Top 5 Places To Visit In Austria

Austria, indeed, can be called a heart of Europe. It has everything that you can even imagine - legendary history and imperial past, old castles and gorgeous palaces, stunning mountains and breathtaking lakes, rich culture and modern technologies. All these things will definitely make your vacation in Austria perfect! But sometimes it may be hard to choose where to go, especially if you have such a big and for sure, not an easy choice! No worries, we’ve carefully selected specially for you TOP 5 places to visit in Austria! Start packing and get inspired for your perfect trip!

1. Graz

Graz is the second largest city of Austria (after Vienna) and a capital of the Styria region. Also it is often called a student capital, since there are several universities there, which means that this is the city where parties actually always go on! Moreover, you will be surprised how old historical architecture harmoniously exists with modern hi-tech buildings and makes an unbelievable mix of the past and present. And one more, very important reason to go to Graz is local food. The region is really famous for its culinary delicacies, so visiting Graz, do not miss your chance to discover all its flavours!

2. Salzburg

Salzburg is known, first of all, for its old and important for Austria historical past. Also it is famous as a birthplace of Mozart, one of the greatest composers of the all times, of which Austrians are really proud. The city has a magnificent view on Eastern Alps which makes you feel both, a city vibe and a touch of nature, and makes you fall in love with its landscapes forever! The Salzach river divides the city in two parts - pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) and 19th-century Neustadt (New City).

3. Hallstatt

Hallstatt is a small (we mean, really small) village in Upper Austria with even less than 1000 citizens! And maybe, this is exactly what makes it so special and charming. Located in the heart of the country, hidden between the mountains on the banks of the Hallstätter See lake, it will takes your breath away and create unforgettable memories till the end of your life!

4. Innsbruck Altstadt

Innsbruck is located in the middle of Alps, so no wonder, it is very famous as a destination for winter sports, which yearly attracts thousands of tourists not only from Europe, but from all over the world. However, this is not the only reason to visit the city! Besides its great offer of sport activities, Innsbruck is also known for its old history, beautiful streets and architecture and cozy atmosphere. So even visiting it during summer, you will not regret any single minute spent here and will fully enjoy the true spirit of Austrian culture!

5. Vienna

Vienna speaks about itself and doesn’t matter how many adjectives you will add to this name, you will never be able to describe all the greatness of this city! From the gothic architecture of its cathedrals to the royal richness of its palaces - each street and each corner of it can tell you stories of the centuries. Wherever you go, you will be impressed by its beauty, which of course, makes it the most popular destination in Austria and even of the most visited cities in the world! Go to imperial Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palaces, visit Belvedere, St, Stephan’s Cathedral, don’t miss it numerous museums, experience its intense nightlife or just get lost on its charming narrow street and forget about everything in the world being charmed by its wonders...


Of course, this list could be much much longer, because Austria is so diverse, beautiful and welcoming that wherever you go, you will experience the best emotions, see the best places in your life and create unforgettable memories! Planning your next trip, remember that this is a country that has something to offer for everyone. Start packing, and see you in Austria!


Kate Makogon
Traveler and adventure seeker. Expert in travelling in Europe. Foodie and art lover. Can't stop wondering the beauty of this world.