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.Learn more about Fish Restaurant Sicher in Tainach
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).Learn more about Kreuzwirt on Pössnitzberg in Leutschach
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.Lean more about the Inn at the Sattlerhof in Sernau
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”.Learn more about Buchinger’s Inn “Zur Alten Schule” in Riedenthal ob Wolkersdorf
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.Learn more about Augustiner Braustüberl in Salzburg
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.More
Whether in the historic city centre, in the traditional wine taverns or on the other side of the Danube: Vienna is full of architectural highlights. In this city, contemporary and historic buildings coexist in a strikingly innovative manner.Architectural Highlights in Vienna...
There is no avoiding the subject of wine when travelling through the province of Burgenland. But then again, who would want to? Especially since a growing number of modern wine estates boast not only exceptional wines but also exquisite architecture.Architectural Highlights in Burgenland...
While the architecture of a region obviously shapes its surroundings, the opposite is just as true. It is thus little wonder that Styria, which boasts such a richly varied landscape, is incredibly diverse in terms of its buildings as well.Architectural Highlights in Styria...
This light and fluffy dessert may remind some people of Salzburg’s snow capped-mountains - but it is definitely a real treat for gourmets. Legend has it that the famous Salzburg prince archbishop of Raitenau loved his mistress Salome mainly because of her exquisitely fluffy Salzburger Nockerl.
Austria produces only one percent of the world’s wines – but this percent has reached international reputation in the last two decades. Austrian wine is a synonym for quality, diversity and local varieties of wine grapes, such as the Grüner Veltliner or Zweigelt.Find out more about Austrian Wine
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...Find out more about Austria's Moments of Bliss
Austria recaptures the spirit of a bygone era: Ornate palaces, imperial monuments and echoes of Mozart’s music abound – all remind travelers of life as it once was. Nowadays, visitors to Austria discover exciting movement afoot. Austria’s vibrant wine scene has earned a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation and is the destination for those seeking culture and charm.Find out more about Austria's Wine Country
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.Gourmet country inn Wirtshaus Steirereck on the Pogusch
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.Gourmet Fish Restaurant Kulmer in Birkfeld
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.Jamek - Country inn and wine estate in the Wachau valley
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.Wine Shop Wagram Weritas
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.Spectacular views over Innsbruck from "The Penz"
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.Wine tavern-restaurant Heurigenhof Bründlmayer in Langenlois
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.Traditional inn Wilder Mann in Lans
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.Traditional inn Sigwart's Tiroler Weinstube in Brixlegg
Getting to sample local specialties and savor fine cuisine is as much part of any holiday as taking snapshots or writing post cards. The Via Culinaria, a creative initiative in the SalzburgerLand, provides a true gourmet experience. Seven culinary tours cater to cheese devotees, fish fans, sweet tooth, alpine hut addicts and beer aficionados, among many others.Find out more about Via Culinaria
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.Loisiarte Festival for Music & Literature
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.Schrammel.Klang.Festvial in the Waldviertel
Austria’s wine regions are both beautiful and easy to visit. In fact, once you step off the plane in Vienna, you have already arrived in one of the world’s most unique wine region. Vienna. Then about one hour south east of Vienna lies the Burgenland, and one hour west of Vienna is the region of Lower Austria with many beautiful valleys. Many of them along the Danube.Find out more about your trip to Austria
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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.Go to Schilcherland
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...More on Zotter Chocolates
The result of the right mixture using red-wine, cinnamon stick, sugar, oranges and cloves is the delicious taste of Glühwein. Glühwein is mostly consumed either at traditional Christmas markets or after a day on the Austrian slopes in one of the cosy mountain huts.Go to the recipe!
Created in 1832 by 16 year old apprentice chef Franz Sacher at the court of Prince Metternich, it must be the most famous chocolate cake in the world today. The recipe for the Original Sacher-Torte is a well-kept secret, known only to confectioners at Hotel Sacher in Vienna.Go to the recipe!
The mild climate and fertile soil of the Wachau Valley not only produce outstanding white wines; they are also perfect for fruit-growing. When the apricots are ripe, this Lower Austrian region becomes a dumpling paradise.Go to the recipe!
Be that as it may: the Austrian “Mehlspeisen”, or ‘flour desserts’, have their own magic! The king of all “Schmarren”, the “Kaiserschmarren”, was one of Emperor (Kaiser) Francis Joseph’s favourites after he famously praised the dairyman of a small inn for his culinary prowess where he first tried the chopped, sweetened pancakes.
A specialty originating from the Italian “costoletta milanese” – a breaded and fried veal escalope.
Although not invented in Vienna, the Wiener Schnitzel has long joined St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the giant Ferries wheel as the city’s most famous icons.
Cafés are an everyday part of city living and in Vienna in particular they are at the heart of city life. Around 1900, a visit to a Viennese café was a spectacular experience, newspapers were displayed on custom-made stands, waiters wore tailcoats and ceilings were decorated with elaborate chandeliers.Find out more about the Coffeehouse tradition
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!Find out more on Austria's top cities
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.Pelzmann Pumpkin Seed Oil - the black gold of Styria
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.Find out more about Austrians unforgettable Restaurants