Explore Austria


For all those who prefer to stay at home for the next few months and still don't want to miss out on pure holiday feeling, I have compiled a guide for the ultimate city trip. Whether you visit all the suggested cities or pick out your personal highlights is – of course – up to you.

What's so great about a city trip in Austria? Whether by train or car, you'll always get from A to B quickly and each city has its own special charm. From the beach feeling on the lakes around Linz to family action in the big city or mountain scenery in Innsbruck – here you will find holiday experiences of a special kind.

In this article you’ll find a selection of  Austrian must-sees! But the city you are in will certainly await you with other adventures to explore on your own. Have an unforgettable journey! 

Stunning walks in Vienna  

No matter if you’ve lived here for many years or if you’re a Vienna-Newbie. One thing is sure: that you’ll never get enough of the Vienna Ring Road. On this boulevard you can find a vast number of impressive buildings, beautifully maintained gardens and of course a broad range of culture and culinary delights which invite you to stroll, linger and marvel. 

Ring stories

Museums, palaces, theatres, cafés and other important institutions rub shoulders with each other here.

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Creativity in Graz

What should not be missing on a trip to Graz is a visit to the quarter Lendviertel. It won't take long to spot unique products and hip restaurants there. I'm sure you'll find a nice place in this trendy quarter, too. 

Restaurants, shops, art in the trendy district of Graz

young “in” locations in Graz

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Culture in Linz

A walk through the city center of Linz and a trip to Linz’s local mountain – the Pöstlingberg – are of course always part of the program. In addition to those fixed points, the Upper Austrian capital offers a surprising and refreshing variety for art and culture lovers. You can find my favorites here:

Cultural hotspots in the steel city

Painting, music, murals & co 

Linz is an exciting destination for anyone interested in culture and has something to offer for fans of classical opera performances, as well as for those who are more interested in street art or want to be artistically active themselves.

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Taking it easy in Salzburg 

After three wonderful cities, you will surely need a little break. Of course you will get one in the not less wonderful Salzburg. In this city you will find a lot if beautiful spots to rest and enjoy your time.  

Salzburger Plätze zum (kurz) verweilen | © charlemagne / pixabay

Places in Salzburg to (briefly) linger

Sit down, take a deep breath and enjoy!

Even if you only have a little time, then you should sit down in these places and enjoy the city!

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©charlemagne / pixabay


Nature in Innsbruck

As the finale of your city trip, Innsbruck is of course not to be missed. At the end of the holiday you can recharge your batteries because city and nature go hand in hand in Innsbruck. Browse through my favorite places for hiking, swimming or strolling in Innsbruck. 

© TVB Innsbruck  Helga Andreatta

A little fresh air

Excursions and insider tips for outdoors

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©TVB Innsbruck Helga Andreatta
hotels: Hotel Anatol, Hotel Ananas, Hotel Beim Theresianum, Hotel Doppio, Hotel Europa Graz, Hotel Congress Innsbruck, Hotel Salzburg Mitte, Hotel Europa Salzburg


Mei Lie Tjia

At the age of five Mei Lie Tja emigrated with her parents from Shanghai to Vienna. Since then she has been both fascinated and obsessed by Vienna. Mei  loves photo safaris in the chic, bohemian districts, discovering new cafés (espresso with lots of sugar) and writing short stories about magical Vienna.  Since she has become the mother of two children, she no longer has so much time for that – has however discovered a new side of Vienna. One which also has lots of surprises in store for families.

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