Cities of Austria.

Information about popular cities of the country. Official websites.

Vienna – The capital city of Austria is a cultural hub known for its imperial architecture, museums, and music scene. Some of the top attractions in Vienna include the Schönbrunn Palace (map), Hofburg Palace (map), St. Stephen’s Cathedral (map), and the Vienna State Opera (map).

Salzburg – The birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the famous movie “The Sound of Music”, Salzburg is a charming city with a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore the historic Old Town, visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress (map), and take in the views from the Mirabell Palace (map).

Innsbruck – The capital of the Tyrol region, Innsbruck is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts. The city is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and offers a range of activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. Visitors can also explore the historic Old Town (map) and visit the famous Golden Roof (map).

Hallstatt – Located in the Salzkammergut region, Hallstatt is a picturesque village known for its stunning Alpine scenery and historic salt mines. Visitors can take a boat tour on the Hallstätter See, explore the Dachstein Ice Caves (map), and hike the nearby mountains. Hallstatt is at the core of the Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape declared as one of the World Heritage Sites in Austria.

Graz – The second-largest city in Austria, Graz is a cultural hub known for its modern architecture and historic Old Town. Visitors can explore the Schlossberg hill (map), visit the Kunsthaus Graz (map) modern art museum, and sample the local cuisine at one of the city’s many restaurants.

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Regions of Austria.

Tourist information about the regions of Austria.

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Salzkammergut – the region is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site as “Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape“. Lower Austria, Wachau — inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000 with the towns *Melk, *Spitz, *Dürnstein and KremsSalzburg (state) – the most important forms of income are tourism and agriculture.

Tyrol – is a multi-national historical region in the heart of the Alps. South Tyrol, despite its German-speaking majority, has been part of Italy since the end of World War I. It makes up the northern portion of the alpine Italian autonomous province Trentino-Alto Adige with its capital in Bolzano / Bozen.

Vorarlberg – the state is almost entirely mountainous and enjoys one of the highest standards of living and income levels in Austria due to its proximity to Switzerland. It is also is home to an Alemanic alpine culture, quite different to the rest of Austria making it a special place in the country even to other Austrians.

Zell am See (map) – A popular destination for outdoor activities, Zell am See is situated on the shores of Lake Zell and offers a range of water sports such as swimming, sailing, and windsurfing. Visitors can also take the cable car up to the nearby Kitzsteinhorn glacier (map) for skiing and hiking.

Wachau – A scenic region along the Danube River, the Wachau Valley is known for its picturesque vineyards, historic towns, and castles. Visitors can take a boat tour along the river, visit the Benedictine abbey of Melk (map), and sample the local wines at one of the many vineyards.

Regions / Administrative centers.

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

In this section, you may find information on regulations for travelling and residing in Austria. ⇒ Federal Ministry of the Interior

ÖBB TRANSPORT.

The main passenger transport operator throughout Austria. These are not only trains, but also buses. + Special offers for tourists.

Visit Vienna.

Our article about the city of Vienna. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

Austrian National Library: This is the largest library in Austria and provides information on Austria’s cultural heritage, including exhibitions and events.

Vienna Unwrapped: This website provides information on cultural events, festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and other activities taking place in Vienna and other Austrian cities throughout the year. The website is run by a local travel writer and is updated regularly with the latest information and insider tips.