Austria by Ernst-otto LuthardtAustria by Ernst-otto Luthardt


byErnst-otto LuthardtPhotographerMartin Siepmann

Hardcover | October 1, 2011

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The great scenic beauty of Austria is captured in this picturesque guide, traveling from Lake Constance in the west to Lake Neusidler in the east. The country’s natural diversity is outlined, depicting how it ranges from granite and gneiss highlands to the lush foothills of the Alps’ Carpathian Mountains and from the flatlands of the Vienna Basin to the lowlands of the east. Austria’s rich and turbulent history is touched upon and its magnificent architecture is revealed through the impressive monastery of Melk as well as many medieval castles and lavish palaces. The Festspiele in Salzburg and the art collection in Vienna are detailed, demonstrating the grand cultural legacy of the old imperial and royal monarchy. Beautifully photographed, this handbook highlights Austria in its full variety: its diverse countryside, towns and cities, and rivers and mountains. Additional features relate its culinary specialties, the musical genius of Mozart, the Hallstatt Period, the myth of Empress Elisabeth, and of a genius Viennese institution—the venerable "Kaffeehaus."

Martin Siepmann is a freelance photographer and the author of many illustrated books of regional and international destinations. Ernst-Otto Luthardt is the author of more than 50 illustrated travel books. He organizes and guides exclusive travel breaks that trace the subjects of his titles and are characterized by many personal meeting...
Title:AustriaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 12 × 9.5 × 0.8 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Verlagshaus WurzburgLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3800317397

ISBN - 13:9783800317394

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