See Austria on a virtual tour

Take a tour of the Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna from the comfort of your home.
Take a tour of the Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna from the comfort of your home.

In Austria as across much of the globe, tourism is on hiatus in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. People have been asked to stay at home, and travel plans have been put on hold.

But that doesn't mean you need to miss out on seeing the sights.

The Austrian National Tourist Office has put together a collection of virtual experiences in the hopes of bringing a little travel inspiration into Australian homes.

Take a virtual stroll through Schonbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the imperial family, and explore the splendid state apartments while kicking back on the couch at home.

Sit in the audience for a streaming of a Vienna State Opera performance and bring the very best of classical music into your home.

Dip your toes into Lake Wrthersee in Austria's South with an interactive panorama or head up to Schafberg mountain, enjoy the views of the lake region, and recharge your batteries with a 360-degree video.

Art lovers now have the opportunity to wander through Vienna's top museums, without ever leaving home.

You can browse the Albertina, the world's most extensive collection of graphic art, or visit the Belvedere galleries, particularly famous for the work of Gustav Klimt.

Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) brings works by Rubens, Tizian, Rembrandt, Raffael, and Velazquez and Bruegel directly to your living room.

Start your virtual journey here:

While you're dreaming of your next holiday....