Books about Austria

Planning to visit Saltzburg or Vienna? Here are some great travel books to get some great ideas what to visit when you are in Austria. Also check out our About Austria and facts about Austria pages for some travel tips and information.

Frommer’s Austria (Frommer’s Complete Guides)

Frommer’s Austria gives you the complete overview of Austria with insider knowledge on where and what to visit–from historic, atmospheric cities and the beautiful Danube Valley to chic resorts, spas and ski resorts.–from historic, atmospheric cities and the beautiful Danube Valley to chic resorts, spas and ski resorts.

Packed with detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, this guide gives you the lowdown on what’s worth your time and what’s not, providing extensive listings of accommodation, attractions and restaurants in the main cities and various towns, whatever your budget.

The Rough Guide to Austria 4 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)

Discover a land of breath-taking beauty and inspiring culture with The Rough Guide to Austria, the most comprehensive guide to Austria available. The full-colour introduction with stunning photography will whet your appetite for the country’s many highlights, from the world-class city of Vienna and the astonishing architecture of Salzburg to the snow-capped mountains of Tyrol. The guide features dozens of easy-to-use maps, as well as expert background information on everything from the best ski and snow-boarding slopes to the music of Mozart. Extensive accommodation and restaurant listings, plus all the practical grittiness you’d expect from a Rough Guide make this your must-have item for the trip of a lifetime. Make the most your time with The Rough Guide to Austria.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria is your indispensable guide to this beautiful country. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns.

DK’s insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of this country region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while practical information will help you to get around by train, bus, or car.

Rick Steves Vienna, Salzburg & Tirol
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Vienna.

With this guide, you’ll explore elegant Vienna—the epicenter of opera, coffee, Art Nouveau, and waltz music. Meander through Habsburg palaces and nibble a Sacher torte in a velvet-lined café. In the evening, catch a classical concert, or sip wine with the locals in a traditional Heuriger garden. Beyond Vienna, stroll the Baroque street of Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music. For a taste of the Alpine living, head to the snowy peaks and green valleys of Tirol.