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Vacation house for 6 people in Bad Ischl, with garden
6 pers., 4 bedrooms, 0.9mi to skiing
4.8
22 reviews
Bad Ischl, Salzkammergut
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$137per night
Apartment for 2 people in Europe, with garden
4.8
61 reviews
Salzkammergut
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$90per night
Apartment for 3 people in Gmunden, with terrace, with pets
4.8
18 reviews
Gmunden, Traunsee
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$85per night
Resort for 1 people in Europe
4.2
38 reviews
Linz - Wels region
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$81per night
Country house for 4 people in Vorderstoder, with sauna and garden, with pets
4.8
18 reviews
Vorderstoder, Steyr-Kirchdorf region
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$132per night
Apartment for 2 people in Europe, with garden
4.9
88 reviews
Mühlviertel
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$120per night
Chalet for 4 people in Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, with terrace
4 pers., 1 bedrooms, 2.1mi to the beach
4.9
47 reviews
Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Salzkammergut
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$122per night
Apartment for 4 people in Europe, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
6 reviews
Salzkammergut
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$111per night
Apartment for 4 people in Europe, with sauna and garden
5.0
32 reviews
Steyr-Kirchdorf region
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$79per night
Apartment for 4 people in Hinterstoder, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 0.8mi to skiing
4.8
41 reviews
Hinterstoder, Steyr-Kirchdorf region
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$80per night
Apartment for 2 people in Europe, with garden
4.8
76 reviews
Salzkammergut
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$104per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Weyer, with garden, with pets
4.6
7 reviews
Weyer, Steyr-Kirchdorf region
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$118per night
Apartment for 4 people in Molln, with sauna and garden
5.0
16 reviews
Molln, Steyr-Kirchdorf region
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$104per night
Apartment for 5 people in Gosau, with garden
5 pers., 3 bedrooms, 200yd to skiing
4.8
78 reviews
Gosau, Salzkammergut
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$120per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Europe, with garden, with pets
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.8
25 reviews
Linz - Wels region
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$157per night
Apartment for 5 people in Zell am Moos, with garden
4.8
120 reviews
Zell am Moos, Salzkammergut
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$144per night
Apartment for 3 people in Gosau, with garden
3 pers., 1 bedrooms, 800yd to skiing
5.0
14 reviews
Gosau, Salzkammergut
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$95per night
Apartment for 5 people in Bad Ischl, with terrace
4.7
117 reviews
Bad Ischl, Salzkammergut
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$146per night
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Highlights in Upper Austria

  • Pre-Alps, Limestone Alps, Bohemian Forest, Attersee, Danube, Wolfgangsee
  • Kaiservilla, Linz Castle, Starhemberg Castle, Vichtenstein Castle
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Hallstein-Dachstein/Salzkammergut
  • Linz National Gallery, Salzkammer Museum of Nature, Linz Palace Museum, Ars Electronica Center

Most popular in Upper Austria

Internet 442
Pet allowed 229
Balcony/Terrace 430
TV 543
Garden 298
Parking 480
Washing machine 201
View 162
Heating 375

Popular Destinations in Upper Austria

Vacation rentals in Upper Austria

Excellent domiciles in idyllic surroundings

Crystal clear waters, picturesque communities, fascinating valleys, rugged mountains and deep forests are a wonderful environment to spend relaxing days. Upper Austria offers travellers a varied backdrop. You can live on the shores of first-class lakes such as the Wolfgang- or Traunsee or rent a holiday apartment directly in the ski areas near Obertraun or Gosau. Especially attractive are the residential areas on the banks of the Danube in Linz or a vacation rental on the edge of dense woodland in the Mühlviertel.

Dreamlike accommodations for travel groups

In the entire holiday region you will find fabulous farms, park villas, holiday cottages, country houses and alpine chalets. The spacious hostels are ideal for spending your free days with family or friends. In addition to spacious gardens, several bedrooms and private pools, you will be offered saunas or panoramic views. Comfort like a breakfast buffet, half board, child care or bicycle rentals round off the holidays perfectly.

Holidays in Upper Austria

Location and orientation

Region in Austria

With an area of 11,982 square kilometres, Upper Austria is the fourth largest federal state in which 1.47 million inhabitants live. The region is bordered in the west by German Bavaria, in the north by Czech South Bohemia and in the east and south by the inner Austrian provinces of Styria, Lower Austria and Salzburg.

Geographical features

In terms of landscape, Upper Austria has shares in the foothills of the Alps, the Limestone Alps and the Bohemian Forest. Among the most striking waters are the course of the Danube, the Attersee, Traunsee and Wolfgangsee. The largest metropolises are the capital Linz, Wels and Steyr.

Salzkammergut Gmunden in Upper Austria
Salzkammergut Gmunden in Upper Austria

Things to know

Modernity meets tradition

Historic cities, monasteries, theme roads or cultural festivals accompany travellers during their cultural stay in Upper Austria. Multifaceted paths lead you past the treasures of the country. These are for example the Pramtal Museumsstraße, the Straße der Kaiser und Könige or the Romantikstraße. Historical communities such as Gmunden, Wels, Freistadt or Schärding are home to magnificent sights and invite you to regular concerts and events.

Great moments for little guests

Families can expect a colourful leisure programme consisting of great swimming excursions, exciting climbing tours, petting zoos, breathtaking viewing platforms and child-friendly museums. Horror stories about the mountain world and myths of the Danube inspire the imagination of the youngest and inspire you from the beautiful surroundings of mountains and lakes. Highlights are the Hallstatt salt mine, the Linz Zoo, the high ropes course Hexenkessel or the amusement park in St. Gilgen.

Among the culinary specialities of Upper Austria are the Linzer Torte, the Gmunder Kirchtagsuppe or the Mühlviertler Bierschnitzel.

Top travel tips

Majestic plants

Upper Austria is rich in magnificent castles and imposing fortifications. A visit to the Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl, which was the summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth, is highly recommended. Also worth seeing are Linz Castle, Starhemberg Castle or Vichtenstein Castle.

Icy frost

Near Obertraun you can visit the 500 year old Dachstein giant ice cave in the UNESCO World Heritage Hallstein-Dachstein/Salzkammergut. During a guided tour you will encounter a fascinating world of 13,000 cubic metres of ice. In addition to this natural heritage, the Koppenbrüller Cave and the Dachstein-Mammoth Cave are also nearby.

Insights into cultural history

A diverse museum world awaits visitors interested in regional history, experiments, royal chambers or valuable art. Outstanding exhibitions are housed in the Schlossmuseum Linz, the Linz National Gallery, the Villa Sinnenreich, the Upper Austrian State Museum, the Ars Electronica Center and the Salzkammer Natural History Museum.

Panorama of the city of Linz
Panorama of the city of Linz