Discover Austria with Marco Polo!
This compact, straightforward guide is clearly structured for ease of use. It gets you right to the heart of the country, and provides you with all the latest information and lots of Insider Tips for a thrilling Austrian adventure. - Includes a road atlas and an additional pull-out map - Clear, user-friendly structure and layout - Get your bearings with the 'Where to Start' panels and ensure you don't miss out on the key sights using the 'Highlights' section - The 'Best Of' pages feature unique aspects of the country and also suggest places to go for free, tips for things to do when it's raining and good places to relax. Insider Tips and much more besides: Marco Polo enables you to fully experience Austria, from Lake Constance in the west to Lake Neusiedl on the Hungarian border. From famous attractions such as Benedictine Abbey of Melk on the Danube to the impressive medieval fortress of Hochosterwitz on its rocky outcrop in Carinthia.
Marco Polo also takes you to the lesser known sites: 'Kaiser der Paradeiser' tomato farm in the Burgenland (owned by Erich Stekovics) where you can marvel at an unbelievable 3,200 varieties of tomato, and you'll be astounded by Andre Heller's 14 'chambers of wonder' at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens. With the Marco Polo Excursions and Tours you can explore Austria along specific planned routes, and the Low Budget tips will help you to save money. The author's Insider Tips encourage you to experience the country in an individual and authentic way. Don't go on holiday without a Marco Polo guide!
About the Author
Marco Polo was supposedly born in Venetian Republic, in what is now Venice, Italy. There are also stories and various documents which point to his ancestry originating in Korčula, Croatia.
He was a well known trader and an explorer. He recorded his adventures in a book published as The Travels of Marco Polo. The original copies of his works are lost.