Gastronomy and tourism have much in common, so that the development of one without the other almost unthinkable. Going back a few years in the past, tourism has amounted to a tour of historical and cultural sites, and a tour of natural beauty such as national parks, nature parks, and general landscape which knows itself to be beautiful. If the away team's luck, but it is on his journey accompanied a nice time, he was able to experience the full splendor of natural beauty, but otherwise, we can say with certainty that he fully enjoyed the study of cultural and natural beauty. As the standard of living has increased, increased the need to offer a variety of content in tourism. One of the most comfortable way of getting to know people with the culture and way of life of people in a particular area is through food. Thus, in addition to good weather and natural beauty found in the tourist industry and gastronomy. Through a variety of culinary delights can be guest or tourist familiar with the delicacies that are native to the place that we present. Through old authentic dishes can see how life in the area once looked like, what kind of foods are used and what methods of food preparation are known, the diversity of plant and animal species in the area, both in the countryside and in the towns, inland and coastal, every meal can tell the historical and cultural story.
Austria is a largely mountainous country due to its location in the Alps. The Central Eastern Alps, Northern Limestone Alps and Southern Limestone Alps are all partly in Austria. Of the total area of Austria, only about a quarter can be considered low lying, and only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft). The Alps of western Austria give way somewhat into low lands and plains in the eastern part of the country.
The greater part of Austria lies in the cool/temperate climate zone, where humid westerly winds predominate. With nearly three-quarters of the country dominated by the Alps, the alpine climate is predominant. In the east—in the Pannonian Plain and along the Danube valley—the climate shows continental features with less rain than the alpine areas.