Travel Photographers Who Capture the Sophistication of Austria

Inside the Burggarten palm house | © Austrian Tourist Board
Inside the Burggarten palm house | © Austrian Tourist Board
Photo of Culture Trip
22 January 2018

With its refined coffee house culture and dainty mountaintop rural wooden cabins, Austria has a refined character that makes it one of Europe’s most sophisticated countries. These travel photographers have captured its spirit perfectly.

Alex Strohl

A seasoned globe-hopper, having visited some of the world’s most remote spots, French photographer Alex Strohl strays away from meticulously planned shots, preferring a more organic and spontaneous approach to photography – a welcome departure from the barrage of perfectly curated Instagram posts. His work is dramatic and authentic and has caught the attention of many reputable publications including Forbes and Vanity Fair. These spectacular photos of the Austrian Alps feature as part of his new book project, Alternative Living, and capture the country’s rugged rural beauty perfectly. Catch more of his work here.

A remote village in Austria | © Alex Strohl
The Alps at dusk | © Alex Strohl
Alone in the wilderness | © Alex Strohl

Lisa – Vienna Diary

Lisa describes her blog as ‘a declaration of love to one of the world’s most precious places’. Although she has travelled to the far corners of the world, she is always more than happy to return to her native city of Vienna, feeling it is particularly special. Her photos of the Austrian capital expertly capture its suave sophistication, from the warmth of the coveted coffee houses to the delicate daintiness of Viennese cuisine. Check out her Instagram and website to discover more from this passionate and talented photographer.

Austria’s mythical landscape | © Lisa – Vienna Diary
The Gruner See | © Lisa – Vienna Diary
© Lisa – Vienna Diary

Marion Vicenta Payr

Marion, who also goes by her internet alter ego @ladyvenom, is Austria’s go-to travel blogger for awe-inspired photography and worthy recommendations. Marion’s passion for photography was realised back in 2011 when she started using Instagram and mastered the art of iPhone photography, honing her unique and sophisticated style. She has a fantastic eye for great shots, from dreamy beach sunsets to bustling city streets. You can check out more of her work here.

Dramatic landscapes | © Marion Vicenta Payr
Dramatic landscapes | © Marion Vicenta Payr
Dramatic landscapes | © Marion Vicenta Payr
Cosy huts of Austria | © Marion Vicenta Payr

Mikayla Pasco

Student photographer Mikayla, although young, has an extremely sophisticated eye for a great shot. Catch more of her work on her Facebook page here.

Crystal world, Innsbruck | © Mikayla Pasco
Winter wonderland | © Mikayla Pasco


Verena and George Popp-Hackner have worked as professional landscape photographers for the past 20 years, and have developed their own unique style. Having travelled all over the globe, the couple has captured some incredibly exciting natural shots, from locations as diverse as Tasmania, Mexico, western Australia and New Zealand. Read more about their work here.

Poppy fields | © Austrian Tourist Board
Mirror shine lake | © Austrian Tourist Board
Theatre in Austria | © Austrian Tourist Board
Haystacks at sunset | © Austrian Tourist Board
Otto Wagner architecture | © Austrian Tourist Board
Mountains of Austria | © Austrian Tourist Board

Christian Majcen

Christian has an amazing eye for natural beauty. The 44-year-old Austrian landscape photographer, who has captured some majestic shots of his awe-inspiring homeland, has gathered almost 5,000 Instagram followers.

©Christian Macjen

Lucila Romero

Originally from Argentina, Lucila moved to Vienna in 2015 to start a new life, swapping her career in pharmacy for photography. Lucila’s passion for the city is clear from her photographs, which capture some of the city’s most prominent sites in fantastic lights and through the changing seasons. More of her work can be found here.

©Lucila Romero
©Lucila Romero
©Lucila Romero

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