What’s on your bucket list Austria? Amazing views, endless hiking trails & beautiful lakes are among many activities & unique things to do in Austria!
Are you looking for top things to do in Austria? You have found the right place! We have a great bucket-list of unique things to do and places to stay in Austria 🙂
Austria is an incredible destination to visit at any time of the year; and there are so many things to experience, do and see in this stunning country. Most people visit the capital city – yes, there are many great things to do in Vienna. But if you really want to see how Austria looks like you have to go to the Salzkammergut region in Austria!
1. Visit Salzburg – a great place to stay in Austria
Where to go in Austria? Whether you are listing to Mozart’s requiem while walking around the Altstadt or take the funicular to Hohensalzburg Fortress (book your ticket in advance), Salzburg is a perfect place to start your adventure in Austria. So, make sure you go for a weekend trip to Salzburg before exploring the rest of Austria.
2. Drive-up Grossglockner High Alpine Road – must-have on any bucket list Austria!
Looking for Austria famous places? From all the must-see places in Austria, this is really my favourite from this list of things to do in Österreich!
When visiting the Austrian Alps, Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße, with its 36 turns, is one of the highlights for many tourists from all over the world. It really is one of the best places to visit in Austria… especially for mountains lovers!
No question, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is among Europe’s most amazing panoramic roads. The stunning scenery, combined with serpentine curved roads, guarantees a great adventure. The entry fee is €36, but believe me – it’s worth every cent!
Make sure you block the whole day for this trip. You will definitely stop your car every few 100s meters to take pictures.
3. Walk on the Suspension Bridge – unique thing to do in Austria
If you are still wondering – what to do in Austria? We have this unusual place to visit. In fact, this is one of the fun things to do in Austria, which you can easily enjoy with the whole family – a must see in Austria!
On your trip to Ramsau am Dachstein, the suspension bridge is a must-have. Make sure to put the Dachstein Sky Walk on your bucket list. It really is one of the most fantastic bridges in Europe!
Would you dare to walk on it?
4. Take the Stairway to Nothingness – stunning thing to do in Austria
Looking for top Austria landmarks? There are many unique places to visit in Austria. And anyone looking for Austria tourist attractions, will at some point see those amazing pictures of this attraction!
You haven’t heard about Treppe ins Nichts? It’s probably one of the most unique things to do in Austria. In recent years, it has become Austria’s top tourist attraction!
5. Have a strudel, bratwurst or gulaschsuppe
With so many places to go in Austria, we can’t forget about top Austrian food, can we? 🙂 Austrian mountain food is amazing!
There is nothing better (after a long hike) than a gulaschsuppe followed by a cup of coffee with apfelstrudel! Agreed?
OK, a bratwurst with pommess (fries) would also be a good choice.
If you are food-lover, read more about Austrian foods on traveltyrol.com – their Wiener Schnitzel recipe looks delicious
6. Go to Schafberg by cog railway…
Whether you are 30 years old, or 3 there are many things to do in Austria for any age!
Choo-choo, puff-puff, off we go!
Brings back some memories from childhood, right?
Well, you can feel like a child again when you jump on that cog railway – it will take you up to Schafberg in no time (okay, roughly in 35 minutes).
I couldn’t forget to shout out SchafbergBahn as one of the best things to do in Austria, could I?
6b. …and admire the amazing views!
This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Austria – we can’t recommend it highly enough. The endless views are just breathtaking.
(TIP: upon arrival, you will have to “book” your return place on the train – make sure you stay there at least 2-3 hours)
7. Take a boat trip in Hallstatt – Austria’s main tourist attraction
Best Austria towns to visit? Without a doubt, Hallstatt is a must-see in Austria!
When you type in Google best things to do and see in Austria, Hallstatt will be in the top results – I can guarantee this!
Don’t take me wrong, it’s a very pretty village but there are much nicer places to visit in Austria. So call the town the most romantic place in Europe – would you say so too?
If, by accident, you end up being there, rent an electric boat – it’s fun and you will be able to take pictures from a different perspective.
8. Go hiking in Silberkarklamm
Best places to visit near Salzburg? If you like nature and looking for some outdoor activities in Austria, Silberkarklamm will be definitely on top of your list of the best things to see in Austria!
If you like hiking in narrow valleys between mountains – this gorge, with steep rocky walls and a stream running through it, will be a perfect choice for you. Have you ever seen such a long wooden staircase?
9. Drive around in Filzmoos area
There are many top Austria destinations you can visit. It is not a secret that some of the best things to do in Austria are just around your hotel.
Wake up early in the morning, don’t waste time!
Jump on the car and start exploring – the marvellous landscapes and charming villages are just around the corner. And Filzmoss really is one of the must-see villages in Europe. Remember the name and add it to your bucket list Österreich!
10. Go off the beaten track
There are 100s of hiking trials in Filzmoos, the tricky part is: to decide which one to choose. Ask the locals which one is worth adding to your list of unique things to do in Austria.
Whichever you will go for, you can be sure it will NOT be crowded…
11. Go hiking around Gosausee
With all the things to see in Austria, this is probably the best lake in the Dachstein Salzkammergut area!
It will take you only one hour to follow the path around the lake – as long you don’t stop every 5 minutes 🙂 You will be blown away by how beautiful this place is and really is one of the best places to visit in Austria.
12. Meet the locals
Best hidden gems? Ask the locals! They always know many.
Right, maybe not all locals…
13. Just relax…
… probably the best thing to do in Österreich.
Sometimes when we travel, we are too busy (with taking pictures etc.) to have time to stop…