What to see in Austria

Austria Attractions

Austria is perfect for sightseeing, with an assortment of wonderful tourist attractions. Just the mention of this scenic, multicultural country brings to mind images of skiing in the Alps, exploring Vienna's impressive Baroque architecture and sampling the warm, rich cuisine of the alpine villages and their friendly inhabitants.

Austria is the birthplace of many famous figures, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Sigmund Freud, not to mention Arnold Schwarzenegger. Austria is also home to Swarovski crystals, Lipizzaner stallions and the 11th-century Hohensalzburg Fortress, as well as one of the largest youth parties in Europe, the Danube Island Festival.

Austria is a year-round destination, with snowy winters perfect for mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding, and mild summers ideal for sightseeing. The many sights and attractions are made accessible by the national railway system, the U-Bahn, extensive motorways and various ports and harbours. With all these magnificent highlights so easily within grasp, taking a trip to this beautiful country in the warm heart of Europe is guaranteed to be a fulfilling, memorable experience for anyone.


The Belvedere consists of two splendid rococo mansions, designed in the early 18th century, which face each other across…

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Giant Wheel

One of Vienna's most recognisable landmarks, the Giant Wheel is located in a large wooded park and playground known as…

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The Hofburg Palace, or Imperial Palace, was the home of the Austrian Hapsburgs for 600 years. The first fortifications…

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Schönbrunn Palace

The magnificent Schönbrunn Palace was used as the summer residence of the Hapsburgs from the 18th century onwards.…

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Spanish Riding School

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is the oldest surviving riding school in the world where classic dressage is still…

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St Stephen’s Cathedral

The cathedral is one of the city's most recognisable symbols and the massive south tower, standing at 445 feet (136m)…

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The Albertina

The former Hofburg residence today houses one of the largest and greatest graphic art collections in the world with drawings,…

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Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera performs a repertoire of nearly one hundred operas, operettas and ballets every day from September…

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