Top 10 Best Cities in Austria

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City of 1.850.000 inhabitants (in 2016) within the municipality borders. More than 2.600.000 inhabitants including suburbs. River Danube/Donau with one of the official headquarters of the United Nations (after New York and Geneve), city of classical music, theaters, opera houses, universities (150.000 university students) and Habsburg emperors and empresses. New Years Concert of Viennese Philharmonic Orchester. About 10.000.000 tourists every year come to see Stephansdom (gothic style cathedral), 100 year old Riesenrad (smaller but 100 years older than London Eye Wheel) in the Prater entertainment park, Schönbrunn Castle (1.500 rooms), Hofburg Palace (2.500 rooms), Belvedere Castle (with picture gallery with masterpieces of Gustav Klimt), the 150 year old ring boulevard (Ringstraße) with monumental public buildings like House of Parliament, Vienna City Hall, University, Stock Exchange, Burgtheater, State Opera House, many museums, parks and luxury hotels and typical Viennese coffee ...more


Together with Vienna probably Austria's most beautiful city. One oft Austria's wealthiest cities. City of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart situated in the banks of Rivers Salzach. Salzburg festival at Easter time and during summer time. Famous Mozarteum musical university). More than 150.000 inhabitants within city limits (250.000 people including suburbs). Famous Christmas markets. Picturesque city center (medieval Fortress, baroque Cathedral, Getreidegasse, Residenz). Hellbrunn Castle and park. Traffic cross in the middle oft Austria. Beautiful mountains and lakes close to the city.


Beautiful Renaissance city center. Clock tower on the top of Schlossberg. River Mur. Center for art, education, culture and sience. Opera house and theatres. Theatre and film festival. About 50.000 university students in a city of 285.000 inhabitants. Second biggest city of Austria and fast growing city in the sunny south of Austria. Although Graz offers big industrial sites (especially for car and machine manufactoring) the city is cosy, colourful and friendly. Highest density of shopping centers in whole Austria. Many people from Slovenia, Hungary and southern Austria come to do their shopping in Shopping City Seiersberg and in a couple of other shopping centers in and around Graz. Cultural capital City of Europe in 2007 Ort 2008.


Biggest industrial city of Austria (steel factories, chemical industry) and harbour at Danube / Donau river. Modern and very rich city. Not so famous than other Austrian cities, although Linz has an unexpected beautiful City center. Huge shopping center called Plus City close to Linz. Mount Poestlingberg and Danube tourist boats (trips Tod Passau, Vienna, Budapest,...). Linz is better than its reputation although tourists prefer cities linke Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz and smaller cities in the Carinthian Lake District such as Klagenfurt and Villach.

200.000 inhabutants. Third biggest City oft Austria.


City in the middle of Tyrol in the Austrian Alps with colourful medieval houses along Rivers Inn. Castles, churches and simply romantical roads and squares. Famous Christmas market. Olympic Winter Games in the 1960ies an 1970ies. 130.000 inhabitants and 30.000 university students.


Beautiful historical city center, Lake Wörthersee close to university, friendly people, good food

City with 100.000 inhabitants close to Lake Wörthersee. Minimundus (sights from all over the world in scale 1:25). Home town of Austrian writers Robert Musil and Ingeborg Bachmann. Alpe Adria University Klagenfurt/Celovec with about 10.000 students. Small airport. Trade Fair. Beautiful Renaissance city center and fin-de-siecle theatre. Beach Volleyball Grand Slam. Triathlon. Very green and friendly place. Center for art and culture of both the German speaking and the Slovene speaking population group of Kärnten/Koroska/Carinzia/Carinthia. Sixth biggest city oft Austria.


Only 62.000 inhabitants, but city seems bigger / more alive than other cities of that size, many Italians and Slovene people come to Villach/Villaco/Beljak to the Christmas or Easter market, to the shopping center Atrio and to the thermal spas. A nice place. Vetter weather than in other cities oft Austria.

Small, but nice and colourful city center, beautiful landscape (river Drau/Drava and Rivers Gail, clean lakes close to the city like Lake Ossiacher See, Lake Faaker See or Lake Wörthersee, mountains close to the city), thermal baths in Warmbad/Villach, Landskron Castle, many Italian and Slovene guests, 20 minutes from Italian and Slovene border, a lot of leisure facilities, friendly people, Carneval, brewery called Villacher Bier...

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The Contenders
Wiener Neustadt

I come Austria and all are beutyful the Panoramapark the church evrything

(Sorry für my english)

I know there are better countries like vienna or wiener neustadt but it is one of the underestimated cities

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