The landlocked country of Austria is located in the European continent. It is a lovely place abundant with history and tradition. The country boasts of romantic sights with verdant meadows against the sky-high mountains. It attracts more than 20 million tourists annually. The historical places to visit in Austria include Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere, Melk Abbey, Rathaus, Mirabell Palace, Hellbrunn Palace, and Petersfriedhof. There are five main churches in Austria – Salzburg Cathedral, Karlskirche, The New Cathedral, Votive Church, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The monastic site of Melk Abbey is located on the outcrop, while the St Peter’s Abbey is located in Salzburg. The Grossglockner is the highest mountain in the country and is a part of the Alps. Another place to travel is the largest lake in Austria called Lake Achen. Do not miss the birth place of Swarovski Crystals – Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) in Austria.