Activities For Dogs In Austria

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Introduction

Austria is a country in Central Europe famous for Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Strauss, and Liszt, Ferdinand Porsche, yes, the founder of the super fancy Porsche car company. In Austria, you will find an abundance of Schnitzel, apfelstrudel, and Sachertorte, the most delicious chocolate cake you will ever taste. If you walk the streets of Vienna, you will find fantastic architecture and beautiful sights that you can enjoy, but nothing beats exploring Austria than exploring Austria with your dear doggo!

Tourist in Vienna

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Ah, Vienna, the lovely city on the Danube, the capital of the beautiful country of Austria! How amazing and gorgeous is this city? It is a cultural hub in Austria and one of the safest and calmest towns in the world. You probably won’t find super wild parties here, you probably won’t be able to rage and be a drunken youth in the streets, but what you will be able to do it simply be a respectful tourist. So, grab a leash, a few snacks, a mandatory bottle of water, and some comfortable walking shoes and get out and explore this beautiful city and all of its beauties!
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Where are you going?
Before you get out and wonder if you should go left or right, make sure that you know where you are going. Most hotels and hostels will offer free city maps you can use to get around, or if you’re not into that, you can always download a Google map of the city and mark the landmarks you want to see.
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Find dog-friendly places
No point in being a tourist if your dog can’t follow you, right? If you want the both of you to have the best experience, do some research and see where dogs are allowed and where they are not. Austrians love their dogs. However, there are some establishments that do not allow the furry creatures in, so knowing that in advance can save you a lot of nerves.
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See some sights
Walk around, explore, and make sure you include some notable places in your tour. One example is the Stadtpark, the gorgeous park in the city, Burggarten, and Volksgarten, the beautiful gardens with amazing monuments and fountains. Take a walk along the Danube and marvel at the beauty of this big river, and see why it is one of the most important rivers in Europe.
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Tyrol Mountaineer

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While you’re in Austria, why not take the opportunity to visit a mountain? One of the gorgeous mountains in this country is without a doubt Tyrol, a region in the Alps that stretches across western Austria and northern Italy. Tyrol is merely breathtaking and full of amazing lakes that you and your pup can visit and have a little dip to cool off in the hot summer months. So, do some research, ask around with other dog lovers, and Google some of the most beautiful lakes you can visit with your pup.

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Visit Achensee
One of the most beautiful and exciting lakes you can visit is Maurach am Achensee, also known as the Sea of Tirol. The lake is enormous, covering almost 7 square kilometers, the year is somewhat cold, but okay in the summer, and it boasts numerous sports attractions. Best of all, dogs are entirely welcome here!
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Dip in
Dip your toes and paws into the fresh lake water! This is what you came for after all! Bring a floater such as a boogie board and have it near in case you or your doggo get tired of swimming. Splash around, throw some sticks and have your dog retrieve them, and you will surely have an excellent night’s sleep after such an active day at Achensee!
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Hop Over? Why Not!

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If you are stationed in Vienna, yes you can spend all your time there, but why not spice things up and visit some other cities in Austria and around Vienna? Surely your doggo would love to explore the scents of different places and meet fellow dogs from other towns, so rent a car or hop on a dog-friendly bus and travel around a little bit. Hop over to another city, maybe even another country if you are looking for something a little different, and be the traveler you always wanted to be, not just a tourist.

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Visit Graz
Graz is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Austria and the whole Central Europe, so why not go there and see the iconic Mozart statue, visit many parks that the city has to offer, and maybe even a local dog show? Meet other dog lovers and munch on some Schnitzel in the gorgeous surroundings of Graz. Just make sure that the Schnitzel does not have any spice sprinkled over, your doggo will not appreciate that!
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Visit Bratislava
If you are looking for something a little more Slavic, a little change of pace maybe, why not pop over to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, only an hour away from Vienna! Bratislava is absolutely gorgeous and super dog-friendly, so get over there and eat some bread soup with your puppy in the scenic city with the most beautiful narrow streets and breathtaking corners everywhere.
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Munchers

No point in visiting another country if you are not planning to eat some delicious local food and try some of the national dishes that Austria has to offer. Find a dog-friendly restaurant and try the famous Wiener Schnitzel, Frankfurter hot dog, or a savory Tafelspitz!

Go to a Dog Show

While you’re visiting Austria, why not attend a local dog show? You might win some prizes, and if not, you will surely make friends for life! Your doggo will also love the company of other pup’s so this one is a definite win-win situation.

Conclusion

Austria is indeed a beautiful country that should be on your bucket list. It may not be outrageously wild and famous for its week-long parties, but it is a place that will feed your soul and offer the most delicious food you and your pup can enjoy. And hey, if your doggo learns a command or two in German in the meantime, you can brag that you have a polyglot puppy!