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The Top Places to Fall in Love With Austria

Capital of Austria

1Vienna

1,448 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

178 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

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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Alpenzoo
Parks
There’s more to the Alps than snow-capped peaks. The region also has lush valleys, deep ravines and crystal-clear lakes. This zoo showcases the rich biodiversity found in various Alpine terrains, from the common newt right up to the hulking European bison. Visiting in winter? Fear not – Alpenzoo’s open year-round. A wintry scene makes for a special zoo trip.
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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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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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Schönbrunn Palace
Landmarks
With 1441 rooms, Schönbrunn Palace was made for sleepovers. Originally intended as a hunting lodge, visitors can revel in the 17th-century luxury of the Habsburg monarchs, to whom the word "opulence" meant very little. The extensive gardens include the fabulous Gloriette (Franz Josef’s breakfast room) and Tiergarten Schonbrunn, the world’s oldest zoo.
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Rathaus (Town Hall)
Landmarks
Built between 1872 and 1883, the neo-Gothic Rathaus is the seat of Vienna’s municipal administration. The City Information Center offers weekday tours of the State Rooms three times weekly. The square in front hosts year-round events, including the world-famous Christmas Markets, the Music Film Festival in summer, and the extravagant Opening Ceremony of the Life Ball in spring.
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What travelers love about Austria

Nature
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Mountains
Recommended by 174,398 travelers
Scenery
Recommended by 169,433 travelers