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7 Romantic Destinations for Couples in Austria

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Salzburg, Austria

Picturesque landscapes and quaint towns capture the hearts of couples seeking that perfect, private escape, and the most romantic places for an Austria honeymoon capture the best mix of adventure, experience, and wonder.

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

With so many options to choose from, the following seven romantic places in Austria each have a unique charm and unquestionable allure.

  1. 1. Innsbruck
  2. 2. Hallstatt
  3. 3. Vienna
  4. 4. Grossglockner & the Austrian Alps
  5. 5. Salzburg
  6. 6. Bad Gastein
  7. 7. Mariazell
  8. Explore the Most Romantic Places for an Austria Honeymoon

1. Innsbruck

Seefeld Castle, Innsbruck

Innsbruck, Austria

Located in Tirol, the picturesque town of Innsbruck, one of Austria’s best places, has been a popular destination for a honeymoon in Austria for many years.

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

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

2. Hallstatt

Hallstatt village in Austrian Alps at sunrise

Hallstatt, Austria

One of the most romantic towns in Austria, Hallstatt is a lakeside haven set in 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 adding to the outstanding decor.

Offering a slightly remote feel, a honeymoon in Hallstatt gives new meaning to the world as you escape the hustle and bustle for a fairytale of colorful architecture, vibrant scenery, and the aromatic delights of strudel.

3. Vienna

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. Just around the corner, in the Vienna woods, you and your partner will find Liechtenstein Castle, one of the best castles to visit in Austria.

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

4. Grossglockner & the Austrian Alps

Grossglockner with Austrian Alps

Grossglockner, Austria

Trading the bustle of everyday life in the concrete jungle 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 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. Salzburg

Mirabell palace and gardens in Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a city that couples or honeymooners simply must consider when planning an Austria honeymoon.

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 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, as well as one of Austria’s best places for Christmas.

6. 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 in which waterfalls cascade in summer. 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.

7. 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.

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 enjoy its architectural charm.

Explore the Most Romantic Places for an Austria Honeymoon

Ferris wheel in the Prater amusement park in Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Austria is a romantic country, with breathtaking and unique experiences 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 Austria honeymoon.

To find out more, take a look at our Austria travel guide or honeymoon travel guide, and begin planning your trip with our featured collection of Austria tours and vacations.

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