Best cities for retirement in Austria

Hello everyone,

An increasing amount of people want to spend their retirement abroad. Would you consider giving a few tips to those looking into Austria for their retirement?

What are the most attractive cities for retirees in Austria?

Why are these the best cities in Austria for retirement (quality of life, cost of living, climate, health, security, etc.)?

Are there any specific areas in Austria where there are special retirement schemes or retirement-friendly residential areas?

Are there any activities suitable for retirees in Austria?

Do you have any tips on where to start looking or how to choose a suitable city for one’s retirement in Austria?

If you have, yourself, chosen to spend your retirement abroad, please tell us what city you have chosen and why?

Please share your experience.


I don't think you can actually single a city out, everywhere is pretty great. It would depend on your hobbies. Vienna is great for concerts just as is Salzburg. If you like walking both these cities have good areas to take part in walks.

Austria is quite small so where ever you live there is something not far. Like skying, walking, wildlife etc....

If you want to live in a city but want a quiet life, Baden bei Wien. The sounding of your horn on your car is not permitted.

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