Best Cities In Austria

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The Top Ten

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2 Graz

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.

3 Salzburg

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.

4 Linz

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.

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5 Innsbruck

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.

6 Klagenfurt

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

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7 Villach

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.

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8 Wels
9 Sankt Pölten
10 Dornbirn

The Contenders

11 Wiener Neustadt
12 Haag
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