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Upper Austria

Upper Austria is a beautiful province, with museums, bike routes, great hotels and castles. Take a look at our information and tips for activities and attractions in Upper Austria.

Lakes and Nature

The adorable town of Hallstatt located at Lake Hallstatt © Österreich Werbung/Weinhäupl The adorable town of Hallstatt located at Lake Hallstatt © Österreich Werbung/Weinhäupl

Upper Austria

Along the Salzkammergutweg, the most famous Upper Austrian lakes and warm thermal springs of drinking water quality line up like beautiful pearls on a string, surrounded by a stunning mountain backdrop.
Bathing Lakes in Upper Austria
Golf © Österreich Werbung / Himsl Golf © Österreich Werbung / Himsl

Golf in Upper Austria

Golfers – from amateurs to professionals – immediately fall in love with Upper Austria for its exquisite golf greens amongst crystal-clear lakes and majestic mountains.
Land of passions
Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber

Trail riding in the Kalkalpen National Park

The Kalkalpen National Park is one of Austria’s most mysterious landscapes. This secluded mountain and forest area can be best experienced on horseback.
Trail riding in Upper Austria
Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer

Water Sports

Enjoy a refreshing dip, give diving a go, or take a sailboat out for the day. Browse our selection of the best lakes for waters activities per region.
Austria's best bathing lakes
kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister

Cycling along Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Scenic cycle paths lead along picturesque rivers and glittering lakes, all well-signposted with wonderful stop-off opportunities along the way.
The most popular routes
Wandern Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Wandern Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Hiking along Rivers & Lakes

Austria's hiking trails provide many opportunities to enjoy natural waters along the way, from rivers and lakes to gorges and waterfalls.  
Waterside walks

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Cultural Highlights

Ars Electronica Center / Linz, Oberösterreich © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Ars Electronica Center / Linz, Oberösterreich © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Architectural Highlights Upper Austria

A day in Upper Austria can be short if you want to experience all its architectural gems. Linz is a cosmopolitan city that houses culture and arts, and the surrounding historic towns such as Bad Ischl and Hallstatt are treasure troves of splendid buildings. Venture further into the province to find countless tremendous abbeys and monasteries.
An architectural round trip of Upper Austria
Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

Austria's Longest Shopping Streets

It's easy to browse the day away along one of these favourite shopping streets. The longest shopping mile of all is Mariahilfer Straße in Vienna, followed by Landstraße in Linz.
Shopaholic's Galore
The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller

Popular Markets

Farmers’ market, flea market or potters’ market: Markets are a feast for all senses and a celebration of colours, scents and voices.
Austrian Market Culture
Advent market at Linz © Österreich Werbung/Roebl Advent market at Linz © Österreich Werbung/Roebl

Christmas Markets in Linz

The fragrance of gingerbread and Linzer Torte from the Christmas Markets, pastry shops and cafes, the lights of the city skyline combining old with new, and the enticements of shopping in the city of Linz all bring you that step closer towards Christmas Eve.
Visit Christmas Markets in Linz
Schloss Ort by Lake Traunsee © Österreich Werbung / Porizka Schloss Ort by Lake Traunsee © Österreich Werbung / Porizka

Weddings in Upper Austria

In Upper Austria it's all about getting married on water. Charter your very own wedding boat and cruise the picture perfect Lake Traunsee or Lake Attersee. Corny? Yes, but we love it!
Upper Austria wedding ideas
Schlöging Loop in Upper Austria © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Schlöging Loop in Upper Austria © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Colourful Danube

For many centuries Europe’s second-largest river has served to bring together the continent’s nations and peoples, which up until today makes the Danube region a fascinating cultural meeting place.
Where cultures flow together
Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at

Gustav Klimt Centre

In Kammer am Attersee, where Gustav Klimt spent his summer holidays, you can now find the Gustav Klimt Centre and an inspiring Klimt-themed path along the picturesque banks of Lake Atter.
Gustav Klimt in Upper Austria
Bilderbuch from Upper Austria © Niko Ostermann Bilderbuch from Upper Austria © Niko Ostermann

From Storybook to Story of Success

Having started as an Upper Austrian school band, Bilderbuch have undertaken various musical experiments to evolve into Austria’s funkiest combo since Falco.
The funk-combo from Upper Austria

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Accommodations

Hotel Mühltalhof © Mühltalhof Hotel Mühltalhof © Mühltalhof

Mühltalhof

The Mühltalhof in Neufelden is one of those places that’s so good one would much rather keep it a secret.
Mühltalhof in Upper Austria
The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at

Baumhotel

Fancy holidaying at lofty heights? Live in a tree house on the longest treetop path in Europe. The scent of wood will follow you for your entire stay – your clothes, backpack and skin will all smell like forest by the end of your first day.
Baumhotel in Upper Austria
Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee

Seehof Mondsee

At one of the most beautiful coves on Lake Mondsee, you’ll find the five-star hotel with its private 300-metre beach and award-winning gourmet restaurant.
Seehof Mondsee in Upper Austria
Außenansicht vom Hotel am Domplatz in Linz © Hotel am Domplatz Außenansicht vom Hotel am Domplatz in Linz © Hotel am Domplatz

Design Hotels in Upper Austria

Hotel and culture, experience and vision, design and interior all meet here. Discover the spirit of Upper Austria in the urban centre of Linz or on the banks of beautiful Lake Hallstatt.
Visit Upper Austria
Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser

Castle Hotels & Mansions

Castle Hotels & Mansions is a select group of romantic castle hotels, historic country homes, manor houses, estates, restaurants and inns across Austria.
Incomparably unique
St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalets St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalets

Chalets & Holiday Homes in Austria

Skiing and hiking chalets come in all sizes and all standards in the Austrian Alps, with some including luxury facilities such as saunas. Use our chalet finder to source your ideal lodgings.
Plan your alpine break
Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels/Raffalt Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels/Raffalt

Wanderhotels - Best Alpine

Located in beautiful Alpine landscapes, Wanderhotels know all about hiking with free guided tours, equipment and hiking taxis, plus spas and fabulous cuisine.
The best hiking hotels in the Alps
Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels

Kinderhotels Family Holidays

Tired of theme parks and caravan sites? Looking to avoid the cost of a far off resort? Want to treat your family to a holiday that combines child-friendly fun with superior amenities and comfortable accommodation, and gives you the feeling that you’ve "gone somewhere" at fantastic value for money? Kinderhotels is the irresistible choice.
Having an amazing time

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