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7 Most Romantic Places in Austria for Couples

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An aerial view of Salzburg at sunset

Salzburg, Austria

Picturesque landscapes and quaint towns capture the hearts of couples seeking that perfect, private escape, and the seven most romantic places for couples in Austria capture the perfect mix of adventure, experience, and wonder in which you can indulge.

Dramatic architecture in vibrant cities gives way to inns and cafes in villages next to lakes and rivers, creating the ideal celebration spot for any type of couple. Combine a variety of experiences to enhance your romantic sojourn and you will have the perfect place to discover together.

With so many options to choose from, the following seven romantic places for couples each have a unique charm and unquestionable allure that share the majesty of Austria.

  1. 1. Visit Charming Innsbruck
  2. 2. Explore Hallstatt Haven
  3. 3. Discover Vienna’s Vibrancy
  4. 4. Embrace Charm in Grossglockner and the Austrian Alps
  5. 5. Indulge in Scintillating Salzburg
  6. 6. Revel in the Endless Beauty of Bad Gastein
  7. 7. Delight in the Magic of Mariazell
  8. More Travel Information & Tips

1. Visit Charming Innsbruck

Seefeld Castle, Innsbruck

Innsbruck, Austria

Located in Tirol, this picturesque town has been a popular destination with couples for many years.

Nestled between dramatic mountains and glistening waters, you can find brightly colored buildings lining charming streets and surrounded by lush mountain passes in the summer or embrace the lively Christmas markets and winter wonderlands in December.

Romantic dinner spots wait to be discovered, while the gentle activities in the surrounding hills offer an unforgettable fairytale experience.

2. Explore Hallstatt Haven

Hallstatt village in Austrian Alps at sunrise

Hallstatt, Austria

One of the most romantic towns to consider in Austria, Hallstatt is a lakeside haven set in pristine and breathtaking scenery. Tall trees stand proudly along the shoreline, a rocky backdrop reaches into the sky, and the spire of the Lutheran Church rivals the most dramatic peaks.

Pretty houses present a storybook picture, with small balconies that add to the outstanding decor. Offering a slightly remote feel, a romantic stay in Hallstatt gives new meaning to the world as you escape from the hustle and bustle into a fairytale of colorful architecture, vibrant scenery, and the aromatic delights of strudel.

3. Discover Vienna’s Vibrancy

Vienna Opera House and iconic red tramway

Vienna, Austria

Beautiful architecture abounds in vibrant Vienna, where historical monuments stand in the city center, dramatic halls erupt with grand design, and palaces and churches dominate the skyline. The home of classical music, Vienna radiates romance and elegance as it shows off its reputation as one of Europe’s most idyllic cities for couples to explore.

Boutique hotels and guest houses provide visitors with an unforgettable and enchanting experience, while locals share their traditions with guests from around the world to demonstrate true Viennese spirit.

4. Embrace Charm in Grossglockner and the Austrian Alps

Grossglockner with Austrian Alps

Grossglockner, Austria

Getting away from the bustle of everyday life and leaving the concrete jungle behind for a wilderness of a different kind will set the perfect scene for a romantic journey in Grossglockner. Discover some of Austria’s breathtaking scenery and unique infrastructure when you explore the rugged and stunning panoramic views of the Grossglockner Mountains.

Drive the High Alpine Road and wind your way through a mountainous playground of green and gray as you pass glassy lakes. Whether a scenic drive or overnight in charming Alpine-style accommodations, the marvels of Grossglockner will remain etched in your mind.

5. Indulge in Scintillating Salzburg

Mirabell palace and gardens in Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is a World Heritage Site and a city that couples simply must consider when planning a romantic escape in Austria. Quaint cafes offer a glorious start to the day, with bars and restaurants tucked away along the cobbled streets providing the perfect place to bid the day farewell.

Stroll streets lined with captivating architecture or wander through the public gardens and parks, stopping to enjoy a picnic under the trees. Admire churches and abbeys, indulge in local cuisine, visit the birthplace of Mozart or the dramatic hanging castle as you embrace the traditions of one of Europe’s most captivating cities.

6. Revel in the Endless Beauty of Bad Gastein

Romantic ambiance in Austria

Bad Gastein, Austria

The romantic ambiance of Bad Gastein seems to emerge from a fairytale to charm every visitor as they find adventure and excitement along the way.

The scenery in every direction is breathtaking, the beauty of the mountains traveling down to the town center and snowcapped peaks in winter providing a hiker’s paradise where, in summer, waterfalls cascade. Hot springs and unique spa locations invite couples to sit back and relax.

Stroll between Belle Epoque buildings to enjoy the feeling of stepping back in time or simply embrace the scenery as the comforts of the mountain town inspire romance around every corner.

7. Delight in the Magic of Mariazell

Aerial view of Mariazell

Mariazell, Austria

Located in southeastern Austria, this quaint and colorful town is known for its rich history, culture, churches, chapels, shrines, and tasty locally-made treats that can inspire any visitor. The town boasts a romantic setting that encourages you to walk its cafe-lined streets and rest in the comforts of a lush park.

Step outside the town and discover stunning Lake Hubertus, a tranquil and romantic place to spend a night or while away the day. Whether in town or walking to one of the nearby hills, you can glance down onto Mariazell Basilica to embrace the architectural charm at your pace.

More Travel Information & Tips

Ferris wheel in the Prater amusement park in Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Austria is a most romantic country, with breathtaking and unique getaways available for couples to explore and enjoy.

Whether you are looking to discover a vibrant city sparkling in winter or take some time out in the beautiful Alps during welcoming summers, you can create your ideal romantic visit.

To find out more, take a look at our Austria Travel Guide. When you are ready to book, fill out a Trip Request form to speak with a Zicasso Travel Specialist or call our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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