Things to do in Austria

Austria holidays offer everything from rustic chalets in the Alps to super luxurious and stylish hotels in the modern cities. You will find the perfect mix of urban flair and rural charm in Austrian cities and every day in the country will impress you with its multiple facets. Some of the most enticing places to visit in Austria include:

Austria’s Imperial Palace – The Vienna Hofburg: This palace was the seat of Austria’s monarchy – the Habsburgs for centuries and is today used by the President to conduct the business of the state. You can visit the various squares and gardens here, check out the Imperial Silver Collection that showcases the lavish banquets that were held in the olden times and also visit the Sisi Museum. The Hofburg complex is nearly 59 acres with 2600 rooms and over 19 courtyards. It makes a great place for taking photographs and learning about the history of the country.

Mozart’s Salzburg: The famous composer Mozart has a unique association with the city of Salzburg and it is now celebrated thoroughly as a tourist attraction. You can visit the museum called Mozart’s Birthplace, head to Mozart’s residence to see the various artefacts related to his life and also go to the Mozart Square that houses a monument of the city’s beloved son. If you’re looking for some interesting things to do in Austria, you can plan your trip during the Mozart week in Jan-Feb or the Salzburg Festival in June-August when various music fests are conducted in honour of the composer.

Hallstatt: The small village in Salzkammergut region is famous for its salt production and has now transformed into a beautiful baroque village owing to the wealth accommodated from the salt industry. You can visit the Hörnerwerk cavern’s lake and also experience the magic of some natural beauty around this unique town.

Grossglockner Alpine Road: Your Austria vacation will be incomplete without a drive along this famous panoramic road that takes you to the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe visitor centre. You can enjoy unobstructed views of Austria’s largest mountain from here and experience one of the most scenic drives in the country. The road is normally open from May to October and charges a toll, but the money is definitely worth the experience!

Hohensalzburg Castle: If you’re travelling with kids, they will love a visit to this magnificent castle as it is nothing short of fairy tale architecture. It is located on top of the Festungsberg Mountain and houses the Salzburg Bull, which is a famous organ with more than 200 pipes. This is one of the most treasured and preserved medieval castles and surely makes for one of the best points of interest in Austria. 

Other things to do in Austria include visiting the Kitzbüheler Horn summit, Melk Abbey monastic site, the Krimmler Ache – Austria’s tallest waterfalls, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, the Emperor’s Tomb in Innsbruck, Vienna State Opera, Mirabell Palace and the Schafberg peak.

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