Dining in the Vineyards
Regional specialities, sampled in the midst of vineyards.
Regional specialities, sampled in the midst of vineyards.
Not the usual big-city backdrop, no parades for the titillation of curious onlookers, but rather an international get-together for gays, lesbians and everyone in between, including friends of the community, in a beautiful town amidst magical countryside at Lake Wörthersee.
A car-lover's delight, this annual oldtimer rallye was first organised in 1993 by Mag. Michael Glöckner und Helmut Zwickl. The winner was Walter Röhrl. Since then the Ennstal has been on a high with top-class cars and legendary drivers.
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 "A Night in Venice".
An old quarry is the setting for this exciting summer festival. The main opera of 2015 will be Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.
Jumps up to 80m, steep slopes up to 85% and speeds up to 140km/h. Less than 2 minutes to complete the stretch of 3.3km. An altitude difference of 863m from the starting point (1665m) to the finish (802m). An average speed of 103km/h. This is the most difficult ski piste in the world.
Great weather, enviable vertical drops, legendary Après-ski, famous Austrian Gemütlichkeit and unrivaled winter playgrounds are just a few of the reasons why you should consider Austria for your next northern hemisphere ski holiday.
Pure joy on skis - this is what you will find in Austria's top ski resorts. Whether you want to coast down the piste leisurely or fly down the expert downhill run, in these resorts you will be spoilt for choice.
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is located on a high plateau in the midst of an old cultural landscape at an altitude of 1200-1400 metres. More than 2000 hours of sunshine per year make Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis the sunniest areas in Tirol.
The ski shows in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis are a real highlight on the weekly program. From typical ski-demos to daredevil stunts and journeys through ancient times, each show is an unforgettable winter open–air event.
This is the place where serious skiers enjoy fantastic powder runs from November until April. 5 charming Tyrolean villages and the unique combination of boundless skiing pleasure and traditional après ski make the Arlberg so unique!
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.
Vorarlberg’s capital is beautifully located at Lake Constance, Central Europe’s third largest lake. It offers a dense cultural program coupled with a wide range of outdoor activities.
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.
The Cheese Route through the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg is the ideal way to explore the region and its close ties with cheese-making: from dairy farms to cheese speciality inns, and from alpine pastures to milkmaids. If you’re a cheese connoisseur, this is for you.
Alpine Lodges are available in all sizes and standards - even deluxe ones with sauna.
The winter sports program of the Olympic Ski World Innsbruck reads like a wish list: easy for beginners, steep for advanced skiers and extreme for free riders. That is all available with just 1 ski pass where you ski in 9 different ski resorts. And once you have finished your last run you can enjoy the amenities the capital city of the Alps has on offer.
From Apres-Ski to ski rental and free shuttle buses - with this essential ski facts you are well prepared for your Austrian winter holiday.
204 kilometers of pistes, 70 lifts and 3 charming Tyrolean villages and the best kids entertainment in Austria.
Ski races have a long tradition at the Arlberg, but this is without a doubt one of the most spectacular races during the winter season.
It is a legend in itself, a byword for passion, the crowning pinnacle of its sport! The Arlberg region – The Cradle of Alpine Skiing and the home of choice for all those who have succumbed to the fascination of the Alpine winter.
Discover traditions, experience nature, refresh with a glass of wine, relax at a crystal clear lake and enjoy picturesque landscape by biking, hiking or even cruising along the Danube.
The Salzkammergut area (Lake District), with a total of 76 lakes, is one of the most impressive regions in the heart of Austria.
35 stages, 350 km of enjoyable hiking and 120 alpine huts – that’s the Salzburger Almenweg.
Tirol is one of Europe’s most popular biking regions. Routes totaling some 5,000 km wind through the province’s fabulous valleys and even alpine pastures.
Salzburger Land has an unbelievable 6,000 different cycling and mountain biking routes to choose from. Virtually every village has a day excursion route, offering a variety of different experiences, but the province has an infinite choice of longer and more challenging tours too.
The Danube Cycle Path is among the most beautiful cycling tracks in Europe. Discover Austria’s provinces, the famous Wachau Valley and the capital city Vienna by bike.
Danube so blue, so bright and blue... no wonder that Johann Strauss' most famous waltz became the nation's secret anthem.
Have you ever thought about exploring Vienna’s beautiful surroundings by boat? Embark the excursion boat in Vienna and spend the day in vineyards, nature parks or exploring ancient ruins and castles.
The Danube is not only known for its culture, landscape and beautiful nature, it is also famous for its culinary delights and therefore a top address for gourmets.
Hike the longest hiking path of Europe – the Eagle Walk in Tirol.
Discover a new way of experiencing Tyrolean nature and observe true miracles at undisturbed natural setting.
“Spiritual walking” is gaining in popularity. It is the kind of travel on foot where the journey itself is the reward. The world famous Jacob Trail gives opportunity to return to your center, step by step.
The Austrian hiking villages consist out of 50 holiday regions and resorts all over Austria. These villages dedicate their focus on nature, landscapes and physical exercise and fascinate their visitors with unique hikes.
Cruise along the breathtaking Danube and download a listing on Danube cruises provided by Australian and New Zealand tour operators.
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.
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.
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.
Great weather, enviable vertical drops and unrivalled winter playgrounds are just a few of the reasons why you should consider Austria for your next winter holiday.
Find your perfect holiday experience with Austria’s “Urlaubsspezialisten” – the experts for your ultimate holiday in Austria.
There are numerous ways to explore and experience a destination but none as intimate and personal as taking the time to enjoy your vacation destination on foot. Walking and hiking in Austria will get you close to nature and allow you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions in Austria.
Cycling has become one of the most popular ways to experience the unique Austrian countryside, small towns and cities. We have researched great trails and put important information together for you.
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.
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.
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.
The Hills are still alive in Austria! If you are looking for picture perfect scenery, fresh mountain air and crystal clear lakes, Austria offers an abundance of choices. Following is our selection of some of the most scenic Alpine resorts.
The past few years we have been asked questions about biking in Austria. In this segment we try to answer a lot of them and hope to make your bike-tour even more enjoyable.
Austria has six National parks, almost 60 nature preserves and „nature parks“, about 35 „hot spots“ for bird-watching, 20 Alpine gardens and many other opportunities to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty