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Austria, the central European country filled with snow and picturesque charm, makes for a perfect weekend getaway, whether that be to its capital, Vienna, or for a week-long skiing expedition.

Top 5 Things to see and do in Austria

1. Skiing

From Solden to St Anton am Arlberg, Austria is made for ski resorts. Picturesque villages and intermediate mountains fit for all the family, make Austria the perfect environment for winter skiing from January to March.

2. The Belvedere Museum

The Belvedere is a stately baroque palace with beautifully landscaped gardens. What's more, the Belvedere is home to the world's largest collection of Klimt paintings, the most famous of which is 'The Kiss'.

3. Vienna State Opera

Famous as a film location, the Vienna State Opera House is celebrating its 150th year in 2018/19. This makes it the perfect time to experience its majesty with one of its soaring performances.

4. Lake Wolfgang

For a romantic honeymoon location, this 10.5 kilometre lake is nestled between Salzburg and Upper Austria, making it one of the most Instagram-worthy water features in Central Europe.

5. Sigmund Freud Museum

To discover where psychology began and see the homes in which Freud wrote his famous theories, some of which are the basis for psychology today, the Sigmund Freud Museum is an intimate look at one of the great minds of the early 20th century.

How long can I stay in Austria without a visa?

You can visit Austria without a visa as long as you have a UK passport. You can stay in Austria without alternate arrangements for 3 months.

What documents do I need to travel to Austria?

You will only need your passport to gain entry to Austria. UK Emergency Travel documents are also accepted for entry and exit to Austria. However, you should always travel with your European Health Insurance Card in case you need emergency medical care and take out comprehensive travel insurance before you leave.

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