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The 10 most beautiful places in Austria in the summer

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 02 March 2023
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You can find many beautiful places in Austria that ensure an unforgettable summer vacation. Discover, for example, the diverse landscape, stunning nature, or follow in the footsteps of Empress Sissi while visiting various cities in Austria.

We have summarized the 10 most beautiful places in Austria in the summer specifically for you in this blog article. This way, you'll know exactly what to do in Austria in the summer. Are you going to spend the summer vacation with the whole family by a crystal-clear mountain lake, or treat yourself to a relaxing holiday for two amidst the impressive mountains?
 

1. Großglockner High Alpine Road - Austria's Highest View

One of the most enjoyable places to visit in Austria during the summer is the Großglockner High Alpine Road. This high alpine mountain road is 48 kilometers long, taking you through 36 hairpin bends amidst rugged rocks and snow-white fields to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe Visitor Center. From here, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Pasterze Glacier and Austria's highest mountain, the majestic 3,798-meter-high Großglockner. You can traverse this panoramic road by car, motorcycle, bus, or bicycle from May to early November. Along the way, be sure to make stops at museums, information points, and themed panoramic routes.
 

2. Salzburg - Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site in Austria

Salzburg is one of the most beautiful baroque cities globally and undoubtedly one of Austria's most picturesque places. Notable figures, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, shape the city's history. In the summer, it's delightful to stroll through Salzburg's beautiful old town. Walk along the majestic Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Salzburg Cathedral, the Mirabell Gardens, and Residenzplatz. Additionally, numerous events take place in Salzburg during the summer, adding a cultural touch to your Austrian summer vacation.
 

3. Hohe Tauern National Park - Austria's Largest Nature Park

Expansive glacier fields, beautiful forests, and imposing valleys characterize Austria's largest nature park: Hohe Tauern National Park. Spanning over 1,800 km², the park extends across the three states of Carinthia, Salzburg, and Tyrol. It is the largest protected area in Central Europe, home to a diverse range of animals and plants. One of the most beautiful spots in the national park is the Krimml Waterfalls. With a total height of 385 meters, they are Austria's highest waterfalls and a spectacular destination for your summer vacation. Here, you can indulge in delightful hikes through nature.

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Krimmler waterfalls

4. Millstätter See - Experience Swimming and Beautiful Villages in Austria in Summer

In summer, Millstätter See in the beautiful Carinthia region attracts many people due to its warm water temperatures. The middle of the lake measures a remarkable 22 degrees Celsius, making it perfect for swimming, fishing, or engaging in various water sports. However, the excitement doesn't end on the water. Stroll around the lake through the streets of Austria's most beautiful villages in summer, such as Seeboden, Millstatt, and Döbriach. Hikers and cyclists can also enjoy stunning views of the lake as they tour along the shore. If you prefer an aerial view of the lake, take one of the 16 cable cars around Millstätter See to ascend into the mountains.
 

5. Zillertal - One of the Most Enjoyable Places in Austria

During Summer Whether you're seeking action or tranquility, Zillertal has it all for your summer vacation in Austria. Hike or bike through the magnificent mountains, climb rocks or navigate high rope courses, play around in adventure playgrounds, swim in refreshing mountain lakes, and paraglide from the most beautiful peaks in Austria. These are just a few of the many summer activities in Zillertal that attract not only couples but also families with children to this stunning region.
 

6. Achensee - Tip for Caribbean Vibes in Austria in Summer

The water of Achensee sparkles turquoise blue in the summer, providing a delightful Caribbean feeling. The color and excellent water quality of Tyrol's largest lake attract numerous vacationers each year, making it one of Austria's most beautiful spots in the summer. Relax on the shore at one of the pebble beaches or take a boat trip on the almost 10-kilometer-long Achensee. From the lake, you can admire the breathtaking mountain landscape of the Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges.
 

7. Innsbruck - The Capital of the Alps

Innsbruck is a wonderful place in Austria during the summer, suitable for both a city break and a hiking vacation. Surrounded by the impressive peaks of the Karwendel Mountains, the "Capital of the Alps" offers the perfect mix of city and mountains. Explore the old town of Innsbruck on foot, discovering landmarks such as the 450-year-old city tower, the colorful houses in the Mariahilf and St. Nikolaus districts, and the city's symbol: the "Golden Roof." With the Hungerburgbahn, you can quickly reach the 900-meter-high Hungerburg district and enjoy a fantastic view over the entire city.

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The city of Innsbruck


8. Ötztal - Rafting and Hiking in Austria


During Summer For outdoor enthusiasts, Ötztal is a delightful place for a summer vacation in Austria. It's the perfect destination for long-distance hikes, such as the varied Ötztaler Urweg, which crosses the entire valley in just 12 stages. This 180-kilometer-long long-distance hiking route takes you from village to village, passing many highlights of Ötztal. Looking for more action? Join a rafting tour or go canyoning. In summer, the Inn and Ötztaler Ache turn into wild rivers with narrow gorges and slippery rocks, offering pure whitewater fun! Another tip: visit Area47 in Ötztal, Austria's largest outdoor amusement park.
 

9. Vienna - The Capital of Austria

Vienna should undoubtedly be on the list of the most beautiful places in Austria during the summer. The warm sun rays make the Wiener Riesenrad, the Hofburg, the Stephansdom, and many other highlights of the Austrian capital shine. Take a break at the Naschmarkt or in one of the many wine taverns to rejuvenate. Enjoy a delightful glass of sparkling wine outdoors, and in the afternoon, treat yourself to a delicious slice of Sachertorte in one of Vienna's cake cafes. The Danube and the natural outdoor pool also provide relief on particularly hot days.
 

10. Zell am See-Kaprun - Relax and Experience

Completing this top 10 list of the most beautiful places in Austria during the summer is the Zell am See-Kaprun region. The holiday region in Salzburgerland is characterized by the idyllic Zeller See, the Schmittenhöhe, the Schwalbenwand, and the glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn. Relax in the summer at one of the three lidos, visit the impressive high mountain reservoirs in Kaprun, and venture into the fascinating world of ice and snow on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.

What to do with the best weather in Austria during the summer?

Thanks to our top 10 list, you now know exactly which places you must see in Austria during the summer. If the weather is exceptionally beautiful during your summer vacation in Austria, you can choose to relax at your own chalet while enjoying the warm sun rays from your veranda or balcony. Of course, taking a dip in a swimming lake or pool is a must during these days. These facilities are easily accessible from our chalets. Also, be sure to indulge in plenty of ice cream to cool off during your summer in Austria. Excited? Book your delightful chalet or apartment with ChaletsPlus soon.

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