Luxury living outside of Vienna

Exclusive properties in Austria are not limited to Vienna. Every city boasts its own area of affluence. The Local takes a look at where to find hot properties in each state and just how much such luxury will cost you.

Luxury living outside of Vienna
Villa Aurea, Bregenz. Photo: Hof 437
Bregenz, Vorarlberg. 
With a view of Lake Constance (Bodensee) and a mountain at your back, Pfänderhang is the most luxurious neighbourhood in Bregenz. At around €800 to €1,200 per square meter, you can find the most exclusive apartments on Weißenreuteweg, Am Gehren, Auf der Reute or Lagen.
If you’re looking for a brand new luxury apartment, here’s a preview of the newly planned and rather stunning Villa Aurea.
Klagenfurt, Carinthia. 
Klagenfurt’s hot properties can be found by Lake Wörth (Wörtersee) or in the districts of Velden or Pörtschach. Kinkstraße, Stollenweg and Sterneckstraße are where you can find exclusive penthouses and apartments in the inner city. Luxury apartments typically go for €3,500 to €4,000 per square meter.
For €790,000 you can own Villa Linsengasse which boasts eight bedrooms, and 300 square meters. A beautiful summer and winter vacation family home for those who can afford it – close to Lake Wörth and the Alps. 
Eisenstadt, Burgenland. 
Although rather small compared to the other state capitals, Eisenstadt still offers many luxurious properties. Large apartments can be found in the old inner city by the Hauptplatz or Domplatz, or there are exclusive villas in St. Georgien and near the old Lindenstadions. Prices are more moderate, with villa properties costing between €180 and €300 per square meter. Apartments start at €2,500 per square meter. With its close proximity to Vienna, Eisenstadt is a popular choice for those who want to build their own luxury dream home.
St. Pölten, Lower Austria.
Larger cities in Lower Austria offer more space for less money, when compared to Vienna. And since you can find larger and cheaper properties, it’s easier to update your dream home with extras like a whirlpool or a sauna. There are a lot of fabulous villas in Lower Austria. In St. Pölten the villas are found around Andreas-Hofer-Straße and Roseggerstraße or Maria-Theresia-Straße and Dr.-Theodor-Körner-Straße. If you are looking to build, land costs up to €300 per square meter.
Not a capital, nevertheless luxurious – Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria. 
Klosterneuburg monastery. Photo: Wikimedia
Lower Austria’s most expensive and exclusive apartments are not in St. Pölten, but rather in the town of Klosterneuburg, north of Vienna. It is reported that the city’s most expensive property is listed at €1,995,800 with around 525 square meters. Sources say that many Russian millionaires are now looking to Klosterneuburg instead of Carinthia for their real estate investments. Even the FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache rents part of a villa in Klosterneuburg. 
Klosterneuburg boasts many one-of-a-kind villas, a historical town centre, and a picturesque monastery, but most importantly, it’s only a 25 minute drive to Vienna. Over the past years many affluent Viennese have rented or bought properties in this area, making it the place to be for the well-heeled.
Next week The Local Austria will look at luxury properties in Linz, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Austria’s UNESCO City of Design – Graz. 

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