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Austria
Travel Guide

Salzburg featuring tranquil scenes and heritage elements

Experience the architecture of the Austro-HungarianEmpire, ski the Alps, discover Bregenzerwald villages and enjoy Vienna’swhirlwind art and music culture.

Visit Austriain winter to ski the Alps or arrive in summer for cycling along the Danube River. Enjoy the charms of Austria’soutdoor delights, historic palaces and metropolitan cities.

Start yourvisit in Vienna on a tram touraround the Ringstrasse, where most of the city’s museums, galleries and opulentHabsburg palaces and government buildings are located. Look for Gustav Klimtartworks around the city. Stop for coffee and a slice of delicious Sachertorte atone of Vienna’s coffee houses. These spots were once meeting places forVienna’s intellectuals and creative types. Complete your visit with a night ofMozart and Strauss music played by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra.

Follow theDanube out of the city to the grape-growing countryside and verdant landscapesof the Wachau region. Rent a bicycleand follow riverside bike paths with stop-offs to tour historic monasteries andcastles and sample Riesling wines from the welcoming vineyards.

For deliciouscheeses to accompany your wine, head to the Bregenzerwald and stay in alpinevillages tucked amid lush pine forests. The forests and wildflower-covered hillsare fantastic for hiking or cross-country skiing. Melting snow from theBregenzerwald Mountains feeds into LakeConstance on the border of Germany and Switzerland. Enjoy watersports andboat cruises on the lake or cycle around it to discover fruit farms, abbeys andvillages where you can enjoy freshly caught fish.

From Novemberthrough April, enjoy skiing and snowboarding, cozy chalets and hearty cuisinein the Tirol region in the Alps.Relax tired muscles in outdoor thermal baths surrounded by snowy peaks or meetlocal residents on a farm stay where you can help with tending livestock beforea meal of home-grown produce. Visit Tirol’s capital, Innsbruck, to explore more castles, museums and galleries and samplestrudel and sausages.

Visitors toAustria can fly into Vienna International Airport. Discover Austria’s charms byrail. Trains run between the city, countryside and mountains and offer a scenicand fast way to get around the country. Trains also connect Austria with itsneighboring countries.

Popular cities in Austria

Belvedere showing a castle, a park and a fountain
Vienna
Known for Museum, Castle and Cathedral
The charming capital of Austria has classical music theaters, Old World coffeehouses and palaces, a historic zoo and modern nightclubs and galleries.

Reasons to visit

  • Vienna City Hall Area
  • Mariahilfer Street
  • Alte Donau
Hofburg Imperial Palace which includes dining out, a city and heritage architecture
Vienna
Known for Seafood, Shopping and Theatre
Trip time! Discover the museums, art, and history in Vienna.

Reasons to visit

  • Vienna City Hall Area
  • Mariahilfer Street
  • Alte Donau
Hintertux Glacier Ski Resort which includes mountains and snow
Schwaz
Known for Skiing, Spa and Snowboarding
Trip time! Discover the skiing, mountains, and spas in Schwaz.

Reasons to visit

  • Achensee
  • Kronplatz Holiday Region
  • Hintertux Glacier Ski Resort
Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser featuring outdoor eating
Kitzbuehel
Known for Skiing, Spas and Trendy
Trendy Kitzbuehel awaits: its skiing, spas, casinos, and more!

Reasons to visit

  • Hahnenkamm Ski Area
  • Hohe Salve Mountain
  • Brixental
Innsbruck showing a river or creek, heritage elements and a sunset
Innsbruck
Known for Walking, Skiing and Shopping
The Tyrolean capital is known for its historical charm, including old buildings and narrow cobbled streets, as much as its proximity to world-class ski areas.

Reasons to visit

  • Stubai Glacier
  • Golden Roof
  • Seegrube Cable Car
Ski Jewel Alpbachtal - Wildschoenau featuring snow, snow skiing and mountains
Kufstein
Known for Skiing, Small Town and Spas
Upscale Kufstein awaits: its skiing, theme park, parks, and more!

Reasons to visit

  • Hahnenkamm Ski Area
  • Hohe Salve Mountain
  • Ski Jewel Alpbachtal - Wildschoenau

Popular places to visit in Austria

Austria