Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Austria For The Postcard-Perfect Vacation

Dhruvalakshmi Paithankar - Jan 29, 2019 - 642 Views

Austria is a beautiful European country dotted with tiny villages hidden away in the majestic Alps. It is home to cities that preserve their ancient charm and structures that take you back in time. We all know how beautiful Vienna, its capital, is and how Lake Constance is a popular destination. But, don’t you want to know which are other best places to visit in Austria? Read on and find out what makes this country so beautiful - 

1. Salzburg - the city of musical history

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Salzburg, one of the largest Austria cities, is well-known as the birthplace of the 18th-century composer Mozart. Hohensalzburg Fortress, perched on top of the hill, provides a perfect backdrop to the city’s historic old town. The combination of exquisite natural beauty and structures influenced by baroque architecture are enough to inspire any artist, let alone Mozart.

Must-visit - Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mirabell Palace, Getreidegasse, and Salzburg Cathedral.

2. Hallstatt - a magical town

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Hallstatt looks like a tiny town that has been taken straight out of a fairy-tale book. Nestled on the western shore of the Lake Hallstatt, exploring this place is a beautiful experience. Its serpentine alleys are dotted with cafes where you can sit and watch the life go by. Hallstatt is definitely a town to experience the old charm of Austria.

Must-visit - Hoher Dachstein, Treppe ins Nichts, and Salt mine Hallstatt Austria. 

3. Innsbruck - it’s all about colours 

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Innsbruck is a city of colours. It is tucked away in the Inn Valley with the backdrop of the Karwendel Alps. Its quirkily painted houses look like a child’s drawing on the canvas of the clear white snow. Innsbruck is also one of the popular skiing destinations in Austria in winter and hiking site in the warmer months.

Must-visit - Goldenes Dachl, Ambras Castle, and Bergiselschanze

4. Graz - a place to relax 

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Graz is home to a wonderful city center that has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its narrow cobblestone streets are home to the modern shops and cafes but can take you straight to medieval times with its historic buildings. Its proximity to spa region and wine region makes sure that you have a great vacation here.

Must-visit - Kunsthaus Graz, Schlossberg, Eggenberg Palace, and Schlossbergbahn. 

5. Dürnstein - perfect for wine-connossiuers 

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Dürnstein is one of the off-beat destinations in Austria. Over the years, it has transformed from a small town to a flourishing wine growing area. Make sure that you spend a couple of days here to be a part of the local canvas. 

Must-visit - Burgruine Dürnstein, Göttweig Abbey, and Vogelbergsteig. 

6. Sölden - ideal winter retreat 

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You cannot visit Austria and miss a chance to go skiing! That is why you must head off to Sölden, one of the best places to visit in Austria in winter. You will love skiing and snowboarding here along with different recreational activities. No doubt it is one of the best skiing destinations in Austria. 

Must-visit - Ski reosrts 

7. Seefeld - go skiing!

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Seefeld, a small farming village, is all about exquisite natural beauty. Be it winter or summer, it offers a memorable vacation packed with a number of activities. Hiking through the mountains around in warmer months and skiing in winters is loved by many. 

Must-visit - Wildsee, Seekirchl, and Seefeld - Rosshütte. 

Don’t you want to start planning your Austria vacation right away?