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110 Iconic Buildings to explore in Austria


Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. The country has achieved a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index.

Burgruine Landsee
Burgruine LandseeBurgruine Landsee, Austria

Burgruine Landsee is a castle ruin in the Austrian state of Burgenland. Burgruine Landsee is 537 metres above sea level. The castle was used as a location for Disney's The Three Musketeers starring Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Chris O'Donnell, and Oliver Platt. Today, families access the Castle’s keep called “Don Jon” via the large, preserved entrance gate, bridges and arcades. Its viewing platform offers children and their parents amazing 360-degree views of Central Burgenland.

Burgruine Rauhenstein
Burgruine RauhensteinHelenenstraße 98, 2500 Baden, Austria

The Rauhenstein castle ruins are the ruins of a hilltop castle in the Helenental north-east of the Schwechat , in the local area of Baden near Vienna . Like the neighboring Rauheneck castle ruins , it was probably built in the 12th century by the Tursen knights. It was repeatedly inhabited by robber barons and often destroyed and rebuilt.

Café Gloriette
Café GlorietteSchlosspark, 1130 Wien, Austria

Café Gloriette is housed in this splendid building. Delicious pastries and a magnificent view of Vienna await you here.And every Sunday morning, there is a brunch with live music ranging from the classics to jazz. It was used as a dining hall and festival hall as well as a breakfast room for emperor Franz Joseph I. The dining hall, which was used up until the end of the monarchy, today has a café in it, and on the roof an observation platform overlooks Vienna.

Castle Liechtenstein
Castle LiechtensteinAm Hausberg 2, 2344 Maria Enzersdorf, Austria

Liechtenstein Castle is very different from other Austrian castles and palaces. It is Austria's only ancestral castle of a ruling dynasty. It is privately owned and It is on the edge of the Wienerwald. Today, the castle hosts the Nestroy Theatre Festival, which is held annually during the summer months. The 1969 film A Walk with Love and Death, the 1971 film The Vampire Happening, the 1979 film The Fifth Musketeer, and the 1993 film The Three Musketeers featured shots of the castle.

Central Square
Central SquareMarktplatz, 4830 Hallstatt, Austria

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.

Danube Tower
Danube TowerDonauturmplatz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria

The Danube Tower is a Viennese landmark, a technical masterpiece and shines in a stylish reinterpretation of the 1960s and is the 68th tallest tower in the world. Opening in April 1964, the tower is located near the north bank of the Danube River in the district of Donaustadt. The express lift takes you up to the viewing platform 150 meters up in the air, with an unforgettable 360° panorama. The restaurant and café at the top of the tower revolve around its own axis at a height of 170 meters.

DomQuartier Salzburg
DomQuartier SalzburgResidenzplatz 1, Domplatz 1a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

The DomQuartier is a unique cultural highlight in the heart of Salzburg City. In the magnificent state rooms, history comes alive, while a museum tour also allows you to enjoy imposing views of the city itself. It was once the center of the prince-archbishops’ power – along with Benedictine St. Peter’s Abbey. With a single entrance ticket, visitors have the opportunity to marvel at four different Salzburg museums.

Ernst Fuchs-Museum (Otto-Wagner-Villa)
Ernst Fuchs-Museum (Otto-Wagner-Villa)Hüttelbergstraße 26, 1140 Wien, Austria

This beautiful building was created by Otto Wagner built the opulent white villa surrounded by nature for himself and his beloved wife Louise. later it was renovated by The painter Ernst Fuchs. Now shows his paintings, sculptures and furniture. Next to it, in Hüttelbergstrasse 28, a second villa by Otto Wagner dating from the years 1912-13 which is much more plain and its style much more modern, is located.

Esterházy Palace
Esterházy PalaceEsterhazypl. 1, 7000 Eisenstadt, Austria

Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt is one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Austria and presents a fascinating view of the resplendent life once lived at the court of the Princes Esterházy. The architectural history of the building involves a transition from an actual medieval castle, built for defense, to a palace meant for comfort and ostentatious display.

Forchtenstein Castle
Forchtenstein CastleMelinda Esterhazy-Platz 1, 7212 Forchtenstein, Austria

Forchtenstein Castle is a castle built in the late Middle Ages near the municipality of Forchtenstein in northern Burgenland, Austria. It is the only fortress in the region that was never captured during the Turkish Wars; thus the castle served as the treasury of the Esterházy princes, safeguarding all costly and precious possessions. This collection of family treasures can still be seen here today.

Freilichtmuseum Salzburg
Freilichtmuseum SalzburgHasenweg 1, 5084 Großgmain, Austria

The Salzburger Freilichtmuseum awaits you with 100 authentic and original historical buildings rebuilt on the museum grounds, telling tales of historic farming, trades, rural crafts and manufacturing. Take time to set off for a stroll through the past and dip deep into the rural history of Salzburg over the past six centuries. Explore old farmhouses, marvel at the humble, yet multifaceted lifestyle of days long gone and enjoy the hospitality of the museum’s cozy tavern.

Gasometers of Vienna
Gasometers of ViennaGuglgasse 6, 1110 Wien, Austria

The Vienna gasometers were built between 1896 and 1899 at a time when societies were reluctant to exhibit freely their industrial infrastructures.They were used from 1899 to 1984 to house gas holders, also known as gasometers, each of 90,000 m³ storage capacity. After the changeover from town gas to natural gas between 1969 and 1978, they were no longer used and were shut down. The structures have found new residential and commercial use in modern times.

Golden Roof
Golden RoofHerzog-Friedrich-Straße 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

The Golden Roof is the landmark of Innsbruck – the late Gothic oriel with loggia was built for Emperor Maximilian I and is adorned with 2,657 fire-gilt copper tiles. The Emperor and his wife used the balcony to observe festivals, tournaments, and other events that took place in the square below.It is Situated at the heart of the Old Town district.

Haas Haus
Haas HausGoldschmiedgasse 3, 1010 Wien, Austria

It is a building in the postmodernist style and was completed in 1990. The use of the Haas-Haus is divided between retail and a restaurant. This building is well known for various reasons. First and foremost, it’s postmodern design makes it stand out in a location that is commonly known for having historical and traditional buildings. It also uses materials that enhance the tension between the building and its surroundings.

Hangar-7Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport is a unique building which houses the historical Flying Bulls aircraft fleet and a collection of Formula 1 race cars. It houses the Michelin-starred restaurant Ikarus, two bars and a lounge. The building is airfoil shaped, constructed of 1,200 tons of steel and 75,000 sqft of glass surface. "Hangar 8" is the name of the maintenance facility.

Haus der Natur
Haus der NaturMuseumspl. 5, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

The House of Nature is one of the most visited places in Salzburg. During the visit through the museum you can go to the discovery of nature in its most compelling aspects. Its exhibition ranges from gigantic dinosaurs to the milestones of astronautics, from the underwater world of the aquarium to reptiles from all over the world. And the journey through the human body is as exciting as the interactive experiments in the Science Center.

Haydn-HausJoseph-Haydn-Gasse 21, 7000 Eisenstadt, Austria

Situated in a house dating from the early 18th century, this museum dedicated to Haydn was where the great composer lived from 1766 to 1778. Probably one for Haydn fans only, the collection offers an insight into his private life and has reconstructed rooms with furniture from the era. Original portraits cover the walls, and there are some rare exhibits such as a fortepiano that was made in Eisenstadt.

Helbling House
Helbling HouseHerzog-Friedrich-Straße 10, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Helbling House is a building located in the Old Town section of Innsbruck, Austria, across from the Golden Roof at Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 10. It is the only elaborate Baroque style building and surrounded by medieval neighbours. The building was named after Sebastian Helbling, who owned the building from 1800 to 1827.

Historisches Zentrum von Wien
Historisches Zentrum von Wien1010 Vienna, Austria

The historic center of Vienna is one of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Austrian capital , Vienna , along with the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens . The area, consisting of a core and an outer zone, covers 8.33 km². The designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site took place in 2001. A part of the historical center of Vienna, essentially the 1st district of the inner city and the adjacent ring road, is also registered as a cultural property protected under the Hague Convention.

Hochosterwitz Castle
Hochosterwitz CastleHochosterwitz 1, 9314 Launsdorf, Austria

Hochosterwitz is an outstanding example of a medieval fortress and stronghold. It is on a 172-metre high dolomite rock near Sankt Georgen am Längsee, east of the town of Sankt Veit an der Glan in Carinthia. A specific feature is the access way to the castle passing through a total of 14 gates, which are particularly prominent owing to the castle's situation in the landscape. The castle mountain has been lived on since the Bronze Age.

Map of Iconic Buildings to explore in Austria