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Cattle procession. Photo: © Bernd Ritschel

Get your culture fix: Top-ten cultural experiences to have in Austria Austria is a country of culture and traditions. Not only does it boast a rich historical past, which can be seen in the numerous palaces, museums and concert halls throughout the country, but it has also been influenced by its past and present neighbours, such as Italy, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Bohemia. This, in turn, means that the country is open to a diverse range of cultures, religions and languages. We explore this gorgeous country and its cultural experiences and traditions to find out more. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF

With almost nine million inhabitants throughout the entire country, Austria is one of the smaller members of the European Union, which nevertheless boasts more culture and traditions than many other countries. If you are planning a trip to this mountainous country in 2020, we suggest reading the following 46  |  Issue 82  |  January 2020

feature, to find out which top-ten cultural experiences you simply have to give a try when visiting. 1) Visit a ‘heuriger’ Visiting a ‘heuriger’ is a special experience and one that is very Austrian! But what exactly does that word mean? The

‘heuriger’ is the name given to taverns throughout Austria at which local winemakers serve their new wines under a special license during the growing season. We suggest going on a little ‘heuriger crawl’ through Vienna’s surrounding vineyards, as you won’t only enjoy the beautiful hike through lush nature with its gorgeous views across Vienna, but you will also have the pleasure to meet local winemakers, indulge in some awesome wines and enjoy the best outdoor seats the city has to offer. 2) Explore natural art at the ICE WORLD Only an hour’s drive south of Salzburg, visitors can find a special attraction: the

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