The top 10 travel destinations in Austria
Austria in the heart of Europe is one of the most popular travel destinations in both summer and winter. The range of worthwhile destinations that you should visit in the Alpine Republic is correspondingly diverse. The top 10 were compiled for you in a ranking.
- Vienna with St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Schönbrunn Palace
The capital is the top travel destination in Austria. With its numerous sights, unique architecture and fascinating cultural landscape, Vienna is a must on any holiday. The world-famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral on Stephansplatz, Schönbrunn Palace, the Vienna State Opera on Opernring, the Ferris wheel in the Vienna Prater or the Kunsthistorisches Museum are just a small selection of what you can discover in the beautiful city.
- Salzburg – Mozart city with the Hohensalzburg fortress
Reducing Salzburg to Mozart alone would not do justice to the charming metropolis, but the world-famous musician already plays a major role with his house of birth and his house. The impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Museum of Modernity, Hellbrunn Palace & Fountains and the DomQuartier Salzburg are recommended sights in the city.
- Seefeld in Tirol as a winter sports paradise
Especially in the winter months, Seefeld in Tirol is a magical paradise in the midst of an incredibly beautiful natural landscape in the Alps. Located on a plateau, surrounded by mountains, winter sports enthusiasts will find optimal conditions for alpine skiing and cross-country skiing.
- Schladming – fantastic year-round ski area
Winter sports are very important in Schladming, because there are eight winter sports centers in this holiday region. The Schladming 4-mountain ski area alone gives access to 123 kilometers of slopes and 44 modern cable cars. With the Dachstein Glacier, Schladming also has an all-year ski area that is used by numerous professionals to prepare.
- Innsbruck with the “Golden Roof”
The state capital of Tyrol has its very own charm and incredible beautiful sights that invite you to stay longer in the city. Innsbruck’s landmark is the “Golden Roof”, a dungeon with 2,657 gilded roof shingles. The old town with the Hofkirche, the Hofburg Innsbruck, Wiltener Basilika and the Anna column are further worthwhile starting points in the city.
- Lech with the charm of a romantic mountain village
Getting to Lech can sometimes be difficult due to the weather, but you will be compensated for it at the latest when you arrive. Lech had a wonderfully idyllic location that retained the charm and character of a farming village that offers plenty of leisure activities in both summer and winter. However, you should not be fooled by this, because the costs for accommodation are in the higher price segment.
- Mayrhofen in the beautiful Zillertal
Mayrhofen is best known for its events. Whether festival for DJs and electro artists, snow bombing and snow figures. Entertainment is always provided.
- Kitzbühel – celebrate with “the rich and beautiful”
The image as a ski resort of the rich and beautiful is naturally cultivated in Kitzbühel, which is a popular travel destination in the winter months. Great slopes, lots of entertainment and great accommodations are the key to success.
- Ellmau – idyllic landscapes
Ellmau embodies exactly the travel picture that holidays from Austria have. Idyllic landscapes, charming little houses and tradition are the ingredients for a perfect vacation.
The beautiful village of Saalbach-Hinterglemm is located in the middle of the Kitzbüheler Alpen in Glemmtal. A hiking paradise in summer and a skier’s paradise in winter. With Leogang and Fiberbrunn in the neighboring town, Saalbach-Hinterglemm (information from Wikipedia on the location) is connected to many slopes and lifts and can therefore boast an impressive 270 kilometers of slopes. Winter athletes are transported through the slopes with 45 modern lifts. The slope at the Nightpark is even illuminated from Monday to Saturday.
Countless hotels from low to high price range have settled in Saalbach-Hinterglemm in order to offer the guests the best possible comfort. A very nice and upscale hotel, which we can recommend reassuringly, is the luxurious 5 star Hotel Alpine Palace in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. The rooms are furnished with the finest materials and extremely tastefully decorated. Three excellent restaurants spoil you with the very best of culinary delights. The beneficial wellness area also offers luxurious relaxation with a wide range of wellness facilities. This hotel definitely leaves nothing to be desired. Saalbach-Hinterglemm is undoubtedly worth a trip – ski lovers and hikers will fall in love with this idyllic place.