roofed with domes and features a lavish Baroque interior. The main attraction is the high altar painting of Mary of Succor by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
Guided Tours of Austria
- Christmas Eve Dinner at Weikersdorf Castle from Vienna
- Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel
- Salzburg Historical Walking Tour
- Small-Group Walking Tour of Jewish Vienna Including Holocaust Memorial
- Vienna Segway Tour Including Prater Amusement Park Swing Ride
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