Best Things to do in Austria
What is Austria Most Famous For? Discover the Top 11 Unique Things to Do in Austria, the Coolest Things to Do in Austria All Year Round, your Ultimate Guide of the Best Things to Do in Austria.
From a Day Tour in Hallstatt to a Vienna Wine Tour, this is your 11 Bucket List of Worthy Things to do in Austria.
Need more inspiration? Discover the Most Incredible Castles in Austria, the Most Secret Spots & Hidden Treasures in Austria, The Top-Rated Ski Resorts in Austria, the Best Places to Visit in Austria, the Most Scenic Natural Wonders to Visit in Austria and the Most Magical Christmas Markets in Austria.
1. Hallstatt Day Tour From Salzburg
Hallstatt is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Austria, it is also one of the best hidden gems in Europe.
A visit to this small village, located 1 hour from Salzburg (2 hours by train), is one of the Best Things to Do in Austria.
It is so beautiful that it has been copied identically by Chinese entrepreneurs who have fallen in love with this incredible place.
We invite you to discover the original, the real village of Hallstatt by booking your flights to Salzburg as well as your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities such as a private tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg or Vienna, one of the Coolest Things to do in Austria.
Where to stay: “Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg”. A family run 4 star hotel recently renovated.
2. Vienna Christmas Markets
A Visit of Vienna at Christmas Time is one of the Greatest Things to do in Austria.
Vienna is every year on your podium of the best Christmas markets in Europe. One of the most well-known Christmas Markets is the traditional "Vienna Magic of Advent", which turns the City Hall Square into a shining fairytale land.
Christmas gifts, tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks are waiting for you and have fun Christmas workshops for kids. The trees of the surrounding City Hall are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights - a Viennese experience, you will definitely not want to miss and that must be on your Austria Bucket List!
Book your flights to Vienna, accommodation at the best price, your tours and activities in Vienna such as a Christmas & New Year Concert in St. Peter's Church and your transfer from the airport.
Where to stay: "Boutique Hotel Das Tigra" is a family-run hotel with a very central location in a quiet street.
3. Vienna: Giant Ferris Wheel Ride
Open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., The Vienna Ferris Wheel is one of the symbols of the Austrian capital and one of the Best Things to Do with Kids in Austria.
Long considered the tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe, it is one of the main attractions of the "Prater", Vienna's magnificent amusement park.
Treat yourself to 20 minutes out of time, off the ground, and buy your tickets online for the Vienna Ferris Wheel. If you change your mind 24 hours before D-Day and prefer to treat yourself to a romantic dinner, no problem, you will be fully reimbursed.
Where to stay: "Motel One Wien-Hauptbahnhof". One of our top picks in Vienna.
4. Ice Skating on Frozen Lake
In winter, it is not uncommon to see people from Vienna descend to Podersdorf am see, with their ice skates in the trunk of the car, to ice skate on the frozen lake of Podersdorf am see.
If you travel to Austria at this time of the year you too can treat yourself to a moment of pure happiness, out of time, far from trouble and stress, by ice skating Podersdorf am seen one of the Coolest and Most Unusual Things to Do in Austria.
You can come here also in spring or summer and practice paddle boarding, running around the lake, horseback riding, cycling, kitesurfing or windsurfing.
If you are not a sports enthusiast but you have a palate for competition and are a gourmet, you can also taste the wines produced locally or the various beers from the microbreweries located in the region, one of the Best Things to do in Austria.
Located just 30 minutes by car from Vienna (2 hours by public transport), Podersdorf am see is one of Austria's hidden gems, a destination not to be missed for lovers of nature, gastronomy and outdoor sports.
Where to stay: "Lakeside77" is one of our top picks in Podersdorf am See.
5. Museum Hundertwasser
The show is inside and out. The facade of this building is worth the detour but do not hesitate to get into the museum : a visit of the Hundertwasser collection is one of the Must-Do in Austria, it will immerse you in a universe as fantastic as it is surprising where shapes and colours mix without limit.
By purchasing your tickets online you will be able to skip the line but also choose your tickets for the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions at the best price.
It is the perfect place to discover Hundertwasser's architectural creation as well as his designs, his craziest projects and his commitment to protecting the environment.
You will also discover the life of this unique architect in Austria but also in New Zealand, his love for colours and for the earth.
How to get there: Book your flights to Vienna as well as your accommodation and tours and activities in Vienna such as your admission tickets to the Hundertwasser Museum.
Where to stay: "Grand Hotel Wien" is a legendary hotel located in the heart of Vienna.
6. Schönbrunn Palace Concert
Live an exceptional moment in the heart of one of the most beautiful castles in Austria, the Schönbrunn Palace.
In this UNESCO-listed palace, enjoy an exceptional concert, one of the Greatest Things to Do in Austria, and immerse yourself in the fabulous and rich era of Mozart and Strauss and listen to their most beautiful compositions. Musicians but also opera singers, a soprano and a baritone as well as ballet dancers will make you live an unforgettable moment.
Where to stay: "Austria Trend Hotel Astoria Wien" set in a beautiful building dating from 1912.
Travel to live your dreams. Travel to offer yourself unforgettable, exceptional experiences. Travel to breathe, to clear your thoughts, to open your mind, to rejuvenate yourself. Travel to reconnect with nature.
Discover landscapes of rare beauty and fly over the most beautiful landscapes. Thanks to this tandem flight you will fly over one of the most beautiful regions of Austria in complete safety and in the company of an expert. Live your dreams now by booking a Paragliding Tour, one of the Coolest and Most Unusual Things to Do in Austria.
How to get there: Book your flights to Innsbruck.
Where to stay: "Hotel Zach". Guests love their friendly staff and excellent breakfast.
8. Apfelstrudel Cooking Class
This is one of the Best Things to do in Austria: learn how to cook Salzburg's most famous dessert, the "Apple Strudel".
Accompanied by a professional, master in the art of making this delicious cake, you will learn how to make the dough, how to give it life, to air it, to make it dance in your hands.
You will also learn the origin of this cake and a bit of Austrian history as you discover the secrets of one of its greatest culinary specialties.
The sweet scent of baked apples, nuts, almonds and cinnamon will give you an unforgettable visual, taste and olfactory experience.
Where to stay: "Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg" enjoys a central location in Salzburg.
9. Salzburg Christmas Market
A visit to Salzburg Christmas Market is one of the Best Things to Do in Austria with Kids.
The Christmas Market on Cathedral Square is truly a romantic market with a long history. Its origins go back to 1491, making it the oldest market in Salzburg.
Spending the Advent season in Mozart's city is like walking into a fairy-tale. The Fortress sits high above the city and the Cathedral serves as a magnificent backdrop for the sales booths while the tempting fragrance of bake apples, incense and cotton candy wafts through the air.
With over 90 events, the Salzburg Christmas Market offers visitors a varied social and cultural programme. These include an exhibition of Christmas mangers, exciting processions of Perchten in their frightening masks and costumes, as well as genuine folk song and dance performances. One of the highlights is the Advent Brass Concert.
Not to forget: Salzburg is the birthplace of the most famous Christmas carol of all time “Silent Night, Holy Night”.
Where to stay: "Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg" enjoys a central location in Salzburg.
10. Wachau Valley Day Tour With Wine Tasting
You will leave the Austrian capital by bus and enjoy a romantic cruise on the Danube. This cruise is available from mid-April to the end of October.
You can combine this with a tasting of the famous wines of the Wachau Valley. You will discover the best vineyards in the region in the company of a wine expert.
The best regional products await you for a historical and culinary discovery of one of the most beautiful regions of Europe.
Where to stay: "Grand Ferdinand Vienna" located in the heart of Vienna.
11. Vienna Wine tour
We offer you different tours to discover the best vineyards around Vienna and taste the best Austrian wines, one of the Best Things to do in Austria.
Centered on a vineyard or offering you the opportunity to discover both Austrian culinary specialties and various regional wines, these oenological and culinary tours will leave you with visual, taste and olfactory memories for a lifetime.
Where to stay: "Hilton Vienna". Stay in the heart of Vienna.
Plan your trip to Austria
Hotels, Apartments, B&B...
Fresh deals every single day
Thousands reviews you can trust
Tours, Sightseeing & Activities
Discover Austria’s biggest collection of things to do and guided tours.
Whatever you want to do you’ll find it here.
Travelling to Austria.
Explore Austria holidays and the best places to visit