Despite its relatively small size, Austria offers visitors inexhaustible opportunities: the Alps, beautiful any time of year, the cosy villages and ancient towns, the monumental castles, the cathedrals and fortresses, the national parks, the majestic palaces and museums and the masterpieces of modern architecture will leave no time for boredom. The Alps occupy more than half of Austria’s territory, so it’s not surprising that skiing has become the national sport. Nowadays, there are over 70 skiing areas for every taste, from giant resorts with developed infrastructure to pleasant little towns where someone’s sure to recognise you at the local bar after just a day or two in town. The ski season is very long, from October to May. However, Austria is worth visiting all year round. It is comfortable here during the warm season; Austrian summers are sunny, without extreme temperatures - perfect for sightseeing.
Aeroflot operates direct flights from Moscow to Vienna. They take about 3 hours and arrive at Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien-Schwechat), 18 kilometres from the city centre. The best way to save money is to buy round-trip tickets and book in advance, as the best deals sell out quickly.