All those who think that the Alpine countries are secluded regions far away from the rest of the world couldn't be more wrong! Embedded in majestic peaks and surrounded by lovely valleys you have the unique chance to discover some outstanding towns which can be compared favorably with international metropolis.
One thing is for sure: the mountainscape has always had a great influence in the development of the countries and its people. Therefore the small and big Alpine towns have a truly unique charm attracting many visitors thanks to their unrivaled flair! For example, enjoy the leisurely ambiance of South Tyrol's small towns or discover the Baroque town of Schärding which is deeply rooted in history. If you prefer a really urbane touch you should head for Linz – Culture Capital in 2009 or the splendid Bavarian capital Munich! The perfect place for culture vultures is of course the Austrian capital Vienna.