Places to visit outside Vienna

Looking for places to visit outside of Vienna?

If you are looking for places to visit outside of Vienna, no matter the season, we may have the perfect ideas for you.

1. Schlosspark Laxenburg

Located a good thirty minutes (by car) away from Vienna, this historic park and its castle are a perfect spot for a daytrip. The history of the village traces back to the 13th century. Later it was used as a spring and summer residence of the Habsburgs. Maria Theresia and her grandson emperor Franz were responsible for the expansion of the park in the late 18th / early 19th century, and Franz and Sissi even spent their honeymoon in the castle.

The park is open daily from 6 am to 8.30 pm, you can visit the castle as part of a guided tour. Click here for more information about admission fees and tours. 

2. Burg Kreuzenstein

Kreuzenstein castle is one of the most beautiful sights of Lower Austria, located in Leobendorf. Their focus on medieval history attracts numerous groups of tourists and people from all over Austria. The history of the castle traces back to the 12th century. It was once called “Grizanstein”. 

The castle is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm/ 5pm on Sundays. If you want to explore the castle, you need to book a ticket for a guided tour. More information can be found here 

3. Wachau

Most of you may have heard of the Wachau before, a region in Lower Austria which is about 80 km away from Vienna. The Wachau is known for stunning views as well as wine yards and apricots. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. 

Ancient Romans already settled in the Danube Valley in the area between the towns of Krems and Melk and began to cultivate the land. Over the past centuries, castles and monasteries have been built all over the region, a famous one is the monastery Melk. 

4. Carnuntum 

From the 1st to the 4th century AD, Carnuntum was a significant Roman metropolis. It was located right on the border of the Roman Empire. Here you can discover ancient sights and you can walk through the Roman city. You can also visit museums to learn more about the history of the Romans. 

Carnuntum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, you can buy tickets online or at the site. Click here for more information 

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