Why you should add Austria to your travel list

Austria

Anyone who has visited Austria will certainly agree with us that it is one of the most delightful countries to visit in Europe. Every time we hear the name Austria, it just takes us back to the magical time we spent with our family last year in this dreamy little country. One is never short of reasons to include Austria to their travel list. Be it as a getaway for Winter Sports fanatics or to explore the gorgeous Alps during the summers, the postcard-perfect sceneries of Austria attracts tourist all throughout the year. Nature lovers are attracted to Austria’s natural beauty like a moth to fire.

We sisters are so in love with this stunning country that we can go on and on about why one should add Austria to their bucket list. However, just not to bore you guys, we have shortlisted our favorite reasons to visit Austria:

The unspoiled beauty of the Austrian Alps

The Austrian Alps are a magical creation of nature and a perfect glimpse into how beautiful our earth is. At first glimpse of the Austrian Alps, it was like stepping into a romantic novel scene. The lush landscapes with the snowcapped mountains in the background are picture-perfect and one can never get enough of this breath-taking view. A short trip through the hills, one will be gasping with sheer joy at the sight of the pristine blue lakes dazzling against the sun and dreamy clouds making their way up to the mountains.

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Wander through the magnificent palaces

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Schönbrunn Palace

A visit to any European nation is incomplete without exploring its Royal living quarters. The Austrian Royal Palaces such as the Schönbrunn Palace and Hofburg Palace, both of which are located in Vienna are a sight to sore eyes and a delightful experience to all the art and history Enthusiasts. The castles in the country have the distinct advantage of being located in some of the most gorgeous locations like the Hochosterwitz Castle and the Aggstein Castle, bringing every fairytale to life. A tour of these Royal Palaces, Forts, and Castles will give an interesting insight into the rich history of Austria and the monarchs who ruled this beautiful country.

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Imperial Palace of Vienna

Be enthralled by the charming little villages

Hallstatt village

Austria is blessed with many picturesque little villages that are a sheer delight to visit. Cute chalets, lush green pastures with the mountains on the backdrop make a perfect getaway location. These quaint little villages and towns are just what one needs to visit to truly enjoy Austria and also to have a glimpse into the lives of the locals. Stroll through the endless maze of dainty looking cottages, which has smoke softly bellowing through its chimneys, taking in the beauty of simplicity. Hallstatt is considered as one of the most beautiful villages in the country and one cannot miss the opportunity to explore it while in Austria.

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Prettiness everywhere

Ski your way through the snowcapped mountains

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Snowfall at Hafelkar, Innsbruck

Like we said, Austria is a highly favored winter destination and is also considered as a skier’s paradise by many. Although we weren’t lucky enough to experience the joys of skiing in the Austrian Alps, we were lucky to witness snowfall when we visited Innsbruck. Tyrol is a perfect winter vacation destination in the Alps having numerous ski resorts that not only lets experts bring out their ski poles and snowboards but also provides skiing lessons to beginners.

Explore the art and music scene

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The Hundertwasser village, Vienna

Austria is not only a country with stunning sceneries, it is also the birthplace of many famed artists like Mozart, Strauss, Wagner etc. The work of these legendary artists is revered to this day all over the world. The country has some incredible pieces of art on display in their museums. A tour of Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is exactly one needs to completely immerse in the Austrian art and culture. Or spend an evening at the Vienna State Opera, losing yourself to the world of classical music, poetry, drama and dance.

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Outside the Imperial Palace of Vienna

Dance to the Sound of Music

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View of the Salzburg city from the Hohensalzburg Fortress

Chase the story of the Trapp Family from one of the finest vintage movies “Sound of Music” across Salzburg city. Visit the Mehlweg, to recreate the Julie Andrews memories or head to the Mirabellplatz to twirl to the tunes from this blockbuster musical.

Indulge yourself in delicious desserts

Everyone with the sweet tooth must consider this as one of the major reasons to visit Austria. The Austrian desserts are a real treat to indulge in alongside a steaming cup of Viennese coffee. Hop into any of the quaint bakeries to have a taste of the famous Sacher Torte, we are sure you will not be disappointed.

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A steaming cup of Viennese coffee
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Sacher Torte

Do you wish to visit Austria someday? What would you like to do when you visit this gorgeous country? Do let us know your thoughts about Austria in the comments below!! 

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58 thoughts on “Why you should add Austria to your travel list”

  • We got to visit Austria this past October and absolutely Loved it! I am a very big classical music nerd so to witness the sites of Mozart and all of his contemporaries was absolutely amazing to me! Salzburg was my favorite! Darcee LOVED the sound of music tour also! We especially loved exploring the lakes area which we would have never known about or visited if it wasnt for the Sound of Music tour.
    As for Vienna, we loved all the palaces as you mentioned. It is a bit more modern versus Salzburg but just as amazing. Also if you love the outdoors, I recommend hitting up Innsbruck! IT is Austria’s ultimate outdoor plqyground for winter and summer!

  • I actually have been to Austria, but only for a few days – I was hosting bloggers for work at the Snow Bombing festival in Mayrhofn (not sure if that’s how it’s spelt haha). So I didn’t actually get to see that much of the country unfortunately 🙁 I’d love to go back, the art scene you’ve described sounds fascinating, and right up my street! x

  • I visited Austria a number of years ago and would love to go back! I feel like I would have much more appreciation for the history, culture and experience overall. Your photos in this post are fantastic and definitely help prove your reasoning behind why you should visit. My favourite part would be to visit the Mehlweg again and like you say, recreate some Sound of Music moments!

    • Thank you Sara. The overall experience at Austria is something we will cherish our entire lives and yes, we definitely would want to visit Austria again soon :).

  • I’m in Vienna almost every year, so I know exactly why you like it so much….and I appreciate that you added the wonderful Hundertwasser-Haus to your list; he was such a genius…and ingenious. The villages of course are totally Austrian cliché, but sooo beautiful – each like a picture postcard. You are right: One should definitely visit Austria.

  • I visited Austria this winter and what a beautiful experience it was! It was freezing but the cities looked even prettier covered in snow and the Christmas markets were an icing on the cake! Loved the vibe, the food, the people, the music and art, the coffee, the museums, the architecture and the small, charming, romantic villages! Your pictures are breathtaking by the way.

  • I loved my time in Austria, but I never made it outside Vienna. Hallstatt looks incredible and so photogenic. I can’t get enough of the Austrian desserts; for me they’re some of the best in the world! Will definitely return to see more.

  • I love skiing in Austria but have still got a ton of places I need to visit. Hallstatt looks absolutely gorgeous. I also need to go replicate the Sound of Music scenes

    • Austrian Alps are a dream for ski fanatics, we missed on this though as it was the end of summer during our visit.

  • I just want to sit and stare at the flowers on the streets. So charming! As a matter of fact, I think of places like this every spring when I add flowers to my courtyard. I want to recreate a sliver of the magic.

  • I don’t need any convincing to go to Austria – just the time and money to get there. The Alps and quaint villages are just waiting to be explored and photographed. And yes, dance to the Sound of Music!

  • Oh I wouldn’t question your suggestion of adding Austria to the travel bucket list. I do have it on my bucket list already- specifically Vienna. Your photos even give me more reasons to go. I love the mix of architecture, culture and natural beauty!

  • I’d love to visit too! I really can see why you love it.. The landscape is so beautiful! I’d love to check out the villages with its charming cottages and take in the beauty of the Austrian Alps! And who can’t say no to desserts, right? 🙂
    Gorgeous photos, btw! 🙂

  • Austria is a gorgeous country and has plenty to offer year round. I’ve only been once, but deffo want to get back there and explore some more. I am originally from Southern Germany so it’s very similar to what I know growing up. Happy Travels.

  • Oh this is just too gorgeous! I would never get bored about reading about the Austrian alps! How stunning. I would love to ski there! And drink delicious Viennese coffee and cake. What a dream this would be for me! It really does look like an incredible place to visit.

  • I visited Austria during an interrailing trup a few years ago, but it was only a rushed few days in Vienna – we barely scratched the surface! I’d love to go back one day on an extensive trip to visit, as you mentioned, the little villages and, of course, the Alps!

  • I agree with you on why one should not miss Austria. I only got a taste of it at Innsbruck and totally loved it. I had decided then to get back here to visit Vienna and all the other places around it. Your post reminds me of that promise and I definitely need to plan something out, especially to do the palaces that you have described.

  • We have been to Austria on our recent trip but couldn’t explore much just the capital city Vienna and we are in awe of its architecture and history. We did try some delicious desserts too. Hallstatt is on top of our list. We would love to revisit and explore these breathtaking Alps and the beautiful quaint villages.

  • Everything about your photos makes me want to visit Austria! From the beautifully colourful architecture, the Alps and the cute little villages it all just looks so charming. I’ve heart how good the dessert is in Austria, that alone had me sold already

  • The first picture actually reminded me of a romantic novel scene! It is so good to see you both travelling. After reading this post and seeing this beautifdul pictures of the vullages, I think now Austria too has to be included in our bucket list!

  • Can I start off by saying that the first photo into the post is just mind blowing. I would love to live my life in a place like that – and to wake up to such views. That’s one gorgeous click 🙂 Hallstatt village is somethings everyone talks about saying its a must visit. Living in India, I can’t wait to explore Europe – especially the eastern belt.

  • Austria has been on my list for a few years now and I will be making it a priority to see this amazing country. Your photography is really beautiful as well as your writing style. I especially love the colorful homes built right into the mountains- gorgeous!

  • This is such a cool post. I’ve only been to Austria once which was a trip to Vienna with Schönbrunn Palace being one of the highlights. You have some fantastic photos, I’d love to visit the Alps and Hallstatt

  • I’ve always wanted to visit Austria – not least because I want to pretend I’m in the Sound of Music in Salzburg! I’m not a skier, but I’m really drawn in my the cute villages as you point out. The chalets are so pretty!

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