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The Top Places to Fall in Love With Austria

Capital of Austria

1Vienna

1,610 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

    76,809 recommendations

  • Architecture

    69,729 recommendations

  • Culture

    69,651 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    66,370 recommendations

2Salzburg

235 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

    24,600 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    19,589 recommendations

  • History

    17,214 recommendations

  • Culture

    17,045 recommendations

3Innsbruck

190 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

    12,769 recommendations

  • Mountains

    10,830 recommendations

  • Scenery

    10,150 recommendations

  • City Walks

    5,737 recommendations

4Graz

146 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

    8,557 recommendations

  • City Trips

    5,847 recommendations

  • Culture

    4,946 recommendations

  • City Walks

    4,655 recommendations

Best places to see in Austria

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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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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Haus der Natur Salzburg
Museums
Remember when dinosaurs walked the planet? Neither do we, but the exhibitions at this museum will bring the lives of these giant creatures into vivid focus. This museum has several football fields worth of space, and holds a reptile zoo, aquarium, space exhibitions and numerous dioramas. Many of the exhibitions encourage tactile interaction, making it great for children.
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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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Museumsquartier
Popular Areas
Modernism and contemporary art collide in this dazzling complex of museums, comprising exhibitions, bars, events … and even a museum for children. The Zoom provides hours of fun for art-curious tykes, while grown-up types can enjoy paintings by Schiele, Klimt, Kokoschka and Wagner at the Mumok and Leopold museums – a perfect day out for the entire family.
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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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What travelers love about Austria

Nature
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Scenery
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