The most beautiful places in Austria

The most beautiful places in Austria

The best of Austria

Austria as a very mountainous country offers plenty of natural beauty in the form of gorges, waterfalls and picturesque lakes. At the same time as the center of the former Empire, you will find many beautiful cities and historical monuments

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Vienna
48.208, 16.374
178 m / 584 ft

#1 Vienna

The capital city of Austria

Vienna is the main and the largest city of Austria lies on the Danube. It is also the largest city in Central Europe. You will find many famous sights such as the Cathedral of St. Stephen, Hofburg, Schönbrunn Castle and many others.

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Hochtor / Grossglockner
47.083, 12.843
2 504 m / 8 215 ft

#2 Hochtor / Grossglockner

The most famous road in Austria

The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, or Grossglockner High Alpine Road in High Taurus, is the most famous Austria's road, if not the entire Alps. The second highest point on this road is the Hochtor Pass (2,504m asl) / The highest point is the dead end road to the top of Edelweissspitze (2,571 m above sea level).

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Krimml Falls
47.208, 12.171
1 490 m / 4 888 ft

#3 Krimml Falls

Austria's most magnificent waterfall

Krimml Falls is a three-tier high waterfall of total high of 380 meters. Especially in spring, when snow melts in the mountains looks absolutely impressive. Not for nothing is regarded as the greatest natural attractions in all of Austria. You can walk along the waterfall on beautiful trail and enjoy your fill of all three stages.

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Hallstatt
47.562, 13.649
523 m / 1 716 ft

#4 Hallstatt

The most famous village in Austria

Hallstatt, situated between the mountains and the lake of the same name, belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a beautiful photogenic village on one street with a typical church towering over the lake

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Glacier Pasterze
47.09, 12.717
2 500 m / 8 202 ft

#5 Glacier Pasterze

The largest glacier in Austria

More than eight kilometers long glacier Pasterze is not only the largest glacier in Austria, but also throughout the entire eastern Alps. It flows down from completely glaciated mountain Johannisberg (3 453 m asl). Additionally, the highest mountain in Austria - Grossglockner (3 798 m asl) towers above it. It belongs among the biggest attractions throughout scenic Großglockner road.

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Castle Hohenwerfen
47.483, 13.189
623 m / 2 044 ft

#6 Castle Hohenwerfen

An impoverished castle

The mighty Hohenwerfen Castle stands on virtually impregnable location on a rock high above the river Salzach. Along with the castle in Salzburg, it was built on the order of the Archbishop. The castle is situated in a very beautiful location between the mountains of Tennen gebirge and Hochkönig

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Dachstein
47.475, 13.606
2 995 m / 9 826 ft

#7 Dachstein

The most famous Austrian mountain

The Hoher Dachstein (2,995 m above sea level) is the highest peak of the Dachstein mountain massif and the second highest mountain of the Northern Limestone Alps, but also the highest mountain of Styria and Upper Austria. The peak for the first time was achieved by Peter Gappmayr in 1832 via the Gossau glacier and the west ridge.

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Timmelsjoch pass
46.905, 11.097
2 509 m / 8 232 ft

#8 Timmelsjoch pass

Passo Rombo

Timmelsjoch (2 509m) is the highest road pass in Austria / some sources also indicate a height only (2 474m nm). For cyclists, it is nice that there is significantly less traffic than Reschen Pass or Brenner. The climb from the south of Merano has an astonishing 2,000 meters elevation

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Lichtensteinklamm gorge
47.313, 13.19
618 m / 2 028 ft

#9 Lichtensteinklamm gorge

The most beautiful gorge of Austria

Lichtensteinklamm gorge is one of the biggest natural attractions of the Hohe Tauern and the Salzburg region respectively. The gorge is located near the town of Sankt Johann im Pongau. You will be stunned here by steep rocky walls, a pavement carved into a rock or a picturesque waterfall at the end

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Stuibenfall waterfall
47.127, 10.949
1 410 m / 4 626 ft

#10 Stuibenfall waterfall

The largest waterfall in Tyrol

The Stuibenfall Waterfall, thanks to its height of 159 meters, is the largest waterfall in Tyrol. It consists of several falls and has a hiking path around it, so you can see it perfectly.

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Finstaler lake
47.194, 11.026
2 330 m / 7 644 ft

#11 Finstaler lake

Gorgeous dam in the Alps

Lake Finstertaler is a typical mountain dam with a small hydroelectric power plant. However, it is beautifully set in the surrounding countryside, and thus it is among the most beautiful lake in Austria.

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Kufstein
47.583, 12.171
492 m / 1 614 ft

#12 Kufstein

The most beautiful city of Tyrol

Kufstein is a picturesque district town on the Inn River. It has a huge fortress. You will also find a nice town hall, parish church and typical houses. At the same time, it is an excellent starting point for mountain trips to the Kaisergebirge. Not for nothing, this city is called the pearl of Tyrol

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Gosausee lake
47.533, 13.497
921 m / 3 022 ft

#13 Gosausee lake

The most beautiful lake at Dachstein

To the north of the famous Dachstein peak is one of the most beautiful lakes of the Salzkammergut - Gosausee. Besides the beautiful reflection of the Dachstein massif, it is a great starting point for a range of perfect hikes around.

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