If you love Medieval beauty, love to see and visit ancient castles located on cliffs or river banks, don’t ever miss Austria, somewhere glimpse of princesses and princes in fairy tales or the majesty of powerful kings once owning massive castles. Located in the heart of ancient Europe, Austria is an attractive destination because of its spectacular natural scenery along with magnificent, splendid architecture and glorious history. But what makes Austria so special is music that is always present in its flow of life, every time, everywhere.
The Austrian national anthem begins with “Land of mountains land by the river” lines and alludes. It’s quite clearly state that both to the many mountains and to the second longest river in Europe, the Danube. But another point also plays an important role in Austria and belongs more or less to the national cultural heritage, music! In particular Vienna has been considered the world’s capital of classical music for centuries. In no other city in the world have so many famous composers lived, wrote music and created world-famous pieces of music. From Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert to Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven, etc.
Of course, not only orchestras and operettas play an important role, but also traditional folk music. This is reflected in all possible areas of life where people gather, enjoy life together, celebrate and dance. Traditional music is strongly influenced by brass orchestras and ballroom dancing music. Not to forget and above all internationally known is also the alpine yodelling, which can be found from state in various facets. Particularly in Western Austria the so-called Ländler is an essential part of the musical culture. This traditional dance is said to have contributed fundamentally to the waltz that is known worldwide today which in return also comes from Austria.
Austria literally is a melting pot of culture. Because the city was such an excellent place to make it bug as a musical or artistic creative, many composers visited, stayed and wrote remarkable music there. In fact, more famous composers have lived in Vienna than any other city in the world. Such Mozart, Haydn, Mahler and Bruckner all hailed from different parts of Austria, others, such as Beethoven, Gluck and Brahms came from other countries in Europe. If you are music lovers, jazz and classical music, Austria is a must visit once in a lifetime!