Winter sports, wine, wandering trails and wonderful scenery. They all await you in Western Austria, where the sights and sounds are virtually limitless.
A visual feast awaits you in Vorarlberg on the shores of Lake Constance. Travel the city first to view cutting edge architecture blended seamlessly with old-world arches, sightlines and masonry. Vorarlberg is known internationally for its vanguard styles and structures. Move next to the mountains surrounding the city to view the 'Horizon Field,' a landscape art project which consists of 100 life-size, cast-iron likenesses of the human body spread over 58 square miles and forming a horizontal line snaking through the rocks around the city. The work will only be present until April 2012, so don't tarry.
The largest city in Western Austria is Innsbruck, which sits nestled amongst the Nordkette in the north and Patscherkofel and Serles in the south. As the city serves as a crossroads of Europe on the Brenner Pass, it was an important chokepoint during wars dating to Roman times and continuing through World War II. As a result, Innsbruck bears a heavy historical footprint that colors the region. The city is also an international destination for winter sports, having hosted the Olympics in 1964 and 1976.
Whether you choose the cottages, apartments or campsites, you will have the perfect place to recount the day's adventures and plot tomorrow's travels.
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