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Visit in Hallstatt Village, Visit Schoenbrunn Palace, Eat at Le Loft Restaurant, Explore Vienna Zoo, Explore Vienna Ring Tram, Visit Salzburg Salt Mines, Enjoy Mirabell Gardens, Explore Eagles Nest, Visit Hofburg Palace, Enjoy Bergisel Ski Jump, and many more.

Things to do in Austria are countless and this magnificent country has something special in every season for its visitors. Austria is an epitome of art, culture, music, romance and adventure. Indulge in skiing at some of the best ski slopes in Europe or explore the great musician Mozart’s birthplace Salzburg which entices music lovers. For art lovers, the country has amazing destinations that have brilliant architecture and beautiful countrysides to explore.

The list of what to do in Austria can include a wide range of activities. Indulge watersports like snorkelling, speed boating, wakeboarding or catch a performance at the Burgtheater in Vienna if you love art and music. Try out the mouthwatering local cuisine of Austria and do remember to include a special dessert tour in your list of must-do in Austria. This amazing country is home to some of the best desserts in the world.
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Things to Do in Vienna

01

Visit Schoenbrunn Palace

  • Renowned all over the world, the Schoenbrunn Palace gardens are a joy to the senses.
  • Set against the backdrop of the magnificent palace, these sprawling gardens are a great recreational destination and are filled with cultural and historical significance.
Location: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

Timing: Thursday to Sunday, 9:30 am to 5 pm
02

Have Fun At Museum Of Illusions

  • Enter the mind-boggling world of the Museum of Illusions and find yourself confronted with sights and sounds that will tease your senses and pull your nerves.

  • Visiting this museum is one of the most interesting things to do in Austria. 

Location: 
Wallnerstraße 4, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 6 pm Only Thursday to Sunday
03

Visit Hallstatt Village

  • Located on the western shores of Lake Hallstatt, with quaint 16th-century houses lining its streets, Hallstatt Village is a delightful destination near Vienna.
  • A day spent exploring its cafes and lounging on the grassy shores of the lake will be a memorable experience indeed.
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04

Explore Vienna City Hall Rathaus

  • This Gothic building is the seat of the local government and is a fascinating place to visit in Vienna.
  • Its rich architectural legacy is a popular tourist attraction and may be enjoyed with guided tours and lunch at the Wiener Rathauskeller's restaurant within its halls.

Location: 
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
05

Wander Around Palace Gardens

  • Evenings of spellbinding musical extravagance take place regularly in the gardens of the Schonbrunn Palace and are a must when you’re in the city.
  • Give yourself up to a beautiful evening where Mozart and other Austrian masters reign strong, while also enjoying dance and vocal performances by skilled artists.

Location: 
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

Timing: Thursday to Sunday, 9:30 am to 5 pm
06

See Vienna’s Schönbrunner Gardens By Mini-Train

  • The gardens of Schönbrunner are vast and touring them entirely on the leg is often a challenging proposition. 

  • Which is why the hop-on-hop-off mini-train that runs at regular intervals around the gardens is such a lovely way to explore them. 

  • You can also stop at the Gloriette viewpoint, Obelisk Fountain and Schönbrunn Zoo.

Location: 
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria
07

Eat At Le Loft Restaurant

  • Haute cuisine served with a side of gorgeous panoramic views of the city, Le Loft is a must-visit and one of the best things to do in Vienna. 

  • This sophisticated restaurant features among the top dining locations in Austria.

Location: 
Praterstraße 1, 1020 Wien, Austria

Timing: 6 pm to 1 am
08

Cycling Through Streets

  • Cycling through the Viennese streets is a pleasure unlike any other. 

  • Paved roads bereft of traffic, cycling along the streets of Vienna is a great way to experience the culture of the city.
09

Go For Giant Ferris Wheel At Prater Park

  • Visit Prater Park, one of the best things to do in Austria, and see the magnificent 64.75-meter tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of Prater Park, standing tall since 1897, which is an integral part of Vienna.

  • The views from the top are spellbinding both during the day and at night time.

Location: 
Riesenradplatz 1, 1020 Wien, Austria
10

Visit St. Stephen’s Church

  • The gorgeous stained glass windows that decorate the grandest church in Vienna and those that have beautified the aisles for centuries, visit the St. Stephen's Church to explore its beauty and grace.

Location: 
Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
11

Explore Farmers’ Markets

  • If you want a dose of local life in Vienna, then visiting the vibrant farmer's markets is a great way for it

  • These markets are held all around the city and are trading grounds for pretty much all kinds of domestic goods.
12

See Art At Museumsquartier

  • Known as the Street Art Passage of Vienna, the stretch from the Spittelberg to the MuseumsQuartier features a beautiful display of contemporary art in a quintessential Viennese presentation.
  • Local and international productions are both displayed here.

Location: 
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

Timing: Opens 24 hours
13

Explore The Karlsplatz

  • Karlsplatz is a prominent square in Vienna that in the summer months is transformed into a vibrant hub of lights and sounds.

  • With numerous open-air movie screenings taking place around its streets, the experience is unique and memorable.
14

Take A St. Marx Cemetery Tour

  • Visit St, Marx Cemetery one of the best things to do in Austria, Austria’s greatest public figures are buried in St. Marx and Central Cemetery. 

  • The former is the resting ground of Mozart while the latter has the graves of music composer Udo Jürgens, pianist Joe Zawinul and actor Fritz Muliar, and an honorary grave of Mozart.

Location: 
Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, 1110 Wien, Austria

Timing: 7 am to 6 pm
15

Enjoy At Sky - Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

  • A rooftop café located at the top of the luxurious Steffl’s department store, Sky Café is a wonderful place to visit for some delicious food and exotic city views of Vienna. 

  • You can reach this cafe by climbing 343 steps and then enjoying the amazing views from the top.

Location: 
Kärntner Str. 19, 1010 Wien, Austria
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Explore Vienna Zoo

  • The oldest operational zoo in the world, the Vienna Zoo is located on the grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace and is a lively place to visit while you’re touring the palace. 

  • Historic and naturally rich at the same time, this zoo is a touristic delight.

Location: 
Maxingstraße 13b, 1130 Wien, Austria

Timing: 9 am to 5:30 pm
17

Enjoy Night Pub Crawl

  • A Vienna Night Pub Crawl involves touring 3 or more bars around the city and enjoying all their diverse offerings.
  • The crawls are arranged by tour operators though you can conduct your own private night pub crawl too.

Location: 
Marc-Aurel-Straße 7, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timing: 9 pm to 12 am and Sunday closed
18

Bike Tour Of Donauinsel Island

  • With the Danube River flowing on one side and the parallel channel Neue Donau flowing on the other, Donauinsel Island is a picturesque delight. 

  • Cycling along the length and breadth of this island is one of the most beautiful experiences and best things to do in Austria.
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Walk In The Woodlands Of The Lainzer Tiergarten

  • A sweeping wildlife reserve in Vienna, The Lainzer Tiergarten is a lovely destination in Vienna, 80% of which is covered in woodlands that are home to creatures like wild boars, fallow deer, mouflons and red deer among others.

Location: 
Lainzer Tor, 1130 Wien, Austria

Timing: 8 am to 6:30 pm
20

Take A Ride On Vienna Ring Tram

  • The Vienna Ring Tram is a fantastic way to explore the grand sights along the Vienna Boulevard including the Vienna State Opera, Imperial Palace, Parliament and City Hall.

Location: 
Ring Tram Haltestelle, Schwedenplatz, Bahnsteig C, 1010 Wien, Austria
21

Eat At Joseph Bakery

  • Touted to be one of the best bakeries in Austria, Joseph Bakery is the place to head to for a quintessential European breakfast made of a generous helping of crackling sourdough bread, fresh pastries, buttery croissants, and aromatic coffee.

Location: 
Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 4, Vienna 1030 Austria
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Hike On Gösing Mountain

  • A small, approximately 2-hour trek up the Gösing Mountain near Vienna will take you to a dainty spot from where the majestic beauty of the Gutensteiner Alps can be experienced in full force, making it a spellbindingly memorable experience.

Things to Do in Salzburg

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Visit Salzburg Salt Mines

  • One of the best things to do in Austria is to explore the underground salt mines in Salzburg.
  • This is an adventure that will take you into the depths of Salzburg Mountain, across the subterranean Mirror Lake, and right up to the Salt Cathedral- all inside the heart of the mountain.
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Explore Salzburg's Old Town

  • Medieval and Baroque buildings dominate the streets of the Old Town of Salzburg, a delightful district that houses numerous cafes and boutique shops.

Location: 
Salzburg Austria
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Hike Up To The Viewing Point Of Mönchsberg

  • One of the best things to do in Austria is to take a gentle hike up to the top of the Mönchsberg and explore the fortress that stands atop the hill. 

  • The views from this spot are among the most fantastic in Salzburg and the sunset is truly magical.

Location: 
Mönchsberg 17E, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Timing: Opens 24 hours
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Visit DomQuartier Museum

  • A grand architectural complex, the DomQuartier comprises the Cathedral, Benedictine St. Peter’s Abbey, and the Residenz and includes 5 museums within its premises.

  • A cultural and historical trip to Salzburg is incomplete without a visit to this museum.

Location: 
Residenzplatz 1, Domplatz 1a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm and Tuesday closed
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Stroll Around Mirabell Gardens

  • Some of the most pleasantest moments you spend in Salzburg will be in the geometrical baroque gardens that beautify the landscape around the romantic Mirabell Palace.

  • Constructed in 1690, the gardens boast a Pegasus fountain, a Hedge Theatre, a Dwarf Garden and a Rose Garden.

Location: 
Mirabellplatz, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Timing: 8 am to 6 pm
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Pay A Visit At Hellbrunn Palace

  • A work of breathtaking architectural genius, the Hellbrunn Palace is spread out over 60 acres, done in Baroque fashion, and is blessed with beautifully landscaped lawns, sparkling Mannerist fountains, delightful winter markets, and one of the best things to do in Austria.

Location: 
Fürstenweg 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Visit Salzburg Cathedral

  • One of the most beautiful Baroque structures in Salzburg, the Salzburg cathedral is a place full of architectural elegance, with walls of grey stone surrounded by an enclosure of towering arches and decorated with intricate statues.

Lcoation: 
Domplatz 1a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Hike Up To The Untersberg Mountain

  • The cable car leading to the top of the “local” mountain of Salzburg is very popular with tourists.

  • The mountaintop has many gorgeous hiking trails and offers fantastic views of the Salzburg basin and the Berchtesgaden region.

Location: 
St. Leonhard, Salzburg 5020 Austria
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Theatre At Mozart's Birthplace

  • To visit Mozart’s birthplace at No.9, Getreidegasse is a unique and quintessentially Austrian experience. 

  • Immerse yourself into the life of the genius by watching the many exhibitions held there.

Location: 
Getreidegasse 9, Salzburg 5020 Austria
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Go On A Seegrotte Lake Boat Ride

  • Seegrotte is an erstwhile gypsum mine that was turned into an underground grotto with small lakes after a flood.

  • Boating around the lakes is a spectacular experience.

Location: 
Grutschgasse 2a, 2371 Hinterbrühl, Austria
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Eat At Konditorei Fürst

A Mozartkugel is a desert-tribute to Mozart, and though many variations of the desert are available all over the city, eating one at Konditorei Fürst, the original creators of the dish, is a unique and authentic experience.

Location: 
Brodgasse 13, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Timing: 9 am to 5 pm
34

Visit Müllner Bräu Beer Garden

  • There is nothing quite like visiting the MüllnerBräu Brewery and enjoying a delicious beer which is self-catered from the barrels into a classic Austrian stein mug.

Location: 
Lindhofstraße 7, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Timing: 3 pm to 11 pm
35

Explore Salzkammergut Estate

  • The Salzkammergut estate is a breathtaking resort filled with natural beauty.
  • Glacial lakes, big and small, can be found all around it, courtesy of the Traun River which flows through it. It is a spellbinding place to visit when in Salzburg.
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See The Glacial Water Of Wolfgangssee Lake

  • Of the many lakes around the Salzkammergut resort region, Wolfgangssee Lake is the most famous. Exploring the glacial waters of this lake in a boat is one of the best ways to enjoy its beauty.
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Shop At Getreidegasse Street

  • One of the best things to do in Austria revolves around shopping in the renowned Getreidegasse Street, a place full of unique fashion shops and boutiques as well as grocery stores and delis.

Location: 
Getreidegasse, Salzburg 5020 Austria
38

Explore Eagles Nest

  • Built by the Third Reich atop Kehlstein, this Hitler era building offers stunning views near Salzbu

  • Hiking to the top is a fun-filled experience and exploring the historical building adds to the depth of the day-trip.

Location: 
Kehlsteinhaus, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Germany
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Enjoy Panoramic Views Of The City At Gaisberg Mountain

A popular recreational area in Salzburg, Gaisberg boasts an altitude of 4,226 feet and offers a delightful picnic spot alongside gorgeous panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains.

Things to Do in Tyrol

40

Enjoy The Mountain Landscapes At Zugspitze Peak

The Zugspitze Peak lies at the border of Germany and the Austrian Tyrol and is a wonderful destination for enjoying the mountain landscapes and one of the best things to do in Autria.
41

Visit Innsbruck, Goldenes Dachl

  • Innsbruck's famous symbol, this structure was built in 1500. Decorated with sculptured reliefs and mural paintings, with a fiery roof tiled with fire-glided copper, this building is a must visit when in Tyrol.

Location: 
Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
42

Explore Ambras Castle Museum

  • The Ambras Castle Museum is reckoned to be the oldest museum in the world and features an armoury, a vast collection of portraits, and a collection of precious objects, scientific items and toys.

Location: 
Schloßstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Timing: 10 to 5 pm
43

Visit Hofburg Palace

One of the most important things to do in Austria is visiting the Hofburg Palace. Its Baroque elements, sculptures, sacred rooms and rich history all make the visit a memorable one.

Location: 
Michaelerkuppel, 1010 Wien, Austria
44

Marvel At Ehrenberg Castle Ruins

  • The 13th-century abode of kings, tsars and princes, this medieval Gothic castle, located in the Tyrolean countryside, still commands tourist attention, despite its dilapidated condition.

Location: 
Klause 1, 6600 Gemeinde Reutte, Austria
45

Stop By Tyrol Panorama

  • A famous museum in Innsbruck, the Tyrol panorama is your ticket into the rich past of the region. The Giant Panorama Painting is the museum’s biggest attraction.

Location: 
Bergisel 1-2, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Timing: 
9 am to 5 pm and Tuesday closed
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Enjoy At Bergisel Ski Jump

Head over to the summit of the Bergisel Ski Jump and enjoy some delicious coffee and snacks at the café there in between fun-filled skiing adventures, one of the best things to do in Austria.

Location: 
Bergiselweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Timing:
 
9 am to 4 pm and Monday, Tuesday closed
47

Have Fun At Zillertal Arena

  • With 50 lifts and 163 kilometres of piste, this ski area is one of the most adventurous places to visit in Tyrol.

  • Ski or snowboard to your heart’s content before heading over to enjoy warm refreshments in the cafes nearby.

Location: 
Rohr 23, 6280 Rohrberg, Austria

Timing: 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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See Triumphal Arch In Innsbruck

  • Standing proud since 1765, the Triumphal Arch in Innsbruck is one of the most beloved sites.

  • Its aspect speaks of grandeur and its stones are a tribute to some of the most poignant moments in Tyrolean history.

Location: 
Austria, Innsbruck, Leopoldstraße, 6020
49

Wakeboarding At AREA 47

  • Rafting, canoeing, wakeboarding and a lot of other outdoor adventures, in addition to concerts, are to be enjoyed at this diverse amusement park in Ötztal in Tyrol

Location: Ötztaler Achstr. 1, 6430 Ötztal Bahnhof, Austria

Timing: 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm and Saturday, Sunday closed

Things to Do in Styria

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See Arts Graz Art Museum

  • A contemporary art museum that specializes in artistic creations from the last four decades, the Graz Museum is a must-visit destination, both for its art exhibitions and its jaw-dropping architecture.

Location:
Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Austria

Timing:
10 am to 6 pm and Monday closed
51

Wander Around The Old Town Of Graz

  • A vibrant old district with old-fashioned alleys, twinkling fountains, remnants of ancient fortifications, and medieval facades, the old town of Graz is a tourist’s delight.

  • Several quaint shops and cafes add further to its appeal.

Location: 
Badgasse 3, 8010 Graz, Austria

Timing: Opens 24 hours
52

Visit Landhaus

Built in 1527, Landhaus is a spell-binding Renaissance palace with all the features characteristic of the Renaissance era including arched windows and a courtyard of arcades, built into an Austrian mould.
53

Enjoy At Man-Made Island Murinsel

  • Visit an artistic take on an island, Murinsel one of the best things to do in Austria is a glass and neon structure that stands in the middle of the Mur River and delights visitors with its unique ultramodern architecture and rejuvenating attractions.

Location: 
Mariahilferpl. 5, 8020 Graz, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 6 pm and Monday closed
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Walk In Municipal Park And Botanical Gardens

  • A riot of botanical bounty flourishes inside the premises of The Municipal Park and Botanical Gardens of Graz.

  • Numerous greenhouses with a unique variety of plants are present inside with lovely landscaped lawns for picnicking.

Location: 
Schubertstraße 59, 8010 Graz, Austria

Timing: 8 am to 2:30 pm
55

Explore Styrian Wine Road

Dozens of wineries lie nestled in the southern Styrian countryside and you can explore them all with a Terroir trekking expedition, which is essentially a winery-hopping tour.
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Go For An Icy Swim In Lake Grundlsee

  • A gorgeous glacial lake, shimmering emerald green amidst the snow-capped mountains, Lake Grundlsee is a lovely place to interact with nature. You can also go for an icy swim in its waters.
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Explore Aiola Upstairs

Full of the delicate scent of the mountains, the aroma of fresh food and the jaw-dropping top views of Graz, Aiola Upstairs is a very romantic place to head to in Graz.

Location: 
Schloßberg 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
58

Cycling Tour For Styrian Wine

Going cycling through Austria as mountain winds blow freshness into you is a wonderful experience. Doing so in Southern Styria offers you the chance to enjoy the Styrian wine country too.
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Visit Eggenberg Palace

Impressive gardens and age-old art collections in addition to the stalwart Baroque architecture make Eggenberg Palace one of the most interesting places to visit in Styria.

Location: 
Eggenberger Allee 90, 8020 Graz, Austria
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Enjoy A Hearty Styrian Meal At Schloss Kornberg

  • An ancient castle turned tourist entertainment zone, Schloss Kornberg has a restaurant that serves exquisite Styrian cuisine. Enjoy a hearty Styrian-style meal at this restaurant.

Location: 
Dörfl 2, 8330, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm and Monday, Tuesday closed
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Visit Graz Cathedral And Mausoleum

  • The 15th-century Graz Cathedral and the neighboring mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II are both impressive structures decorated with Gothic frescos that impress with their intricate detailing and grandness of vision.

Location: 
Domkirche zum heiligen Ãgydius in Graz, Burggasse 3, 8010 Graz, Austria

Timing: 7 am to 4:30 pm
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Walk At Schlossberg Hill

  • Walking to the top of the small Schlossberg Hill is a lovely experience in itself, and the sweeping views of Graz from the summit add further to the enjoyment.

Location: Am Schlossberg, 8010 Graz, Austria

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Hiking At Burgruine Gösting Castle Ruins

  • Taking the scenic hiking trail that leads up to the ruins of an ancient castle in the place where the Mur River valley opens up into Graz is the perfect way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the region.

Location: 
Burgruine Gösting, Ruinenweg 50, 8051 Graz, Austria

Timing: 10:30 am to 6 pm
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Tour Of Fantastic Stories On A Miniature Railroad

  • Running through the Schlossberg hill in the middle of Graz is a set of World War I tunnels with a mini train operating within them. A ride on this train gives you a chance to experience the historical tunnels and enjoy a unique expedition in Graz.
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Shop At Herrengasse

The vibrant street of Graz, Herrengasse, is lined with tempting stores displaying the latest trends in fashion and home décor. This makes for an enjoyable outing in Graz.

Location: 
Herrengasse, Graz Austria
66

Trekking Through Bärenschützklamm Gorge

  • Trekking through the Bärenschützklamm gorge, which is the longest active gorge in Austria is a must-do. 350 metres high, 1300 metres long, with 164 bridges and ladders along the way and countless torrential waterfalls all around, this is a spellbinding experience to have in Austria!

Location: 
Bärenschütz Weg 40, 8131 Mixnitz, Austria

Things to Do in Upper Austria

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Unique Views Down Over Hallstatt From 5 Fingers

  • 5 fingers on Mount Krippensteinis is reckoned to be one of the best viewing platforms in the Alps and the best things to do in Austria.

  • Hallstatt can be seen spread out below, its Baroque buildings interspersed with gardens of green, surrounded on all sides with the Apine mountains.

Location:
am, Winkl 34, 4831 Obertraun, Austria

Timing:
Opens 24 hours
68

Hike Around Lake Hallstätter See

  • Hallstätter See is a glacial lake in the Salzkammergut region, surrounded by lush natural beauty on all sides. Hiking around this lake is a joy and should be experienced when you’re in Hallstatt.

Location: Hallstatt Austria
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Visit Ars Electronica Center

  • Visiting this centre for electronic arts in Lenz, is one of the most unique and interesting things to do in Austria.

  • Dozens of marvels of modern technology are on display here and will leave you gasping with wonder at the scope of technological creativity.

Location:
Ars-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040 Linz, Austria

70

Explore Kaiservilla Museum

  • Kaiservilla is an important royal structure in Bad Ischl, a town that has been associated with Austrian royalty for over 700 years.

  • The Kaiservilla museum documents the lives and times of the royal descendants in depth, making it a fascinating place to learn about Austrian history.

Location:
Jainzen 38, 4820 Bad Ischl, Austria

71

Visit New Cathedral Church

This neo-Gothic cathedral with its famous stained-glass windows and a seating capacity of 20,000 is an awe-inspiring structure that must truly be experienced to be believed.

Location: 
Herrenstraße 26, 4020 Linz, Austria

Timing: 8 am to 7 pm
72

Watch Animals At Schmiding Zoo

  • Located inside Schloss Schmiding, this zoo is primarily famous for housing the world’s largest walk-through aviary as well as Austria’s largest marine aquarium and one of the best things to do in Austria.

Location: Schmidinger-Straße 5, 4631 Krenglbach, Austria

Timing: 9 am to 5:30 pm
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Enjoy At Kalkalpen National Park

  • Riding a horse on trails through dense forests and by the banks of gurgling brooks is a magical and memorable experience. It can be enjoyed at Kalkalpen National Park.

Location: 
4591 Molln, Austria
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Enjoy Cycling At Enns Cycling Path

  • Ride through the old-fashioned and quaint streets of Austria’s oldest town on a bicycle and stop occasionally to enjoy the local snacks and drinks in roadside cafes.
75

Visit Landstraße

The Landstraße district in Vienna is a shopping district par excellence. High-end stores line the streets, interspersed with significant historical buildings, making for an exciting shopping outing.

Location: 
Johannesgasse 28, Vienna 1030 Austria
76

Explore Treehouse At Baum Hotel

  • Nestled amidst the natural beauty around Attersee Lake, the Baum Hotel is a charming family-run hotel that offers visitors a unique way of interacting with nature. It also makes for a rejuvenating stay.

Location: 
Herrenteichweg, 3943 Schrems, Austria

Things to Do in Lower Austria

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Visit Roman City Carnuntum

Carnuntum was an ancient Roman city of great significance but only its ruins remain to be seen now. A guided day-trip to this location gives a good insight into the historical identity of Austria and should definitely be experienced.

Location: 
Hauptstraße 1A, 2404 Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria

Timing: 9 am to 5 pm
78

Pay A Visit At Melk Abbey

This beautiful Benedictine Abbey stands on a rocky projection and overlooks the Danube River with the Wachau valley spread out below, making for a serene and spell-binding experience in Melk.

Location: 
Abt-Berthold-Dietmayr-Straße 1, 3390 Melk, Austria

Timing: 11 am to 3 pm
79

Explore Schloss Hof

A grandiose palace done in the Baroque style, Schloss Hof is a vibrant tourist destination with lovely landscaped gardens and organic farms all around. Numerous concerts and events are also held in the palace.

Location: Schloßhof 1, 2294 Schloßhof, Austria

Timing: Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
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Stop By Göttweig Abbey Benedictine Monastery

Stunning views of the Danube valley and awe-inspiring architecture make this baroque Benedictine Monastery a must-visit when in Wachau.

Locarion: 
Stift Göttweig 1, 3511 Furth bei Göttweig, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 6 pm
81

Explore Kreuzenstein Castle

Standing atop the wooded hills overlooking the village of Leobendorf is Kreuzenstein Castle. It's a castle which will take you back in time to the days of the medieval lords while fascinating you with its panoramic views of the valley below.

Location: 2100 Leobendorf, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 4 pm
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Enjoy At Danube-Auen National Park

The largest wetlands in Middle Europe are preserved in this national park where the Danube flows gracefully, and the music of hundreds of animals and birds breaks the still silence and makes for a rejuvenating tourist experience.

Location: Schloßplatz 1 Schloss, 2304 Orth an der Donau, Austria

Timing: Opens 24 hours
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Eat Apricot Dumplings In The Wachau Valley

Apricot dumplings are a unique, extremely quirky and strangely satisfying dish to try in Wachau Valley, a region where apricots grow with a flourish.
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Skiing In Wechsel-Semmering

Skiers with prior experience will love the experience of flying past on their skis on the Wechsel-Semmering-Panorama cross-country trail. A beautiful trail blessed with jaw-dropping views of the Viennese countryside.

Things to Do in Carinthia

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Swim At Wörthersee Lake

  • This lake is Carinthia's biggest lake and is a joy to visit in the summers. Go for a swim in its crystal-clear waters, read a book as you sunbathe on its shores, or simply soak in the sun and the wind as you relax.

Location: Worthersee, Klagenfurt 9020 Austria
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Enjoy The Panoramic Views Of The Carintha At Pyramidenkogel Tower

  • Pyramidenkogel Tower is located at the top of a mountain and offers magnificent panoramic views of the Carintha region.

  • Bonus attractions include a covered slide to the bottom of the mountain with a restaurant nearby.

Location: Linden 62, Keutschach am See 9074 Austria
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Diving In Lake Weissensee

  • Take a dive into the untouched waters of Lake Weissensee and enjoy its solitude and serenity as you make memories in Carintha.

Location: Techendorf, Weissensee 9762 Austria

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Watch Monkeys At Affenberg Landskron Monkey Park

For a bit of frolic and adventure, head over for an interaction with the monkeys at the Affenberg Landskron monkey park.

Location: Schloßbergweg 26, 9523 Villach, Austria
89

Play Poker At Casino Velden

  • Located on Lake Wörthersee, Casino Velden offers roulette tables, poker and slot machines, thus allowing you the chance to let your hair down and party hard in Austria.

Location: Am Corso 17, 9220 Velden am Wörthersee, Austria

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Pray At Pilgrimage Church Of Maria Saal

A blend of Gothic and Baroque architecture greets the visitors in the Pilgrimage Church of Maria Saal. Visiting here is a beautiful experience to have in Carintha.

Location: 
9063, Austria
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Click Photos With Dragon Fountain In Klagenfurt

A majestic, towering structure that stands in the middle of the Neuer Platz Square, the Lindwurm inspired dragon fountain is a picturesque place to stop for a couple of photos when strolling around Carintha.

Location: Neuer Pl., 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

Timing: Opens 24 hours
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Pay A Visit At The Museum of the Nötsch Circle

An art museum which holds paintings by artists like Sebastian Isepp, Franz Wiegel, Anton Kolig, Anton Mahringe, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka among others, this place is a must-visit for anyone who wants to get better acquainted with Austria’s cultural side.

Location: 
Haus Wiegele, Nr. 39, 9611 Nötsch im Gailtal, Austria

Things to Do in Burgenland

93

Visit Forchtenstein Castle

Set against the majestic backdrop of the Rosalia Mountain ranges, the Forchtenstein Castle is a picturesque place. It takes you right back into the Middle Age with its scenic location and ancient architecture.

Location: Melinda Esterhazy-Platz 1, 7212 Forchtenstein, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 4 pm only Saturday and Sunday
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See Monuments At Schloss Esterházy

This 13th-century palace is a fascinating destination to take a guided tour of when in Burgenland. If you’re lucky, you might also get to enjoy the many festivities that are hosted here regularly.

Location: Esterhazyplatz 1, 7000 Eisenstadt, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 4:30 pm Only Staurday and Sunday
95

Enjoy At Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg

Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg is an amusement park which includes several thermal baths in addition to slides, saunas, and spas. You can have a refreshing and rejuvenating experience here.

Location:
Thermengelände 1, 7361 Lutzmannsburg, Austria

Timing:
9 am to 9 pm
96

Explore Open-Air Village Museum Mönchhof

A visit to this unique museum is a must do in Austria. The village museum depicts the life as it was lived on the Pannonian plains in the olden days.

It is complete with a school, pub, convenience store, council office, post office, fire station, craftsmen's workshops and a church.

Location: 
Bahngasse 62, 7123 Mönchhof, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 6 pm and Monday closed
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Explore Neusiedler See

Seewinkel National Park- Hike through the naturally blessed steppes of the Seewinkel National Park and enjoy the birds, salt ponds and meadows that greet you along the way for an enchanting experience in Burgenland.

Location: Hauswiese, 7142 Illmitz, Austria

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Have Fun At Familypark Neusiedlersee

80 themed rides and attractions, a petting zoo and a unique fairytale forest make up the amusement park which delights both locals and tourists alike and compels you to come back for more.

Location:
Märchenparkweg 1, 7062 St. Margarethen im Burgenland, Austria

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Canoeing On River Drau

Enjoy a relaxing and meditative experience in Burgenland as you canoe across the Drau River with the lapping waves and gentle winds as companions.
100

Visit Vorarlberg museum

  • Understand the culture and traditions of Vorarlberg by taking a couple of hours out to tour the state’s central museum which displays a vast variety of cultural and historical artefacts relating to Vorarlberg.

Location: 
Kornmarktpl. 1, 6900 Bregenz, Austria

Timing: 10 am to 6 pm and Monday closed

People Also Ask About Austria

  1. What are the best adventure activities to do in Austria?

    1. Explore the Salt mines of Salzburg: One of the most unique adventure things to do in Austria is exploring the salt mines of Salzburg. The salt mine in Berchtesgaden is about 500 years old and features highlights such as raft rides on the Mirror Lake, a visit to the Magic Salt Room, and the Salt Cathedral.

    2. Canyoning in Tyrol: Get a good dose of adrenaline with a canyoning adventure in Austria’s Tyrol. Explore the unspoilt natural canyons as you slide into deep pools and climb the jutted rocks.

    3. White water rafting in Austria: Billowing rivers, spectacular landscapes, high rapids and clear water makes white water rafting in Austria a one of a kind adventures and one of the best activities in Austria in summers.

    4. Tandem Paragliding in Austria: Indulge in a bird’s eye view of the snow capped mountains of the Central Alps of Austria and the beautiful city of Tyrol with a Tandem paragliding adventure in Austria.
  2. What are the best things to do in Austria at night?

    1. Pub Crawl in Vienna, Austria: One of the best things to do in Austria at night is pub crawling. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Vienna with an exciting group tour of some of the most popular pubs in Austria’s largest city.

    2. Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at Prater Park: The night time view of Vienna from the Giant Ferris Wheel at Prater Park is one that should not be missed. The Giant Wheel is a popular landmark in Vienna and a must-visit attraction in Austria.

    3. Catch a performance at the Burgtheater: A perfect combination of art, architecture and technology, the Burgtheater is a must visit attraction for every art lover who visits Austria. Tours of the premises are available till 6 pm in the evening.

    4. Dine at the famous Le Loft Restaurant: Counted amongst the top dining locations in Austria, Le Loft offers a fantastic selection of some of the most delectable dishes served with an amazing panoramic view of the city.
  3. What are the best things to do in Austria for couples?

    1. Go Dancing at the Hofburg, Vienna: Nothing says romance better than dancing the waltz and learning to do it right at the Hofburg in Vienna is probably one of the most romantic activities you can indulge in.

    2. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride: Take in the sights with your loved one on a horse-drawn carriage. Enjoy a relaxing ride in a two-horse carriage and exploring the Old City is one of the major highlights of Vienna.

    3. Explore Salzburg: Explore the birthplace of Mozart and take a Sound of Music tour in the beautiful and romantic city of Salzburg. This wonderful city is famous for its magnificent landscapes, majestic Baroque architecture, music, art, culture and romantic hubs.

    4. Indulge in some wine tasting in Southern Styria: A romantic holiday in Austria is incomplete without a wine tasting experience in the country. Sip on the most luxurious brews as you enjoy the scenic views.
  4. What are the best watersports one can experience in Austria?

    1. Wakeboarding: This is an exciting water activity that you can indulge in while in Austria as you skim on the water on your board. It is a great experience to enjoy the calm and clear waters of Austria.

    2. Speed Boating: If you are still wondering what to do in Austria then do add speed boating to your list of activities. This is one of the best and most popular water sports in Austria and there are different points along the Danube River where you can embark on this adventure.

    3. Snorkelling: Pandok Vienna Beach is one of the best spots for snorkelling and scuba diving in Austria. Exploring the depths of Austria’s Danube River should be on the list of every water sports enthusiast visiting this country.

    4. Ride a motor boat from Vienna to Bratislava: If you are looking for an extended day out activity then do indulge in an exhilarating motor boat ride from Vienna to Bratislava while you also get to enjoy a fantastic view of the Danube City.
  5. What is the best time to visit Austria?

    The best time to visit Austria is between April to November. July and August are the peak times in Austria and this is when the whole country is filled with tourists from all over the world. If you are looking for adventure in the snow then November to March is the best time to visit Austria.
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