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10 Most Enchanting Small Towns in Austria

By on May 23, 2016

Austria is simply spectacular and the hills are alive with the sound of music. Charming villages, lush green landscapes, views of blue lakes and the magnificent Alps, and elegant  Baroque architecture – Austria has everything it takes for a fairytale exploration. Mostly, Austria is all about the “Gemuetlichkeit,”: a lifestyle that celebrates the happier moments in life. We have listed our favorite, most enchanting small towns in Austria, so, what are you waiting for? Let’s go!

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Durnstein– This little town is so pretty, it is also known as the “Pearl of the Wachau”. The blue baroque church spire that towers over the town mesmerizes the visitors that flock to this charming town for its renewed local wine, its lovely cobbled streets that are drenched in flowers and the picturesque small houses.

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Durnstein, Austria

Gmunden – This charming town enjoys scenic views of pretty castles, waterfronts with promenades and deep blue lakes, as well as 19th Century enchanting villas.

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Charming Small Town in Austria

St Gilgen – This picture perfect village is full of colorful streets and Baroque houses. If you visit during the winter make sure to visit its magical Christmas market!

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St Gilgen, Austria

Bad Ischl – Located on a riverside, Bad Ischl is as beautiful as it is historic. Throughout history, this spa town was chosen by Austria’s emperors as their summer home. For more than 175 years, Bad ischl has been a health resort. With the woods nearby, the rustic views and the mountain tops, this small town is a sight to behold.

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Bad Ischl, Austria

Hallstatt – Hallstatt is the crown jewel of Austria’s small towns, and is considered one of the loveliest lakeside towns in the world. Pastel colored houses, glistening lakes and snowy mountains, this town is a picture perfect sight.

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Hallstatt, Austria

Kitzbühel – This small medieval town enjoys an idyllic location in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps. In the summer, the Alpine Flower Garden Kitzbüheler Horn is one of the most popular destinations, and at winter time it is considered one of Austria’s top ski resorts.

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Kitzbühel, Austria

Kufstein – Charming Kufstein is surrounded by meadows, woods and lakes with views of the majestic mountains. Visit the town’s most famous landmark – the impressive Kufstein fortress.

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Kufstein. Austria

Alpbach – Voted “Austria’s most beautiful village,” Alpbach boasts lush green meadows and flower decorations that bloom in bright colors. This picture-book scenery has typical wooden farmhouses and lakes you can splash around in.

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Alpbach, Austria

Sankt Anton – This stunning village is perched on top of the Tyrolean Alps and is considered one of the world’s top skiing resorts, but it’s also a lovely summer destination, with its tranquil green meadows and serene hiking trails.

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Sankt Anton, Austria

Feldkirch Feldkirch sits prettily on the banks of a turquoise river, surrounded by lush mountains and vineyards. Stroll down the cobbled streets and admire the pastel-colored townhouses and enjoy the crisp fresh air.  

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Feldkirch, Austria

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Hallstatt, Austria

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Traditional Houses in Austria

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Hallstatt Square, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria

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    June 21, 2017

    Austria looks absolutely stunning! Love visiting smaller towns in the countries we visit and Austria is no exception. Hope to visit one day soon, thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and travel inspiration! Rob 🙂