Where to take your dog in Austria

A glorious mix of historical cities and natural playground, Austria has something for everyone. Spend the day soaking up the history and culture of Salzburg and Vienna or have an adventure in the mountains. Situated in the Eastern Alps, the natural playground offers a wealth of hiking, biking, river rafting, skiing or snowboarding. Public transport in Austria is super dog-friendly so you’ve got no excuse not to explore a little (or a lot!). Whatever you’re into, you’ll find plenty to do with your dog in Austria.

Cafe Sacher, Vienna

If you’ve started researching a trip to Vienna at all then it’s likely you’ve already come across Cafe Sacher. It’s home to the original Sachertorte, the chocolate cake famously created for Prince Metternich in 1832. Housed inside Hotel Sacher, the entire establishment is dog-friendly and open from 8am-8pm daily. 

Dog beach at Lake Hallstatt 

This town looks like it’s come straight from a postcard and is a great place to explore with your dog. Originally a salt mining town, this picture-perfect destination offers plenty of leisure activities. The dog beach area is located between Hallstatt and Obertraun and has a public toilet for humans and a waste station for dogs. It’s a fantastic place to cool off in the refreshing lake water with your pup.

where to take your dog in austria

Hohe Tauern National Park

This national park is home to Austria’s highest peak. Additionally, it’s the largest protected area in the Alps. It’s full of dog-friendly accommodation and the website has a great list of dog-friendly lakes where you can go for a swim. If hiking is your thing, there’s a 9.2km easy loop near Matrei that allow dogs off-leash in some areas. 

Zum Zirkelwirt, Salzburg

Looking for traditional Austrian food in a relaxed, rustic setting that serves fantastic beer? This is it, and it’s dog-friendly to boot. Fill your belly with Weiner Schnitzel or beef goulash with dumplings while sipping a delicious, local draft beer. 

So whatever you enjoy doing, you’ll find plenty to do with your dog in Austria.

Fri Sep 2 2022