Austria is a landlocked country with lots of stunning sceneries, pretty architecture, unbelievable classical music, charming towns, pure mountain air, and beautiful mountains lakes, and valleys. This unique country still reflects the richness of its past glories. If you are hoping to visit this beautiful country, here are the 12 best places to visit in Austria.
12. Bad Gastein
The picturesque Bad Gastein is located in the heart of the beautiful high Tauern Mountains in Austria and is known and known for its unique and charming Belle Epoque architecture and picturesque landscapes. Beautiful Bad Gastein is surrounded by lush forests and steep mountainous cliffs. An impressive waterfall called Bad Gastein waterfalls flows through the middle of the Bad Gastein. It is a popular spa town and thousands of people visit Bad Gastein to experience the therapeutic thermal spring water.
Worthersee is located in Carinthia, Southern Austria. The large lake of Worthersee is at the foot of the Karawanks mountain range and the Gurktal Alps. This picture-postcard winding area has a Mediterranean climate and is a great place to swim in the warm water. The area is covered by lush forests and makes one of the fantastic hiking spots and bike paths. Worthersee is famous as a great place to enjoy outdoor activities including watersports, horseback riding, and golf. This spectacular family-friendly destination is full of everything you need to enjoy your beautiful vacation.
Graz is the capital and second-largest city in the southern Austrian province of Styria and is situated on the banks of the Mur River, surrounded by rolling hills, lush forests, scenic agricultural farmlands, and historical and architectural sites. The name “Graz” is derived from the Slavic word grades, which means “little fortification.” Graz’s old town was listed as a UNESCO world historic site in 1999.
9. Zillertal Alps
The Zillertal Alps is located along the border of Austria and Italy. This picturesque area is surrounded by towering glacial peaks, tree-lined valleys, and jagged mountain cliffs. Over 85 glaciers are located in Zillertal, some of the glaciers stand more than 11,000 feet above sea level. The world-famous Hintertux glacier is a popular ski and hiking spot, and one of the tallest skiing spots in the world. Because of its altitude you can ski, all year round. So it is considered one of the only two ski spots in the world.
8. Grossglockner Alpine Road
Grossglockner Alpine Road is considered the most stunning road trip in Austria. This winding road starts in Bruck and travels towards the majestic mountain. It is the tallest mountain in Austria and recorded its height as 12,461 feet. The mountainous Grossglockner Alpine Road is a thrilling adventure, and popular among hikers and adventurous drivers.
7. St Anton am Arlberg
St Anton is Arlberg lies in the heart of the beautiful Tyrolean Alps. The area is full of fun and adventure. This charming area is surrounded by snowcapped majestic mountains. In winter it is famous for the ski when the snow starts to melt, lush tree-lined forests, grassy meadows, and picturesque landscapes are ideal for cycling, mountain biking, and hiking.
Wachau Valley is a scenic area that stretches up to 18 miles with rolling hills, picturesque vineyards, and dramatic cliffs. This area is located in Austria’s state of Lower Austria, which belongs to the northeastern part of the country. It is a famous wine region, with a large number of vineyards scattered along the river.
5. Zell am See
Zell is See is a small city that lies on the shores of a vibrant blue lake. The picture-postcard Zell am See is in an Idyllic valley among the stunning Kitzbuhel Alps. The city is so pretty with flower-filled meadows coated slopes. During the winter months, skiers and snowboarders visit this beautiful site, and the hiking, cycling, and watersports are famous during the summer months. The charming and calm Zell am See is worth exploring all year round.
Innsbruck stands on the banks of the Inn River, and it is one of the most stunning natural settings, that surrounded by over 2000 meter high mountains Innsbruck has a great mix of history, culture, and architecture. Beautiful historical buildings including Baroque Saint Jacob Cathedral, and Renaissance-style Hapsburg imperial place, are scattered over the medieval old town from the 16th century. The town has brilliant hiking trails, skiing spots, as well as you can have a Nordkettenbahnen cable car tour to the top of the beautiful Nordkette Mountain.
Salzkammergut is located in the most beautiful part of Austria and stretches from Salzburg to the Dachstein mountain peak. Salzkammergut is full of beautiful untouched places including, rolling hills, glimmering lakes, alpine valleys, and majestic mountain range. People visit this beautiful sparsely populated location to explore charming lakesides and enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and mountain biking. Due to this spellbinding setting, it is often called the “Pearl of Austria”.
Salzburg is a beautiful Austrian city near the German border with a spectacular view of the eastern Alps. It is located on the Salzach River’s banks. The beauty of picture-perfect Altstadt old town, a hilltop medieval stronghold, and breath-taking Alpine scenery will mesmerize visitors. Salzburg lies 281 kilometers northwest of Slovenia’s Ljubljana, 150 kilometers east of Munich, and 300 kilometers west of Vienna. It has a humid continental climate with significant seasonal temperature changes and is positioned in the temperate zone. Due to its architectural and historical richness, as well as its unique blend of stunning Alpine environs, it is one of the most attractive towns in the world.
Vienna is Austria’s capital and the largest city and is considered as one of the least changed of the great old western European capitals. Vienna is also known as the “City of Music” because of its musical heritage. Vienna was home to famous classical musicians including Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Schubert. Vienna is rich in historical architectural ensembles, like Gothic cathedrals, Art Nouveau exhibition centers, Baroque palace, Kunsthistorisches museum, Belvedere palace and etc.