With plenty of natural, architectural and cultural beauties, Austria is one of European’s hidden gems and a truly magical destination throughout the year.

Wondering the top 7 reasons why Austria should be in your bucket list? Read on.

Why Austria should be in your bucket list?

1. The beautiful capital: Vienna

Vienna alone is a great reason to visit Austria and you’ll notice its immense beauty in every single corner. Additionally, its Habsburg traditions with opulent residences turn it into one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Finally, the capital is brimming with outstanding Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings that leave every single visitor speechless.

The beautiful capital Vienna

Beautiful Belvedere palace in Vienna, Austria

2. Breath-taking scenery

Another reason why you should tick Austria off your bucket list is its natural beauties. The snow-capped peaks of the Austrian Central Alps attract several tourists passionate about ski and winter sports every year and are quintessentially Austrian. Also, you shouldn’t miss the region of Salzkammergut with its stunning crystal-blue lakes! Other natural beauties that will blow you away are waterfalls, lakes, mountains, caves and green hills, just to name a few.

Stunning Austrian snow-capped peaks

Beautiful mountain landscape in the misty sunrise. Alps, Austria

3. Its great music scene

One of the first things that comes to our mind when we think about Austria is certainly its unbeatable music scene. Austria is indeed considered the hearth of the European musical scene and Salzburg is one of the best examples. Here everything revolves around the life and music of Mozart, one of the greatest classical music composers of all time.

In Vienna we can admire the once-residence of Ludwig Van Beethoven as well as walk in the footsteps of other great composers of the past.

In conclusion, the concert culture is still prevalent throughout the country, where you can tour a collection of concert halls and attend many free concerts across the main cities such as Vienna and Salzburg.

4. Authenticity

Unlike many other European destinations which have been suffering the detrimental consequences of over tourism, Austria keeps being a truly authentic destination where you can still breathe and live the inner spirit of the capital. Here you will feel like you have landed on a fairy-tale and magical land far from everything.

Hallstatt village Austria

Austrian tourist destination Hallstatt village

5. Home to stunning architecture

If you like to explore architectural sites, then Austria is the dream destination for you.

From impressive landmarks to more mundane buildings like apartments or shop you will be surrounded by stunning architectural marvels worth adding to your bucket list.

6. Perfect destination all year round

No matter the season, Austria has always something to offer to its visitors.

From exciting ski trips and stunning Christmas markets in winter, to relaxing summer strolls across the dreamy shores of lakes in summer time, Austria is an ideal destination all year round.

Christmas markets in Austria

Christmas markets in Austria

7. One of the cleanest and greenest countries

Unlike other popular travel destinations suffering from dirty streets and common areas, Austria is one of the cleanest places in the world. No matter where you go, you’ll hardly see any litter on the ground whilst strolling through cities or other natural areas and villages nested in the mountains.


No matter the reasons why you choose to visit or the time of the year you embark on your journey, Austria is definitely a country that’s not to be missed.

Did you know that Heritage Hotels of Europe have a portfolio of 36 hotels in Austria? Here are a few examples:

By staying in one of our impressive properties you can rest assured to experience all what the beautiful Austria has to offer. So fuel your wanderlust, Austria awaits!