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The Top Places to Fall in Love With Austria

Capital of Austria

1Vienna

1,178 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

207 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

96 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

290 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

Belvedere Palace
Landmarks
This beautiful complex was Prince Eugene of Savoy's (1663-1736) summer residence and includes an impressive orangery, stables and a park, lovingly landscaped in baroque style. Visitors flock to the world’s largest Klimt collection including "The Kiss," an Art Nouveau masterpiece.
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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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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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Prämonstratenser Monastery Wilten
Landmarks
A musical monastery. This abbey’s church regularly echoes with heavenly voices in harmony. It’s the HQ of Wiltener Sängerknaben, a world-famous boys’ choir. It’s quite the setting for a sing-song – the apse is a riot of Baroque flourishes, with a magnificent column-bound altar. Swing by for a service to get the full ethereal hit of awesome architecture and mesmerising music.
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Kunsthistorisches und Naturhistorisches Museum (Art and Natural History Museums)
Museums
With identical exteriors facing Maria-Theresien Square, the art history museum houses important Renaissance and Baroque works by Titian, Veronese, Rubens, and Caravaggio. Next door at the Natural History Museum, budding archaeologists can learn how to dig up the past.
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Ambras Castle
Museums
Looks can be deceiving. From the outside, this palace’s unfussy whitewash and unremarkable angles speak of a monkish minimalism. But inside, it can lavish it up with the best of them. The Spanish Hall is the pinnacle, dazzling with a coffered ceiling and vivid portraiture on the walls. There’s also a collection of arms and armour, as well as a surprising exhibition of curiosities.
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