111 Top-Sights in Austria:
Attractions & Places to go

The Michaelerplatz in Vienna - one of the busiest places in all of Austria

I created this website in the spirit of adding a personal view on Austria to the image that the official tourism websites propagate. My aim is to show new aspects of the country that go beyond "The Sound of Music" and include both positive and negative aspects. I am also no big fan of the Web 2.0′s idea that majorities can find something like a final truth. I prefer diversity to a majority′s agreement, and in this sense I would like to encourage you to look out for your Austria yourself.

The frontside of the Imperial Palace Schönbrunn in Vienna

However, rankings and majority tendencies are hugely popular. Therefore, I thought I should include a list of those sightseeing spots that attract most attention. Unfortunately, it wasn′t all that easy to get the data from the tourism board as I had thought.

In the following, you will find a short list with the most popular sightseeing attractions of Austria, divided into Federal Provinces ("Bundesländer") and in no particular order. They should sever you as a guideline of what others find particularly interesting in Austria. In addition to that, please try to look for the hidden treasures, too.


Schafberg Zahnradbahn
Salzwelten Hallein
Eisriesenwelt, Werfen
Burg Hohenwerfen Fortress, Werfen
Salzburger Freilichtmuseum Großgmain
Hellbrunn, Schloss und Wasserspiele
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Großglockner Hochalpenstraße
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Festung Hohensalzburg

Check my Salzburg Sightseeing Map


Museum for Applied Art (MAK)
Secession Museum
Schönbrunn Imperial Palace
Heeresgeschichtliches Museum
Schmetterlingshaus im Burggarten
Haus des Meeres
Hofmobiliendepot / Imperial Furniture Museum
Botanical Gardens of Vienna University
Staatsoper - National Opera
Stephansdom Cathedral
Kunsthalle Wien
Belvedere Palace and Art Museum
Donauturm Tower
Schatzkammer - Treasury
Hofburg / Wiener Hofburg
Spanische Hofreitschule - Spanish Ridingschool
Technisches Museum
Jüdisches Museum - Jewish Museum
Albertina Museum
Naturhistorisches Museum
Tiergarten Schönbrunn Zoo
Kunsthistorisches Museum
Riesenrad - Ferris Wheel
Kunstforum Bank Austria
Kapuzinergruft - Emperor′s Tomb

Check my Vienna Sightseeing Map


Bad Kleinkirchheim Cable Cars
Burg Hochosterwitz Castle
Porsche Car Museum
Lake Millstätter See
Stift St. Paul Abbey im Lavanttal
Lake Ossiacher See
Gerlitzen Cable Car
Lake Wörthersee
Minimundus Theme Park
Gurker Dom Cathedral
Mölltaler Gletscherbahn Glacier

Check my Carinthia Sightseeing Map


Kunsthaus Bregenz

Check my Vorarlberg Sightseeing Map


Lower Austria

Stift Heiligenkreuz Monastery
Stift Dürnstein Former Abbey
Melk Benedictine Monastery

Seegrotte Hinterbrühl Grotto, Mödling
Göttweig Abbey
Altenburg Abbey

Klangturm, St. Pölten
Kunst-Halle Krems
Stift Klosterneuburg Abbey
Schallaburg Castle
Schloss Rosenburg Castle
Carnuntum, Archaeological Theme Park

Check my Lower Austria Sightseeing Map



Burg Forchtenstein Castle
Nationalpark Neusiedlersee - Seewinkel
Burg Güssing Castle
Open Air Museum Bad Tatzmannsdorf
Haydn-House Eisenstadt
Roman Quarry St. Margarethen
Burg Lockenhaus Castle
Burg Schlaining Castle

Schloss Esterházy Castle
Frauenkirchen Church

Check my Burgenland Sightseeing Map



Stift Stams Abbey in Stams
Schloss Tratzberg Castle, Stans
Tyrolian Folk Museum, Innsbruck
Burg Hasegg Castle and Mint Tower, Hall
Festung Kufstein with Folk Museum
Schloss Ambras Castle, Innsbruck
Stadtturm Tower Innsbruck
Silver Mine, Schwaz
Hofburg Castle, Innsbruck
Goldenes Dachl - Golden Roof

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Wattens
Hofkirche Church, Innsbruck

Check my Tyrol Sightseeing Map



Mariazell Church of Pilgrimage
Park of Eggenberg Castle, Graz
Riegersburg Castle
Stift Vorau Abbey
Zeughaus Graz Armour Collection
Schloss Schielleiten Castle
Salzwelten Altaussee - Salt Mines
Seckau Abbey
Admont Abbey

Lippizaner Horse Stables, Piber
Open-air Museum Stübing
Hundertwasser-Church Bärnbach
Kunsthalle Leoben
Erzberg Show Mines

Check my Styria Sightseeing Map


Upper Austria

Bad Schallerbach Spa
Therme Geinberg Spa

Schafbergbahn, St.Wolfgang by Lake Wolfgangsee
Dachstein Ice Caves
Lake Traunsee
Grottenbahn Pöstlingberg
Lake Wolfgangsee
Ars Electronica Center, Linz
Feuerkogel Cable Car, Ebensee
Salzwelten Hallstatt Show Mines
Gmunden: Town, Lakefront and Mountains
Museum of Industrial Labour, Steyr
Museum Lauriacum Enns
Schlierbach Abbey
Schloss Weinberg Castle, Kefermarkt
Stift St. Florian Abbey
Kremsmünster Benedictine Abbey

Jagdmärchenpark Hirschalm, Unterweissenbach

Check my Upper Austria Sightseeing Map

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