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The Top Places to Fall in Love With in Austria

Capital of Austria

1Vienna

1,983 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

    82,709 recommendations

  • Architecture

    76,263 recommendations

  • Culture

    76,166 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    72,961 recommendations

2Salzburg

285 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

    26,684 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    21,495 recommendations

  • History

    18,903 recommendations

  • Culture

    18,485 recommendations

3Innsbruck

219 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

    13,801 recommendations

  • Mountains

    11,823 recommendations

  • Scenery

    11,072 recommendations

  • City Walks

    6,663 recommendations

4Graz

176 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

    9,230 recommendations

  • City Trips

    6,306 recommendations

  • Culture

    5,356 recommendations

  • City Walks

    5,308 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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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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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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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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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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What travelers love about Austria

Nature
Recommended by 299,800 travelers
Mountains
Recommended by 281,098 travelers
Scenery
Recommended by 270,610 travelers