Things To Do in Austria

The sun sets in Vienna, Austria.
The sun sets in Vienna, Austria. Photo by Vienna Tourist Board.

Whether you’re a tourist who  appreciates the rich history and natural beauty of a region or someone who is just visiting for business, Austria has something to offer everyone. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult deciding where to start. Below we share with you some of the best things to do in Austria.


The baroque elegance of Vienna is something that should not be missed, especially the First District also known as the Innerstadt. You can also take in the splendor of both Salzburg and the Altstadt, or old city. Other areas to explore in Vienna include the cemetery and catacombs at St Peter’s Abbey, the Domkirche, and the Alter Markt, or old market square.

Have a Fun Night at the Casino

Austria is famous for its casino gambling. For example, the Casino Baden is host to the World Poker Tour which is one of the richest poker tournament series in the world.

Whether  your game is poker, blackjack, or something else, there are plenty of places to play in Austria. There are 15 casinos located in Austria of various sizes. The Casino Baden is the largest in Austria and is the host of the aforementioned WPT event. It has over 300 slot and video poker machines and 36 table games ranging from blackjack, to roulette, and poker.

Visit the Alps

Among the most beautiful mountain in the world, the Alps is a great place to visit for those that love the great outdoors. Tourists often love to hike the various landscapes of the Alps ranging from lush green forests to more rocky and glacial terrain. For those that want a leisurely stroll, the Vorarlberg’s pastures are ideal. Those of you wanting a more demanding hike will want to visit Hohe Tauern National Park.

Play some Golf

Austria is a country with over 150 golf course and the region is quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations for avid golfers. The settings range from views of historic castles to mountain views, or even more natural settings. Since golf can be subjective based on personal tastes and skill levels, we won’t recommend a specific course, but rather suggest you check out Golf Austria for more on the country’s courses.

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