A visit to Austria, Germany, and/or Switzerland is a wonderful experience. There are many fabulous palaces and castles, several architecturally stunning cities, and numerous small towns, perfectly landscaped and presented. There is enough history to satisfy the most curious and plenty of great museums, as well.
Here are Gary’s top 50 tourist attractions in Austria, Germany, & Switzerland presented in descending order from less important to most important.
5. Luzern, Switzerland — The enchanting city of Luzern features one of the prides of Switzerland, the Kappelbrucke, a lovely covered bridge with panels depicting the history of Switzerland.
4. Salzburg, Austria — Famous as the birthplace of Mozart and also the setting for the beloved film, The Sound of Music, Salzburg is a wonderful place to visit.
3. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany — My favorite village along the Romantic Road is the adorable, medieval town of Rothenburg, with its intact city walls and numerous towers.
2. Altstadt, Munich, Germany — The capital of Bavaria features an ancient Old Town which begs for exploration. Everything centers around Marienplatz, the delightful square anchored by the Old and New City Halls.
1. Altstadt, Vienna, Austria — Ah, the elegance of Vienna charms even the most hardhearted tourist. The architecture is amazing and the music of Strauss and Mozart can be found everywhere in the city.