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Day Trips from Vienna

Explore beyond Vienna with these car and train friendly day trips.
Austria is a compact and accessible country, so you can turn a Vienna city trip into a countryside exploration in no time. Below you'll find our list of the most interesting and doable day trips from the capital.

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Heiligenkreuz © Niederösterreich Werbung / Michael LiebertHeiligenkreuz © Niederösterreich Werbung / Michael Liebert

Heiligenkreuz Abbey

Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Europe’s largest Cistercian Monastery, lies behind protective walls, less than half an hour’s drive from Vienna.
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Schloss Hof Gardens © SKB / Lois LammerhuberSchloss Hof Gardens © SKB / Lois Lammerhuber

Schloss Hof

One of the most beautiful baroque buildings in the world, Prince Eugene’s summer palace, Schloss Hof, has recently been brought back to life.
Visit Schloss Hof...
The historic city center of Eisenstadt © Österreich Werbung / Rainer  FehringerThe historic city center of Eisenstadt © Österreich Werbung / Rainer Fehringer

Eisenstadt

Despite being Austria’s smallest provincial capital, this former seat of the noble Esterhazy family and home to some 13,000 inhabitants.

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Birdwatcher in Burgenland © Burgenland Tourismus / Peter BurgstallerBirdwatcher in Burgenland © Burgenland Tourismus / Peter Burgstaller

Birdwatching on Lake Neusiedl's unspoilt expanses

You don't need to be a birder to enjoy a Birdwatching Safari of the national park.
Discover birdwatching in Burgenland
Evening sun on the Way of St John © Österreich Werbung / Lukas BeckEvening sun on the Way of St John © Österreich Werbung / Lukas Beck

Austrian Beer Culture in Mühlviertel

There’s no other place in Austria that brews such a wide variety of beer as the Mühlviertel district of Upper Austria. And not only because it’s the largest hops-growing region in the country.
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Cloud Tower in Grafenegg © Österreich Werbung / Werner KmetitschCloud Tower in Grafenegg © Österreich Werbung / Werner Kmetitsch

Grafenegg Music Festival

The combination of a historic castle, culinary pleasures, modern architecture, and world-class performances makes the Grafenegg Music Festival a delight for all senses.
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World Heritage Trail Spitz - vineyards © Donau Niederösterreich / Steve HaiderWorld Heritage Trail Spitz - vineyards © Donau Niederösterreich / Steve Haider

The delights of the Wachau World Heritage Trail

Revel in the culture and culinary specialties of the charming Wachau Trail overlooking the Danube.
Discover the Wachau Trail
Kulinarik Heuriger Gallhofer in Rührsdorf in Wachau © Andreas HoferKulinarik Heuriger Gallhofer in Rührsdorf in Wachau © Andreas Hofer

Vineyards on the Danube

From Vienna, drive along the Danube westward towards Lower Austria. Just past the city of Krems, you’ll encounter idyllic, terraced vineyards.
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Magnificent Melk Abbey in Lower Austria © Österreich Werbung /  HombergerMagnificent Melk Abbey in Lower Austria © Österreich Werbung / Homberger

Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

Melk Abbey, a colossal and wonderfully beautiful monument, is the symbol of the Wachau Valley overlooking the Danube.
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They city mountain Schlossberg in Graz © Graz Tourismus  / Harry SchifferThey city mountain Schlossberg in Graz © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

Graz

The Styrian capital Graz, whose roots date back to the Roman age, lies on both sides of the River Mur, and is well-known for its medieval city center.

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Admont Monastery © www.stiftadmont.atAdmont Monastery © www.stiftadmont.at

Admont Monastery

Visit the splendid library at the Admont Abbey, which holds an incredible 70,000 volumes.
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Salzkammergut: Narzissenblüte © Österreich Werbung / Hans WiesenhoferSalzkammergut: Narzissenblüte © Österreich Werbung / Hans Wiesenhofer

The "Salzkammergut" Lake Region

The Salzkammergut Lake Region, with a total of 76 lakes, is one of the most impressive regions in the heart of Austria.

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