whatdo

Austria

Austria is a Central European country known for its rich cultural heritage, majestic alpine landscapes, and historic cities like Vienna, its capital, which is famed for its architectural beauty and musical legacy. It played a significant role in European history as the heart of the Habsburg Empire, influencing political, cultural, and artistic movements across the continent.

Today, Austria offers a blend of historical sights, modern living, and outdoor activities, making it a popular destination for tourists, as well as a high quality of life for its residents.

Places to visit

Day plans

Spend a day exploring around

day 1

Exploring Vienna

morning:Start the day with a visit to the historical Schönbrunn Palace. Wander through its magnificent gardens and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Take a break and savor a delicious Viennese breakfast at Café Landtmann.

afternoon:Discover the architectural wonder of St. Stephen's Cathedral and explore the vibrant Naschmarkt. Indulge in traditional Austrian cuisine for lunch at Naschmarkt Deli before continuing your explorations.

evening:Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the MuseumsQuartier. Visit a couple of art galleries before heading to the trendy Volksgarten Club Disco for an unforgettable night-out. 🌃

day 2

Salzburg's Charm

morning:Begin your day with a stroll through the enchanting Mirabell Gardens. Admire the Baroque beauty and don't miss the chance to enjoy a classic Austrian coffee at Café Tomaselli.

afternoon:Step into the world of Mozart with a visit to his birthplace and explore the Old Town's charming streets. Treat yourself to a delightful lunch at the historic St. Peter Stiftskeller.

evening:Immerse yourself in the magic of the Hohensalzburg Fortress as the sun sets over the city. As night falls, head to the iconic Augustiner Bräustübl for an authentic Austrian beer experience. 🌃

day 3

Innsbruck Adventure

morning:Start your day by taking a spectacular ride on the Nordkette Cable Car for breathtaking mountain views. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with a view at Alpenlounge Seegrube.

afternoon:Discover the historic Golden Roof and explore the Imperial Palace. Refuel with a delicious Tyrolean meal at Stiftskeller before continuing your urban exploration.

evening:End the day with a leisurely stroll along the Inn River and watch the city come alive as the lights illuminate the vibrant streets. Experience the lively nightlife at Treibhaus for live music and a fun evening. 🌃

day 4

Lake District Delights

morning:Embark on a scenic boat trip on Lake Hallstatt and take in the picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy a delightful morning coffee with a view at Café Am See by the lake.

afternoon:Explore the charming village of Hallstatt and visit the Hallstatt Skywalk for stunning panoramic views. Relish in a traditional Austrian lunch at Gasthof Zauner Restaurant.

evening:Catch the sunset at the iconic Five Fingers viewing platform in the Dachstein Krippenstein area. Afterwards, head to the atmospheric Konditorei-Kaffeehaus Habersatter for a cozy and relaxed evening. 🌃

Austria Famous Food

Must-Try local dishes

Wiener Schnitzel

A traditional Viennese dish consisting of a breaded and fried veal cutlet, often accompanied with potato salad or lingonberry jam. Enjoy authentic Wiener Schnitzel at Figlmuller, reputed for serving the best in Vienna.

Must-Try!

Sachertorte

Indulge in the famous Austrian chocolate cake, the Sachertorte, a decadent treat comprising of layers of dense chocolate cake with a thin layer of apricot jam, enveloped in dark chocolate icing. Visit the Hotel Sacher in Vienna for an unforgettable tasting experience.

Käsespätzle

A beloved comfort food, Käsespätzle is a delectable dish of soft egg noodles covered in melted cheese, often topped with crispy fried onions. Sample this delightful dish at Zum fidelen Affen in Innsbruck.

Food Markets & Street Food

A food market and street food guide

Naschmarkt

Explore Vienna's largest and most popular market, Naschmarkt, where you can find a wide range of local produce, meats, cheeses, and delightful street food stalls. Indulge in diverse cuisines from around the world and savor the vibrant atmosphere.

Dietary Restrictions

Navigating dietary restrictions locally

Vegetarian and Vegan Options

Austria's culinary landscape caters well to vegetarians and vegans, with an increasing number of restaurants and cafes offering diverse and delectable plant-based dishes. Notable establishments include Tian in Vienna and Veganista for delightful dairy-free ice cream.

Vegetarian, Vegan

Gluten-Free Options

Navigating gluten-free dining in Austria is relatively convenient, with many eateries offering gluten-free alternatives. From traditional Austrian fare to international cuisine, establishments like Plachutta Wollzeile and Zerum accommodate gluten-free requirements.

Gluten-Free

Restaurants & Cafés

Best places to eat and drink in Austria

Café Central

Step into the historic Café Central in Vienna, a renowned coffeehouse that has been frequented by eminent personalities. Relish the opulent ambiance and savor their exceptional coffee and delectable pastries.

Steirereck im Stadtpark

For a fine dining experience in Vienna, visit Steirereck im Stadtpark, a two Michelin-starred restaurant offering innovative Austrian cuisine crafted from the finest regional ingredients.

Things to do in Austria

Unique local experiences...

Popular cities in Austria

Explore local food, attractions and more!

ViennaGrazLinzSalzburgInnsbruckKlagenfurtSankt PöltenBregenzMödlingHall in TirolEisenstadtVillachWelsDornbirnWiener NeustadtSteyrLeondingKlosterneuburgBadenTraunWolfsbergKrems an der DonauLeobenAmstettenLustenauKapfenbergHalleinKufsteinTraiskirchenSchwechatStockerauBraunau am InnHohenemsSaalfelden am Steinernen MeerAnsfeldenTelfsBruck an der MurPerchtoldsdorfSpittal an der DrauBludenzTernitzWörglSchwazFeldkirchenKorneuburgHardBad IschlMarchtrenkFeldbachKnittelfeldNeunkirchenBrunn am GebirgeGmundenVöcklabruckSankt Veit an der GlanLeibnitzLienzRankweilEnnsWeizGötzisBad VöslauRied im InnkreisGroß-EnzersdorfGänserndorfHollabrunnDeutschlandsbergMistelbachGerasdorf bei WienWaidhofen an der YbbsSankt Johann im PongauTrofaiachEbreichsdorfGleisdorfVölkermarktWiener NeudorfZwettlLauterachStrasshof an der NordbahnBischofshofenImstMaria EnzersdorfKöflachRumLaakirchenJudenburgSankt AndräPurkersdorfZell am SeeAltmünsterGuntramsdorfVoitsbergAttnang-PuchheimSierningSankt Johann in TirolSankt ValentinBerndorfVelden am WörtherseeEngerwitzdorfDeutsch-WagramMürzzuschlagStainzFürstenfeld