Are you at a loss about which places in Austria you should visit? If so,here are 10 destinations you should add to your bucket list.
Either you are fascinated with art(a must-Historical Museum of Art),or with fun(Prater fun fair),or with history(Hofburg Palace,Schonnbrun Palace)or with shopping (the best brand label’ shops are on Graben or Mariahilfer Street)or simply you are a passer-by, tourist; you should experience this marvelous capital which meets everybody’s demands. For eating go to Filglmuller Restaurant and order a huge traditional tasty schnitzel.(14 euro)
2. Melk Abbey
This baroque masterpiece attracts a lot of tourists throughtout the year because of its impressive library. On top of that, it’s its location(perched on a rock) and its golden beautifully adorned altar inside the church, which astonish the visitors.Step inside and discover its treasures and become mesmerized.
The city of Mozart. But apart from the Mozart house which I won’t recommend (it’s expensive 18 euro and it isn’t so impressive) there are the stunning gardens of Mirabell Palace (free admission) and the Hohensalzburg Castle which offers a beautiful view over the city and the mountains. To my mind, if you reach Salzburg don’t miss Hellbrun Palace .(Unique experience given by a water based mechanical theatre,water tricks).
The capital of Tyrol federal state, Innsbruck gives you the opportunity to switch to practising ski (also Bergisel ski jump) if you get bother to have a stroll in the old centre. However I’m sure that you’ll be delighted to visit such a stunning city full with sights and nice buildings. Its landmarks are the Golden Roof,Hofburg Palace, Court church. Are you a shopaholic? Then Maria Theresien-Straße welcomes you (a splendid avenue). If you are lucky, indulge your ears with a lovely performance held by the local brass band.
5. Swarovski Museum
Obsessed with crystals or not, visit this remarkable museum in Wattens(not far from Innsbruck)and say „Wow” in front of a wall made of crystals,different objects made the same of S crystal: horse(studded in this crystal), clothes and so on. There’s the factory producing this type of crystal. But ,in my opinion,you should be eager to arrive at shop (high prices though), where you can buy everything you want (if you afford to) or stay in your budget and get a small thing(it’s a wide diversity of small souvenirs too).
6. Kaprun-Zell am See
If you are a sporty person or you enjoy going in nature, you should head towards Kaprun and Zell am See, two different ski resorts which are very close to each other. Even though Kaprun is a small town, it’s catchy among ski lovers and not only. Whereas Zell am See as a bigger town, beside its ski slopes, gives the opportunity to have a boat ride on the lake and so to be pleased with the scenic view(it’s surrounded by mountains and Zell am See ). ”I want to ride my bicycle” as the song says can be done(there are some rent points) and of course your enjoyment will increase, seeing such lovely landscapes.
7. Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Breathtaking views, roads at high altitude, mountains everywhere, Alpine meadows with specific flowers(edelweiss,gentian).That’s Grossglockner High Alpine Road. For 30 euro(small car), you’ll spend enjoyable moments in nature. After parking your car,(Franz Joseph Platform or other parking lots) I suggest you to feed the marmots. They are so sweet and they eat chocolate as in the Milka advertisement. Thrilled! Overmore you’ll see eagles or mouflons.
Coquette town which can be visited in several hours. You can have a walk along the Worther river’s bank and feed swans or if you are shopaholic go to Addidas outlet (it’s close to Klagenfurt). Moreover, don’t pass up the chance to visit a different kind of open-air museum Minimundus, a miniature park, which displays over 150 miniature models of architecture from all around the world.
It’s a wonderful town in Styria federal state(also the capital of Syria), whose old centre abounds with amazing building (such as the Town Hall,the clocktower,the Landhaus). Do you want to see a new interesting building which is a bit out of this world? Go to Graz Art Museum (preferably at dusk when it’s plenty of lights) .One another curiosity is the island on the river Mur.
10. Semmering Railway
It’s one of the best examples of a remarkable feat of engineering ever built. It runs through a spectacular mountain landscape along the railroad from Vienna to Graz.
With the construction of the Semmering Railway, areas of great natural beauty became more easily accessible. Discover the wonders of Austria while travelling by train! Great experience!
I hope you’ll enjoy visiting these sights. Thanks for stopping by!