Austria is country that takes privilege in pampering its visitors with phenomenal scenic extravaganza and plenty of things to do – which is so vast that you’ll literally scratch your head wondering what to do and what to skip. From the overflowing list of enthralling spots, here are the top 12 scenic locations in Austria that you should definitely visit and well, don’t miss out on clicking photographs. They will surely break the internet.
Conceptualized by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and architect Joseph Krawina, the expressionist landmark house of Hundertwasser blooms with bright colours of all kinds and makes for a great creative background.
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2. Schonbrunn Palace
A former imperial palace, the 1,441 room Baroque Schonbrunn palace is a major landmark in Austria. While the attraction is beautiful throughout the year, visiting it during Autumn makes it extra special as you soak in the splash of summer colors.
3. Giant Ferris Wheel
The Giant Ferris Wheel in Prater is a great ride to experience if you are with your family. As you go spinning around, you will be presented with panoramic views of Vienna. The spacious cabins are an added plus.
4. Swarovski Kristallwelten
Resembling something from the outer space, the alien’sque museum of Swarovski Kristallwelten is a world of crystals and the innovative displays here is nothing short of brilliance.
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Sitting atop a small hill in Salzburg, the Hohensalzburg Castle is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe and the sweeping views from the top are enough to floor anyone.
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6. Lake Hallstatt
Tranquil, carrying the reflection of the gigantic mountains – Lake Hallstatt is the epitome of picture-perfect. Click a dozen photographs of the lake before going on a boat excursion.
7. Belvedere Palace
Summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, Belvedere Palace is where you will find the greatest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings. The impressive architecture of the palace along with the fountains and the lush grounds are a wonderful spot to photograph.
8. National Library Austria
Housed inside the Hofburg Palace, Austrian National Library is the country’s largest library and the intricate baroque decor inside the library is unlike anything you have seen before.
9. Hallstatt Lutheran Church
Evangelical Hallstatt Lutheran Church is the focal point in every picture of Hallstatt and you could easily spot the sharp spire. Rightly so, your holiday in Austria would be incomplete without a picture of the church.
Overflowing with hiking trails, the region of Bregenzerwald is an amazing place to visit. But that is during summer. In winter, the region transforms itself into a magical skiing destination and opting for a husky tour is the best way to explore.
11. Vienna Opera Museum
A lover of operas and stage plays? Then a visit to the Vienna State Opera house is a must. But don’t stay inside the venue forever, the exterior of the structure shimmers in the night and is the right time to click that royal photograph.
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The terrain of Tyrol is the epicentre of entertainment during the winter and as you ride on the mountain chair lift, you realize your life is complete.
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