This year from the 27th January to 5th February, Salzburg’s Mozarteum celebrates the life and works of the famous composer who was born in the popular Austrian city.
The week of concerts, that were first established in Mozart’s honour back in 1956, mark the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus who died in 1791 having produced some of the most recognisable classical music in history.
If you are a lover of the great outdoors, plus enjoy hill walking or mountain biking, then why not head for the beautiful picturesque Austrian mountain resort of “Schladming” just south of Salzburg, for a healthy holiday with beautiful scenery and clean fresh mountain air.
Apart from skiing the area around Schladming is also renowned for walking with its alpine footpaths stretching over 600miles, many of which are sign posted. For mountain biking there are over 550 miles of single track and trails to enjoy cycling through, whilst relishing a slice of mountain biking heaven. The main reason Schladming gets flagged up on the mountain biking scene radar is that it is home to the “UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at the prestigious “Planai Bike Park”, which opens to visitors and riders alike, when the park is not being used for competitions, which makes it both one Europe’s and the World’s mountain bike capitals today.
The Alpine Club is a great place to visit at any time of year. The traditionally alpine styled building overlooks the town of Schladming in Austria and is a perfect winter sports destination. The town is a large ski resort that has hosted many skiing competitions. The Alps are perfect for skiing and snowboarding with are a range of slopes that cater to all skill levels. Schladming is scheduled to host the 2013 skiing world championships.