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10 Best Places for Families to Live in Austria

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: In this article, we highlight some of the best places for international families to live in Austria.

If you're dreaming about moving with your family to Austria and haven't decided where to live, here are some of the best places for international families to live in Austria.

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna is an excellent place for international families to reside, offering a plethora of activities and facilities that cater to children and families. The city is home to numerous museums that offer children's activities, such as the Zoom Children's Museum, which provides interactive exhibits and workshops for kids. The Natural History Museum also has a dedicated children's area with hands-on exhibits. Vienna is also known for its beautiful parks and recreational areas, including the Prater, a large public park that houses the Wurstelprater amusement park, and the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, which offer a zoo, a maze, and a playground. For athletic facilities, families can visit the Stadthallenbad, a large indoor swimming pool, or the numerous family-friendly gyms scattered throughout the city. Sports clubs that cater to kids are also abundant in Vienna, with organizations like the Vienna Youth Soccer and the Vienna Cricket Club offering training and competitions for young athletes. With its rich culture, numerous family-friendly activities, and welcoming atmosphere, Vienna is a great place for international families to call home.

Salzburg

Salzburg

Salzburg is a great destination for international families to settle, boasting a wide array of activities and facilities designed for children and families. The city is rich in museums that offer children's activities, such as the Haus der Natur, a natural history museum with interactive exhibits for kids, and the Toy Museum, which features a variety of toys and games from different eras. Salzburg is also renowned for its beautiful parks and recreational areas, including the Mirabell Gardens, a stunning baroque garden with a playground, and the Hellbrunn Palace Park, which houses a zoo and trick fountains. For athletic facilities, families can visit the Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus, a wellness center with a family-friendly swimming pool, or the numerous gyms throughout the city that welcome families. Sports clubs that cater to kids are also plentiful in Salzburg, with organizations like the Salzburg Football Academy and the Salzburg Tennis Club offering training and competitions for young athletes. With its rich history, multitude of family-friendly activities, and welcoming community, Salzburg is an ideal place for international families to live.

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Graz

Graz

Graz is a wonderful place for international families to live, offering a variety of activities and facilities that cater to children and families. The city is home to several museums that offer children's activities, such as the Children's Museum Frida & Fred, which provides interactive exhibits and workshops for kids. The Natural History Museum Graz also has a dedicated children's area with hands-on exhibits. Graz is also known for its beautiful parks and recreational areas, including the Eggenberg Palace Park, a large public park that houses a zoo, and the Augarten, a baroque park with a playground. For athletic facilities, families can visit the Auster Sport- und Wellnessbad, a large indoor swimming pool, or the numerous family-friendly gyms scattered throughout the city. Sports clubs that cater to kids are also abundant in Graz, with organizations like the Grazer AK Football Club and the Graz Giants American Football Club offering training and competitions for young athletes. With its rich culture, numerous family-friendly activities, and welcoming atmosphere, Graz is a great place for international families to call home.

Linz

Linz is a great place for international families to live, providing a wide range of activities and facilities that cater to children and families. The city is home to several museums that offer children's activities, such as the Ars Electronica Center, which provides interactive exhibits and workshops for kids focusing on technology and digital art. The LENTOS Art Museum also has a dedicated children's area with hands-on exhibits. Linz is also known for its beautiful parks and recreational areas, including the Donaupark, a large public park along the Danube river, and the Botanical Gardens, which houses over 10,000 species of plants. For athletic facilities, families can visit the Parkbad Linz, a large outdoor swimming pool, or the numerous family-friendly gyms scattered throughout the city. Sports clubs that cater to kids are also abundant in Linz, with organizations like the LASK Linz Football Club and the Linz Athletics Club offering training and competitions for young athletes. With its rich culture, numerous family-friendly activities, and welcoming atmosphere, Linz is a great place for international families to call home.

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck is a good place for international families to live, offering a plethora of activities and facilities that cater to children and families. The city is home to several museums that offer children's activities, such as the Audioversum Science Center, which provides interactive exhibits and workshops for kids focusing on the world of sound and hearing. The Alpine Zoo is also a hit with children, housing over 2000 animals from 150 species. Innsbruck is also known for its beautiful parks and recreational areas, including the Hofgarten, a large public park in the city center, and the Rapoldi Park, which has a playground and a pond. For athletic facilities, families can visit the Tivoli Stadium, which has a large outdoor swimming pool, or the numerous family-friendly gyms scattered throughout the city. Sports clubs that cater to kids are also abundant in Innsbruck, with organizations like the FC Wacker Innsbruck and the Innsbruck Rugby Club offering training and competitions for young athletes. With its rich culture, numerous family-friendly activities, and welcoming atmosphere, Innsbruck is a great place for international families to call home.

Baden

Baden is a great place for international families to live, offering a wide array of activities and facilities that cater to children and families. The city is home to several museums that offer children's activities, such as the Rollettmuseum, which provides interactive exhibits and workshops for kids focusing on the history and culture of Baden. The Arnulf Rainer Museum also has a dedicated children's area with hands-on exhibits. Baden is also known for its beautiful parks and recreational areas, including the Kurpark, a large public park with a rose garden, and the Doblhoffpark, which houses a beautiful pond and a playground. For athletic facilities, families can visit the Thermalstrandbad, a large outdoor swimming pool, or the numerous family-friendly gyms scattered throughout the city. Sports clubs that cater to kids are also abundant in Baden, with organizations like the Baden Football Club and the Baden Volleyball Club offering training and competitions for young athletes. With its rich culture, numerous family-friendly activities, and welcoming atmosphere, Baden is a great place for international families to call home.

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Klosterneuburg

Klosterneuburg is an ideal place for international families to live, offering a variety of activities and facilities that cater to children and families. The city is home to several museums that offer children's activities, such as the Klosterneuburg Monastery, which provides interactive exhibits and workshops for kids focusing on the history and culture of the region. The Essl Museum also has a dedicated children's area with hands-on exhibits. Klosterneuburg is also known for its beautiful parks and recreational areas, including the Donauinsel, a large public park along the Danube river, and the Kierlinger Weinberge, which offers beautiful vineyard views and walking trails. For athletic facilities, families can visit the Happyland, a large sports complex with an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and a football pitch. Sports clubs that cater to kids are also abundant in Klosterneuburg, with organizations like the Klosterneuburg Dukes Basketball Club and the Klosterneuburg Tennis Club offering training and competitions for young athletes. With its rich culture, numerous family-friendly activities, and welcoming atmosphere, Klosterneuburg is a great place for international families to call home.

Bregenz

Bregenz is an ideal location for international families to settle, offering a multitude of activities and facilities that cater to children and families. The city boasts several museums that offer children's activities, such as the Vorarlberg Museum, which provides interactive exhibits and workshops for kids focusing on the history and culture of the region. The Kunsthaus Bregenz also has a dedicated children's area with hands-on exhibits. Bregenz is also known for its beautiful parks and recreational areas, including the Pfänder, a mountain with a panoramic view of Lake Constance, and the Seepromenade, a lakeside promenade perfect for family walks. For athletic facilities, families can visit the Val Blu Resort, a large sports and spa complex with an indoor swimming pool, or the numerous family-friendly gyms scattered throughout the city. Sports clubs that cater to kids are also abundant in Bregenz, with organizations like the Bregenz Handball Club and the Bregenz Sailing Club offering training and competitions for young athletes. With its rich culture, numerous family-friendly activities, and welcoming atmosphere, Bregenz is a great place for international families to call home.

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Eisenstadt

Eisenstadt is an excellent place for international families to reside. The city is home to numerous child-friendly activities, including the Esterházy Palace, which offers interactive exhibits and workshops for children. The Familypark, the largest amusement park in Austria, is also located nearby and provides a fun-filled day out for the whole family. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Schlosspark Eisenstadt offers beautiful walking trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The city also boasts several athletic facilities such as the Allsportzentrum Eisenstadt, which has a swimming pool, gym, and sports courts that are family-friendly. Additionally, there are several sports clubs that cater to children, including the Eisenstadt Tennis Club and the Eisenstadt Football Club. These clubs offer training programs for children of all ages, making Eisenstadt a great place for families who value physical activity and sports.

Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel is a great destination for international families to reside, offering a plethora of activities and facilities that are family-friendly. The town is home to several museums that offer children's activities, such as the Museum Kitzbuhel, which provides interactive exhibits and workshops for kids focusing on the history and culture of the region. The Alpinarium also has a dedicated children's area with hands-on exhibits. Kitzbuhel is also renowned for its stunning parks and recreational areas, including the Schwarzsee, a beautiful lake perfect for family picnics, and the Bichlalm, which offers scenic hiking trails. For athletic facilities, families can visit the Aquarena, a large sports complex with an indoor swimming pool, or the numerous family-friendly gyms scattered throughout the town. Sports clubs that cater to kids are also abundant in Kitzbuhel, with organizations like the Kitzbuhel Ski Club and the Kitzbuhel Tennis Club offering training and competitions for young athletes. With its rich culture, numerous family-friendly activities, and welcoming atmosphere, Kitzbuhel is a great place for international families to call home.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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