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Bregenz is a nice town, maybe a little more "Swiss" than people might be used to seeing in other parts of Austria. In other words: a nice place to live, a mediocre place to visit. While I did actually enjoy the city, it had more of a "modern metropolis" feel than a European feel. There are many great resturaunts and …
Innsbruck is beautiful, clean, and refreshing. I could easily spend a year there.
Salzburg is a very pretty town, much livelier than Vienna for my money (but less museums). Music on the streets all the time plus outdoor concerts and operas. In the old town things can get expensive thanks to all the tourists, so try the other side of the river. Nightlife here is not really up to par either. And …
Great if you like museums. The castles and the coffee are both great as well. But Vienna seems to lack a personality (other than big city) these days, which is strange given that it used to be such a cultural center. Skip the overrated statue clock and beware pickpockets outside the Dom. Get off the main streets …
Graz definitely doesn't match up to its close rivals Vienna and Slazburg, but it does offer a great day trip. The river winds through the city and its plesant to take a stroll alond it while taking in some of the modern and ancient architecture. The old clock tower is also worth a visit with some great views of the …
Villach is a small Austrian city with a population just under sixty thousand, which makes it the second-largest of the state Carintia. It is significant because it represents a major traffic junction in the Alpe-Adria region. The city has a long history, but there are actually not many relevant historical attractions. …
Bad Ischl is an Austrian spa town located in the southern part of the state Upper Austria. If you're not traveling with your car, the city can be easily reached by train. As expected, most of the tourism in Bad Ischl is centered on health and relaxation with its spa resorts, but that is not to say the city doesn't have …
Hallein is the second-largest town in the Austrian state of Salzburg and the capital of the Hallein District. Located around ten kilometers south of the city of Salzburg, not far from the border with Germany, this small historic city is a home to just a little over twenty thousand people. Although often overshadowed …
Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and the capital of the state Oberösterreich (Upper Austria), located about thirty kilometres south of the Czech border. While Linz does not exactly suffer from the tourist overload like Vienna, Salzburg, or Innsbruck, there are still plenty of interesting sights to check out …
Feldkirch is a lovely, small, historic city in the western Austrian state of Vorarlberg, located on the border with Liechtenstein. It was first mentioned in the early thirteenth century, when Count Hugo von Montfort built the Castle Schattenburg, which is now the main attraction of the city. The castle is well …
Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and impresses visitors with its stunning alpine setting. Its Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997 and is famous for awe-inspiring architecture and diverse museums. The most exciting place to look for hostels in Salzburg is Old Town, but you may …
Kitzbühel, situated in the skirts of the Hahnenkamm and the Kitzbühel Horn is one of the most important winter sport centers in Austria. Together with the ski facilities in Kirchberg, Jochberg, and the Thurn Pass, Kitzbühel forms one of the biggest ski resorts in Austria. With approximately ten thousand hotel beds, …
Innsbruck is a bustling provincial capital nestled in the Austrian Alps. Innsbruck has stunning views of the Alps, the literal backdrop of this city. The city center has major shopping, stretching north from the train station. The adjoining old-town offers a classic historic core. Innsbruck's universities are also …
Mondsee is a small town in Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) located on the shore of the lake of the same name. Situated less than thirty kilometres east of the city of Salzburg, Mondsee is perhaps best known for its late-Gothic wedding church Basilica St. Michael, where the shooting of the famous wedding scene from the …
Judenburg is a small, historic town in the southeast state of Styria in Austria. Located in the upper part of Styria, around sixty kilometres from the state capital city of Graz, Judenberg stretches along the Mur River and is not a particularly well-known destination among tourists. However, that doesn't make it any …
Vienna is the capital of Austria and Waltz capital of the world. It consists of 23 districts which all have unique features. If you are looking for a hostel in Vienna, focus on the districts 1 to 9 since they are the inner city ones with most attractions. The most central but also most expensive is district 1 (Inner …
Bregenz is the capital of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, located on the eastern shores of Lake Constance (Bodensee), under the Pfänder Mountain, between Switzerland and Germany. This small city, with less than thirty thousand inhabitants, works as a junction of the arterial roads and is especially known for its …
Zell am See is the capital of the district of the same name in the region of Salzburg in Austria. The town works as a transportation hub for the region and is an important tourist destination during both summer and winter, known as Zell am See-Kaprun. The city is located around ninety kilometres south from the city of …
Bad Gastein is a lovely, small Austrian spa town, situated in the St. Johann im Pongau district of the state of Salzburg. Lying at around a thousand metres above sea level, in the midst of Hohe Tauren National Park and the Gastein Valley, the city is known for offering some of the finest mountain views, as well as a …
Melk is a small town in the Austrian state of Niederösterreich (Lower Austria). The town has a population of just a little over five thousand people and lies along the Danube River, between Linz and the capital, Vienna. It is most famous for its enormous Benedictine Monastery, named Melk Abbey, located on the rocky …