Seven top sights in Austria

Seven top sights in Austria

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace is located in Vienna and is one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria. Its history is closely connected with the history of the Habsburgs. In 1687, Leopold I began building a castle for his son and successor Joseph. After the completion of construction work, the castle also served as the summer residence of Maria Theresa. Today Schönbrunn has over 1,441 rooms of various sizes, some of which can even be rented.

Krimml waterfalls

These are one of the highest waterfalls in Europe, reaching a height of 380 meters and located in the Hohe Tauern National Park. In the park you can see representatives of unique flora and fauna, including ostriches, more than 62 different bird species, ferns and more than 300 species of mosses.

Schlossberg Castle in Graz

Schlossberg is located in the heart of the old town of Graz - the capital of Styria. This castle on the Castle Hill was never conquered, but today only ruins and an impressive park with a preserved bell tower and two bastions can be seen in its place. Today it is a tourist attraction, which regularly hosts various events and concerts.

Fortress Hohensalzburg in Salzburg

The fortress was built in 1077 and is located high above the city of Salzburg. There is a Romanesque hall, a living room, a church and numerous outbuildings. Under the Habsburgs, the fortress was used as a prison and barracks. Today it is one of the most visited attractions in Austria. It is very easy to get into the fortress, because back in 1900 a funicular was built here, which leads here from Salzburg.

Ice cave in Werfen

It is the largest ice cave in the world. This natural wonder is located about 40 km from Salzburg. The cave is open daily from May to October. The tour takes about four hours. Since the temperature on summer days here usually does not rise above zero degrees, you need to come here with warm clothes and sturdy shoes. Inside the cave are illuminated ice sculptures that leave an unforgettable experience.

Grossglockner Alpine Route

This is an alpine road, which is very popular with tourists and residents of Austria. It leads to the Hohe Tauern National Park. The Grossglockner, the highest mountain in the country, is located on the territory of the park. The route has a length of 48 km and about 36 turns, and the elevation difference along the way is 2504 meters.

Vienna Hofburg

Between 1806 and 1918, the Hofburg was the residence of the Emperor of Austria, and today it is a tourist attraction.

Separate premises are also reserved for the residence of the President of Austria. There are several museums in the Hofburg where visitors can see many of the personal items of the former Empress Elisabeth.