A site is not something which can be substituted. And the one at Lake Restaurant Lackner on the Mondsee is not just pretty, it is irreplaceable. But that’s not all you can depend on.
A site is not something which can be substituted. And the one at Lake Restaurant Lackner on the Mondsee is not just pretty, it is irreplaceable. But that’s not all you can depend on.
Although a mere 2.5 kilometres separate the Westautobahn from the Riesnerhof, at this 200-year-old inn you will feel like you are in a different world — thanks to the stunning views, the friendly atmosphere, and the outstanding cuisine!
The Seehof Goldegg has a total of only 27 rooms and suites. That it nevertheless counts among the country’s great hotels is due its prime location, unrivalled ambience, and prize-winning cuisine, which has even earned rave reviews from Hollywood stars like Nicolas Cage.
It’s like residing in an architecture museum. However the Looshaus, located just outside Vienna, enthrals not only design fans: it is also a favorite with tranquillity-seeking nature lovers as well as gourmets.
The Landhaus zu Appesbach was built in 1912 as a private holiday residence and later accommodated famous artists and even a former king! One still senses this establishment’s illustrious history in its stately salons, elegant guest rooms and suites, as well as on the enchanting hotel grounds, with private access to Lake Wolfgang.
The Seevilla, on the shores of Altausseer See, boasts an unparalleled location, time-honoured ambience, as well as dining and wellness of the highest standard — and all of this not only during the summer season but in spring, autumn, and winter as well!
When a hotel is voted “Europe’s most beautiful environmentally-friendly hotel” for the third year in a row by an expert jury of the German travel magazine “Geo Saison”, it must be something special. And it is: the Waldklause!
Hans Weibel was an early champion of cultivated wine-drinking in Vienna, which is why this beverage plays such a key role in all of his establishments. But man does not live from wine alone.
Find your true inner self where nature is at its pure is the motto of a lot of people who choose the wildly romantic mountain scenery and the clear lakes of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern to relax.
Supposedly time passes by slower in Schilcherland than anywhere else. At least this was claimed by people who spent some memorable time enjoying a glass of wine at a typical wine tavern a “Buschenschank“ right within the soft hills of south-western Styria and completely neglected time.
To combine fine pickled vegetables with the thought of emergency rations would prove the delicious variety of Staud’s products completely wrong. Non-believers will be convinced by visiting the Staud’s Pavillion at the Yppenplatz in Vienna.
The emerging designer prefers to read the political magazine “Spiegel” over the fashion magazine “Vogue” and gets inspired for her new fashion collection by political themes. Therefore her creations have a reputation in Paris, London and Hongkong.
Great value with unrivaled winter playgrounds and an après-ski scene that consistently ranks as one of Europe’s best - Austria has just offers a unique recipe for the perfect winter holiday.
Innsbruck’s futuristic new landmark is the Bergisel ski jump, known particularly as one of the venues for the international Vierschanzentournee ski jump competition.
One of the most famous gourmet restaurants of the city can be found in one of the most beautiful parts of Vienna, in the middle of the Stadtpark and on the banks of the river: the Steirereck and its sister establishment, the Meierei next door.
The gardens of the Kamptal have been especially blessed by nature and 19 unique oases of green can be visited in one of the most beautiful valleys in Lower Austria.
The Deuring-Schlössle (“Deuring little castle”) is one of the loveliest spots in the country to savor a meal, linger a few days and, last but not least, highly treasured by the visitors to the Bregenz Festival.
For decades, Tschebull is a treasured jewel in Carinthia’s restaurant scene. It is even a monument, an institution, in matters of maintaining Alpine-Adriatic culinary traditions.
For whoever has a yearning for the best fish you can eat, this restaurant is a safe-and-sure tip. Char and trout flip from the pond onto the table, as it were. And the char caviar from this house is known far and wide.
Alpenhaus Idalpe is the brand new meeting spot on the Idalpe in Ischgl.
Every year during the pre-christmas season in Salzburg’s old town, Stiftskeller St. Peter is turned into a Christmas wonderland, with 9 kilometers of light chains, 150 Christmas trees and about 8,000 Christmas tree ornaments.
The restaurant is called quite simply “esszimmer” (“dining room”). Anything more would be superfluous, says star chef Andreas Kaiblinger. After all, the “real adventure happens in the cooking pot.”
The inn known as “Zur Dankbarkeit” (“The Gratitude”) has been a beloved classic for a long time in the Pannonian restaurant scene. It is a popular meeting place for everyone who loves delicious, down-to-earth food.
In this splendidly restored old farmstead estate, a modern restaurant forms the exciting counterpoint. The link which ties the two together? Great food.
Mooslechner’s Bürgerhaus is a little piece of paradise in the heart of Rust. It has a highly individual hotel and a first class restaurant.
Everyone knows that wine and food are a marriage made in heaven. At the Sattlerhof, they discovered this a long time ago. For more than 20 years, this happy symbiosis has been lived to the utmost: fine eating, fine living.
Gerhard Fuchs numbers among the greatest chefs as far as the eye can see. On the Pössnitzberg, nestled in a cluster of wine estate and tip-top hotel buildings, he has found the ideal backdrop to celebrate his art(s).
Prize-winning wines, homemade schnaps brandies, a small but exquisite restaurant, and a smattering of guest rooms to overnight in - plus desserts flowing from the local variety of apricot known as marille. The Prandtauerhof in Joching on the Danube is more than 700 years old. The Holzapfel family radiates Wachau hospitality and serves the best this exceptional region can come up with, both from cellar and kitchen.
The Loibnerhof is the longstanding classic pillar of restaurants in the Wachau. For decades, it has enjoyed cult status for its outstanding regional cuisine.
The former monastery has been secularised for a long time. Today it is a different kind of temple: of enjoyments at the highest imaginable level.
Heinz Hanner is doubtless the most avant-guard top Austrian chef there is. And one thing is also certain: nothing here can ever get boring.
For music festival visitors who have a tendency towards enjoyment, as well as for many others, the Pfefferschiff has become a fixed star in the culinary heavens of Salzburg.
The chef earned his spurs and his fame as legendary chef at Hotel Intercontinental in Vienna. Manfred Buchinger resaddled to establish a splendid Weinviertel country inn known instructively as “the old school”.
Carl Zuckmayer refers to this place in his memoirs, as do countless other celebrities, who have drunk this or that glassful at the Braustüberl. They did so for a good reason.
The gourmet restaurant “Verdi”, together with the next-door bistro known as “Verdi-Stopover”, are a culinary couple of acknowledged preeminence reigning over the city of Linz.
The “permanent cooking experiment” conceived and carried out via the devices of Eckart Witzigmann in Hangar 7 was a grand success. Celebrity guest chefs from all over the world are the ones who have assured and perpetrate that success.
Remarkable ambience, outstanding biodynamic wines, and a small but excellent assortment of wine-tavern fare: this has proved a winning combination for the Gut Oggau — which has even been featured at a San Francisco museum
After a hiatus, Burgenland’s Zur Blauen Gans (the ”Blue Goose”) is again flying high. Award-winning chef Oliver Wiegand is now wielding the whisk here, combining traditional Austrian fare with innovative gourmet cuisine to create a unique dining experience on the shores of Lake Neusiedl.
Joseph’s, housed in Hotel Seevilla, is a perfect example of how to establish twinkle-toed, breath-of-fresh-air cuisine in a traditional hotel environment.
High above Gmunden, at an elevation of 881 metres, stands the Ramsaualm Laudachsee. Official documents date it back to 1285, and in 2008, after lengthy renovations, it was reopened. What visitors can expect up on the mountain? Indescribably breathtaking panoramic vistas and, according to the proprietor, a bit of ”unkitschified Salzkammergut”.
A new budget & design hotel for the creative as well as dog lovers.
Everything is 100% organic here, and there’s clean air, a bracing altitude, pristine nature and, if you so desire, a complete pampering program.
The fabulous setting on Lake Fuschl, the proximity to the city of Salzburg and its famed festival, the largest private spa in the Salzkammergut region, and the outstanding cuisine all make the Waldhof well worth a stay – any season of the year.
Holidays in a mountain hut? Behind the authentic Alpine ambience of the Almdorf Seinerzeit, perched high up in Carinthia’s Nockberge, guests encounter a great deal of privacy and even more luxury.
An abundance of art, a small number of rooms, a distinct environmental consciousness, and an idyllic setting in the Nockberge all have made the Art Lodge one of Austria’s most extraordinary hotels. And it was precisely these qualities that earned it the coveted “2010 Carinthian Tourism Award”.
Winter vacation in your private chalet with room for up to eight people, your own wellness oasis, optional hotel service, and the ski lift right by the front door? Yes it is possible: the five new chalets at the Maierl Alm offer all of this – and at affordable rates!
From a modest country inn to an award-winning boutique hotel: guests are drawn to Kitzbühel’s Schwarzer Adler for its traditional hospitality, modern architecture, and stupendous views across the entire city from the longest rooftop pool in the Alps.
The fact that you feel a good bit closer to the sky at the Hotel Krone, in the Vorarlberg town of Au, has to do with its location at a high vantage point in the middle of the Bregenzerwald. But you also feel as if you have found a bit of heaven when basking in the spectacular Sky Spa, high above the rooftops of the village, or enjoying the traditional hospitality of this 4-star hotel.
High-grade wellness, prize-winning cuisine, pristine natural surroundings, and award-winning architecture: at the Hotel Post in Bezau, these are the “four pillars of success”.
From an aging historic inn to a 4-star design and wellness hotel – that the Sonne, in Vorarlberg’s Bregenzerwald region, today shines brighter than ever before is due to the foresight of its owner and the commitment of its employees.
A hotel straight out of a fairytale: guests at the Hotel Gams sleep in a cocoon of flowers and bathe in cream, chocolate, and honey. And couples are given plenty of cuddle time just for the two of them.
So close to the sky: at 1,800 metres above sea level, only a snowball’s throw from the ski slopes and cross-country trails of the Obertauern region, one finds the venerable Seekarhaus – a paradise for winter-sport fans, wellness aficionados, foodies, and other lovers of the finer things in life.
A touch of the East and plenty of local hospitality: the Hotel Hochschober, on the Turracher Höhe, is the perfect hotel for winter-sports enthusiasts, wellness fans, bookworms, and every other guest who appreciates quiet luxury.
A stunningly located hideaway in the heart of the Alps combines the style of the 1920s with modern design.
Sometimes less is more — this is what the owners of the Kitz Garni thought when they set about reducing their 36 guest rooms by nearly a third and transforming their old 3-star establishment into a boutique hotel.
Culinary pleasures of the highest standard: the Rote Wand delights its guests with its authentic, traditional atmosphere, modern design, and award-winning cooking. And the Rote Wand is well worth a visit not only in winter, when one can access some 22 kilometres of ski trails right from the front door; it is a delightful destination in summer as well.
The beautiful scenery around the Zeller See normally brings to mind skiing, hiking, and swimming. But with one of the region’s most innovative hotels, Gunda and Johannes Schwaninger are now turning Zell am See into a cultural hotspot as well.
The mountains, peace and a little bit of luxury – vacation at the 4* resort Forsthofalm is a sensual experience, and an unusual one as well: the hotel was built entirely out of wood.
In the heart of Vienna’s historic centre, only a stone’s throw from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, lies the Kärntnerhof – a hotel for travellers who are budget-conscious but still want style, elegance, and top-notch service.
Boutique hotel, design refuge, living room for globetrotters and the pampered jetsetters: the Hollmann Beletage is all this and much more – a Viennese jewel in the truest sense of the word.
There are no longer monks living in this refuge, but there is a fine hotel with fabulous views, a country inn with sinfully good food, and outstanding wines that one will not soon forget.
Luxurious apartments, typical wine-tavern cuisine elevated to gourmet levels, and world-class wines from the region: the Zuschmann-Schöffmann Winery presents Lower Austria’s Weinviertel region from its most elegant side.
This traditional Viennese company has manufactured cloth and furniture fabrics of highest quality since 1849. It also has the largest archives in the world of original Wiener Jugendstil designs.
Prince Eugene’s summer palace Schloss Hof, one of the most beautiful baroque buildings in the world, has been brought back to life thanks to a renovation project that began in 2002 and cost more than 30 million Euro.
The combination of a protective wall and an exhibition space makes the Alpinarium Galtür and its architecture unique in all of Europe.
All are of one opinion, from Time magazine to wine pope Robert M. Parker: without the glasses of Tirol’s glassmaker, wine wouldn’t taste half as good.
A trendsetting combination of sustainability, design, and a touch of luxury: the world’s first hotel with a net zero energy balance is located in the heart of Vienna.
A wide-angle view of history: this new, modern museum provides an impressive survey of Tirol’s turbulent history and its effect on the country and its people. The centrepiece of the museum is the gigantic panoramic painting known as the “Riesenrundgemälde”.
Great Art in an Intimate Setting: the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, hailed by the New York Times as a European cultural treasure and one of “the two most refined music festivals of all”, transforms a small village into the center of the chamber music world for two weeks each July.
It wouldn’t be Wolfgang Flatz if one could simply walk into his museum like into any other. But one can enter the former Natural History Museum of Vorarlberg only after having ascended a work called “Book Stairs” and cleared heavy punching bags out of the way.
Every Tuesday evening from the end of July to the end of August the combination of a picturesque village backdrop and urban, cosmopolitan music awaits visitors to Bezau Beatz, the festival of the Bregenzerwald town of Bezau.
Linking the moment with the imagination is what the Bregenz Spring Festival, held every year from March to June, is all about.
The familiar and the unknown, the innovative and the traditional meet at the Carinthian Summer, a festival for new music.
A celebration of creativity in September: in astrology, Trigon refers to a constellation. Creating connections across time and space is also the motto of the Trigonale, Carinthia’s festival of early music.
What began as a pilot project has become one of the world’s most important festivals for media arts, turning the city of Linz into the “capital of the cutting edge” each September.
Refined culture in an idyllic setting: as a bucolic answer to the Salzburg Festival, the Attersee Klassik festival brings outstanding cultural offerings to one of Europe’s most beautiful areas every July and August.
Refreshing country air and culture: the finest in cultural events in one of Europe’s loveliest regions is what the Gmunden Festival offers visitors every year from July to August.
The former K&K purveyor to the court is well-known all over the world for glass culture and light design. Nowadays the glass-empire focuses besides tradition on creations of young Austrian designers.
A crazy village and a museum for inventions that nobody needs..... quirky rather than certifiable. The museum exhibits 'inventions that make everyday life.'
The Vorarlberg architecture is simple, natural and sustainable, traditional and cosmopolitan all at once – like the people who live here.
Pure pleasure in the powder.
Making new discoveries, at your own pace.
Regional specialities, sampled in the midst of vineyards.
Relaxation and calm, between heaven and earth.
At the “Blue Goose”, perched atop Salzburg’s city mountain, the Mönchsberg, they pursue an overall philosophy: eat, drink, feel good, stay awhile...
This golden star shines brilliantly. It comprises a gourmet restaurant, an inn (“Bürgerstube”), a fantastic vinotheque and a butchery with its own delicatessen.
Maestosa Johanna Maier celebrates in the tiny world of a village in Pongau at 1,000 meters altitude the great, grand world of high cuisine.
On the Pogusch, where foxes and rabbits used to wave goodnight to each other before retiring, nowadays celebrities and enjoyment-seeking guests from far and near come to enjoy whatever is on the agenda.
Austria possesses an incomparable source of richness which few people are consciously aware of: clear, clean mountain water. At Fish Restaurant Kulmer, with its own fish breeding facilities, guests have benefited from this wealth for decades.
In the epicentre of the vineyards, this cluster of winemaking facilities, hotel and restaurant emanates the aura of a fairy tale. And this is not, we emphasize, simply a matter of history.
Landhaus Bacher has been one of the first culinary addresses in the Wachau for many years. It is one of Austria’s very best restaurants.
Jamek has been an institution in the Wachau for decades now. Both for the lusciously comfortable atmosphere and the quality of everything promised...and delivered.
This bistro is a wee bit hard to find, located atop the old city walls of Vienna. With its romantic garden, it is a popular watering hole for a widely diverse crowd.
In this rustic urban inn, located right near two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions – the Akademietheater and the Konzerthaus – time seems to have stood still in an agreeable way.
The name says it all. The “Art Mile of Krems” extends from the historic town centre to the medieval village centre of Stein, and from museums and concert venues to gourmet restaurants, ensuring an abundance of stimulating cultural experiences.
Small, stylish, and anything but conventional: at Graz’s Dom Hotel the guest resides in the colourful, artistic ambience of a time-honoured city palace.
The Austrian daily “Kurier” called it “Austria’s most beautiful regional wine shop”. The brainchild of local authorities and some forty top winemakers from Wagram, planned by the Viennese architectural team of “gerner°gerner plus”, and opened in September 2009, Weritas Wagram is a centre for the entire region.
During a visit to the Schaerf World, visitors find out all they ever wanted to know about growing, refining, preparing, and – above all – enjoying coffee.
In the atmospheric cellars of the Vinatrium in Deutschkreutz one finds a nearly inexhaustible supply of wines from Central Burgenland, all of which can be sampled.
“Indulge the urbane life of Mozart’s city”, is the motto of the art hotel in the middle of Salzburg’s historic downtown. And this attitude has earned the Art Hotel Blaue Gans the appreciation and affection of artists and guests alike.
A glass palace with panorama views: in terms of furnishings, The Penz, located in the heart of Innsbruck, is not much different than other 4-star hotels. That special something is to be discovered on the fifth floor, where the bar and restaurant offer spectacular views of Innsbruck by night.
A mere five-minute walk separates the Hotel Kitzhof from Kitzbuehel’s fashionable town centre. But there is a world of difference between the hustle and bustle of the chic ski resort and the peace and quiet of this 4-star hotel with its modern Alpine ambience.
The Bregenzerwald lies between Lake Constance and the high Alpine mountain ranges and is a paradise for all those looking for culinary and cultural pleasures. No other region in Austria has so many award-winning inns. One of the loveliest and most historic: Schwarzenberg’s Hotel Hirschen.
A shopper’s paradise on six levels: in the centre of Innsbruck’s historic old town, with its centuries-old buildings, English star architect David Chipperfield’s new Kaufhaus Tirol provides a welcome contrast.
In the middle of the city’s 7th district, behind the splendid façade of an old patrician house, one finds the Hotel Altstadt Vienna. Since its opening in 1991 the stylish 4-star hotel has been a favourite hideaway for art-lovers, musicians, and non-group travellers from all over the world.
“White gold” has been produced in Vienna for nearly 300 years. This fine porcelain is still made entirely by hand, and one can observe the production from up close on a tour of the Porcelain Manufactory Augarten.
Ultra-modern architecture and exceptional wellness offers in one of Austria’s oldest wine regions: this is a winning concept, as the 4-star Superior Hotel Loisium in Langenlois demonstrates.
The Rogner Bad in Blumau is much more than just a spa: this facility, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, unites therapeutic springs, sauna worlds, a hotel, and a park to create a harmonious total work of art.
Refreshing energy, perfect service and contemporary elegance in an old Salzburg villa: the Auersperg is the ideal hideaway for a wonderful weekend in the city of Mozart.
The Heurigenhof Bründlmayer is no ordinary heuriger buffet. In this preciously beautiful ensemble of historic buildings, you enjoy superb cuisine and the preeminent stars of the Austrian wine scene, courtesy of Bründlmayer.
The only thing ‘wild’ about the Wilder Mann is, perhaps, what happens in the kitchen during the season of ‘wild game’. This snuggly old country inn has been popular for centuries for travellers and guests from far and near alike.
If you try to imagine the ideal, typical, country inn in the ideal site, the picture your imagination comes up with is devilishly close to the actual Gannerhof in Innervillgraten. Everything here is just...picture perfect.
The so-called bittermann vinarium is a modern country inn: within age-old walls awaits a true land of plenty for all those who love to eat and drink well.
Zum Schwarzen Kameel is much more than just a culinary meeting place for celebrities: for nearly 400 years it has been a Viennese institution.
Plachutta is to beef what Figlmüller is to schnitzel. In keeping with the tradition of fabled Viennese beef establishments of the past, the Plachutta restaurants have now become legends themselves.
If there was a superlative form for “good traditional cooking”, it would be “best traditional cooking”, and this term is the perfect description of the food at Eckel, in Vienna’s Sievering neighbourhood.
In Vienna Figlmüller is synonymous with schnitzel: the city’s Figlmüller restaurant makes what is probably the best and most famous schnitzel in the entire city.
The SommerSzene Salzburg aims at moving people and opening up fields of the future by presenting the most important trends in international stage art every year in July.
The combination of culinary pleasures, the historic castle and landscape gardens, the modern architecture, and a world-class concert programme makes the Grafenegg Music Festival a delight for all the senses.
The cultural centre at the former psychiatric hospital in Gugging offers an impressive and unconventional introduction to “Art Brut”. And part of the Gugging experience is sometimes encountering the very artists who created these works.
At two very different venues – the nearly 900-year-old Klosterneuburg Monastery and the contemporary Kunstmuseum Essl – visitors can join the monthly Art Breakfast.
This celebration of the “Vienna sound”, which takes place each May, is not concerned with the stubborn preservation of the typical “Wienerlied”, but with its continuing evolution.
For five weeks each year, thousands of professional dancers, choreographers, and students from around the globe turn Vienna into the dance capital of the world.
When for two weeks during the summer the stalls and boxes fill with exuberant music lovers, the annual Jazz Fest Wien has once again taken over the venerable Vienna State Opera.
Each year a huge celebration in front of City Hall kicks off this festival, which combines cultural experiences of the highest order with socially relevant themes and objectives.
A Festival of Flights of Fancy: the donaufestival Krems, held each April, is regarded as t h e festival for current artistic positions at the interface of performance and acoustic art, experimentation, pop, and subculture.
From the middle of the vineyards rises the aluminium-clad cube of the Visitors’ Centre Loisium, a symbol of how adept the winegrowing town of Langenlois is at linking the modern and the traditional. This theme is also taken up each year in March by the Loisiarte music and literature festival.
Every year since 1997 artists from all over the world have been coming to Krems and vicinity to explore their own musical roots in an innovative, off-beat, and often surprising manner.
As a fascinating counterpoint to the historic Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Innsbruck, a special show in a modern exhibition space one level below examines the subject of Alpinism.
In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”: Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favourite residence of the Habsburgs.
In the Renaissance and Baroque, Innsbruck was one of Europe’s most important centres of music. The Innsbruck Festival, the oldest existing festival for early music, carries on this tradition each August.
Whether it is a mushrooming trip with contemporary composers or the traditional “pilgrimage” that in the course of one day leads to the various performance venues: each September this festival of contemporary music follows unconventional paths.
Electronic music is the most important thing on earth. This, in any case, is the point of departure for Graz’s springfestival, Austria’s largest festival for new electronic music, which is held each year over one long weekend in June.
A step toward overcoming barriers: every summer at the beginning of August, Graz becomes one huge stage for a festival of street and puppet theatre.
Summer after summer Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s styriarte festival in Graz is the place to be when it comes to new interpretations of old masters.
Arnulf Rainer’s hometown of Baden pays tribute to this versatile and busy painter with a museum devoted to his work – and housed in a former bath that is a gem of 19th-century architecture.
Bizarre rock formations on Europe’s largest natural stage form the impressive backdrop for opulent opera productions every summer.
The crystal-clear waters of Lake Lunz and the forests and mountains of Lower Austria’s Voralpen region provide the backdrop for a July festival that devotes itself to transcending all borders between styles and genres.
World Music from the Waldviertel: Litschau, Austria’s northernmost city, is the birthplace of the traditional “Schrammel” music. In July, the area surrounding the Herrensee and the Herrensee theatre serves as the location for three days of Austrian folk music, sometimes conventional and occasionally eccentric.
A sign emblazoned with the name “Styria” greets travellers in twenty-five languages. This is a sign of a cosmopolitan spirit that is also found at the Steirischer Herbst festival.
At the Bregenz Festival, held in July and August, an evening of opera begins long before the conductor lifts his baton; guests are brought over the lake directly to the floating stage by ship – and thus become part of the spectacle themselves.
The imposing Alps, deep-green mountain pastures, and a lovely lake form the backdrop for Europe’s most important festival for contemporary jazz.
Salzburg lies in the heart of Europe. But for six weeks a year Salzburg is the centre of the world, when the most prestigious music festival on earth opens with a huge celebration on the city’s squares and streets.
Discover off-beat boutiques in small backstreets, meet and talk with designers personally during your shopping excursion, and explore one of Vienna’s trendiest districts.
Wunderkind, piano virtuoso, playboy and abbé, citizen of the world, and self-proclaimed “gypsy musician”. Franz Liszt’s music is as versatile and contradictory as its creator. In 2011 Burgenland celebrates the composer’s 200th birthday.
Huth is a prime example of a contemporary Viennese inn: modern in appearance, but classic when it comes to hospitality and cuisine.
Discover Vienna on the run: with the guides from Vienna Sight Running you can get to know the Austrian capital from a completely different side – and at the same time do something for your own fitness, stamina, and health.
A jewel of the Baroque era meets contemporary art. 70.000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in the magnificent library meet creations of Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner.
Once upon the time around 1990 there was a master confectioner who thought that all the existing chocolate creations on the market are simply a little bit too boring. So after business hours he started to explore in the quietness of his company's back room...
In the opinion of many gourmets the brothers Karl and Rudi Obauer are the most successful in the country. Every year their restaurant achieves the highest nominations by national and international gourmet guides.
Until recently he was the famous chef of the well established Hotel Sacher in Vienna and now Hans Peter Fink took over the traditional rural inn of his in-laws and was awarded with two "Gault Millau" hats right away.
Emerald green shimmering and nestled between the Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges one finds the largest mountain lake of Austria: the Achensee. On and around the Achensee awaits a lot of nature experiences to be discovered.
In the Schilcherland with its vineyards and wine taverns is situated an entire piece of art: At the Rauch-Hof you are welcome to lounge idyllic, enjoy outstanding food and discover unusual culture.
More than 50 million people have crossed over this high alpine mountain road throughout its history. It is a breathtaking nature and driving experience of about 30 miles.
An exceptional hotel for Spa lovers, people looking for relaxation, night owls and those in search of adventures at the Mühlviertel you may experience indulgence and culture with heart and soul.
Vacation on the sunny side of Austria. In the unusual and typical Pannonian accommodation life is at its glory.
Award-winning Chef Klaus Fleischhaker, who operates the well-known Gourmet-Restaurant Pfefferschiff in the City of Salzburg, has made his dream come true in Vienna: He created a hotel in which everything is dedicated to wine.
Austria's most unusual school can be found high on a mountain pasture. Visitors can learn about the bread and butter of life in a centuries-old farmhouse.
In the Nock mountains, located in Carinthia grows a worldwide unique medical plant. Its special scent and its exceptional healing power can be discovered by hikers strolling in the mountains.
The world-famous artist Daniel Spoerri has purchased two Baroque style houses and developed those in a complete piece of art providing enjoyment and culture.
Mysteriously hidden in the wild and romantic landscape of the Feistritzklamm is located one of Austria’s most famous castles: Castle Herberstein
...is the winner of the coveted Small Luxury Hotel of the Year 2009 award! Perfection, passion and Austrian hospitality - that's what you can expect during your winter holiday in Lech at the Arlberg.
A culinary voyage around the world takes not 80 days but minutes in Vienna’s Naschmarkt.
It’s known as the black gold of Southern Styria: pumpkin seed oil. These days a modest, family-run oil press has become the world’s biggest producer of this delicacy.
A new work is added every year, forming its own dialogue with the baroque heritage of the Mozart city and the juxtaposition always creates lively debate.
A region which straddles the banks of the Danube, rich in history, blessed with a mild climate and outstanding white wines, the UNESCO cultural heritage site of Wachau is a magical land in every season.
The region is as fresh and green as the name promises. Dense forests, tranquil lakes and peaceful places, where you can find some inner harmony and revel in nature’s treasures. A secret hideaway, not just for bird watchers.
Guests at this hotel can improve their wellbeing with an individually tailored programme. The future of your sustained good health lies in the Tirol.
Design with a sense of humor is the trademark of product design duo Marie Rahm and Monica Singer, who created the Polka Product Pleasure label.
Eric Stekovics has scoured the world for tomato seeds in his quest to revive some nearly forgotten flavours. Today more than 3,200 varieties of tomato thrive in his fields near the Neusiedlersee.
The Viennese singer songwriter scene comes together every year with international guests to perform at a small but highly acclaimed festival.
The Taubenkobel restaurant is one of the best in the country. And for those who are hesitant to enter such spheres, the light version in the form of a pretty bistro is just the ticket.
Everything is 100% organic here, and there’s clean air, a bracing altitude, pristine nature and, if you so desire, a complete pampering program.
A small village in the Waldviertel has devoted itself totally to the poppy: the inhabitants of Armschlag have even patented the unique Waldviertel grey poppy seed.
This valley, once completely covered by forest, lies between Lake Constance and the Arlberg and is the ideal destination for gourmet holidays amidst pristine nature.