Top 20 places to visit in Austria

Colorful countryside, breathtaking architecture, unspoiled nature, rich nightlife and interesting goodies. These are some of the reasons why you should visit Austria! And here is the list of the top places in Austria that you would not want to miss.

1. Vienna

As the capital as well as largest city in Austria, Vienna is one of the most visited cities in the nation.

With more than 2.4 million people living in the greater metro area, there is always something to do when you chose to visit Vienna. Today the city is registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

VIENNA photo
Photo by BoazImages

2. Salzburg

Situated in the Northern Alps, the city of Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria. The city is known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and was the main location for filming many parts of The Sound of Music.

The well-preserved city center known simply as Old Town is known for its baroque architecture.

SALZBURG photo
Photo by werner boehm *

3. Innsbruck

Situated along the Wipptal between the Patscherkofel and Nordkette mountains in the Inn Valley, Innsbruck is known as the host of both the 1976 as well as 1964 Winter Olympics.

Today the city is one of the most popular sporting destinations in all of Austria. Every year, countless tourists make their way to the city to test their skills on the freshly powered slopes just outside of town.

INNSBRUCK photo
Photo by Riccardo Ravelli

4. Zell am See

Located in the state of Salzburg, the city of Zell am See is a popular tourist destination. The city itself is located only 100 kilometers away from Innsbruck and it is considered to be an important transportation hub for the region.

The area itself has been inhabited continuously since 740 A.D. and since has played a pivatol role in the history of the nation.

ZELL AM SEE photo
Photo by tewhiufoto

5. Mayrhofen

The small town of Mayrhofen is located along the Hintertux glacier; about an hour’s drive outside of Innsbruck. The city is known for its skiing and a number of the area’s most popular slopes are open all year long.

There are many fun things to do when visiting this small town which includes hiking on the glacier or even paragliding over the valley. You can enjoy breathtaking views of surrounding countryside.

MAYRHOFEN photo
Photo by directski.com_photos

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  1. Meagan Browno

    Great blog with amazing info about top places to visit Austria! I have learned some amazing things from your blog. Thanks dear for sharing with us!

  2. Travel and Visit

    Thanks Meagan for your positive feedback about our Austria blog post 🙂