The Alps are Europe's major range of mountains, spanning from the Mediterranean
coast of France, through Switzerland and Italy, and crossing Austria
to Slovenia. A large area of Austria is covered by this
Expect to find clean
air, spectacular sights, lakes and glaciers, and walking trails.
The symbol for this winter-wonderland of always snow-capped mountains
is the Edelweiss, Austria's national
flower. This flowerhas come to symbolize the clean and simple image
of Austria and the Alps to the world.