The Most Popular Erasmus+ and Turing Destinations in Austria

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The exterior of Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria.

We are continuing our exciting series covering the most attractive destinations in different countries for your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship. Hopefully, this series will be helpful when making the decision of where to spend your work placement. Last time we published an article about Germany and the popular cities there for an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme experience. This time, we want to introduce to you a couple of fabulous places in Austria. As you probably already know, Austria is not only attractive as a country, with a stable economy that shows plenty of growth, it’s also rich in history, culture, architecture and boasts a fantastic landscape for all of those exciting outdoor activities!



The capital of Austria has been rated first place many times in terms of “Quality of Living “. It impresses both tourists and locals alike, with its vast collection of stunning historic buildings such as the Schönbrunn Palace, the Belvedere Palace and the Hofburg Palace. As well as the aforementioned, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Prater and the Schönbrunn Zoo are all worth a visit.

In our experience, the most popular place to enjoy an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme mobility is definitely Vienna! The main job opportunities for an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme work placement are in tourism, technology, finance, culture. Don’t forget, there are plenty of other sectors too.

As for accommodation, in Vienna there are a variety of options – apartments, hotels and hostels. If you don’t know which accommodation type would suit you best, check out these informative blog articles: Accommodation Options: Apartment, Host Family, Hotel or Hostel; Accommodation Options During an Erasmus+ or Turing Stay or Hostel vs. Hotel.

Vienna, as well as its surrounding areas is great for different kind of activities: sightseeing, culinary experiences, biking, wine tasting, visiting museums, immersing yourself in history and of course, the Austrian culture (and much more too)! Don’t forget to try Viennese cuisine a Viennese Schnitzel and apple strudel are both must-eats.



Graz is the second largest city in Austria and the capital of Styria. Graz is known as a university city – there are eight colleges and universities and a large population of students. The main sectors of occupation in Styria are manufacturing, automobile sub-suppliers and the iron and steel industry.

The Schlossberg in Graz is the most visited site followed by the Mariazell Basilica. In addition to your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme mobility, you can embark on some really exciting activities. For example, going by bike from one winegrower to another and tasting the best wines in South Styria! 😊



Linz is the third largest city in Austria and the capital of Upper Austria. It is located on the Danube river, and it’s lots of fun to rent a bike and ride alongside the river. You can even do this for a couple of days. Just 11 hours(!) by bike along the Danube and you reach the capital, Vienna! 😊

In the pretty streets and alleys of Linz you could try delicious Linzer Torte, and explore many other exceptionally beautiful sites such as the 539-metre high Pöstlingberg, the world's unique Ars Electronica Center, the impressive Mariendom - with its beautiful stained-glass windows - and countless more historical buildings.

The main industry sectors in Upper Austria where you could choose to do an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship are iron, steel, chemicals, and also mechanical engineering.



Salzburg is more than just Mozart's city and a festival city. Salzburg is one of the most famous cities in the world, known for its history, culture, architecture, music, attractions and of course, the scenic Alpine surroundings. The Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Mozart museums, the Getreidegasse and Hellbrunn are among the most popular places in Salzburg to visit. As far as activities, you can go biking, hiking in the mountains or around breathtaking lakes or why not take up some of the winter sports (such as skiing, snowboarding)?

The main industry sectors where you can find an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme work placement are in tourism, mechanical engineering, or the cultural sector.



Innsbruck is another famous tourist city in Austria and the capital of Tyrol, well-known for fascinating mountains and therefore great for winter sports. The most famous site can be found in the beautiful old town - the Golden Roof. Equally important to visit is the Imperial Hofburg and the medieval city tower.

Innsbruck has work placements through Erasmus+ or the Turing Scheme in sectors such as tourism, the economy sector, glassware and jewellery.


We are proud to tell you about the Erasmus+ work placements we organised in Austria in 2020 (despite the Coronavirus situation!)! We had placements at the puppet theatre, in the trading and consulting industry, in the automotive industry, at a gas-water-heating company, as a computer expert, at a medical practitioner’s office, in a construction company, in a hotel, at the zoo, in a garden, at a veterinarian’s office, in landscaping, in a bakery and obviously, lots more – we organised all of these for our valued clients!

You can rely on us. Do contact us if you have difficulties finding the right Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship for you.

Next time we will take you on a journey to sunny Italy and look at its most inviting cities for an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme adventure. If you need more information about Erasmus+, read our Guide for Erasmus+ Funding Applicants and our Handbook for Erasmus+ Project Management & Execution.

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