Austria - Alps, Lakes and Waltz

In the heart of Europe lies a popular and, with 40 million visitors per year, important travel destination: Austria. With its magnificent mountain scenery, dreamlike lakes, unique ski resorts and charming cities like Vienna and Salzburg, the small country has something to offer for every taste. The numerous holiday regions attract holidaymakers all year round. Whether picturesque lakes in the Salzkammergut and Carinthia, extensive hikes in Tyrol or relaxing in an idyllic alpine hut in Salzburger Land - nothing stands in the way of a holiday in nature in Austria. Those who want to incorporate a little culture into their trip should take a city break to Vienna or Salzburg. Vienna is home to world-famous sights such as Schönbrunn Palace, the Belvedere and the Ferris wheel in the Vienna Prater. Salzburg, also known as Mozart's city, is in no way inferior to Vienna and enchants visitors with beautiful baroque architecture and an impressive mountain landscape. Whether summer at the lake or winter on the slopes, whether nature or city, whether sporty or relaxing, Austria holds many treasures. Discover our careful selection of the best hotels in Austria for a holiday with the family, as a couple, with friends or alone.

The best places to stay in Austria?

Impressive nature and enchanting cultural diversity, Austria combines both into a unique mixture for a versatile stay. The country's breathtaking mountain landscape invites you to go hiking, cycling or let off steam in winter sports. Do you want to enjoy a holiday between alpine pastures and mountain lakes? How about one of our unique hotels in Tyrol? Skiing is your passion? We have the top hotels in Salzburger Land for you. If you're looking for a combination of nature and a city break, the city of Salzburg is the place to be. Unique architecture, exciting museums and all embedded in beautiful countryside. Where to stay in Salzburg? We have put together the most beautiful hotels in the city of Salzburg for you. When you think of Austria, the capital Vienna quickly comes to mind. With its unique sights, such as the famous Schönbrunn Palace and the extraordinary coffee house culture, the city is the ideal place to discover and relax. Where to stay in Vienna? Secretplaces has the top hotels and boutique hotels in Vienna for you.

Whether it's on the mountain, by the lake in summer or on the slopes in winter, in the city or a combination of all, Secretplaces has you covered to find the ideal accommodation for your trip to Austria.

To make this diverse country a little clearer for you, we have summarized the most beautiful regions and best accommodations in Austria in this small travel guide.

Our favourite towns, villages and accommodations in Austria

The most beautiful boutique hotels in Vienna

Vienna is known as a city steeped in history. Magnificent palaces like Schönbrunn and the Belvedere, impressive architecture and picturesque gardens and parks are only a small part of what Vienna has to offer. Music lovers will get their money's worth at the opera or a music theatre. Those looking for relaxation can enjoy a leisurely afternoon in one of the famous coffee houses. So that you can enjoy the charm of the city to the fullest, we take care of the perfect accommodation in Vienna! We have put together a selection of the best boutique hotels and B&Bs in Vienna for you. How about a charming boutique hotel in the city centre? Or would you prefer a stylish hotel overlooking the picturesque old town? Our hand-picked list of the top hotels in Vienna has something to offer for every taste. Whether a cultural trip or a pleasure holiday, Vienna is a must-see in Austria.

Destinations and accommodation in Salzburger Land

Salzburger Land is a popular and diverse region in Austria with clear lakes, magnificent Alpine landscapes and unique cultural treasures. It offers exceptional nature experiences all year round against an impressive mountain backdrop. Whether in summer on the alpine pastures or in winter on the numerous ski slopes, Salzburger Land has something to offer for every taste. A true paradise for sports enthusiasts is, for example, the Gastein Valley. Winter sports, hiking or golfing - perfect for an active holiday. But we have also discovered something special for epicures in Bad Gastein. Where to stay in Salzburger Land? How about an idyllic design hotel in Gastein? Or would you prefer something more independent? For that, a beautiful holiday flat in Salzburger Land would be ideal. This valley in Salzburger Land is perfect for anyone looking for relaxation. Alpine flair meets luxury here. Whether as a family with children, a couple in love or simply with friends - we have the right offer for every taste and budget. Take a look at our hand-picked selection of the best small boutique hotels in Salzburger Land and experience an unforgettable holiday in Austria.

The most beautiful accommodations in the city of Salzburg

Those looking for urban flair will get their money's worth in the city of Salzburg. The capital of the province of Salzburg combines scenic beauty, baroque architecture and art with an idyllic mountain world. Probably the most romantic city in Austria, Salzburg has its own charm in every season. Whether snow-covered in winter or adorned with flowering gardens in summer. The location of the world-famous film "Sound of Music" with its unique old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the centre of the city you can admire the imposing fortress mountain with the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The culturally rich city shines with hospitable charm and magnificent scenery. Where to stay in Salzburg? We have handpicked the most beautiful boutique hotels and small hotels in Salzburg for you. Don't miss out on this Austrian jewel!

Destinations and accommodation in Tyrol

The Austrian province of Tyrol is known for its warm hospitality. The magnificent mountain landscape promises alpine pastures, swimming fun, skiing pleasure and a mixture of modernity and tradition. In the provincial capital of Innsbruck, sights such as the Golden Roof or Ambras Castle attract visitors. And of course, the typical Austrian cuisine in Tyrol is not neglected. Whether it's Kasspressknödel in soup or Tyrolean Gröstl with fried egg - Tyrol serves hearty delicacies from Alpine cuisine. After a long day in hiking boots or ski boots, there is nothing better than being pampered by Tyrolean cuisine. Where to stay in Tyrol? How about a small hotel in the middle of the mountains of Fiss, the sunniest skiing area in Tyrol, for example? Then one of our small boutique hotels in Tyrol is just the right place for you. Or perhaps you would prefer a holiday flat in the middle of green meadows. Perhaps a generously equipped holiday flat in Tyrol? So that you can enjoy this unique province to the full, we have put together a personal selection of the most beautiful accommodation in Tyrol for you.

Destinations and accommodation in Carinthia

A true natural beauty awaits you in the south of Austria. With over 150 bathing lakes, impressive mountain landscapes and picturesque Alpine scenery, Carinthia radiates pure joie de vivre. As if made for a refreshing summer, Carinthia offers turquoise-blue bathing lakes, wonderful hiking and cycling trails and the lively provincial capital of Klagenfurt. This Austrian province is as active or decelerated as you want it to be. Lake Wörthersee in Carinthia is one of the most beautiful and popular lakes in Austria and attracts visitors with its unmistakable sky-blue colour and numerous restaurants right on the water. Are you dreaming of a house on the lake? Then one of our holiday homes on Lake Wörthersee in Carinthia is just right for you. Relaxing at the private lake access or a detour with the stand-up paddleboard on the lake? This holiday home is a cosy retreat in Carinthia. The Großglockner/Heiligenblut region combines nature, history, scenic beauty and culture. Surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the dreamlike Chalet Hotel Senger is located here. The typical Austrian mountain hotel in Carinthia with its in-house spa is the ideal starting point for exploring the region around the Großglockner and immersing yourself in the culture of Carinthia. Where to stay in Carinthia? Secret Places has a list of personally selected top hotels in Carinthia for your perfect holiday in Austria.

Each region of Austria has its own charm and special offers. No matter which destination you choose, with our selection of the best hotels in Austria, you can be sure that you will not find more suitable accommodation in Austria for your specific needs and preferences.