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The Top Places to Fall in Love With Austria

Capital of Austria

1Vienna

1,133 properties in Vienna

Welcome to Vienna

Previously the center of the Hapsburg Empire, Vienna is the current center of Austria’s culture, economics, and politics. Visitors may think they are in a museum as they walk through the historic first district, but Vienna also has a youthful and dynamic side with lots to offer.

What Travelers Love About Vienna

  • Museums

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  • Architecture

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  • Culture

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  • Opera

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2Salzburg

211 properties in Salzburg

Welcome to Salzburg

Made famous for its “hills alive with the sound of music”, Salzburg is a very pretty town filled with romantic buildings and squares. If you are not yet aware that Mozart was born here, then you will be as soon as you land at Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport.

What Travelers Love About Salzburg

  • Old Town

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  • Culture

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  • Castles

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  • History

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3Innsbruck

97 properties in Innsbruck

Welcome to Innsbruck

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Alps, Innsbruck is not only a world-class European ski resort, it was also the seat of Maximilian I’s Holy Roman Empire.

What Travelers Love About Innsbruck

  • Old Town

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  • Mountains

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  • Christmas Markets

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  • Downhill Skiing

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4Zell am See

291 properties in Zell am See

What Travelers Love About Zell am See

  • Downhill Skiing

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  • Mountains

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  • Lakes

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  • Nature

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Best places to see in Austria

New Hungerburgbahn
Landmarks
All aboard the Hungerburgbahn! This funicular train is more than your average ski lift. It chugs up and down the mountainside, taking adrenaline-seeking skiers up to Seegrube’s world-class pistes. The funicular passes through four futuristic stations, each with globular curves that create a striking contrast against the jagged mountaintops.
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Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains
Monuments
The Archbishop of Salzburg was a big-time practical joker. His magnificent palace was built 400-years ago and “rigged” with water fountains that were designed to shoot off at inopportune moments, in order to shock and surprise his guests. Navigate through the trick fountains, then admire the landscaped gardens – they’re famous for their geometric design, ponds and hidden grottoes.
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Salzburg Cathedral
Monuments
The power and the glory. This is Salzburg’s most grandiose church, recognisable by its imposing dome, Baroque architecture and the four statues of saints that border the building. The church has been built and rebuilt since 774, and can hold a congregation of around ten thousand people. It’s dedicated to Saint Rupert and Saint Virgil, patron saints of the city and province.
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Hofburg Museum Complex
Landmarks
A visit to Hofburg will bring you closer to the enigmatic personality of Empress Elizabeth ("Sisi"). Take a walk through her private quarters at the Imperial Apartments, learn more about her public and private lives at the Sisi Museum, and admire the exhibition of the Habsburgs' impressive imperial silver collection. The complex opens onto the impressive Heldenplatz Square.
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Albertina
Museums
Shift gears with a trip to the Albertina in the MuseumsQuartier. This 17th-century building houses one of the world's most important photography and graphic art collections, with 1 million prints and 60,000 drawings on display. Masterpieces by Albrecht Dürer, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso are on permanent display; check their website for details of temporary exhibitions.
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DomQuartier Salzburg
Museums
This sprawling complex will keep you busy all day. Opened in 2014, the galleries, museums and churches here cover 15,000 square metres. Enter at Cathedral Square to follow a circuit of Baroque art, from the age of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg to several rooms that were closed to the public for over 200 years. Linger in the Cathedral Museum to see the incredible organ loft.
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