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10 great reasons for visiting Austria

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Austria offers a wide diversity of sights and activities and is a brilliant destination for outdoor life enthusiasts. We’ve listed at least ten great reasons for visiting Austria.

It’s no wonder Austria is the 12th most visited country in the world. We think we have found out why! Here are 10 great reasons for visiting Austria. Moreover, the country isn’t big and will allow you to combine several destinations or activities without spending much time getting around them.

1. VIENNA

Vienna, Visiting Austria
Vienna is not the biggest or boldest capital in Europe. Notwithstanding, it’s one of the securest, most pleasant and tourist-friendly cities in the world. Photo: Arnold Weisz ©

2. PICTURESQUE HISTORICAL VILLAGES

Mauterndorf, Salzburgerland, Austria
Mauterndorf, SalzburgerLand is a picture-perfect idyllic village with a genuine alpine feel to it. Photo: Arnold Weisz ©

3. NATURE

Almsee, Almtal, Salzkammergut, Upper Austria, Visiting Austria
The serene lake Almsee is beautifully nested in under the Totes Gebirge (Dead mountains) in the Almtal valley. The area offers great hiking trails. Photo: Arnold Weisz ©

4. PASTRY PARADISE

Raspberry Yogurt Cake, Austria
Austrian pastry shops and cafes (Konditorei) offer an amazing variety of cakes. Here is a Cappucino cake. Photo: Arnold Weisz ©

5. STUNNING VIEWS

Kitzsteinhorn, Salzburgerland, Austria
The views from 3000 metres altitude at Kitzsteinhorn are simply astonishing. Photo: Arnold Weisz ©
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6. CULTURE

Piano concert, Graz, Styria, Visiting Austria
If you do not find culture, then culture finds you. Austria is, of course, far more than just classical music. Whatever your taste in music is, you can find it – all year round. Photo: Arnold Weisz ©

7. CAPTIVATING CASTLES

Deutschlandsberg Castle, Styria, Austria
Deutschlandsberg Castle in Styria is just one of hundreds of castles that you can find all over Austria. These middle age structures range from private homes and museums to activity centres for the whole family, where you will also get an insight into life in the Middle Ages. Photo: Arnold Weisz ©

8. GASTRONOMIC BONNE BOUCHE

Vienna Soup, Vienna, Visiting Austria
The genuine Austrian cuisine has drawn inspiration, ideas and ingredients from a wide multicultural spectrum. Here an old hit, Altwiener Suppentopf. Photo: Ana Lucia Marcos ©

9. SUSPENSE

Holzgau, Tyrol, Visiting Austria
The suspension bridge by Holzgau, Lechtal, and Tirol is just one of many places where you can get your adrenalin kick. Photo: Arnold Weisz ©

10. THE SKI SLOPES

Resterhöhe, Salzbugerland, Visiting Austria
Last but not least, the slopes. Austria is not undeservingly well known for its winter sports facilities. Photo: Ana Lucia Marcos ©
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Written by Ana Lucia Marcos

Ana Lucia has traveled the world, but fell completely in love with Austria. She loves the dramatic mountain landscape, the phototastiske lakes and the captivating castles. Moreover, a real Wienerschnitzel is always on the menu when she explores the alpine country.