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Looking for travel inspiration? Austria offers a great variety of unique experiences and breathtaking places to discover: stay overnight in a tree house, experience one of Austria's most mysterious landscapes on a horseback or visit the steepest festival deep in the mountains.

 

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Thermal Spa at Rogner Bad Blumau © Österreich Werbung/ Rogner Bad Blumau Thermal Spa at Rogner Bad Blumau © Österreich Werbung/ Rogner Bad Blumau

Rogner Bad Blumau

The Rogner Bad in Blumau is far more than just a thermal spring. Designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the establishment, which is made up of healing springs, a sauna area, hotel and garden, sees itself as a work of art.  

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Mühltalhof, Oberösterreich © Andreas Balon Mühltalhof, Oberösterreich © Andreas Balon

Mühltalhof

The Mühltalhof in Neufelden is one of those places that’s so good one would much rather keep it a secret.  

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Hotel Restaurant Krainer Aussenaufnahme © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch Hotel Restaurant Krainer Aussenaufnahme © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch

Hotel Restaurant Krainer

The Hotel-Restaurant has become one of the top culinary addresses between Graz and the Semmering since Andreas Krainer and his wife Astrid began stirring things up here.  

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Lanserhof von aussen © Lanserhof Lanserhof von aussen © Lanserhof

Lanserhof

Focus on better health with an individually customized program. The future of lasting well-being can be found in Tyrol.  

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Gastzimmer im Gasthof Morent © Burda Gastzimmer im Gasthof Morent © Burda

Gasthof Morent

With its kitchen garden for herbs, an excellent network of farmers and hunters and its own unique recipes, Gasthof Morent has all the right ingredients for a great culinary experience.  

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Gradonna Mountain Resort © Schultz Gruppe Gradonna Mountain Resort © Schultz Gruppe

Gradonna Mountain Resort

Wooden tiles on the roof, luxurious comfort beneath the ceiling. Skiing pleasure and intensive recuperation. A cosmopolitan feel together with a local way of life: the Gradonna Resort in Kals (East Tyrol) unites many ways of life in one, and is located just beside the ski run at the foot of the Großglockner mountain.  

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Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch

Styriarte

Summer after summer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt invites people to styriarte in Graz. “Old masters, newly interpreted” is the motto of the festival.  

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Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang von der See-Sauna © St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Rigaud Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang von der See-Sauna © St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Rigaud

St. Martins Therme & Lodge

In the Burgenland’s Seewinkel region, where the last hills of the mighty Alps melt gently into the steppe-like plains of Pannonia, one finds the St. Martins Spa & Lodge – an oasis for wellness fans and wildlife friends alike.  

Learn more about St. Martins Therme & Lodge
The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden

Grafenegg Music Festival

The interaction of culinary delights, the historic castle, landscaped and modern architecture and a world-class range of concerts make the Grafenegg Music Festival a delight for all the senses.  

Learn more about the Grafenegg Music Festival
Jazzfestival Saalfelden © Peter Moser Jazzfestival Saalfelden © Peter Moser

Saalfelden International Jazz Festival

The mountain range of the Steinerne Meer, lush green meadows and a lake form the backdrop for Europe’s most important festival for contemporary jazz.  

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Admont Monastery © www.stiftadmont.at Admont Monastery © www.stiftadmont.at

Benedictine Abbey of Admont

A jewel of Baroque meets contemporary art. 70,000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in the magnificent library hall face works by Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner.   

Learn more about Benedictine Abbey of Admont
Blick in die Küche vom Gasthaus Schwan © Günter Eberl, Gasthaus Schwan Blick in die Küche vom Gasthaus Schwan © Günter Eberl, Gasthaus Schwan

Gasthaus Schwan

Gasthaus Schwan has plenty of surprises for guests with its wonderfully fresh and creative kitchen, for example the eight-course wild plant menu.  

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Alpe Steris im Großen Walsertal, Vorarlberg © Tvb Großes Walsertal Alpe Steris im Großen Walsertal, Vorarlberg © Tvb Großes Walsertal

Walser Autumn

The Walser Autumn Festival calls itself the “The steepest festival deep in the mountains”. And in fact, you can expect pretty much anything at the festival in the biosphere park in the Great Walser Valley.  

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Liszt Festival Raiding © Ulrich Schwarz Liszt Festival Raiding © Ulrich Schwarz

Raiding Liszt Festival

Prodigy, virtuoso pianist, bon vivant and Abbé, citizen of the world and self-proclaimed "gypsy musician". Franz Liszt's music is also as versatile and contradictory as its creator.  

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Gastgarten vom Rauch-Hof © Rauch-Hof Gastgarten vom Rauch-Hof © Rauch-Hof

Rauch-Hof

The Schilcherland with its vineyards and authentic local wine taverns combines all sorts of delights, and not just of a culinary nature: The Rauch-Hof, offers an idyllic place to stay, outstanding food and unusual cultural experiences.  

Learn more about the Rauch-Hof
Landgasthof Löckerwirt © Leonhard Löcker Landgasthof Löckerwirt © Leonhard Löcker

Landgasthof Löckerwirt

The Löckerwirt sources its basic products from its own biological landscape and in the kitchen transforms them into honest, down-to-earth dishes.  

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Wolf im Wildpark Ernstbrunn © Zupanc Wolf im Wildpark Ernstbrunn © Zupanc

Ernstbrunn Game Park

Wolves at only 50 kilometres from Vienna! Austria’s only wolf research centre is located at the Ernstbrunn Game Park, where this animal species can be excellently watched in the wild.  

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Kittenberger Erlebnisgärten © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Rita Newman Kittenberger Erlebnisgärten © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Rita Newman

Kamptal Gardens

The gardens in Kamptal are particularly lush, attracting visitors with 19 unusual green oases in one of Lower Austria’s most picturesque regions.  

Learn more about the Kamptal Gardens
Blick in die Stube © Jagawirt Blick in die Stube © Jagawirt

Landgasthaus Jagawirt

The Jagawirt, high up in the idyllic Reinischkogel region of western Styria with its beautiful forests and vineyards, long ago gained a reputation as a local favourite. And it certainly lives up to its excellent reputation.  

Learn more about Landgasthaus Jagawirt
Festival Klangspuren Schwaz © Klangspuren Schwaz - A. Festival Klangspuren Schwaz © Klangspuren Schwaz - A.

Klangspuren (noise tracks)

Whether you're foraging for mushrooms together with contemporary composers or you’re on the traditional "pilgrimage" that takes you to the different venues over the course of one day, the festival of contemporary music in September has unusual twists and turns.  

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Forsthofalm © Forsthofalm Forsthofalm © Forsthofalm

Forsthofalm

The Alpine patures, the quiet and a hint of luxury; a holiday at the 4-star Forsthofalm is a sensual experience. And an unusual one at that. The hotel is constructed entirely out of wood.  

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Walking along the Bretterkoph in the national park Hohe Tauern © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, Klaus Dapra Walking along the Bretterkoph in the national park Hohe Tauern © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, Klaus Dapra

Hohe Tauern National Park

The vastest National Park in Central Europe covers three federal provinces: Carinthia, Tirol and Salzburger Land.  

Learn more about the Hohe Tauern National Park
Das Sonus Brass Ensemble am Lünersee © peteionian.com Das Sonus Brass Ensemble am Lünersee © peteionian.com

berge.hören

Hiking with musicians to mountain huts, getting to know their worlds of sound and discovering a source of inspiration – that’s what "berge.hören” (listening to the mountains) in Vorarlberg's Brandner Valley is all about.  

Learn more about berge.hören
Gastwirtschaft Floh Gaststube © Gastwirtschaft Floh, Jürgen Skarwan Gastwirtschaft Floh Gaststube © Gastwirtschaft Floh, Jürgen Skarwan

The Floh Inn

Take the freshest products from the region, add the best wines and serve it all in a delightful, rustic atmosphere: Josef Floh, head chef and owner of the Floh in Langenlebarn an der Donau has adopted this strategy and worked his way right into the top category of restaurants in Austria.  

Learn more about the Floh Inn
Stone Circle © Alpinarium Galtür Stone Circle © Alpinarium Galtür

Galtür Alpinarium

The combination of protective walls and exhibition rooms makes the Galtür alpinarium and its architecture unique in Europe today.  

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Musicians Schubertiade Schwarzenberg © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg Musicians Schubertiade Schwarzenberg © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg

Schubertiade

For over 25 years, Schubertiade has been mastering the seemingly impossible: maintaining intimacy and being the world’s most important Schubert festival at the same time.  

Learn more about Schubertiade
Außenansicht Naturhotel Waldklause © Naturhotel Waldklause, Auer Gastronomie GmbH & Co KG Außenansicht Naturhotel Waldklause © Naturhotel Waldklause, Auer Gastronomie GmbH & Co KG

Naturhotel Waldklause

When a hotel is chosen three times in a row as “the most beautiful eco-hotel in Europe” by an expert jury from German travel magazine ‘Geo Saison’, it must be something special.  And the Waldklause is!  

Learn more about Naturhotel Waldklause
Terrace at the Ebner's Waldhof am See with a great view of Lake Fuschl. © Ebner's Waldhof am See Terrace at the Ebner's Waldhof am See with a great view of Lake Fuschl. © Ebner's Waldhof am See

Ebners Waldhof at Lake Fuschl

The fact that it is ideally located on Lake Fuschl, is nearby to the festival city of Salzburg, has the largest private spa in the Salzkammergut and excellent cuisine makes the Waldhof a worthwhile destination at any time of the year.  

Learn more about Ebners Waldhof at Lake Fuschl
Michael und Wolfgang Sicher © Fischrestaurant Sicher Michael und Wolfgang Sicher © Fischrestaurant Sicher

Fish Restaurant Sicher

If you’re looking for the finest in fish, you’re sure to find it at Sicher. Char and trout are served up fresh here, and the homemade char caviar is a delicacy known far and wide.  

Learn more about Fish Restaurant Sicher
Winterliche Außenansicht © Biohotel Schwanen Bizau Winterliche Außenansicht © Biohotel Schwanen Bizau

Biohotel Schwanen Bizau

Old and new, traditional and modern – barely any other region places such emphasis on the interplay of contrasts in architecture as the Bregenzerwald forest region. In Hotel Schwanen in Bizau they go one step further – here the gourmet kitchen prepares medieval recipes.  

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Bergblick vom Posthotel Achenkirch © Posthotel Achenkirch Bergblick vom Posthotel Achenkirch © Posthotel Achenkirch

Posthotel Achenkirch

This hideaway in the Tyrolean mountains sees itself as an exclusive retreat for adults – for guests 14 and upwards – who want to enjoy an intimate romantic break or a relaxing time-out in an exquisite and multi-award winning wellness resort.  

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See im Naturpark Kaunertal © Martin Lugger See im Naturpark Kaunertal © Martin Lugger

Kaunertal nature conservation area

The Kaunertal valley in the Ötztals Alps is dominated by the high mountains. Here stringent environmental regulations have preserved a natural landscape that is guaranteed to take your breath away.  

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Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselboeck in their vineyard © Gut Oggau Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselboeck in their vineyard © Gut Oggau

Gut Oggau

Extraordinary atmosphere, high-end biodynamic wines and a small, but delicious Heuriger-style kitchen: Gut Oggau has conquered the hearts and palates of Austrian connoisseurs with this rich combination, and has even made it into a museum in San Francisco!  

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Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber

Trail riding in the Kalkalpen National Park

The Kalkalpen National Park is one of Austria’s most mysterious landscapes. This secluded mountain and forest area can be best experienced on horseback.  

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The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at

Baumhotel

Fancy holidaying at lofty heights? Live in a tree house on the longest treetop path in Europe. The scent of wood will follow you for your entire stay – your clothes, backpack and skin will all smell like forest by the end of your first day.  

Learn more about Baumhotel
Paradeiser Rarität von Erich Stekovics © Stefanie Distler Paradeiser Rarität von Erich Stekovics © Stefanie Distler

Erich Stekovics

In search of lost tastes, Erich Stekovics has collected tomato seeds from around the whole world. Nowadays, he has more than 3,200 old kinds growing on his fields near Lake Neusiedl.  

Learn more about Erich Stekovics
Blick aufs Naturhotel © Naturhotel Chesa Valisa Blick aufs Naturhotel © Naturhotel Chesa Valisa

Naturhotel Chesa Valisa

Here everything is 100% environmentally friendly, with clean air, a hygenic altitude, plenty of nature and an optional program of indulgence into the bargain.   

Learn more about Naturhotel Chesa Valisa
Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee

Seehof Mondsee

At one of the most beautiful coves on Lake Mondsee, you’ll find the five-star hotel with its private 300-metre beach, award-winning gourmet restaurant and particularly peaceful park. It’s an oasis of tranquillity with a diverse range of leisure activities on offer.  

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Wirtshaus Steirereck am Pogusch © Steirereck, Familie Reitbauer Wirtshaus Steirereck am Pogusch © Steirereck, Familie Reitbauer

Wirtshaus Steirereck

On the Pogusch, in what used to be considered a rural backwater, a steady stream of celebrities and bon vivants from near and far now gather to enjoy some fine dining.  

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Almdorf Seinerzeit: Authentic alpine huts in the Carinthian Nock mountains © Almdorf Seinerzeit Almdorf Seinerzeit: Authentic alpine huts in the Carinthian Nock mountains © Almdorf Seinerzeit

Almdorf Seinerzeit

Fancy holidaying in a mountain hut? In Almdorf Seinerzeit, high up in Carinthia’s Nock Mountains, guests don’t have to worry about doing without their privacy or lots of luxury despite the authentic Alpine ambience.  

Learn more about the Almdorf Seinerzeit
Canoeing on the Drau, Carinthia © Outdoorpark Oberdrautal Canoeing on the Drau, Carinthia © Outdoorpark Oberdrautal

Canoeing on the river Drau

Once invented by Native Americans, the open canoe has become popular all over the world. It is the ideal means for discovering one of Austria’s last natural paradises: Carinthia’s upper Drau valley.  

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Wellenklänge Festival at Lunz am See © wellenklänge,  Foto: Herbert Möbius Wellenklänge Festival at Lunz am See © wellenklänge, Foto: Herbert Möbius

Wellenklänge Festival at Lake Lunz

Lunz Lake with its crystal clear water and the forests and mountains of the Alpine foothills form the backdrop for a July festival which has committed to the crossover of all style and genres boundaries.  

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Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen © OFS/Thomas Ludwig Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen © OFS/Thomas Ludwig

St. Margarethen Opera Festival

Bizarre rock formations at Europe's largest natural stage form the stunning backdrop for opulent opera productions every year.  

Learn more about the Opera Festival in St. Margarethen
Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at

Gustav Klimt Centre

In Kammer am Attersee, where Gustav Klimt spent his summer holidays, you can now find the Gustav Klimt Centre and an inspiring Klimt-themed path along the picturesque banks of Lake Atter.  

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Speikpflanze in Bad Kleinkirchheim © Kärnten Werbung, Franz Gerdl Speikpflanze in Bad Kleinkirchheim © Kärnten Werbung, Franz Gerdl

Healing power of Nature: Valerian spikenard, Bad Kleinkirchheim

The Nock mountains in Carinthia are home to a unique medical plant. Its heady scent and exceptional powers can be felt by hikers exploring the mountains.  

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Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen, Jürgen Grünwald Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen, Jürgen Grünwald

Die Donauwirtinnen

The Alt-Urfahr district of Linz is home to a real culinary attraction and the propriertors place special emphasis on offering guests a sustainable dining experience in lovingly furnished surroundings.  

Learn more about the Donauwirtinnen
Wanderer in der Buckligen Welt © Laschober Wanderer in der Buckligen Welt © Laschober

alpannonia® – hiking without borders

From the sub-alpine slopes of the Semmering region to the Pannonian plain and Hungary: the alpannonia® hiking route. Limitless hiking pleasure, guaranteed.   

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Terrasse bei Nacht © PURESLeben Terrasse bei Nacht © PURESLeben

PuresLeben

Enjoy the luxury of the simple life; live well, eat and drink well and take in the surroundings. A guide to slowing down.  

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Blick aufs Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof © Familie Holzer Blick aufs Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof © Familie Holzer

Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof

Perched almost like an eagle’s nest high above Matrei, Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof beckons its guests to rest and recuperate with its comfortable dining hall and spectacular panoramic terrace. A true experience, and not just because of the food.  

Learn more about Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof
Außenansicht vom Museum des Nötscher Kreises © www.fatzi.at Außenansicht vom Museum des Nötscher Kreises © www.fatzi.at

Museum of the Nötsch Circle

Art and province - two terms that exclude each other? Far from it! The history of Austrian visual arts was largely written in the village-like Nötsch in Carinthia.  

Learn more about the Museum of the Nötsch Circle

Our recommendations

Gastgarten vom Rauch-Hof © Rauch-Hof Gastgarten vom Rauch-Hof © Rauch-Hof

Rauch-Hof

The Schilcherland with its vineyards and authentic local wine taverns combines all sorts of delights, and not just of a culinary nature: The Rauch-Hof, offers an idyllic place to stay, outstanding food and unusual cultural experiences.  

Learn more about the Rauch-Hof
Blick in die Stube © Jagawirt Blick in die Stube © Jagawirt

Landgasthaus Jagawirt

The Jagawirt, high up in the idyllic Reinischkogel region of western Styria with its beautiful forests and vineyards, long ago gained a reputation as a local favourite. And it certainly lives up to its excellent reputation.  

Learn more about Landgasthaus Jagawirt
Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang von der See-Sauna © St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Rigaud Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang von der See-Sauna © St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Rigaud

St. Martins Therme & Lodge

In the Burgenland’s Seewinkel region, where the last hills of the mighty Alps melt gently into the steppe-like plains of Pannonia, one finds the St. Martins Spa & Lodge – an oasis for wellness fans and wildlife friends alike.  

Learn more about St. Martins Therme & Lodge
Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen © OFS/Thomas Ludwig Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen © OFS/Thomas Ludwig

St. Margarethen Opera Festival

Bizarre rock formations at Europe's largest natural stage form the stunning backdrop for opulent opera productions every year.  

Learn more about the Opera Festival in St. Margarethen
Blick aufs Naturhotel © Naturhotel Chesa Valisa Blick aufs Naturhotel © Naturhotel Chesa Valisa

Naturhotel Chesa Valisa

Here everything is 100% environmentally friendly, with clean air, a hygenic altitude, plenty of nature and an optional program of indulgence into the bargain.   

Learn more about Naturhotel Chesa Valisa
The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden

Grafenegg Music Festival

The interaction of culinary delights, the historic castle, landscaped and modern architecture and a world-class range of concerts make the Grafenegg Music Festival a delight for all the senses.  

Learn more about the Grafenegg Music Festival
Paradeiser Rarität von Erich Stekovics © Stefanie Distler Paradeiser Rarität von Erich Stekovics © Stefanie Distler

Erich Stekovics

In search of lost tastes, Erich Stekovics has collected tomato seeds from around the whole world. Nowadays, he has more than 3,200 old kinds growing on his fields near Lake Neusiedl.  

Learn more about Erich Stekovics
Walking along the Bretterkoph in the national park Hohe Tauern © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, Klaus Dapra Walking along the Bretterkoph in the national park Hohe Tauern © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, Klaus Dapra

Hohe Tauern National Park

The vastest National Park in Central Europe covers three federal provinces: Carinthia, Tirol and Salzburger Land.  

Learn more about the Hohe Tauern National Park
Michael und Wolfgang Sicher © Fischrestaurant Sicher Michael und Wolfgang Sicher © Fischrestaurant Sicher

Fish Restaurant Sicher

If you’re looking for the finest in fish, you’re sure to find it at Sicher. Char and trout are served up fresh here, and the homemade char caviar is a delicacy known far and wide.  

Learn more about Fish Restaurant Sicher
Blick in die Küche vom Gasthaus Schwan © Günter Eberl, Gasthaus Schwan Blick in die Küche vom Gasthaus Schwan © Günter Eberl, Gasthaus Schwan

Gasthaus Schwan

Gasthaus Schwan has plenty of surprises for guests with its wonderfully fresh and creative kitchen, for example the eight-course wild plant menu.  

Learn more about Gasthaus Schwan
Terrace at the Ebner's Waldhof am See with a great view of Lake Fuschl. © Ebner's Waldhof am See Terrace at the Ebner's Waldhof am See with a great view of Lake Fuschl. © Ebner's Waldhof am See

Ebners Waldhof at Lake Fuschl

The fact that it is ideally located on Lake Fuschl, is nearby to the festival city of Salzburg, has the largest private spa in the Salzkammergut and excellent cuisine makes the Waldhof a worthwhile destination at any time of the year.  

Learn more about Ebners Waldhof at Lake Fuschl
Gastzimmer im Gasthof Morent © Burda Gastzimmer im Gasthof Morent © Burda

Gasthof Morent

With its kitchen garden for herbs, an excellent network of farmers and hunters and its own unique recipes, Gasthof Morent has all the right ingredients for a great culinary experience.  

Learn more about Gasthof Morent
Außenansicht vom Museum des Nötscher Kreises © www.fatzi.at Außenansicht vom Museum des Nötscher Kreises © www.fatzi.at

Museum of the Nötsch Circle

Art and province - two terms that exclude each other? Far from it! The history of Austrian visual arts was largely written in the village-like Nötsch in Carinthia.  

Learn more about the Museum of the Nötsch Circle
Admont Monastery © www.stiftadmont.at Admont Monastery © www.stiftadmont.at

Benedictine Abbey of Admont

A jewel of Baroque meets contemporary art. 70,000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in the magnificent library hall face works by Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner.   

Learn more about Benedictine Abbey of Admont
Außenansicht Naturhotel Waldklause © Naturhotel Waldklause, Auer Gastronomie GmbH & Co KG Außenansicht Naturhotel Waldklause © Naturhotel Waldklause, Auer Gastronomie GmbH & Co KG

Naturhotel Waldklause

When a hotel is chosen three times in a row as “the most beautiful eco-hotel in Europe” by an expert jury from German travel magazine ‘Geo Saison’, it must be something special.  And the Waldklause is!  

Learn more about Naturhotel Waldklause
The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at

Baumhotel

Fancy holidaying at lofty heights? Live in a tree house on the longest treetop path in Europe. The scent of wood will follow you for your entire stay – your clothes, backpack and skin will all smell like forest by the end of your first day.  

Learn more about Baumhotel
Musicians Schubertiade Schwarzenberg © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg Musicians Schubertiade Schwarzenberg © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg

Schubertiade

For over 25 years, Schubertiade has been mastering the seemingly impossible: maintaining intimacy and being the world’s most important Schubert festival at the same time.  

Learn more about Schubertiade
Thermal Spa at Rogner Bad Blumau © Österreich Werbung/ Rogner Bad Blumau Thermal Spa at Rogner Bad Blumau © Österreich Werbung/ Rogner Bad Blumau

Rogner Bad Blumau

The Rogner Bad in Blumau is far more than just a thermal spring. Designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the establishment, which is made up of healing springs, a sauna area, hotel and garden, sees itself as a work of art.  

Learn more about Rogner Bad Blumau
Wanderer in der Buckligen Welt © Laschober Wanderer in der Buckligen Welt © Laschober

alpannonia® – hiking without borders

From the sub-alpine slopes of the Semmering region to the Pannonian plain and Hungary: the alpannonia® hiking route. Limitless hiking pleasure, guaranteed.   

Learn more about alpannonia® – hiking without borders
Almdorf Seinerzeit: Authentic alpine huts in the Carinthian Nock mountains © Almdorf Seinerzeit Almdorf Seinerzeit: Authentic alpine huts in the Carinthian Nock mountains © Almdorf Seinerzeit

Almdorf Seinerzeit

Fancy holidaying in a mountain hut? In Almdorf Seinerzeit, high up in Carinthia’s Nock Mountains, guests don’t have to worry about doing without their privacy or lots of luxury despite the authentic Alpine ambience.  

Learn more about the Almdorf Seinerzeit
Gastwirtschaft Floh Gaststube © Gastwirtschaft Floh, Jürgen Skarwan Gastwirtschaft Floh Gaststube © Gastwirtschaft Floh, Jürgen Skarwan

The Floh Inn

Take the freshest products from the region, add the best wines and serve it all in a delightful, rustic atmosphere: Josef Floh, head chef and owner of the Floh in Langenlebarn an der Donau has adopted this strategy and worked his way right into the top category of restaurants in Austria.  

Learn more about the Floh Inn
Kittenberger Erlebnisgärten © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Rita Newman Kittenberger Erlebnisgärten © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Rita Newman

Kamptal Gardens

The gardens in Kamptal are particularly lush, attracting visitors with 19 unusual green oases in one of Lower Austria’s most picturesque regions.  

Learn more about the Kamptal Gardens
Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen, Jürgen Grünwald Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen, Jürgen Grünwald

Die Donauwirtinnen

The Alt-Urfahr district of Linz is home to a real culinary attraction and the propriertors place special emphasis on offering guests a sustainable dining experience in lovingly furnished surroundings.  

Learn more about the Donauwirtinnen
Blick aufs Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof © Familie Holzer Blick aufs Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof © Familie Holzer

Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof

Perched almost like an eagle’s nest high above Matrei, Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof beckons its guests to rest and recuperate with its comfortable dining hall and spectacular panoramic terrace. A true experience, and not just because of the food.  

Learn more about Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof
Das Sonus Brass Ensemble am Lünersee © peteionian.com Das Sonus Brass Ensemble am Lünersee © peteionian.com

berge.hören

Hiking with musicians to mountain huts, getting to know their worlds of sound and discovering a source of inspiration – that’s what "berge.hören” (listening to the mountains) in Vorarlberg's Brandner Valley is all about.  

Learn more about berge.hören
Mühltalhof, Oberösterreich © Andreas Balon Mühltalhof, Oberösterreich © Andreas Balon

Mühltalhof

The Mühltalhof in Neufelden is one of those places that’s so good one would much rather keep it a secret.  

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Liszt Festival Raiding © Ulrich Schwarz Liszt Festival Raiding © Ulrich Schwarz

Raiding Liszt Festival

Prodigy, virtuoso pianist, bon vivant and Abbé, citizen of the world and self-proclaimed "gypsy musician". Franz Liszt's music is also as versatile and contradictory as its creator.  

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Terrasse bei Nacht © PURESLeben Terrasse bei Nacht © PURESLeben

PuresLeben

Enjoy the luxury of the simple life; live well, eat and drink well and take in the surroundings. A guide to slowing down.  

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Posthotel Achenkirch

This hideaway in the Tyrolean mountains sees itself as an exclusive retreat for adults – for guests 14 and upwards – who want to enjoy an intimate romantic break or a relaxing time-out in an exquisite and multi-award winning wellness resort.  

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Forsthofalm © Forsthofalm Forsthofalm © Forsthofalm

Forsthofalm

The Alpine patures, the quiet and a hint of luxury; a holiday at the 4-star Forsthofalm is a sensual experience. And an unusual one at that. The hotel is constructed entirely out of wood.  

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Lanserhof von aussen © Lanserhof Lanserhof von aussen © Lanserhof

Lanserhof

Focus on better health with an individually customized program. The future of lasting well-being can be found in Tyrol.  

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Alpe Steris im Großen Walsertal, Vorarlberg © Tvb Großes Walsertal Alpe Steris im Großen Walsertal, Vorarlberg © Tvb Großes Walsertal

Walser Autumn

The Walser Autumn Festival calls itself the “The steepest festival deep in the mountains”. And in fact, you can expect pretty much anything at the festival in the biosphere park in the Great Walser Valley.  

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Jazzfestival Saalfelden © Peter Moser Jazzfestival Saalfelden © Peter Moser

Saalfelden International Jazz Festival

The mountain range of the Steinerne Meer, lush green meadows and a lake form the backdrop for Europe’s most important festival for contemporary jazz.  

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Wirtshaus Steirereck am Pogusch © Steirereck, Familie Reitbauer Wirtshaus Steirereck am Pogusch © Steirereck, Familie Reitbauer

Wirtshaus Steirereck

On the Pogusch, in what used to be considered a rural backwater, a steady stream of celebrities and bon vivants from near and far now gather to enjoy some fine dining.  

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Landgasthof Löckerwirt

The Löckerwirt sources its basic products from its own biological landscape and in the kitchen transforms them into honest, down-to-earth dishes.  

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Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselboeck in their vineyard © Gut Oggau Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselboeck in their vineyard © Gut Oggau

Gut Oggau

Extraordinary atmosphere, high-end biodynamic wines and a small, but delicious Heuriger-style kitchen: Gut Oggau has conquered the hearts and palates of Austrian connoisseurs with this rich combination, and has even made it into a museum in San Francisco!  

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Gradonna Mountain Resort © Schultz Gruppe Gradonna Mountain Resort © Schultz Gruppe

Gradonna Mountain Resort

Wooden tiles on the roof, luxurious comfort beneath the ceiling. Skiing pleasure and intensive recuperation. A cosmopolitan feel together with a local way of life: the Gradonna Resort in Kals (East Tyrol) unites many ways of life in one, and is located just beside the ski run at the foot of the Großglockner mountain.  

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Canoeing on the river Drau

Once invented by Native Americans, the open canoe has become popular all over the world. It is the ideal means for discovering one of Austria’s last natural paradises: Carinthia’s upper Drau valley.  

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Speikpflanze in Bad Kleinkirchheim © Kärnten Werbung, Franz Gerdl Speikpflanze in Bad Kleinkirchheim © Kärnten Werbung, Franz Gerdl

Healing power of Nature: Valerian spikenard, Bad Kleinkirchheim

The Nock mountains in Carinthia are home to a unique medical plant. Its heady scent and exceptional powers can be felt by hikers exploring the mountains.  

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Hotel Restaurant Krainer Aussenaufnahme © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch Hotel Restaurant Krainer Aussenaufnahme © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch

Hotel Restaurant Krainer

The Hotel-Restaurant has become one of the top culinary addresses between Graz and the Semmering since Andreas Krainer and his wife Astrid began stirring things up here.  

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Winterliche Außenansicht © Biohotel Schwanen Bizau Winterliche Außenansicht © Biohotel Schwanen Bizau

Biohotel Schwanen Bizau

Old and new, traditional and modern – barely any other region places such emphasis on the interplay of contrasts in architecture as the Bregenzerwald forest region. In Hotel Schwanen in Bizau they go one step further – here the gourmet kitchen prepares medieval recipes.  

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Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at

Gustav Klimt Centre

In Kammer am Attersee, where Gustav Klimt spent his summer holidays, you can now find the Gustav Klimt Centre and an inspiring Klimt-themed path along the picturesque banks of Lake Atter.  

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Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch

Styriarte

Summer after summer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt invites people to styriarte in Graz. “Old masters, newly interpreted” is the motto of the festival.  

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Wolf im Wildpark Ernstbrunn © Zupanc Wolf im Wildpark Ernstbrunn © Zupanc

Ernstbrunn Game Park

Wolves at only 50 kilometres from Vienna! Austria’s only wolf research centre is located at the Ernstbrunn Game Park, where this animal species can be excellently watched in the wild.  

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Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee

Seehof Mondsee

At one of the most beautiful coves on Lake Mondsee, you’ll find the five-star hotel with its private 300-metre beach, award-winning gourmet restaurant and particularly peaceful park. It’s an oasis of tranquillity with a diverse range of leisure activities on offer.  

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Wellenklänge Festival at Lunz am See © wellenklänge,  Foto: Herbert Möbius Wellenklänge Festival at Lunz am See © wellenklänge, Foto: Herbert Möbius

Wellenklänge Festival at Lake Lunz

Lunz Lake with its crystal clear water and the forests and mountains of the Alpine foothills form the backdrop for a July festival which has committed to the crossover of all style and genres boundaries.  

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Klangspuren (noise tracks)

Whether you're foraging for mushrooms together with contemporary composers or you’re on the traditional "pilgrimage" that takes you to the different venues over the course of one day, the festival of contemporary music in September has unusual twists and turns.  

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See im Naturpark Kaunertal © Martin Lugger See im Naturpark Kaunertal © Martin Lugger

Kaunertal nature conservation area

The Kaunertal valley in the Ötztals Alps is dominated by the high mountains. Here stringent environmental regulations have preserved a natural landscape that is guaranteed to take your breath away.  

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Stone Circle © Alpinarium Galtür Stone Circle © Alpinarium Galtür

Galtür Alpinarium

The combination of protective walls and exhibition rooms makes the Galtür alpinarium and its architecture unique in Europe today.  

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Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber

Trail riding in the Kalkalpen National Park

The Kalkalpen National Park is one of Austria’s most mysterious landscapes. This secluded mountain and forest area can be best experienced on horseback.  

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