Austrian Highlights

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14 - 18
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Get to know the best of Austria on this wonderful getaway, which takes you to the best cities and towns, nature and culture, cuisine, and more in the country.

In this trip

  • BeachesBeaches
  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Vienna, Austria

  • 2

    Melk, Austria

  • 3

    Salzburg, Austria

  • 4

    Hallstatt, Austria

  • 5

    Zell am See, Austria

  • 6

    Villach, Austria

  • 7

    Graz, Austria

  • 8

    Baden, Austria

  • 9

    Vienna, Austria

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Things to do in and around Vienna

  • On top of Vienna
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • Schönbrunn Castle
  • Hofburg, Vienna
  • The Belvedere
  • Lobau Hausgraben alluvial forest (48°10' N 16°31' E)
  • 090802_Mariazell_003
  • Vienna Grinzing 0803 355
  • Österreichische Galerie Belvedere palace (Wien)
  • Liechtenstein Museum
  • Vienna, Austria
  • blick vom umlaufberg hinunter zur thaya
  • Lake Neusiedl, Austria
  • Vienna Upper Belvedere
  • Karlskirche (panorama)
  • 006 - Burg Kreuzenstein 2012
  • Aggstein Ruin
   
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Vienna

Austria, Vienna region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

Vienna, the luxurious capital of Austria, has vibrant nightlife, contagiously joyful atmosphere and fascinating history.

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Art, music, and culture hold a long tradition in Vienna. The Burgtheater is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world. Vienna is also home to a number of opera houses. Many concert venues offer shows for tourists, featuring highlights of Viennese music. There many museums in Vienna, and several of them are in the Museumsquartier. Architectural styles range from classicist buildings to modern architecture. A Vienna ball is an all-night cultural attraction. Major Viennese balls generally begin at 9 pm and last until 5 am, although many guests carry on the celebrations into the next day.
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Things to do in and around Melk

  • Melk
  • Melk 2010 11
  • Melk street 2
  • Eindrücke aus Admont
  • Frauenstein
  • My heart is in the highlands
  • 090802_Mariazell_003
   
2

Melk

Austria, Lower Austria region

1 night

Known for its famous abbey, Melk offers much more, with cheerfully painted buildings, twisting streets and friendly locals

Melk is best known as the site of a massive baroque Benedictine monastery named Melk Abbey. The enchanting town is full of old buildings, in use today as mundane shops and the like. The Forsthaus, which accommodates the city archives and the tourist information office, the beautiful Rathaus built in 1575, which has been restored and is still standing today, the old bread store with its tiny towers is about 400 years old and is still covered with the original shingle roof. The hidden Haus am Stein ('house at the rock') is the oldest building of Melk, built during the 15th century. Its facade is covered by a protected ancient vine.
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Things to do in and around Salzburg

  • Salzburg
  • Dom vs Festung
  • Monchsberg
  • Hohensalzburg Castle
  • Getreidegasse
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  • P1010048
  • Neue Residenz
  • IMG_1712 - Salzburg - View from Mönchsberg - Erzabtei St Peter, Stiftskirche St Peter, und Franziskanerkirche
  • salzburg residenz
  • Judengasse, Salzburg
  • From Untersberg Peak
  • Eisriesenwelt 3
  • Anthropomorphic Animal Carvings (Cat Lady and Frog Man), in the Folklore section
  • Mozart Geburtshaus - Mozart's Birthplace
  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Dachstein: Krippenstein
  • Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria
   
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Salzburg

Austria, Salzburg region

FoodCultureHistoricNight lifeNature2 nights

With its narrow streets and golden domes, this unique city has a buzzing art scene, lively nightlife and heavenly food.

Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg's "Old Town" is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also frequent the city to tour the city's historic center, many palaces, and the scenic Alpine surroundings. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical play and film The Sound of Music.
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Things to do in and around Hallstatt

  • Hallstatt, Austria
  • Hallstatt Town Centre
  • DSC03587
  • P1010048
  • Dachstein: Krippenstein
  • Eisriesenwelt 3
  • From Untersberg Peak
  • King of the hill
  • Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria
  • My heart is in the highlands
  • Eindrücke aus Admont
   
4

Hallstatt

Austria, Upper Austria region

3 nights

A storybook beautiful village perched between the edge of a vast lake and looming Alpine mountains. Hike or boat to savor the views.

Hallstatt, Upper Austria, is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria. It is located near the Hallstätter See (a lake). Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture, a culture often linked to Celtic, Proto-Celtic, and pre-Illyrian peoples in Early Iron Age Europe, c.800–450 BC. Some of the earliest archaeological evidence for the Celts was found in Hallstatt.
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Things to do in and around Zell am See

  • Zeller See
  • Zell Am See - Grand Hotel Mirror
  • Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria
  • Eisriesenwelt 3
  • DSC_8213.jpg
  • From Untersberg Peak
  • King of the hill
  • P1010048
   
5

Zell am See

Austria, Salzburg region

NatureSmall townsActive2 nights

With views of splendid snow-capped mountains and gleaming crystal blue lakes, Zell am See is an ideal destination for nature lovers.

Zell am See provides winter skiing on the Schmittenhohe Mountain. The ski pass covers the whole area including transport to and from the glacier which is open most of the year snow dependent. Even when the snow on the mountain isn't great, the snow on the glacier is fantastic most of the year round. Within St. Hippolyte's Church are the oldest building remnants of the Pinzgau region. The church is built in a Romanesque style. The tower is the main focus of the Zell am See skyline, reaches 36 metres, with limestone walls. The Grand Hotel Zell am See is situated in a unique position on a private peninsula at the shore of Lake Zell, surrounded by water with a panoramic view of the mountains.
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Things to do in and around Villach

  • Drawa
  • Villach Austria center
  • Villacher Fahrzeugmuseum am 11.10.2013
  • Villacher Alpengarten
  • Überschreitung Schneebiger Nock am 04.08.2014
  • Klagenfurt von oben
  • Hochosterwitz Castle
  • Eisriesenwelt 3
  • King of the hill
  • MariaWörth
   
6

Villach

Austria, Carinthia region

Historic2 nights

Booming with business from its international railway junction, Villach is a lovely old town with a modern spark.

Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. It represents an important traffic junction for southern Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. There are several festivals throughout the year including the carnival in Villach (which starts on November 11 and ends on March 4), the arts and crafts festival, Villacher Fasching or Mardi Gras, the streets-art festival, the "Villacher Kirchtag" (a festival spanning a whole week in summer and ends on August's first Saturday), and performances on a floating stage on the Drau River.
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Things to do in and around Graz

  • Graz City Hall
  • Graz, Austria
  • Graz main square
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  • Hauptplatz 1
  • P1010048
  • Klagenfurt von oben
  • Graz, Landhaushof
  • Graz, Kunsthaus, Graz House of Art
  • Graz Mausoleum
  • Schlossbergplatz at Late Afternoon
  • Hochosterwitz Castle
  • Überschreitung Schneebiger Nock am 04.08.2014
   
7

Graz

Austria, Styria region

Night lifeCultureFoodHistoric1 night

Once considered the "European Capital of Culture," Graz boasts medieval architecture and more than a dozen museums.

In the last few years some strikingly modern new public buildings have been erected in the city. The most famous include the Kunsthaus a museum constructed right next to the river Mur, and the "Murinsel", an island made of steel, situated in the river. The old town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999 due to the harmonious co-existence of typical buildings from different epochs and in different architectural styles. Today the old town consists of over 1000 buildings, their age ranging from Gothic to Contemporary. Other areas include several other important structures, impressive architecture, and museums throughout the Greater Graz area.
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Things to do in and around Baden

  • Baden, Austria
  • Kurpark, Baden
  • St. Michael hinter den Häuser im Abendlicht
  • Braunsdorfer Werre
  • Lobau Hausgraben alluvial forest (48°10' N 16°31' E)
  • 090802_Mariazell_003
   
8

Baden

Austria, Lower Austria region

Small townsNight life0 nights

Warm spa baths and more than 100 vineyards surrounding the town lend feelings of health and happiness to this haven near Vienna.

Baden is a spa town in the Austrian state of Lower Austria and the capital of the Baden district, located about 26 km south of Vienna. The town offers several parks and a picturesque surrounding, of which the most frequented is the Helenental valley. Not far from Baden, the valley is crossed by a widespread aqueduct of the Vienna waterworks. At its entrance, on the right bank of the river, lie the ruins of the 12th-century castle of Rauheneck, and at its foot once stood the Château Weilburg, built in 1820–1825 by Archduke Charles of Austria. The composer Ludwig van Beethoven stayed a number of times in Baden, and many of his residences can still be seen today.
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Things to do in and around Vienna

  • On top of Vienna
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • Schönbrunn Castle
  • Hofburg, Vienna
  • The Belvedere
  • Lobau Hausgraben alluvial forest (48°10' N 16°31' E)
  • 090802_Mariazell_003
  • Vienna Grinzing 0803 355
  • Österreichische Galerie Belvedere palace (Wien)
  • Liechtenstein Museum
  • blick vom umlaufberg hinunter zur thaya
  • Lake Neusiedl, Austria
   
9

Vienna

Austria, Vienna region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

Vienna, the luxurious capital of Austria, has vibrant nightlife, contagiously joyful atmosphere and fascinating history.

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Art, music, and culture hold a long tradition in Vienna. The Burgtheater is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world. Vienna is also home to a number of opera houses. Many concert venues offer shows for tourists, featuring highlights of Viennese music. There many museums in Vienna, and several of them are in the Museumsquartier. Architectural styles range from classicist buildings to modern architecture. A Vienna ball is an all-night cultural attraction. Major Viennese balls generally begin at 9 pm and last until 5 am, although many guests carry on the celebrations into the next day.
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