Best travel experiences in Austria

written by Andy Turner
updated 7/12/2021
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1 - Visit Innsbruck

The dramatically located Gothic and Baroque city of Innsbruck has a gem-like medieval core and also offers some wonderful outdoor activities, like hiking, skiing and climbing.

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2 - All things Mozart

An Austrian icon, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg. Visit Mozart's birth house (pictured), and try to catch a Mozart-related concert or two.

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3 - Hallstatt

Don’t miss the picture-postcard village Hallstatt of instagram fame in the lovely Salzkammergut region.

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4 - Savour coffee and cake in Vienna

Indulge in coffee culture and mouthwatering traditional treats such as Sachertorte (a melting chocolate cake) in one of Vienna’s ornate coffeehouses.

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5 - Viennese Art Scene

From the Kunsthistorisches to the Albertina (pictured), Vienna has one of the world’s greatest collections of art.

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6 - Go skiing in Bad Gastein

The small town Bad Gastein is a great budget base for excellent skiing. At the end of the day, soak those aching muscles in one of the town’s hot water spas.

Aerial view of the Austrian ski and spa resort Bad gastein famous for waterwall flowing through ist city center © trabantos/Shutterstock

7 - Get your Habsburg feel on in Schönbrunn

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Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna is by far the most magnificent of the Habsburg’s many palaces.

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8 - Enjoy the Sound of Music

Musical fans will find some of their favourite things on a Sound of Music tour of Salzburg.

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9 - Get in touch with God at Melk

Spectacularly perched on a woody bluff overlooking the Danube, Melk’s monastery is a must-see.

View of the Melk abbey in Austria from a boat deck © trabantos/Shutterstock

10 - Shop for fresh seasonal foods off the farm

On the traditional farmer's markets you can taste everything from pumpkinseed oil and homemade sausages to creamy local cheeses and Styrian apples – Graz is a foodie’s dream.

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Top image: Aerial view of the Austrian ski and spa resort Bad gastein famous for waterwall flowing through ist city center © trabantos/Shutterstock

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