There are tons of countries that land on people’s travel bucket lists – Italy, Japan, Australia, India, and plenty of other countries are common dream vacations. But there are some countries with beautiful views and rich cultures that often go unnoticed by travelers – one of these is Austria.

This gorgeous, fairytale-like Central European gem just oozes charm – with incredibly pristine cities and rolling alpine terrain, it can sometimes feel like you’ve stepped into another dimension while visiting. Here are some great reasons to add Austria to your travel bucket list. 

  1. They Have an Amazing Culture

Austria is a very historically rich country, and their role in classical literature and music makes it an incredible destination for artistic minds and academics alike. Vienna in particular was a dominant figure in classical music, home to composers such as Beethoven and Mozart. The city was also home to many great writers and poets, so there’s something for everyone. Austria is home to some absolutely breathtaking museums, perfect for immersing yourself in art history and culture.

  1. The Architecture Is Incredible

Austria has such a storied history, so it’s also home to a lot of incredibly beautiful architecture. In many of the cities, you can find buildings in a huge range of architectural styles – Medieval, Baroque, Romanesque, you name it. Additionally, there are a lot of traditional structures such as cabins, especially in the Salzkammergut region. If you’re interested or curious about architecture, then Austria is an excellent destination.

  1. The Country Is Known for its Safety

If you’re nervous about the potential dangers of travel, then Austria might be a good place to start. It’s one of the safest countries in the entire world, with the most common crimes against tourists being petty offenses such as pickpocketing. Violent crime statistics are very low, but of course, you should always be aware of your surroundings and trust your gut to protect yourself. If you’re a solo traveler or just seeking a safer travel destination, we highly suggest the Austrian alps.