Austria's imperial glories have settled down into a comfortable, safe country blessed by sparkling mountains and lakes. The capital city Vienna resonates to the music of Schubert, Strauss, but above all, Mozart. The composer is equally venerated in his birthplace of Salzburg, but this cosy and highly scenic city also plays host to legions of fans who come to see the locations that featured in The Sound of Music. Austria is one of Europe’s most mountainous countries. In winter, Austria draws skiers to its resorts, particularly families who also take adventure holidays in Austria in the summer. Cycling holidays and river rafting have become increasingly popular Austria holidays.