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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

GleinkerseeGleinkersee, 4582, Austria
Lake/ River/ Ponds

A beautiful lake located in the Upper Austria and it is an iconic picnic location and also there are so many other options for leisure too.

GosauseenGosauseen, 4825, Austria
Lake/ River/ Ponds

A beautiful picturesque mountain lake situated between the impressive Dachstein Glacier and the mighty peaks of the Gosaukamm. Experience hiking, climbing, or diving during your visit to Lake Gosau in the Salzkammergut. In the case of Gosaulacke, rain and water from thawing snow feed the lake. Its main inflow comes from the medium-sized inner lake and the main outflow feeds the much larger outer lake.

GosautalGosautal, 4824, Austria
Outdoors- Other

Gosau is a much-loved alpine village and is famous for its famous lake. From here visitors can admire the most beautiful and most famous views of „King Dachstein“. The area is also well-known for its ancient woodland and lush mountain pastures, and attracts many nature lovers too. If you are looking for lots of fun, the Primeval Forest in Gosau is just the place for you. All this and much more fun besides. We hope to see you soon!

Großer Priel
Großer PrielGroßer Priel, 4573 Hinterstoder, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Große Priel is the only peak in the Dead Mountains that protrudes above the 2500 m mark, and its rocky neighbor, the Spitzmauer, is considered the most beautiful elevation of the Dead Mountains. It ranks among the ultra prominent peaks of the Alps. Part of the Northern Limestone Alps, its steep Dachstein cliffs form the northeastern rim of a large karst plateau and are visible from afar across the Alpine Foreland.

Großer Pyhrgas
Großer PyhrgasGroßer Pyhrgas, 4582, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Große Pyhrgas is a mountain in the Ennstal Alps on the border between Upper Austria and Styria. At a height of 2,244 m above sea level. it is the highest summit and western buttress of the Haller Mauern range. Alpine huts on the Großer Pyhrgas are, on the Upper Austrian side, the Hofalm Hut (1,305 m), the Rohrauerhaus and the Bosruck Hut.

GrottenbahnAm Pöstlingberg 16, 4040 Linz, Austria
Man-made Structures- Other

The Linzer Grottenbahn is a touristic fairytale world on the Pöstlingberg in one of the fortification towers of the Maximilian fortification ring of the city. An electrically powered train in the shape of a dragon called Lenzibald travels on a circular path through the outer ring of the historic fortified tower. During two tours, the niches on the left and the right are illuminated, in which adventures from the dwarf kingdom are depicted. A final passage takes place with festival lighting.

Grünbergseilbahn Gmunden
Grünbergseilbahn GmundenKarl-Josef-von-Frey-Gasse 4, 4810 Gmunden, Austria
Cable Car Stations

The Grünbergseilbahn is a cable car that leads to Gmunden's local mountain, Grünberg . The facility has existed since 1957 and has carried over six million passengers since then. The initial two-cable gondola lift was dismantled in 2013, and the new aerial tramway , which opened in 2014, was built in its place .

HallstattHallstatt, Austria
Old Towns

A small picturesque town declared as one of the World Heritage Sites in Austria. Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times.

Hallstätter See
Hallstätter SeeHallstätter See, Austria
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Hallstätter See is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria. It is named after Hallstatt, a small market town famous for its salt mining since prehistoric times and for being the starting point of the world's oldest still-working industrial pipeline, used to transport brine to Bad Ischl and further to Ebensee. Its surface is approximately 8.55 km2 and its maximum depth is 125 metres. It is a popular destination for tourists, especially scuba divers.

HengstpassHengstpass, 4581, Austria
Mountain Passes

The Hengstpass is a mountain pass in the Upper Austrian municipality of Rosenau am Hengstpass on the border with Styria . It separates the Reichraminger Hintergebirge from the Haller Mauern. The pass crossing is developed as a state road L 550 and connects the towns of Windischgarsten and Rosenau on the Hengstpass with the towns of Oberlaussa and Unterlaussa , some in Styria, some in Upper Austria, and the Styrian market town of Altenmarkt .

Hinterer Gosausee
Hinterer GosauseeHinterer Gosausee, 4825, Austria
Lake/ River/ Ponds
1 Day Treks

A beautiful hiking trail along the Vorderen Gosau lake, to the Gosaulacke and on to the Hinterer Gosau lake. You have a wonderful view of the Dachstein. It is best to walk along the left side of the Vorderen Gosau lake, here you have the Dachstein with its glacier in view. Past the Gosaulacke there are a few steep passages towards the goal. Again and again you have great views of King Dachstein.

HochfichtHochficht, 4161 Klaffer am Hochficht, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Hochficht is a mountain in the Mühlviertel in Upper Austria with a height of 1,338 m above sea level. Its summit marks the border between Austria and the Czech Republic. At the top is a rock outcrop with a summit cross, a ski lift station and a weather station. The Czech side of the mountain is in the core zone of the Bohemian Forest National Park. The Hochficht in the cross-border Bohemian Forest is part of the municipality of Klaffer.

HochleckenkogelHochleckenkogel, 4814 Altmünster, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Hochleckenkogel is a high mountain in the western Höllengebirge . Its summit, overgrown with mountain pines , drops with a steep NE flank into the rear Aurachkar. The entrance to the Hochlecken cave is on this side . At the summit there is an old surveying stone with the inscription: Operatio Astronom. Trigon. 1811 on one side and on the other KV Regnante Imperator Francisco Prim.

Hoher Dachstein
Hoher DachsteinHoher Dachstein, 4830, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Hoher Dachstein is the main peak of the Dachstein massif, which contains several 100 limestone peaks and marks the border between the Austrian provinces Styria, Salzburg and Upper Austria. The main summit of the Hoher Dachstein is at an elevation of 2,995 metres. Seen from the north, the Dachstein massif is dominated by glaciers with rocky summits rising beyond them. By contrast, to the south, the mountain drops almost vertically to the valley floor.

Hoher Nock
Hoher NockHoher Nock, 4575, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Hohe Nock is a karstified plateau mountain in south-eastern Upper Austria . With a height of 1963 m above sea level. A. it towers over the Windischgarstner Basin to the south by around 1400 meters and forms the highest elevation of the Sengsengebirge and the entire Upper Austrian Pre-Alps . The mountain is located in the central area of ​​the Kalkalpen National Park, established in 1997 .

HöllengebirgeHöllengebirge, 4802, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Höllengebirge is a folded mountain range in the Upper Austrian part of the Salzkammergut that extends to the north and is part of the Northern Limestone Alps. The highest peak of the Höllengebirge is the Große Höllkogel at 1,862m. The Höllengebirge is made accessible to tourism through alpine club huts and a large network of trails. A cable car leads from Ebensee to the Feuerkogel in the eastern Höllengebirge, where there are also several shelters.

IrrseeIrrsee, 4893, Austria
Lake/ River/ Ponds

A beautiful lake located in the Salzkammergut, Austria. It is 3.5 km2 in area and its maximum depth is 32 metres. It is a popular tourist destination. A good picnic location and also a good camping site. Fishing and bathing is also possible here.

JohanneswegDorfstraße 6, 4282 Pierbach, Austria
Outdoors- Other
1 Day Treks

The Johannesweg is a supraregional hiking and pilgrimage route in the lower Mühlviertel. The 84 km long Johannesweg trail, laid out as a circular hiking trail, leads through seven communities in the Freistadt district.  It is designed as a meditation path, the course of which is modeled on the outline of a lily , and is equipped with 12 meditation locations for text passages from the Gospel of John.

KaiservillaJainzen 38, 4820 Bad Ischl, Austria
Iconic Buildings

A beautiful summer residence of the imperial family located in Bad Ischl. It became known in the nineteenth century as the favorite residence of Francis Joseph of Austria and his wife Sissi. The villa is surrounded by a large park in the "English Style". The architectural ensemble in its contemporary form was completed in 1860. Construction was significantly slowed by the fact that it could not proceed during the summer months due to the presence of the royal family.

Kleiner Sonnstein
Kleiner SonnsteinKleiner Sonnstein, 4802 Ebensee, Austria
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Kleine Sonnstein is 923 m above sea level. A. high mountain in the municipality of Traunkirchen on the west bank of the Traunsee . It is a popular hiking mountain because of its excellent view over the Traunsee, the Tote Gebirge and the Höllengebirge . The Sonnsteinhütte of the Traunkirchen mountain rescue service is located near the summit. In the summit area there is a beautifully pronounced snow heather-pine forest.

Map of attractions in Upper Austria