Cities in Austria: check out our best destinations recommendations and plan an unforgettable trip to Austrian cities

THE Austria It is one of the European countries that offer the most diversity of attractions: inspiring landscapes, both in winter and in summer, Germanic culture, preserved buildings, an interesting list of artists such as Klimt and Mozart, complete infrastructure and organization to make your vacation unforgettable.

Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck are just some of the austrian destinations preferred by tourists, but the country is full of palaces, castles, regions with varied profiles and ideal places for sports, such as skiing.

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The highest state capital in Austria, it was born as a “bridge over the Inn River” and prospered as a market town.

Its charming center has a traditional Tyrolean medieval atmosphere overlooking the mountains. Innsbruck was once the imperial residence of the Habsburgs, twice hosted the Winter Olympics and is home to a modern university.

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The second largest city in the country, it has 6 universities, which makes the place have a student characteristic. There are more than 44,000 students from different parts of the world who choose the city as their next home during their higher education years.

Graz is also full of museums, famous restaurants and is considered one of the most preserved cities in Central Europe.


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Vienna is internationally known as the city of music and composers such as Strauß, Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn have left their mark on it.

An impressive cultural offer, fascinating tourist sites and the cozy Viennese atmosphere can be experienced in the cafés or in the Heurigen (typical Austrian taverns), which give the city its worldwide fame.



Situated on the shores of Lake Constance, the small town of Bregenz is a great stopover option during your trip through Austria. THE

The city has a famous music festival and its cable car that takes you to the Pfãnder mountain, another popular attraction in the region.

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The beautiful city of Linz sits on the banks of the famous Danube River and was founded by the Romans, who called it Lentia; the name Linz appeared in records only in the year 799.

The city is home to beautiful modern buildings outside its historic center, on the other side of the Danube, separated by a bridge.


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Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, is still a city dedicated to classical music, with shows and festivals, especially during the summer. The city has retained its medieval style and, like Innsbruck, is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

In summer the city hosts a famous classical music festival, the Festung Hohensalburg, and becomes one of the tourist hotspots in Europe. One of the city's tourist attractions is its Residenz, the palace of the acebishops who ruled Salzburg. The palace houses an important collection of European art.

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Located on the shores of Lake Salzkammergut, Hallstatt is a medieval town surrounded by snowy mountains. A charming, unmissable visit if you travel through the Austrian countryside.

One of its tourist attractions is a working mine, accessible by cable car.

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