Au pair in Vienna: Just the sound of the city’s name sends many daydreaming already, and rightly so. The capital of Austria boasts many cultural attractions such as the Baroque palace Schönbrunn, the Belvedere or the 14th century St. Stephen's Cathedral.
Tip for culturally interested au pairs: many museums in Vienna have free admission everyday or every first Sunday of the month.
In addition, free walking tours are offered and with the city bikes you can drive for one hour for free! Very interesting for Au Pairs in Vienna is the Spittelberg in the 7th district, where you will find small shops and nice cafes.
Au Pair in Graz
After Vienna, Graz is the second largest city in Austria and the capital of Styria. The beautiful old town and Eggenberg Castle are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and thanks to the university, there is also a lot of young life in this city.
As an Au Pair in Graz you will not only find a lot of culture, but also an exciting nightlife. Be sure to visit the Franciscan Quarter, you will feel transported back to another time.
And for shopping, you should definitely visit a farmers market, for example, at the Kaiser-Josef-Platz or Lendplatz: Here you will find fresh food from the region and maybe you could surprise your host family later with a delicious meal.
Does the sun shine and you want to spend time in the fresh air? Then relax a bit on the Graz Murinsel, the architecture is spectacular.
Au Pair in Salzburg
This city and its surroundings are amazingly beautiful and as an Au Pair in Salzburg you will surely have a great time. Thanks to its location on the northern edge of the Alps and its direct proximity to Germany, many fun daily excursions are possible.
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The river Salzach flows across the city and creates a special atmosphere, the old town of Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The birthplace of the world-famous composer Mozart is also on the Salzach.
What should you never miss as an Au Pair in Salzburg? Of course, the Hellbrunn Palace and the Hohensalzburg Fortress (the view is breathtaking!), but also the traditional coffee houses are cult and a visit to the dwarves in Mirabell garden is always worthwhile.
Linz is located halfway between Vienna and Salzburg and has its own charm. The city has been lobbying for cultural events lately, and the Ars Electronica Festival is also taking place here. If you are interested in music, literature, films, design and media art, Linz as a City of Media Arts is a good place for you.
Many events in the city on the Danube are even free - perfect if you have only a small budget as an Au Pair. You can also enjoy the many green in Linz for free, there are numerous parks, forest areas and city hiking trails.
Of course, as an Au Pair in Linz you have to try a piece of the famous Linzer Torte - if not here, where then? The recipe is considered the oldest known cake recipe in the world! Ride the Pöstlingbergbahn, visit the Lentos Museum of Art and maybe meet your new friends for a drink at Hemingway's Music & Jazz Bar (if you're at least 18 years old).
Au Pair at Achen Lake / Achensee
As an Au Pair, you would like to live in a rural environment, you love mountains and lakes? The Achen Lake and its surroundings will enchant you, your photos will make your family and friends jealous!
The lake is located on the northwest of Austria, in Tyrol, near the German border. Since it is a mountain lake, the water temperatures barely reach more than 20°C, so swimming is only pleasant in summer. But you can explore the more than nine kilometers long lake by boat and if you like water sports such as sailing, surfing or kiting, you will love it here.
The city of Innsbruck is about 45 km away. The villages in the vicinity of the Achen Lake are small and you will quickly feel comfortable and be welcomed into the community.
Au Pair at Lake Millstatt / Millstätter See
Another beautiful Austrian lake is located in the South of the country in the province of Carinthia. Lake Millstatt is perfect for swimming: you will love to glide through the water while you look at the impressive mountains all around.
Other water sports are possible too and in winter you can go skiing or tobogganing. The region around Lake Millstatt is perfect for au pairs who like to be active in sports and love nature. The hiking trails are amazing!
You should definitely try one of the typical pasta dishes of this region – very tasty and they will give you a lot of energy! Do not despair if people here speak a dialect that you do not immediately understand: they are very friendly and you will quickly learn their Austrian dialect!
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