Top Attractions in Austria

St. Stephen´s Cathedral in Vienna

First visit: October 2010
My Country #19

Last updated in July 10, 2021

It was October of 2010 when I had the chance to visit Austria for the first time, thus making it my 19th visited land. Since then, I have visited this wonderful country a lot of times (mostly staying in Vienna) and each time had been full of extraordinary memories. Here are my top recommendations when traveling to Austria.


Höfburg Vienna: As the principal Winter Residence, this is my favorite attraction when in Vienna 😊

St. Stephen´s Cathedral: Needless to say, this is the most important religious building in Vienna. If you have time, buy a ticket to have access to one of the towers for a close up of the beautiful roof tiles mosaic.

Schönbrunn Palace: Also known as the Summer Residence, this is definitely a must visit when traveling to Vienna.

Leopold Museum featuring some of Gustav Klimt´s masterpieces including the one above (Death and Life)

Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum, Silver Collection

Vienna State Opera: With a history dating back to mid 19th century, be sure you don't miss this building when in Vienna.

Museum of Natural History Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum: With a vast collection of paintings including Bruegel´s The Peasant Wedding, Rubens´ Medusa, Vermeer´s The Art of Painting and Rembrandt´s Self Portrait.

Mozart´s House

Art Nouveau Architecture like this building and the nearby Secession

Naschmarkt: This is Viennas biggest market with lots of shops and nice restaurants.

Time Travel: An enjoyable experience for locals and foreigners alike.

Graben: A street famous for shopping 😉

Vienna City Hall: Designed by Friedrich Schmidt, the building was erected between 1872 and 1883.

Burgtheater: This is the Austrian National Theater in Vienna which was erected in 1741.

University of Vienna: This is the oldest university in the German-speaking world.

Chancellery Building: This is where the Federal Chancellor's office is located.

Austrian Parliament Building: This is where the two houses of the parliament of Austria conduct their sessions.

Wien Museum Römermuseum

Maria am Gestade: With its Gothic architecture, this is one of the oldest churches in Vienna.

United Nations Headquarters, Vienna

Hundertwasser House: A colorful and unusual building designed by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, it was constructed between 1983 and 1985.

Wurstelprater: Simply called "Prater", this is a large amusement park featuring the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel which was the tallest extant ferries wheel from 1920 to 1985.

The Belvedere Palace: This is home to the largest collection of Gustav Klimt's paintings including the most famous "The Kiss". Unfortunately, no picture taking was allowed so I could not take a selfie with the kiss 😉

Stadtpark 😉

Jewish Quarter

Stock im Eisen: Also known as a nail-tree where hundred of nails were pounded for good luck, this one is from the Middle Ages.

Danube Tower: Offering fantastic views of the Danube and the surrounding area 😉

Stelze: Known as Schweinshaxe in Germany and Crispy Pata in the Philippines, this is one of my favorite Austrian dishes (from the famous Schweizerhaus in Prater) 😋

Eissalon am Schwedenplatz: My visits to Vienna is never complete without enjoying the best ice cream in town 😋


Mirabel Palace and Gardens: this is definitely a must visit when in Salzburg.

Weissen Rossl: A hotel in St. Wolfgang made famous by the musical comedy of the same title.

Hallstatt: A village in the Salzkammergut which was sort of "copied" by the Chinese. I consider this as one of the best places you can visit in Austria so make sure you visit this place when you have the time.


Golden Roof: This is the most popular attraction in Innsbruck.

Imperial Palace

Imperial Gardens

St. Anne's Column: Erected in 1704-1706 and located in the Old Town, this column was built to commemorate the successful resistance to Bavarian invasion.

Saint James Cathedral: Originally a Gothic building (then converted to Baroque Style) this cathedral is famous for its ceiling frescoes.

More travel tips in Innsbruck can be found here.