Romantic Places in Austria
Magnificent baroque buildings, wide avenues, leafy parklands and a world-class cultural heritage. The imperial capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Vienna is elegant, classic and timeless.
Kirchengasse 41, Vienna 1070, Austria
T: +43 1798 45150. 42 rooms. US$ 200-
This five-story 1902 townhouse boasting a serious collection of contemporary art feels like a cross between a b&b and a hotel. It is located in the artist-residential district of Spittelberg, just outside the bustling tourist area and a short walk from the museum district. Rooms range from streamlined modern to eight cozy Matteo Thun-designed rooms featuring crystal chandeliers and damask wallpaper.
König von Ungarn
A-1010 Vienna, Schulerstraße 10, Austria
T: +43 1 515 840. 44 rooms. US$ 140-
This 200 year old tavern-inn located in old Vienna was once the stable and guesthouse for high officials of St. Stephen’s cathedral. Mozart composed Marriage of Figaro next-door. Today it features 33 rooms in a classic traditional style and since 2009, it has 11 rooms in an innovative modern style.
The peaceful Danube runs through a verdant countryside filled with wineries and baroque architecture. Romantic, ruined castles dot the hilltops. Richard the Lionhearted was held for ransom in one of these castles.
T: +43 2711 222. 38 rooms. US$ 160-
Named after Richard the Lionhearted, this bower of tranquility has a cozy pre-World Wars Austrian feeling. Dining terraces overlook the Danube River.
Picture-perfect traditional villages, high mountain peaks, charming romantic hotels, sun-kissed meadows and friendly people.
St. Anton, Austrian Alps
100 years ago, it was the birthplace of modern Alpine skiing. Today it has a reputation as Europe’s wildest aprés-ski scene.
Hotel Schwarzer Adler
St. Anton, Austria
T: +43 5446 22440. 50 rooms. US$ 190-, incl. breakfast & dinner.
This frescoed romantic Austrian hotel was built in 1570 and is located in the village center, close to the ski runs.
Kitzbühel, Austrian Alps
Ancient walled town with brightly colored buildings and oompah-pah nightlife, located in center of the Tyrolean Alps.
Romantik Hotel Tennerof
26 Griesenauweg Kitzbühel, Austria
T: +43 5356 63181. US$ 320-
Built around a 17th century farmhouse, this luxurious romantic hotel is located one-half mile from the bustle of town.
Arlberg Region, Austrian Alps
Lederhosen, dirndls, peak-roofed ski chalets & rustic chic are aplenty in the lost-in-time sister cities of Zurs and Lech.
Zürs am Arlberg, Austria
T: +43 5583 25130. 72 rooms. $502, incl. all meals.
Elegant country-style prevails on Count Tattenbach’s former farm.
The city of Mozart. Its historic centre is a world heritage listed site.
T: +43 66 2 80840. 69 rooms. US$ 500-
Individually decorated and furnished with antiques and folk art, this classic Salzburg romantic hotel dates back to the medieval era. Located in the historic centre.