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The Top Places to Fall in Love With Austria

Capital of Austria

1Vienna

1,446 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

    65,261 recommendations

  • Culture

    57,220 recommendations

  • Architecture

    57,195 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    53,263 recommendations

2Salzburg

225 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

    20,282 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    15,616 recommendations

  • History

    13,709 recommendations

  • Culture

    13,640 recommendations

3Innsbruck

179 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

    10,767 recommendations

  • Mountains

    9,004 recommendations

  • Scenery

    8,372 recommendations

  • Shopping

    4,349 recommendations

4Graz

127 properties in Graz

Welcome to Graz

Surrounded by lush forests and the Austrian Alps, the picturesque and cosmopolitan city of Graz offers pretty Renaissance courtyards, diverse architecture, a charming and historic old town, along with the winding Mur River which runs through the heart of the city.

What Travelers Love About Graz

  • Old Town

    7,175 recommendations

  • City trips

    4,812 recommendations

  • Culture

    4,053 recommendations

  • City walks

    3,241 recommendations

Best places to see in Austria

Mozart's Birthplace
Monuments
“Hagenauer House”, 9 Getreidegasse. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here on January 27th, 1756. This three-level museum includes exhibitions that cover the maestro’s life, times and numerous passions. Learn about his early childhood and married life with Constanze, and see artefacts like the violin and harpsichord upon which he composed some of his early works.
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Getreidegasse
Shopping Areas
Take a trip down memory lane. This shopping street next to the river has been a road for a thousand years. Today, it’s lined with shops – “trachten” boutiques (for traditional Austrian costumes), general fashion, antiques and souvenir shops that sell Mozart and “Sound of Music” memorabilia. Dart down the vaulted passageways to see courtyards, arcades and flower arrangements.
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Imperial Palace
Monuments
Archduke Siegmund the Rich. With a name like that, you know his pad won’t be particularly shabby. So it proves at the Baroque Imperial Palace. Every hall and antechamber oozes lavishness, with all the overblown gold trim, portraiture and cherubic statuary that you’d expect from the home of a Habsburg. Take the guided tour for an insight into this life of luxury.
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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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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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Golden Roof
Monuments
The best seat in the house. In 1500, Emperor Maximilian I built this bay window as a royal viewing box for festivals and jousting tournaments. While he had pride of place, it’s best appreciated from the outside. A two-storey gallery juts out from the façade, festooned with heraldic carvings and topped with a gleaming gold roof made from almost three-thousand scale-like tiles.
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What travelers love about Austria

Nature
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Mountains
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Scenery
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