World Heritage Sites in Austria


Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

(47.80 N 13.05 E)

The Roman town of Juvavum built in 15 AD was established on the site of the future town of Salzburg. Salzburg and its fortifications were built in the 9th century. The town filled up with monuments. Great artists lived and worked in the city, and it enjoyed a Baroque renaissance.


Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn

(48.20 N 16.37 E)

Schonbrunn was the residence of the Habsburg emperors and the site of the world's first zoo in 1752. It was designed by the architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Nicolaus Pacassi and is full of examples of decorative art and a perfect example of Gesamtkunstwerk.


Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

(47.33 N 13.39 E)

Semmering Railway

(47.38 N 15.49 E)

The railray runs through a spectacular mountain landscape. Built between 1848 and 1854, it is a great feat of civil engineering from this pioneering phase of railway building resulting in continuous use of the line up to the present day.


City of Graz

(47.08 N 15.37 E)

Wachau Cultural Landscape

(48.22 N 15.28 E)

The Wachau is a beautiful stretch of the Danube Valley between Melk and Krems.


Historic Center of Vienna

(48.22 N 16.38 E)

Cultural Landscape of Fertö-Neusiedlersee

(47.72 N 16.72 E)

Known as Lake Neusiedl in Austria, over the border in Hungary the southern third of this large lake is known as Lake Ferto.


Prehistoric Pile Dwellings Around the Alps

(47.278 N 8.208 E)

Joint listing with Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland. This property includes 111 small individual sites with the remains of prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements in and around the Alps built from around 5000 to 500 B.C.



Back to the World Heritage List

Lynn Salmon <>{

Last updated: August 17, 2015