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Architecture in Austria

To visit Austria is to experience brilliant architecture in dramatic landscapes. Whether you travel through Austria's picture perfect countryside or stay in its imperial cities - architectural masterpieces are to be found everywhere.

Architecture in Austria

The spectacular Melk Abbey © Österreich Werbung/ Homberger The spectacular Melk Abbey © Österreich Werbung/ Homberger

Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

When the rising sun illuminates Melk Abbey, a colossal and wonderfully beautiful monument is brought to life. Melk Abbey is the symbol of the Wachau Valley and its steep, terraced vineyards overlooking the Danube.
Austria’s largest Baroque structure
Bregenzerwald Architecture © Bregenzerwald / Christoph Lingg Bregenzerwald Architecture © Bregenzerwald / Christoph Lingg

Modern Architecture in the Alps

At first it sounds improbable: Vorarlberg - a small, mostly rural state in the middle of the Alps - has become one of Europe's leading regions for modern art and architecture.
Quite astounding
Kunsthaus Graz © Kunsthaus Graz Kunsthaus Graz © Kunsthaus Graz

Kunsthaus Graz

Nowadays many museums attract visitors not only with exhibitions, but also with their architecture. The Kunsthaus Graz is a fine example, having opened its doors in 2003 as the pièce de résistance of Graz’s year as European Capital of Culture.
The "Friendly Alien"
Modern Architecture in Tirol © Tirol Werbung Modern Architecture in Tirol © Tirol Werbung

Modern Design in Tirol

The amorphous, glowing glass structure is one of the stations on the Nordkettenbahn, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. It is a 100-year-old mountain railway, which has now four uniquely designed stops.
Grand designs
Ikarus Hangar 7 © Helge Kirchberger Ikarus Hangar 7 © Helge Kirchberger

Architectural Highlights in Austria

Austria’s architecture includes imposing imperial buildings, art-deco creations and contemporary masterpieces. We invite you on an architectural round trip.
An architectural round trip of Austria

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