With a rich cultural history and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Austria has something for everyone. These are ten of the most stunning places in Austria to visit while you are in this incredible country.
1. Mirabell Gardens and Palace
The first place in our list of the 10 stunning places in Austria you must visit is Mirabell Gardens and Palace. Located in Salzburg, these exquisite gardens were featured in the movie Sound of Music and are open to exploring all year long.
2. Schonbrunn Palace
Home of the Habsburg emperors for centuries, this Viennese palace is famous for its mixture of various architectural styles.
3. Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride
If you are visiting Austria in winter, this magical excursion is a quick day trip from Salzburg in the quaint little village of Schladming.
4. Ars Electronica Center
For a more modern take of Austria, you must visit the Ars Electronica Center. This interactive exploration of 21st-century technologies is a fun and interesting activity to do in the town of Linz.
5. Schloss Belvedere
A baroque palace in Vienna, the Belvedere is one of the most beautiful works of architecture in the world.
6. Museum Square (MuseumsQuartier)
Because Austria is famous for its rich cultural history, the Museum Square (or “MuseumQuartier” to the locals) is a must-see for anyone looking to experience the Viennese art scene and café culture.
7. Wachau Valley
One of the most striking landscapes in the world, the Wachau Valley is named as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The valley is between the towns of Melk and Krems along the famed Danube River.
8. Krimmler Wasserfalle
This beautiful waterfall in Krimml has a walking trail that leads you on a two-hour tour of the local scenery up to breathtaking vistas of the Austrian countryside.
9. Stift Melk
Located in the town of Melk, this historically significant Abbey has over 500 rooms to explore and dates back to when it was used by the Ancient Romans.
10. Danube River Tour
Last and not least in our list of the most stunning places in Austria you should visit is the Danube River Tour. The Danube is a must-see while you are in Austria. River tours of various lengths are offered in cities along the Danube, but Vienna is the most popular location from which to embark. The famous piece of classical music, “The Blue Danube” was written about this beautiful river.