The most beautiful towns in Austria

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You will hardly find another European country that is visited by tourists on such a regular basis throughout the year as Austria . And the thing is that this country offers many of the things that tourists look for: a wide cultural offer, magnificent museums, concert halls, the possibility of practicing mountain sports, important cities … Of course, the best of Austria are the impressive landscapes that offers. And it is necessary to bear in mind that the Alps occupy about two thirds of the country.

In order for you to get to know Austria more thoroughly, a few weeks ago we talked to you about the most important cities in the country and today we want to show you some of its most beautiful towns . Would you like to join us? I assure you that you are going to love them!

Hallstatt

Hallstatt
The first town on our list could not be other than Hallstatt, which is considered one of the most beautiful towns in the world. And the truth is that it is not surprising, since it offers us unique landscapes. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, Hallstatt offers impressive mountains with caves, lakes, extraordinary flora and fauna, and important archaeological finds. Of course, what is most surprising is the beauty of its landscape, with a lake full of fish, waterfalls wrapped in legends and charming architecture with its stepped wooden houses.

Alpbach

Alpbach
We also want to tell you about Alpbach, known for the color that flowers bring to it decorating the balconies of wooden houses. In addition, during the winter it offers plenty of opportunities for ski fans, as long as they are not expert skiers, as there can be a bit of dust. The village is located in the Alpachtal region of Tyrol, in what is considered to be the Kitzbühel Alps, and offers other activities such as sledding, rollerblading, curling, walking …

Traunkirchen

Traunkirchen
One of the most picturesque towns in all of Austria is Traunkirchen, situated on a peninsula that rises from Lake Traunsee in the Salzkammergut region. You will be amazed by both the town center, where the former monastery and the Johannesberg monument are located, as well as its mountainous landscape, which has served as inspiration for a lot of artists. If you have the opportunity to visit Traunkirchen, enjoy its historical buildings, its gastronomy, its great hostels, the landscape and its network of well-marked trails, where you can go on incredible excursions. In addition, you can practice a lot of leisure activities: boat rental, jogging routes, bicycle routes, fishing …

Lienz

Lienz
Located in South Tyrol, near Italy, this town looks like something out of a story . With just over 12,000 inhabitants, it offers nature and outdoor sports both in winter and in summer: skiing, trekking , hiking … You will love its beautiful rural houses that, in addition to being super cozy and familiar, offer good service at a good price.

St. Gilgen

St Gilgen
Finally, we want to tell you about St.Gilgen, a small town easily accessible from Salzburg (it is 30 kilometers away). Therefore, it is an ideal escape from the city. Famous for its landscapes, it has a beautiful historic center. Of course, for what it is truly known is for hosting the boats that swarm around Lake Wolfgang. You will love its cobbled streets and its polychrome houses. In addition, the figure of Mozart stands out, placed here because it was the birthplace of his mother and grandmother, although the musician never set foot on these lands.