From the southwest – via the A1 (Italy / Switzerland / Munich)

  1. Salzburg – the city of Mozart
    • Hohensalzburg Fortress
    • Wasserspiele (Trick fountains) and Hellbrunn Palace
    • Mirabell Palace with the baroque gardens
    • Salzburg Cathedral
    • Historic city center with the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Getreidegasse
  2. Gut Aiderbichl in Henndorf near Salzburg
    Sanctuary for more than 1,000 rescued animals
  3. Salzkammergut – Romantic trip along the Mondsee and Attersee
    Exit Mondsee exit, then follow the B151 to Seewalchen
    Alternatively: Mondsee (B154) – Wolfgangsee (B158) – Traunsee (B145) to Regau.
  4. Gmunden – ceramics city on the lake
    Exit Regau, beautiful old town, town hall with an ceramic chime

From the west – via the A3 / A8 (Regensburg / Passau)

  1. Schärding – outstanding baroque town
    Medieval city center with city fortifications and city gates
  2. Obernberg am Inn – located on a terrace above the Inn Millennial trading town, colorful town houses with baroque and rococo facades
  3. Wels – Former Roman city „Ovilava“
    Worth seeing town square with patrician houses and painted water tower
  4. Linz – Upper Austria’s capital
    Well worth seeing main square with the Holy Trinity Column, the town hall and other baroque and renaissance buildings
  5. Steyr – old iron trading town at the confluence of the Enns and Steyr rivers. Romantic town center with gothic, baroque and rococo houses
  6. Enns – the oldest city in Austria
    Medieval town center with a town tower with great views
  7. Melk – former residence of the Babenbergs
    Benedictine Abbey (largest abbey in Lower Austria), western entrance to the Wachau
  8. Wachau: Landscape in and around the Danube valley between Melk and Krems an der Donau in Lower Austria.
    Since 2000, the Wachau cultural landscape with the Melk and Göttweig monasteries as well as the old town of Krems have been included in the list of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
  9. Schallaburg – a living place of history
    Well-fortified medieval and renaissance castle with extraordinary gardens

From the south – via the A2 (Carinthia / Slovenia)

  1. Graz – Styrian capital
    • Schlossberg with clock tower
    • Very beautiful historical city center (since 1999 UNESCO World Heritage Site) with:
    • City Hall
    • Country house
    • State armory
    • Murinsel
  2. Fürstenfeld – center of the thermal region (Bad Blumau, Bad Waltersdorf, …) Former tobacco factory in the Pfeilburg
  3. Riegersburg – huge fortress in Riegersburg
    Exit Sinabelkirchen on the B65 to Riegersburg
  4. Hartberg
    In the old town: history at every turn
    Ossuary built in 1167
  5. Bernstein – known for its precious serpentine (jade)
    Rock-museum and alchemist’s kitchen, powder tower and castle dungeon
  6. Lockenhaus – and its blood countess
    Lockenhaus Castle is well worth seeing
  7. Forchtenstein Castle – protective castle in the Rosaliengebirge
    Largest weapons collection in Europe
  8. Neusiedlersee: Europe’s largest steppe lake. Almost half of the 320 m² lake area is covered by reeds. Bird sanctuary and home of the storks. Well-known tourist places: Rust, Mörbisch, St. Magarethen
  9. Eisenstadt – royal Haydn city
    Esterhazy Palace and Haydnhouse (with Haydn’s living rooms that are true to the original)
  10. Wiener Neustadt – former imperial city
    Seat of the military academy, founded in 1752 by Empress Maria Theresa, cultural trail (green marking) along the medieval attractions
  11. Baden – a spa town with an imperial and royal past
    Pretty Biedermeier town at the foot of the Vienna Woods