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Austin, Texas: live music capital and a tad weird

Interested in fantastic live bands combined with out-of-ordinary sights? Austin has it all! In the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’, you can enjoy the best live music in hundreds of clubs and bars. The capital of Texas also boasts both major tourist attractions and obscure spots full of oddities. Book a flight to Austin and discover why ‘Keep Austin weird!’ is the local motto.

An odd duck

Austin is often considered the strangest city in the state of Texas. And, believe it or not, its residents are particularly proud of this fact! Here you’ll find the Cathedral of Junk made of sixty tonnes of junk, and the Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata, where, for example, you can take a whiff of Marilyn Monroe’s last cigarette butt. To admire a collection of everything (un)imaginable, make sure to visit Uncommon Objects (described as ‘your eccentric uncle’s attic on steroids’). Those wanting to explore Austin at their own pace can take the ‘Austin in a Nutshell’ bike tour, the perfect way to take in all the highlights of the city without stress.

Musical fireworks

Apart from strange buildings and activities, there is yet another great reason to travel to Austin. The city is known around the world as the live music capital of the United States. For rock, blues and country music, you can go to the Continental Club, which is the oldest music venue in Austin. Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar is also worth a visit (the name says it all). Ready for a fantastic mix of music and humour? Make sure to march on over to Esther’s Follies. For the coolest live jazz in town, go to the Elephant Room.

Flights to Austin for an unforgettable trip

Looking for a cheap flight to Austin? With KLM, your holiday starts the moment you step on board. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add our many handy extra services (some available for an extra fee), and you’ll be in the United States before you know it.

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