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Upper Austria

Upper Austria combines small historic towns and impressive limestone formations at the Kalkalpen National Park with technology and modern design in Linz.

Marked by rolling hills the landscape of Upper Austria transitions from the plains of Lower Austria to the rugged Alps in the west.

The capital, Linz, is an alternative to the imperial city of Vienna or the baroque city of Salzburg, which has allowed it to experiment with technology and modern design more freely, as with the impressive Ars Electronica Center.

While in Upper Austria visit small towns like medival Steyr, baroque Schaerding and imperial Bad Ischl. On your way to Salzburg make sure to stop in quaint villages of the Salzkammergut region, such as Hallstatt. 

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Experiences in Upper Austria

Salzkammergut: Narzissenblüte © © Österreich Werbung / Hans Wiesenhofer Salzkammergut: 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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Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen / Jürgen Grünwald Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen / Jürgen Grünwald

Dining in Upper Austria

Looking for a great fish restaurant in the Salzkammergut Region or a gourmet restaurant?
Restaurants in Upper Austria
Nighttime view of Linz Austria © © Österreich Werbung / Manfred Horvath Nighttime view of Linz Austria © © Österreich Werbung / Manfred Horvath

Upper Austria: Architectural Highlights

Visit places like Linz, Bad Ischl, Hallstatt and encounter unique architecture.
Architecture in Upper Austria...
Goiserer Shoemaker's © © Leo Himsl Goiserer Shoemaker's © © Leo Himsl

Hand crafted Goiserer boots

It began 140 years ago in Bad Goisern (hence the name) with the invention of the first “engineered” mountain boot.
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Klimt Villa by the Attersee © © Österreich Werbung / Hans Wiesenhofer Klimt Villa by the Attersee © © Österreich Werbung / Hans Wiesenhofer

Gustav Klimt and Lake Attersee

What is it about a landscape that inspires a painter to recreate it on his canvas?
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Riding out © OÖ Tourismus Riding out © OÖ Tourismus

Freedom on horseback: Mühlviertler Alm

The quiet joys of peaceful woods, gentle hills and the sound of a horse's hooves in the Mühlviertel.
Discover Upper Austria's Mühlviertel
Steyr © ralfhochhauser.com Steyr © ralfhochhauser.com

Discover Three Historic Gems

The Traunviertel region has a rich history that goes back as far as Roman times. Charming towns Steyr, Enns, and Gmunden are like architectural time machines that take you through the centuries.
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Take a virtual journey of Upper Austria

  • Imperial Villa Bad Ischl © © Kaiservilla Bad Ischl Imperial Villa Bad Ischl © © Kaiservilla Bad Ischl
  • The baroque city of Schaerding © TVB Schärding The baroque city of Schaerding © TVB Schärding
  • The city of Steyr © TVB Steyr / Ralf Hochhauser The city of Steyr © TVB Steyr / Ralf Hochhauser
  • Biking along the Enns river © OÖ Tourismus / Hermann Erber Biking along the Enns river © OÖ Tourismus / Hermann Erber
  • Main street in Linz © Linz Tourismus / Andreas Röbl Main street in Linz © Linz Tourismus / Andreas Röbl
  • Danube in Upper Austria: Schlögen bend © WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Ralf Hochhauser Danube in Upper Austria: Schlögen bend © WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Ralf Hochhauser
  • Mühlviertel, Oberösterreich © . Mühlviertel, Oberösterreich © .

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