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The top places to fall in love with Austria

Capital of Austria

1Vienna

1,580 properties in Vienna

Welcome to Vienna

Previously the centre of the Hapsburg Empire, Vienna is the current centre 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 travellers love about Vienna

  • Museums

    75,660 recommendations

  • Architecture

    68,433 recommendations

  • Culture

    68,424 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    65,121 recommendations

2Salzburg

232 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

What travellers love about Salzburg

  • Old Town

    24,084 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    19,110 recommendations

  • History

    16,792 recommendations

  • Culture

    16,613 recommendations

3Innsbruck

188 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’s also the former seat of Maximilian I’s Holy Roman Empire.

What travellers love about Innsbruck

  • Old Town

    12,525 recommendations

  • Mountains

    10,594 recommendations

  • Scenery

    9,939 recommendations

  • City walks

    5,476 recommendations

4Graz

145 properties in Graz

Welcome to Graz

Surrounded by lush forestry 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 winding Mur River which runs through the heart of the city.

What travellers love about Graz

  • Old Town

    8,380 recommendations

  • City trips

    5,720 recommendations

  • Culture

    4,859 recommendations

  • City walks

    4,496 recommendations

Best places to see in Austria

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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Tirol Panorama
Museums
Come full circle at Tirol Panorama. This painting is displayed in a one-hundred-metre circle, wrapped around a central viewing platform. It depicts an epic battle on the slopes of Bergisel Mountain, when Andreas Hofer’s Tyrolean militiamen fought off the might of Napoleon’s army. The panoramic nature of the painting plonks you in the middle of the chaos of battle. Impressive and immersive.
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Bergisel Ski Jump
Stadiums and arenas
Vertigo sufferers, look away now. This ski jump points dizzyingly downward from its 47-metre-high tower. In a macabre twist, the chute points directly towards Wilton Cemetery – extra motivation for jumpers not to look down! Good news, though: you don’t have to be a daredevil to enjoy it up here. There’s a glass-fronted restaurant for lunch in the clouds.
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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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Albertina
Museums
Overwhelmed by highfalutin royal extravagance? Shift gears with a trip to the Albertina. This 18th-century building houses one of the largest and most important graphic art collections in the world, with around a million prints on display, spanning from the Late Gothic era to the present day. Check their website for details of the ever-changing exhibitions.
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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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What travellers love about Austria

Nature
Recommended by 248,914 travellers
Mountains
Recommended by 232,073 travellers
Scenery
Recommended by 225,037 travellers