Top 50 Things to Do and to See in Austria


Hallstatt, Austria, lake view

Austria is a country rich with rich history, beautiful places, castles, lake beaches, monasteries, traditions and activities. Austria has nearly 8 million and it has around 83,872 km2 area. www. travelrows.com

Majority of people speak Germany and the other languages include Croatian, Hungarian and Slovene. Austria is abundant in mountains due its location which is in Alps, Austria is divided into five major areas. Mountaineering, Skiing and beach volleyball are some adventures of tourist along with host of other activities in Austria. 50 things that you along with your family can enjoy in Austria include the following:

1. Vienna

The largest most happening and colorful city of Austria Vienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria. It has approximately 1.7 m population. It’s also Austria’s capital of cultural and economy and politics. It was once imperial capital was once the home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, the city still has the trappings and the historic city one of the UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Vienna has several districts and has several sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings. Vienna dates back to the Holy Roman Empire of medieval age. You can still find Roman artifacts throughout the city. Vienna is home to Europe’s oldest zoo and several famous tourist attractions such as:

  • Spanish Riding School
  • Ring Boulevard buildings
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Art Nouveau Anchor Clock
  • Danube Tower
  • Danube Island
  • Honer Markt, which is Vienna’s oldest square

There are many architectural styles to be found in Vienna, such as the Romanesque Ruprechtskirche, Baroque,
Classical. Vienna’s some parts are unique which have 19th-century ball. Vienna still keeps the tradition alive in grand style by holding over 200 balls every year.

2. Seefeld, Tyrol

Seefeld is an important place in Austria and which is a cross-country skiing center with terrain that is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate skiers. Seefeld is two time home to the Winter Olympics, it’s located on a spectacular nature reserve and it is one of the perfect spot for winter sports, but for summer strolls and hiking. Seefeld offers the tourists most luxuriously upscale accommodation, and it can be a relaxing resort getaway for you.

3. Melk Abbey

Like Armenia, Austria is also home to some of the age old monasteries and Melk Abbey is one of the most famous monasteries in the world that’s located in Austria. It’s located high up on cliff, overlooking the calming waters of the Danube River, rests the pleasant Benedictine abbey. Previously it was a castle of Leopold II and then it was gifted to the monks, who transformed it into a place of tranquility and learning in 1089 AC. The impressive and religious center has then become one of the greatest examples of Baroque architecture and musical and liberal arts center of its time.

4. Vienna State Opera

Vienna has an opera like of Sydney Opera House which is called the Vienna State Opera which is a stunning architectural structure in the middle of Vienna. It’s one of the most celebrated opera houses of all time. The orchestra of this Opera is considered as one of the top orchestras in the world. In the opera one of history’s most famous operas or ballets are offered in both classical and modern versions for viewers and tourists to select from.

5. Hofburg Imperial Palace

Vienna is home to the Hofburg Imperial Palace that serves as the official residence of the President of Austria. Hofburg Imperial Palace was once the seat of one of the strongest families in Europe – the Habsburgs. Earlier it was the Habsburg’s chief winter residence, while Schönbrunn Palace (located in Vienna) was the summer residence of choice. And during 1438 to 1583 and 1612 to 1806, this palace was the seat of the kings and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, and then it was the seat of the Emperor of Austria until 1918.

6.Hohensalzburg Castle

The majestic Salzburg castle is one of the largest and most well-preserved medieval castles in Austria. It’s located on the top of Festungsberg mountain; the mighty fortress towers of the castle over the city of Salzburg, brings life into Salzburg magnificent skyline. The castle is also home to the “Salzburg Bull”, an organ with more than 200 pipes. An absolute stunning piece of medieval architecture, Hohensalzburg Castle is one of the top tourist attractions in Austria that’s located in the heart of Salzburg.

7.Wolfgangsee Lakeside Beach

The Wolfgangsee Lakeside Beach has a length about 10.5 Kms from the northwest to the southeast Austria. The Lake is divided into two parts by a peninsula, called die Enge. The portion at the western side of the lake at St. Gilgen is called the Abersee. It’s one of the largest beaches in the Salzburg which has two popular resorts St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang. The beach has good blue waters and frequented by tourists very often. There is a strobe on its eastern shores and also pleasant hotels and campsites. It is one of the best known lakes in the Salzkammergut resort region.

8.Fuschlsee Region

Fuschlsee and small Hintersee are two scenic regions both set amid scenic landscapes in the Salzkammergut region. The beautiful Fuschlsee region is situated within easy reach of Salzburg and is home to plenty of sports activities and leisure facilities and has an old castle overlooking the lake. Whether you just dive-in in on one of the most beautiful natural beaches of the Salzkammergut the extensive background scenery is awesome. It’s bathing beach where people enjoy bathing and has facilities like changing cabins, bathing jetty, cared lawn beach-volleyball etc.

9.Faaker See Lake

Lake Faakis which is famous as Faaker See or an alpine lake is located in Carinthia state of Austria. It is almost 2.2 Sq km and it is the state’s fifth largest lake. It is situated in south of Villach and the Drava river at the northern slope of mountain Karawanken range. This scenic lake around it has 10 beaches you can expect warm and clean water at times here. Sunbathing swimming, boating and playing are some the activities that you can enjoy doing here. Lake Faakis is a famous vacation destination famous for its clear turquoise water. Whitefish are found in abundance here and fishing is also quite popular among tourists.

10.Kaltenberg

Kaltenberg is one of the most happening cities of Austria after Vienna. It is a part of the Mühlviertler Alm region and it’s one of the most scenic places of the entire region. Here you can discover a truly exceptional holiday paradise that features endless walking paths and hiking trails leading to the heart of nature. You can chill, rest and relax here to your utmost satisfactory level. If you happen to visit during the time of winter the trees would be covered in a layer of white frost and the snow glitters in the sun like a billion diamonds. Activities that are popular here include ice curling, hiking in the crisp air, Nordic skiing on high hills or along Grosse Rodl river. Festivals of Kaltenberg are famous among the tourists and enjoyed thoroughly, it’s one of the must see destinations for the tourists.

11.Tyrol

Tyrol is also written as Tirol which famous for both cultural and natural attractions. It is one of the top Austrian tourism regions for very many good reasons. In Tyrol a tourist can visit the Alpine Zoo, Innsbruck´s historic old town, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds. Tyrol is a federal state in the western Austria. It comprises of the Austrian part of historic Princely County of Tyrol. Tyrol’s capital is Innsbruck and the third largest state in Austria. The state’s territory is completely located in the Eastern Alps at the strategic Brenner Pass. Großglockner is the highest mountain in the state in the Hohe Tauern range.

12.Lady Kirchdorf

The Lady Kirchdorf has been a pilgrimage site since the 16th century. Kirchdorf among other attractions has a Prayer Book Exhibition and Church. Some of the popular sights include the baroque high altar depicting a Blessed Lady into Heaven, as well as the tombs of the Earls of Katzenberg. Another interesting place to visit is the Prayer Book Exhibition at Schloss Katzenberg. On the Inn cycleway, there is an observation platform which is popular among nature lovers and bird watchers as variety of species can be seen.

13.Bad Goisern

Bad Goisern is a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Region. It is heart of a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Region. The expansive and pleasant Goisern valley stretches from Hallstatt lake in the south to Bad Ischl, which was the Emperor´s holiday retreat and spa town, in the north. A hidden gem Bad Goisern is a favorite place for visitors in the winter season. The winter in Bad Gosern offers plenty of opportunities for a relaxing stay in one of Austria´s most beautiful regions. Celebration of Advent in the Salzkammergut is one of the attractions of the winter months. Some of the best adventures in the season of winter include: Horse-drawn sledge rides, sledging, , curling rinks, cross country skiing, ski schools, winter hiking trails.

14.Molln

Molln is one of the preferred locations for the Jew community which is located in Kirchdorf an der Krems in Upper Austria here International Jew’s Harp Festival is conducted. Traditional “Jew´s harps” are still produced here in Molln´s in Schwarz and Wimmer workshops which makes it a very special places of interest. Some of the adventures in Molln include: riding in a horse-drawn carriage, having fun at the ice rink, enjoying pre-Christmas Skiing and cross country skiing, winter hiking across snow-covered landscapes, and Advent Season in Molln.

15. Lake Traunsee

Lake Traunsee is located in the Kalkalpen mountain range which is tsurrounded with gentle hills of the Alpine foothills that offer views of the first steep foothills. It’s Austria’s deepest lake where you can enjoy sports as the conditions are so favorable. Strong winds makes, windsurfers, sailors and divers a place to really enjoy and unleash. Towards the upper end of the lake, there is a famous pottery city of Gmunden. Grand castles and old abbeys in the surrounding of the lake, such as Ort Lakeside Castle, show the history of the lake. You can enjoy the matchless mountain panorama on a ride with the historic paddle steamer of 1871.

16.Wallersee Lake

Wallersee Lake is located in the region of Flachgau it is the largest lake in Salzburg’s district. Wallersee is a quite and tranquil lake that, in the late 19th century, inspired many writers to write revolutionary as tranquil prose and poems. The shores of Wallersee attracted a number of artists and were a popular destination for rendezvous. Still today the lake serves its purpose while as it provides a delightful and wonderful site for locals as well as tourists alike.

17. Lake Gosausee

Lake Gosausee is a mountain lake which has low temperatures and very clear water to the level of potable or drinking-water quality which makes it an ideal place for numerous fish to thrive. Its surroundings are one of the most popular places to click your shutter bugs. The famous traveler and natural scientist Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt was very impressed by the lake Gosausee. As it is situated at the end of the valley opposite to the giant rocks and faces the Dachstein mountain range the natural scientist referred to it as “the eye of God”.

18. Strandbad Klagenfurt

Strandbad Klagenfurt is a major tourist attraction with a difference that has been, for many generations, a meeting point for the young and old. It is packed with peace as well action; southern flair as well as Carinthian way of life which has made this place is a popular destination for sun lovers and tourists. It is Carinthia’s longest water slide which measures 10m in height, and 114m length makes it another major attraction. It is a favorable venue for the beach volleyball world championships. You can experience an splendid summer in the eastern bay of Klagenfurt and unwind and relax in Strandbad Klagenfurt- one of the biggest inland lakes of Europe.

19. Heiligenberg´s church

Among one of the oldest churches of Austria it is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It was built during 1447 to 1479. Presbyterium is the oldest part of Heiligenberg´s church today. The Church is added two adjoining naves and the church tower lately. Most rare possession of old age is kept in the interior of this beautiful Gothic Church which is a lovely fountain that is open to the public. Heiligenberg is a popular place for pilgrimage as Trinity churches are a rare entity in this region.

20. Stofel

It’s a plateau that’s one of its kinds and one of the most popular and most beautiful places in Damüls. It can be reached from the Heitaweg path or the trail from the Unterdamülser Alpe. It’s an attraction among families as it offers a something for every family member. While the kids can play around the small reservoir and the brook, at the same time parents can chill out and relax at the barbecue site. It is also a perfect point to start for most of the hikes and the view of the mountain Zitterklapfen is really splendid from here. The kids can see some farm animals here in forms surrounding the area before the nature trail takes you back to the valley.

21. Fuschl Lake

One of the famous lake beaches Fuschl is nestled at the bottom of Limestone Alps near the city of Salzburg. It is a beach lover’s and tourists’ paradise. The area surrounding this lake is rough and hilly and the water here is so clear that you can see through six to seven meters of it. This lake has picturesque beaches circled by rolling hills and vineyards. This is one of the wonderful Lake beaches of Austria where you can surf, swim, dive and sail through. This place is a wonderful to visit with family and enjoy the day.

22. Lake Sameranger

The famous Lake Sameranger is located in Tyrol, Austria. Generally known as the “Pearl of Tyrol” Lake Sameranger is one of the well known tourist destinations, because of its relaxing and fascinating natural surroundings. When tourists visit this Sameranger Lake, they love to dive in this small Lake. Lake Sameranger grant an extraordinary diving experience to all divers. And the water close to the shore seemed crystal clear.

23. Green Lake

Green Lake in Austria is a popular spot for hiking which is almost dry during the winter months and used as a country park where hikers love to come and spend some time away from urban chaos. But once the temperatures start to creep up, the snow on the surrounding Hochschwab Mountains starts melting, and water start running down towards the valley. By summer, an area of the lake becomes 30 feet deep, and visitors take off their hiking boots and throw on scuba gear. Divers come to check out the underwater meadow, trails, roads and bridges. It’s very amazing to see a submerged park that’s dry half of the year. Green Lake is one of the most unusual natural phenomena in the world.

24. Kaprun

The town is an important tourist destination known as “Zell am See-Kaprun” with the neighboring Zell am See and famous for the glacier Kitzsteinhorn. The Mooserboden hydroelectric plant uses water from two reservoirs held back by some of Austria’s largest dam walls. This reservoir area has become a very famous tourist attraction, giving impressive views over the towns of Kaprun and Zell. The tourist centre gives guided tours of the area. Tauern Spa World was completed in November 2010, and has become the second largest spa complex in Austria.

25. Innbruck Altstadt

On the range of Alpine mountain lies the Innsbruck which makes you feel quite trifling in the midst of nature’s striking beauty and scene. Innsbruck is surrounded by snowcapped mountains. It has a dual makeup, the region offers stunning pristine landscapes as well as a sophisticated urban center. Altstadt is a town belonging to medieval era of Innsbruck and pulls you in with its unique architecture and many shops. If you stroll on the streets of the Altstadt you can go to one of its famous landmarks- the Golden Roof. The Golden Roof was constructed for the Roman Emperor, Maximilian I. The house is decorated with thousands of gilded copper tiles that give it the appearance of pure gold.

26. St Anton am Arlberg

It’s a ski resort area that is famous and worth visiting in Austria that is called St Anton am Arlberg. It’s located in Tyrol; the village offers serious, legendary ski terrain for those people who seek a challenge in Skiing. The region attracts adventurous youths, St Anton is famous for living up to the saying “work hard, play hard”. This vast landscape welcomes all its winter crowd and summer mountaineers, who frequent to trek the landscape every now and then. If you are looking for wonderful times, St Anton is the right place to be in.

27. Grossglockner Alpine Road

A panoramic road – Grossglockner Alpine – takes you up till the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe visitor Center. From the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe one can get the unobstructed view of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner. The Grossglockner Alpine Road is vast and it’s a toll road, but the wonderful high alpine scenery more than makes up for what you spend on toll. The Grossglockner Alpine Road is generally open from the start of May till the end of October every year.

28. Hallstatt

In Austria another great place for tourist is Hallstatt, it’s a small village in the Salzkammergut region, famous for production of salt, which is unique and famous. The village has a very long-standing history of wealth and prestige as salt has long been long produced here and a desired commodity for food. The capital generated from the salt industry transformed this region into a glamorous baroque village. Here you can visit the cavern’s subterranean salt lake- Hörnerwerk and see the prehistoric man preserved in salt. It’s one of the most popular as well as unique places in Austria, you must hit the Hallstatt when in Austria.

29. Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace is one of the major tourist attractions situated in Vienna, which is compared in grandeur to Versailles; this palace has 1,441 rooms and was built during 1696 and 1712 at the request of Emperor Leopold I and Maria Theresa turned it into the imperial summer palace. The Park of the Palace offers a lot of attractions, which include the oldest zoo in the world, Privy garden, a marble summerhouse, a maze and labyrinth situated on the top of a 60 meter high hill.

30. Admont Monastery

It’s not only the world’s largest monastic library, but, since 1997, it has been increasingly concentrated as a patron of the church. It has a museum of contemporary art that transforms the monastery into a modern ambience for exhibitions of arts which are more than 100 and arranged by theme for alternative special exhibitions. The artist-of-the residence program calls artists from the younger or middle age generations to participate and create a site-specific piece of art. Admont Monastery is awarded the Austrian Museum Award for the exceptional combination of high-ranked modern art and old cultural assets in the year 2005.

31. Salzburg Dom

Salzburg Dom is the major cathedrals of Salzburg that has been an integral part of the city for quite some time now. The main attractions of Salzburg dom include the ancient eucharistic dove as well as the prized jewel-studded monstrance. The 8th century old St. Rupert’s crosier is the oldest relic on display Artifacts which dates back to the Cathedral’s 1300-year history, as well as medieval sculptures, baroque paintings and the goldsmith’s art from the Cathedral treasure have been exhibited at the Cathedral Museum. The vast artifacts dating back to Salzburg’s Baroque Era include works by Paul Troger, Georg Raphael Donner,and Johann Michael Rottmayr.

32. Mauthausen Concentration Camp

The Mauthausen has witnessed Concentration Camp that is a testament to Nazi Austria history and a hard reminder to what Adolf Hitler’s terrifying regime has done during the WW II. It’s said that on August 8 1938, on the orders of Himmler a couple of hundred prisoners from the Dachau camp wrer transported to the town of Mauthausen which is located outside Linz. The main camp of Mauthausen has 32 barracks protected by electrified barbed wire, high walls, and watch towers. It was a “category three camp” which is considered as the fiercest category for the prisoners. Several prisoners got killed in these camps due to hunger and sever summer and winter.

33. Schönbrunn Palace

Country of palaces and castles is Austria and among the country’s top tourist attractions is Schonbrunn. It’s one of the most renowned palaces that is located in the capital city of Vienna. Schönbrunn Palace is included in the World Cultural Heritage sites and it’s among Austria’s most visited places. The ornate combination of different arts, consisting of a palace and gardens, has been in the possession of the Habsburgs for centuries together now, and is today largely present in its original historical form. Here tourists can find many attractions.

34. The Museum of fine Arts

The Museum of fine Arts in Vienna has an unrivalled collection of old masters, including a vast selection of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) in Vienna is one of the most popular European museum buildings constructed during the 19th century. The monumental structure, built as part of the Emperor Franz Joseph I expansion of the city in 1858, was intended to both unite and appropriately represent the artistic treasures that had been collected by the Habsburgs over the centuries. The Construction of the museum took 20 years, from when ground was first broken in 1871 only to complete in the year 1891. The Museum of Fine Arts building in Vienna is the newly constructed one.

35. Alpine Flora

Europe’s one of the most heavily wooded countries is Austria. The diversity of topographical and climatic conditions accounts for the country’s species-rich flora. Especially diverse and colorful is the Alpine flora: edelweiss, gentian, Alpine carnation, arnica, Alpine rose, heather and much more. The northern edge of the Alps is especially dominated by grassland; typical in the Pannonian region are the scrub forest, mixed deciduous forest and the steppe moors. You can find a unique salt steppe flora in East of Lake Neusiedl. Almost 3 percent of the country is occupied by nature parks, document the diversity of the landscape with its unique and natural landscapes, such as the virgin forests and rain.

36. Alpine Fauna
In Austria you can find a great variety of flora and fauna, which also includes endemic species that are well protected. Central European fauna is predominant in Austria some them are: deer, stag, rabbit, pheasant, fox, badger, marten, and partridge. Native to the Alpine regions are the chamois, groundhog, eagle and mountain jackdaw. The Pannonian fauna is the vast bird population in the reed beds of Lake Neusiedl (heron, spoonbill, scooper, wild goose, and many more). Austria is home again to a small bear population in recent years, mainly found in the strongly wooded southern and central mountain regions.

37. Garden Tulln

Organic Garden Show in Europe is the first permanent show. Lower Austrian government launched the “Nature in the Garden”, natural gardening is the central issue of this idea. Lower Austria presents as its highlight – the Garden Tulln – which is lower Austria’s Horticultural Show. It started as a permanent facility in spring 2008. You can find more than 50 show gardens in different and sizes and shapes (80 – 800 m²) situated in the wonderful former wetland, now parkland, attract visitors from different parts of the world. Landscaping companies, nurseries and architects created garden ideas of multiple designs with beautiful plants, flowers and shrubs. Beautiful rose garden, wellness garden with a water pond, farmers´ garden and modern gardens offer a large variety of flowers. These gardens also display to the visitors how to design their own gardens and maintain them in an organic way.

38. Sports

Sports in Austria are taken seriously and create a lot of capital business. The Austrians are passionate about many sports and Austria offers many sporting activities such as: traditional skiing, football, nordic walking. The facilities for sports enthusiast available in Vienna are excellent. The following list provides an option to enjoy some sporting activities in Austria:

  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming
  • Bike and skate hire
  • Sailing and Windsurfing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Tennis
  • Football

39. Festivities and Events

The Garden Show offers a wide range of festivities and events throughout the season with music and entertainment. From folk to jazz, from pop to classical music, from children’s theatre to story telling and music in the gardens. Facilities can also be rented by different companies, anybody who wants to have a special location for a company presentation, a clubbing, a symposium, a private party or even a wedding.

40. Water Shows

The Garden Tulln showcases an hourly based water show with dancing fountains to different type of music. This beautiful show can be enjoyed either from the terrace of the having a good cup of coffee or a glass of really fin Austrian wine or from the banks of the pond.

41. Food and Drinks

Eating and drinking local specialties excites almost all the tourist. This applies to Austria as well and there are various high-end delicacies that are typical for Austria. Various schnapps liquors for example, Spatleese and other dessert wines from the Burgenland or sweets. Sacher tarts are sold in Vienna and Salzburg, Mozart balls and the confectionaries of Demel and other famous chocolatiers make a classy and famous souvenir. The best places for buying food are the Graben area in Vienna or any food specialty shop. Lebkuchen which is like ginger bread can be stored for months; Styrian pumpkin seed oil, pumpkin seeds or smoked bacon are one of the rustic specialties that we can hardly find abroad.

42. Coffee, Porcelains and Glass

Austria is among the few places in the world who are obsessed with coffee. The coffee blends that you can find there are of very high quality and despite of coffee not being planted in Austria, it is still sort of typical for the country. At least many beans are roasted in Austria (or Italy), blended (from different varieties) and eventually sold in different types from mild, strong to extra strong are available. This is off course for all coffee lovers. Nice porcelain goes well with coffee – and there is a custom in making those in Vienna and Gmunden in the Salzkammergut that dates back for centuries.

43. Swarovski Crystals

The popular glass crystals produced by one of Austria′s richest families, which infact is loved by many tourists. Which are indeed a typically Austrian product and many jewelers and boutiques sell them mostly in touristy areas all over the country. Best bought at the Swarovski Kristallwelten in Tyrol.

Other collectables available in Austria include Hummel Figuren, small figurines made of ceramics and hand-painted. “Wiener Bronzen” are bronze figurines made inVienna since the 19th century – usually animals with human features.

44. Nativity Scenes and Ornaments

A nice custom for the time around Christmas and a typically Alpine expression of Christian faith, Austrian nativity scenes or “Krippen” usually come as small models of Alpine farms and with hand-carved, wooden figurines. Christmas tree ornaments are often made in conventional styles and make nice souvenirs. Many families in Austria also use blooming branches of bushes to decorate what is called an “Osterbuschen” or Easter Tree. They are decorated with painted eggs and other ornaments that you can buy – together with Christmas ornaments – in a shop in the Judengasse in Salzburg.

45. More Gardens

Show gardens: almost 50 show and theme gardens designed and built by over 70 Lower Austrian garden partners. The relaxing areas for picnicking and events includes 30 m high treetop pathway revealing a beautiful panorama over the Danube and the gardens below. One of Austria’s biggest children’s playground (10.000 m²) for experiencing adventures. An outstanding program of lectures and practical gardening courses (included in the ticket price) Garden tours available for different target groups. Tours may include:

  • Special group service
  • Restaurant with terrace at the lake
  • 10 km walking and horse riding paths in surrounding woodland area
  • Canoe trips in revitalised water ways
  • Connecting Lilliput train to the center of the town of Tulln
  • Ample parking available for over 500 cars and busses

46. Cuisine

Austria’s delicious cuisine is being celebrated around almost all the restaurants the country. What makes it a perfect winter dinner party fare is the bright flavors and hearty preparations. Chefs Andrew Chase and Erwin Schrottner, of New York hot spot Café Katja, treat us with the taste of the modern Austrian food revolution. Austrian cuisine is very often associated with Viennese cuisine, but there are significant regional differences.

47. Things to buy

Austria has a high density of memento shops. It’s a country that faces approximately ten thousands of tourist’s visits every year. The most famous among the tourist is a piece of art that you can find on the Alter Market Square in Salzburg. The Mozartkugeln, or Mozart balls are the famous chocolate candies that were inspired by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s most popular citizen. This is available in all tourist shops, the City Square, and the main shopping street.

48. Tracht Clothing

As a tourist if you are interested in buying cloths of Austria then the most famous is the Tracht which is the Austrian traditional clothing. If you’ve the desire to look like the characters in The Sound Of Music, then you’re in for a treat. The tracht is usually found on sale at the Getreidegasse, and will cost you around 2,000 Euros for one set.

49. Antiques

Typical Austrian antiques include antique pieces from the 1800-1850 and the late 19th century. The most famous antique shops are located in the Getreidegasse which will surely give your home an Austrian feel.

50. Lake Spa

Austria is destination of choice for very romantic spa hotel at Lake Wolfgang. The Spa in the Lake is the first floating heated open-air whirlpool in the world and the heated Lake Pool form the heart of the 1,500sq.m wellness and spa area – a true delight of alpine wellness to be established at Lake Wolfgang. The broad range of offers at the “Spa in the Lake” at the spa hotel in Austria’s Lake District – the White Horse Inn – will quickly make you forget the hurly-burly of daily life. Right on the shore of Lake Wolfgang, surrounded by the magnificent mountain scenery of the Salzkammergut region, the Spa in the Lake bids you welcome. Relax in a wellness and spa area of more than 1,500sq.m over three floors and take pleasure in your stay at the spa hotel in Austria’s Lake District. It is important to your hosts that you practice the only one of its kind interchange of mountains, lake and light at all times of the year. After wide reconstruction works in 2008 the Spa in the Lake radiates with new splendor. The Spa in the Lake will be a thrilling experience for young and old visitors at the spa hotel in Austria’s Lake District. Break up areas for children and grown ups ensure that the little ones may play to their hearts content while the grown ups can calm down in uninterrupted peace.

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