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Top 82 attractions you must visit in Upper Austria

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About Upper Austria

Upper Austria is Austria's leading industrial region. As of 2009, it accounted for approximately a quarter of the country's exports.

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Attractions in Upper Austria

5 Fingers
5 Fingers5 Fingers, 4831 Obertraun, Austria
Viewing Decks

The "5fingers" viewing platform in Obertraun is one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in Austria and offers adrenaline rushes at the highest level. It was named "5 Fingers" by virtue of its hand-like shape. The individual fingers, which are approximately 4 m long fingers, are built over a precipice of about 400 m depth. The observation deck is illuminated at night, making it visible from Hallstatt and Obertraun.

AlmseeAlmsee, 4645, Austria
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Almsee is a lake in Upper Austria's part of the Salzkammergut in the Almtal valley, 11 kilometers south of the village of Grünau im Almtal. A good picnic and camping location where you have possibilities of fishing bathing and so more. The lake drains through the Alm River. Since 1965, the area around the Almsee is under nature conservation.

AlmtalAlmtal, 4655 Vorchdorf, Austria
Outdoors- Other
Mountain Peaks

The Almtal is a valley in the Traunviertel in the Upper Austrian Alps through which the Alm flows. As the Lower Almtal , the valley area is one of the 41 Upper Austrian spatial units ; as the Almtal tourist region , it is part of the Salzkammergut . It stretches between the Trauntal in the west and Kremstal in the east for about 25 km in the Upper Austrian Pre-Alps.

Alpine Club Austria - Simonyhütte
Alpine Club Austria - Simonyhütte4830 Hallstatt, Austria
Man-made Structures- Other
Mountain Peaks

The Simonyhütte is a refuge of the Austrian Alpine Association named after the geographer and alpine researcher "Friedrich Simony. The hut has offered mountain climbers protection and accommodation for 135 years. But the Simonyhütte is more than just a refuge - it is a training center for numerous courses and courses on rock and ice, it is a daily destination for hikers and ski mountaineers and, last but not least, it is an important base for climbing the Dachstein.

Ars Electronica Center
Ars Electronica CenterArs-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040 Linz, Austria
Iconic Buildings

Ars Electronica Linz GmbH is an Austrian cultural, educational and scientific institute active in the field of new media art, founded in Linz in 1979. It is based at the Ars Electronica Center, which houses the Museum of the Future, in the city of Linz. Ars Electronica's activities focus on the interlinkages between art, technology and society. It runs an annual festival, and manages a multidisciplinary media arts R&D facility known as the Futurelab.

AtterseeAttersee, Austria
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Attersee, also known as Kammersee, English sometimes Lake Atter, is the largest lake of the Salzkammergut region in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. It is Austria's third largest lake by area, surpassed only by Lake Constance and Lake Neusiedl, which, however, both extend beyond national borders. Due to its steady winds and clean water quality, Attersee is famous for attracting sailors and swimmers alike.

Basilika St. Michael
Basilika St. MichaelWredepl. 3, 5310 Mondsee, Austria
Old Ruins

Mondsee Abbey was a Benedictine monastery in Mondsee in Upper Austria. This gothic former monastery is just as striking today as ever. Its two towers stretch 52m into the sky. This late gothic church was constructed in the 15th century under the direction of abbot Benedikt Eck and is the second biggest church in Upper Austria.

BaumkronenwegKnechtelsdorf 1, 4794 Knechtelsdorf, Austria
Man-made Structures- Other

The impressive wooden structure extends through the treetops of the Sauwald over a length of more than 1,000 meters and up to 15 meters above the forest floor. Experience with your whole family on a circular route in lofty heights unique perspectives in untouched nature. At over 30 adventure stations along the way, you can playfully explore the flora and fauna of the forest in a guided tour or on your own.

BöhmerwaldBöhmerwald, Austria
Mountain Peaks

The Bohemian Forest , in Czech Šumava , is a mountain range about 120 km long and up to 50 km wide, which stretches along the Czech - German - Austrian border. After the Giant Mountains and Jeseníky Mountains, it is the third highest rump mountain range in the Bohemian Massif . The highest mountain in the Bohemian Forest is the Great Arber at 1,456 m . The asteroid of the central main belt Šumava was named after the mountain range.

BosruckBosruck, 4582, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Bosruck is at 1992 m above sea level. A. Height of the westernmost mountain in the Ennstal Alps on the border between Upper Austria and Styria . It is separated from the main ridge of the Haller Walls by the Pyhrgasgatterl and forms its own, ridge-like mountain stock made of limestone. In front of the Bosruck on the ridge to the west are the peaks Lahnerkogel and Kitzstein , to the east is the Frauenmauer .

Burg Clam
Burg ClamSperken 1, 4352 Sperken, Austria
Iconic Buildings

Burg Clam was built in 1149 by Otto von Machland who owned all of Upper Austria. At that time it was a fortress consisting of two towers over 30 meters high. These two impressive buildings, one round and one rectangular, still exist in the very same shape today. It is still the residence of Count Clam and can also be visited as such. The visitors get an impression of what life was like in a castle.

Central Square
Central SquareMarktplatz, 4830 Hallstatt, Austria
Iconic Buildings

Central Square Marktplatz today is an iconic example of Austrian architecture and a nexus of the town of Hallstatt. Visit the square, nestled within the city named to the World Heritage List, and wander among a host of old buildings marked by balconies and steep roofs. One of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many other options too.

Cumberland Wildlife Park Grünau
Cumberland Wildlife Park GrünauFischerau 12, 4645 Grünau im Almtal, Austria

The Grünau zoo is home to around 500 animals. At the beginning only native wild animals lived in the wildlife park. In the course of time, animal species from other continents were added, including animal species that are now also living in the wild in Austria, such as raccoons and fallow deer.

Dachstein Giant Ice Cave
Dachstein Giant Ice CaveDachstein Giant Ice Cave, 4831 Obertraun, Austria

The Dachstein Ice cave lies high above the Trauntal valley and is just a few minutes’ walk away from the Schönbergalm. The ice is formed by water which seeps from the Dachstein plateau down into the cave through small cracks and joins in the cliff. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and the ice with its fascinating, glistening shapes and figures, is immersed in light and music.

Dachstein Krippenstein
Dachstein KrippensteinWinkl 34, 4831 Obertraun, Austria
Cable Car Stations

The Dachstein Krippenstein cable car not only takes you to the Schönbergalm, the Dachstein Ice Caves and to the Mammoth Cave without any need to flex those muscles, it also takes you to Obertraun’s local mountain, the Krippenstein at 2100m.

Dachstein Mammoth Cave
Dachstein Mammoth CaveDachstein Mammoth Cave, 4831 Obertraun, Austria

The Dachstein Mammoth Cave is located on the edge of the northern Dachstein Mountains above the municipality of Obertraun in close proximity to the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave and the Hirlatz Cave. This giant Mammut Cave is one of the largest karst caves in the world impresses with its size, variety of shapes and spectacular artistic installations – something you would never expect to see beneath the ground in Salzkammergut.

Dr. Vogelgesang Klamm
Dr. Vogelgesang KlammGrünau 10, 4582 Spital am Pyhrn, Austria
Outdoors- Other

A wild and romantic rock canyon with a doctorate - longest gorge in Upper Austria and second longest gorge in Austria! Experience the natural spectacle of falling water in the longest gorge in Upper Austria with a length of over 1.5 km and 500 wooden and stone steps. The gorge is also the starting point for the approx. 5-hour 3-hut hike

DrachenwandDrachenwand, 5310 Sankt Lorenz, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Drachenwand is a rock face at 1176 m above sea level. A. Height in the Salzkammergut Mountains , a mountain group in the Northern Limestone Alps . Due to its attractive tourist location on the west bank of the Mondsee , it is a popular destination for hikes from St. Lorenz . Your forested southern side has only a slight slope to the north, however, making it an impressive, about 700 meters high, nearly vertical rock wall that the panorama of the northern Mondsee dominated .

EcherntalEcherntal, 4830 Hallstatt, Austria
Outdoors- Other

Echerntal is a valley in Upper Austria and has an elevation of 546 metres. Echerntal is situated nearby to Feuerwehrzeughaus, and close to Hirlatzhöhle. It is one of the iconic location which was blessed with natural beauty and also there are so many things to see and do here. b

FeuerkogelFeuerkogel, 4802 Ebensee, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Feuerkogel, the sunniest mountain from upper Austria scores with a fantastic view on the whole Salzkammergut. Comfortable huts and many sports possibilities make your holiday to an unforgetable experience. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also it offers trekking and so many other adventure options too.

Map of attractions in Upper Austria