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14 of the Coolest Castles in Austria

14 of the Coolest Castles in Austria

Austria is a landlocked German-speaking country in Central Europe with a long and rich history. Home to many influential rulers and aristocrats over the centuries, castles and palaces were built as a display of wealth and power. Austria’s mountainous landscape also provided many strategic locations for defensive structures to protect against invaders.  There are countless castles in Austria, so which of them should you check out? To help you make this decision, read on and learn about 14 of the coolest castles in Austria. Plan your trip to Austria Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions…
Where to stay in Innsbruck

Where to stay in Innsbruck

This capital city of Austria's Tyrol state is a winter wonderland and world-renowned for winter sports. However, the prime location in the Austrian Alps makes Innsbruck a wonderful summer destination as well. This is no small mountain village. Innsbruck is home to over 120,000 residents, meaning there is plenty to do, and many areas for you to choose from when seeking Innsbruck accommodation. Many travelers also choose to stay in smaller holiday villages outside of Innsbruck, which have public transportation into Innsbruck. Using our guide to hotels in Innsbruck, you can find the best area to stay in Innsbruck Austria.…
Where To Stay in Melk

Where To Stay in Melk

Melk is a small town in Austria around 85 km west of the capital Vienna on the Danube River in the Lower Austria region. Though there are barely 5,000 permanent residents, Melk makes up for that number with around half a million annual visitors. Melk’s location in the stunning Wachau river valley, famous for wineries, medieval castles, and monasteries is the reason behind its popularity. If you love wine, history, and beautiful landscapes then Melk would be the perfect destination for you to visit! Figuring out where to stay in Melk will largely depend on your chosen form of transportation.…
Where to stay in Linz Austria

Where to stay in Linz Austria

Linz is a city of development and innovation. Dubbed the “City of Smart Tourism”, Linz has evolved from an old industrial town into a forward-thinking spearheader of culture, technology, and tourism in Austria. One of many up-and-coming tourist destinations, read on for the best places to stay in Linz, Austria. The capital of ‘Upper Austria’ and the third largest city in the country, Linz often goes under the radar when you think about travelling Europe, but this city is not to be missed. It has an Old Town, as well as modern areas, and one of the largest main squares…
Where to stay in Salzburg

Where to stay in Salzburg

Salzburg is the stuff that fairytales are made of. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 27 historic churches, not to mention loads of “Sound of Music” lore from the 1965 movie that was filmed here. Salzburg sits on the border between Austria and Germany, making day trips to Munich or Vienna very easy from a home base in Salzburg. The Alps are also a stone’s throw away, making Salzburg the perfect destination for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. To help you decide where to stay in Salzburg, we’ve rounded up some of the best Salzburg hotels as well as an overview…
Where to Stay in Vienna

Where to stay in Vienna

Austria’s capital city, Vienna, is a wonderful place to visit with loads of art, architecture and history waiting to entertain you. With the Austrian Alps not far away, many travelers choose to combine the two and make a quick stop in Vienna before setting of on mountain adventures. I hear a lot of people asking if is Vienna safe, of course it is, as is anywhere in the world. You need to apply common sense, no matter where you are in the world. Don't little silly fears stop you from visiting this beautiful city. Whether you’re staying in Vienna one…
Where to stay in Hallstatt Region of Austria

Where to stay in Hallstatt Region of Austria

Nestled in the Austrian Alps is a tiny village that has taken Instagram by storm. Hallstatt Austria is a UNESCO World Heritage site perched on the shore of Lake Hallstatt. While many travelers make this a day trip from Salzburg to Hallstatt, the real treat is to enjoy this area once the day trip travelers have gone home. Fortunately, there are a few Hallstatt hotels to select, many of which offer panoramic views of the Lake of Hallstatt. As Hallstatt is relatively small, with just a few hotels in Hallstatt, we’ve also included other options for where to stay near…
The Ultimate Guide to Melk - Austria

The Ultimate Guide to Melk – Austria

Melk, Austria is a small town with a lot of charm. It is definitely worth visiting when you are travelling in Austria. Melk is located close to Austria's picturesque Wachau Valley and is nestled next to the Danube River. The town is also located close to many other great cities, such as the capital city, Vienna and Linz. Melk has a long history and it is also one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Austria. The town has a lot of great things to offer, including its old town, which is located on a hill. There are also many beautiful…
Where to stay in Graz

Where to stay in Graz

Graz Austria is the second largest city in Austria, and capital of Styria province. As you are planning a visit to Graz, deciding where to stay is an important part of your Austria itinerary. Much of the beauty of Graz is in the architecture, which can be found throughout the city. In fact, Graz was the European Capital of Culture in 2003 and named a City of Design just a few years later. Rather than a bustling capital city to be checked off a list, Graz is a city to savor, a place to stay for as long as you…
Budget Guide to Innsbruck

Budget Guide to Innsbruck

Known as the capital of the mountains, Innsbruck, in the Tyrol, is a bustling small city nestled in the valley well below the towering snowy peaks of the Austrian Alps. With the stunning mountains as a backdrop, the nearby alpine lakes, and the river running through the centre, this historic, charming town offers a perfect blend of city life and nature. This guide is perfect for those who are travelling to Innsbruck on a budget. We will show you what to do in Innsbruck, where to stay, what to eat and how to get around, whether it’s a weekend in…