1. Sign Up

country

Austria travel guide

99 tripwolf members like Austria
Austria
Austria
by iStock

copyright: ©iStock.com/kotangens

Austria

Mix cultural delights with rugged pursuits in Europe’s Alpine treasure

Austria has the look and feel of a fairy-tale kingdom. Snow-capped peaks hover in the distance behind emerald pastures dotted with dairy cows. Lipizzaner stallions go through their motions in palaces, and occasionally monks still pace the streets in traditional brown cloaks. Austrians are very proud of their refined culture, their skiing, and their famous native sons like Mozart, Haydn, and Freud. Oh, and of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who would certainly encourage you to experience some of Austria’s stunning natural features, like its ice caves, glaciers, and towering alpine peaks. While you are out in the countryside, stop by a local vineyard to sample Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s most common grape, and the most recent darling of the oenophile scene. Vienna is Austria’s gem, or shall we say its Swarovski crystal. Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral, its renowned Opera, and its dueling statues of Goethe and Schiller collude to create an atmosphere of enlightened civility. Feast your eyes upon the opulence of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace, then kick back with a slice of equally luxurious Sachertorte, the world-famous chocolate cake. Austria will draw you in with its rugged attractiveness and then charm you with its artful refinement. Just like Arnold, you’ll be back.

Popular Tripguru Guide for Austria

20 votes

24 hours in Vienna

created by philipp last month

Start off your day with the fabulous atmosphere of Naschmarkt, stroll around the market aisles and breath in all the different smells, th...

Tips from your Friends for Austria

Top 10 Things to do in Austria

voted by the tripwolf community
  • Schönbrunn Palace

    245 votes

    sight
    in Vienna, Austria

    Despite all its magnificence, the Hapsburg summer residence is never pretentious or pompous, but ...

see all Top 10 in Austria

Latest Austria reviews (16)

  • You are currently not logged in. or register to write a review.

  • ... ein wunderschönes Land! Wahnsinnsmöglichkeiten für Sport und Kultur!
    more than a year ago report abuse
  • Mein Heimatland. Es gibt so viel zu sehen und zu unternehmen, dass einem nie langweilig wird.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Good. No Amazing
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • wir sprechen nicht deutsch wir schreiben nur ganz selten so (das übersetzt in unserer sprache heißt): mir reda nit daitsch mir schreiba nu gonz salta so (des übersatzt in insrar sproch hast)
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Ist einfach DER HAMMER
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Ich finde Österreich ist die Wunderschönste Landschaft die ich im meinen Lrben Genißen durfte.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • great for skiing and cultural sight seeing in aalzburg and vienna! can only recommend it!
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • super schön, super reich und super langweilig
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • klein aber fein
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • rauris
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • dahoam isch dahoam
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • impresionante pais, sus paisajes, sus gentes. Es un disfrute total para los sentidos
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Sweet Home Österreich!
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • super
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • home, sweet
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • schön, friedlich, entspannend, natur, kultur
    a couple of years ago report abuse

MY TRIP PLANNER

0

locations added to

how to plan your trip