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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.
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.
At the epicenter of the stupendous mountain world of the Grossglockner,modern architecture interfaces with enjoyment and culture.
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.
Accommodates one of the largest and most precious graphic art collections in the world. Today, it comprises nearly 50,000 drawings and one million prints dating from all major epochs: from Late Gothic to contemporary art.
On the riverbanks of the Danube in the historic city center of Krems and the medieval old town of Stein, the Art Mile Krems trains its focus on a variety of highlights.
Austrian artists, architects and designers have long moved beyond the traditional boundaries of their genres. They are and always have been world travelers, connoisseurs - and at times, provocateurs.
Our Dirndl Ambassadors, men and women dressed in traditional Dirndl and Lederhosen, charmed Sydney in summer 2013 - they appeared at various public places, interacted and "flirted" with Sydneysiders, spread the word about Austria and had fun along the way. Join in the Dirndl fun, watch videos from the group outings, find out about the Dirndl in Austria today, thriving traditions and outstanding regions in Austria.
Nothing is as inspiring and invigorating as new discoveries. Our selection of extraordinary travel experiences throughout Austria will make your trip even more special. Find "off the beaten path" wine taverns, attend world class concerts or explore the best scenic hiking trails...
Bregenz is different. An opera festival with two stages: a traditional opera house, home to less-known operas, and an open-air lakeside stage, where productions are held in the most spectacular fashion.
A highly attractive combination of culture and nature is offered by the Carintischer Sommer music festival in the area surrounding Carinthia's Ossiach Lake each year.
Mysteriously hidden in the wild and romantic landscape of the Feistritzklamm is located one of Austria’s most famous castles: Castle Herberstein
The time from late November to the end of the year hold a very special meaning in Austria. Visit Austria's Christmas markets, try some Glühwein and enjoy the spirit of Christmas...
When you visit Austria’s major cities, there's an easy way to save money on sightseeing and public transportation.
What is a Dirndl? If you have seen the movie “The Sound of Music,” you already know the basic elements that make up a Dirndl: skirt, bodice, apron and blouse. Simple, right? Far from it! There is a veritable science to Dirndl cuts, fabric patterns, colors and embroidery.
Daniel Spoerri, artist of “nouveau realisme” stemming from Rumania, made an impact with Eat-Art Events and Object Art Works.
Tour throughout Austria and download a listing on Austrian and European packages offered by Australian and New Zealand tour operators.
Experience the magical atmosphere of Austria's culture and music performances and download a listing on classical music and cultural tours offered by Australian and New Zealand tour operators.
Take a trip a few miles north of Vienna to visit this important collection of Austrian painting since 1945. It is one of Austria's most comprehensive collections of post-war art works.
Download your free personal copy of the popular "Destination Austria" Holiday Journal now! This compact travel manual includes all Australian tour operators with a detailed description of their Austrian products - everything from city breaks and cultural packages, to activity programs and country stays.
Austria's 'great' sons and daughters have left their mark all across the centuries in politics, art, science and sport: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gustav Mahler, Gustav Klimt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christoph Waltz to name just a few...
Austria's diverse cultural offerings include over 200 festivals, stretching from world scale events to small regional gatherings. Many of them make use of Austria's beautiful surroundings and most of them offer an outstanding culinary menu to accompany the cultural experience.
Varied programme in front of the magnificent backdrop of Finkenstein Castle in Carinthia.
He was the speaker and organizer of the Jugendstil art movement. He was a promoter of young, up-and-coming talent. He created some of the most famous Art nouveau paintings worldwide.
Haus der Musik is a modern interactive experimental museum in the historic city center of Vienna as well as the location where the Vienna Philharmonic was founded. Six floors are dedicated to the presentation of the fascinating world of music and sound. Send your ears on a discovery trip!
Entwining impressive fin de sieclè and contemporary style, the Hotel Sacher Wien is the synonym for luxury and high class standard in Vienna.
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.
Thousands of professional dancers, choreographers, teachers and students from around the world transform Vienna into the global dance capital for five weeks every year.
Past and future meet in the heart of the Alps, where Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to the Tirol province’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music is a must for all music lovers visiting Innsbruck in August.
International dance performances from classical ballet to various modern dance forms, jazz and modern expressive dance.
The International Brahms Music Festival will be taking place again in 2014. Dedicated to Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert, the two icons of chamber-music, the Altenberg Trio, the Bennewitz Quartett and a top-class team of singers and renowned solists will play for you in Mürzzuschlag.
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.
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.
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.
For summer vacations Klagenfurt is ideally located near Lake Wörthersee, one of Europe’s largest and warmest Alpine lakes. The city is enjoyable throughout the year with its Mediterranean climate, sunny winter days, colorful autumn and a mild spring.
Modern art and architecture fuse at Kunsthaus Bregenz. Designed by the Pritzker-prize winning architect Peter Zumthor, the building’s primary object is to be a place where people can indulge their passion for art.
The building, designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, has an organic shape with a skin made of iridescent blue acrylic panels. One of the most unusual museums you'll ever visit...
The Salzkammergut, or Lake District, is famous for its unparalleled natural beauty. Seven thousand years of cultural history add to the mystical aura exuded by the region’s pristine lakes and majestic mountains. It is also a region where traditions are held high and the Dirndl still represents a unique way of life.
With her fresh, flirtatious interpretation of retro looks, young Austrian designer Lena Hoschek has ruled the Fashion Week runways in recent years. With her devotion to flattering the female form, Lena is a huge fan of the dirndl and includes her dazzling take on the traditional dress in her cutting-edge collections.
The Leopold Museum in the Viennese MuseumsQuartier presents Austrian paintings of the 19th and 20th century, including the world’s biggest Schiele collection in its spacious, light-flooded rooms.
No other Austrian city has changed as dramatically as Linz has in recent decades. What's emerged is a modern urban centre with a flourishing economy, a city where the quality of life is exceptional.
Franz Liszt was one of the most dazzling musical personalities of the Romantic era and the composer of a gigantic oeuvre. Every year his birthplace of Raiding in Burgenland celebrates Liszt's immense talent with a number of tributes.
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.
Thanks to the acquisitions by and the patronage of the House of Habsburg, the gallery has an unrivaled collection of old masters. Check out room X, which contains a vast collection of works by Peter Breughel the Elder...
Austria today offers some of the world's most important and stunning collections of modern and contemporary art.
Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier numbers among the ten largest cultural parks in the world.
In Austria you can expect a first-class musical experience, whether it's a concert in the rooms of a Baroque palace, at the Opera House or at one of the many festivals.
Whether you start the New Year in style at the New Years ball at the Imperial Palace or celebrate it on the streets of Vienna – the choice is all yours.
An old Roman quarry is the setting for this exciting summer festival. The main opera of 2012 will be Carmen by Georges Bizet.
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.
Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Prefacing Salzburg's main summer festival, the Salzburg Whitsun Festival concentrates on baroque music.
Choose between a wide range of concerts, readings and recitals, and discover a new cultural delight every day throughout this fantastic festival.
With the Grafenegg International Music Festival Austria has gained a very special new event.
The centre of the operetta world is located only sixty kilometres southeast of Vienna in the picturesque town of Mörbisch, on the shores of Lake Neusiedl. This year's performance at the Seefestspiele Mörbisch is Johann Strauss' classic "Die Fledermaus".
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.
The Styriarte Festival encourages a rediscovery of long-lost variations of our musical heritage, and mirrors today’s wealth of exciting approaches to Early Music and music between the Middle Ages and Romanticism.
Summer scene is an international avant-garde theatre and dance festival. This summer, productions of a young international elite music program of contemporary performing arts as well as installations and a fantastic music program can be enjoyed free of charge!
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds, created by Andre Heller, is a pure invitation to dream. Only a 20 minutes drive away from Innsbruck this sparkling fantasy world is definitely worth a visit.
A trip to Austria would not be the same without a visit to the opera or a concert. Get tickets ahead of time to ensure entry to the concert or festival of your dreams
The hills are still alive when you travel through Austria's countryside. Follow the footsteps of the van Trapp family and experience "The Sound of Music". We suggest taking a tour and see the movie locations.
Austria’s cities fascinate with their monumental buildings spanning all major epochs from Gothic to Renaissance, from Baroque to Jugendstil, and Post Modernism. Historic settings for modern events, leisurely shopping tours and wonderful culinary experiences. Let yourself be charmed!
Since 1998, a festival with international standards, mainly with visitors from German-speaking areas, but also from other parts of Europe or even the USA and Japan. The Tyrolean Festival Erl is not just any music festival.
Linz is a cosmopolitan city of culture and arts. The many small historic cities like Bad Ischl and Hallstatt are treasure troves of splendid buildings. Countless tremendous abbeys and monasteries can be found throughout the province. A day in Upper Austria can turn out to be very short if one wants to experience all of its architectural gems.
Looking for an upscale dining experience? We have compiled a list of restaurants, that will enhance you travel experience. This list is in no way complete since there are so many of them throughout Austria.
Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.
You know Vienna for it's music and culture, for the coffee houses (yes, we did have coffee houses 300 years before Starbucks, or at least that’s what tradition tells us), for the Opera and for the Imperial history that the city still showcases everywhere.
The Viennese singer songwriter scene comes together every year with international guests to perform at a small but highly acclaimed festival.
Ever dreamed about dancing the waltz at one of Vienna's many famous balls? There are hundreds of balls to choose from - the highlights of this year's Viennese ball season you will find here.
Every year in October, Vienna is the set of the Vienna International Film Festival, presenting a range of movies from all over the world.
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.
2013 brings a lot of exciting and new attractions to Vienna. Here are just a few ideas what to do and see.
With so many different styles to choose from, where do you start your own quest for the perfect Dirndl? Where to find authentic, traditional styles, and which Dirndl designers are known for fun and tasteful modern versions? Here is a list of our favorite Dirndl stores in Salzburg, the nearby Lake District and Vienna:
Whether you want to know where you can wear your newly acquired Dirndl, or just want to experience this unique Austrian tradition first-hand, we have put together a list of events where Dirndl and Lederhosen are practically required attire.
This festival is a firmly-established high-point of the cultural calender in Vienna, offering exciting theatre productions as well as a great number of orchestra concerts, recitals and chamber music performances.
Soak up a bit of urban atmosphere during a winter holiday in Austrians cities. Spend a day in one of the numerous museums, ice skate in front of Vienna’s town hall or indulge in the “sweet things of life” in one of the famous coffee houses.
Salzburg is not only devoted to the traditional. A lively art and culture scene with a plethora of galleries and event venues embraces the avant-garde, the unconventional and the future-oriented.
Salzburg's dramatic new museum of modern and contemporary art, the Museum der Moderne, sits atop the sheer cliff face of the Mönchsberg, 60 meters above Salzburg’s historic old town.
A must for every true 'The Sound of Music' - fan: visit the famous shooting locations on a comfortable tour bus while you hear the famous melodies. Make your reservation right here
The beauty and lifestyle here seem inconceivable in this day and age - areas this pure and authentic in many parts of the world seem to be trading in those very qualities. And locals here have chosen to embrace their heritage gastronomically, viticulturally and agriculturally.
Klangspuren is a festival of contemporary music, held annually in the town of Schwaz in Tirol.