The movie - and its cast members
Following the enormous success of the stage musical "Sound of Music" Robert Wise produced and directed the film of the same name, which stared Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
Art in Salzburg
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.
Museum of Modern Art Salzburg
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.
The Sound of Music - Tour
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. Follow Maria's footsteps at least once in your life!
Der Stiftskeller St. Peter in Salzburg
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.
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 “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.
Austria. Dirndl Temptation - dare to flirt back!
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.
A new budget & design hotel for the creative as well as dog lovers.
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.
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.
Boutique Hotel Steinerwirt 1493, Zell am See
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.
Seehof Goldegg, Goldegg am See
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.
A stunningly located hideaway in the heart of the Alps combines the style of the 1920s with modern design.
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.
Flying High in a Winter Wonderland
Pure pleasure in the powder.
Salzburg: Architectural Highlights
If cities had a sense of taste, Salzburg would certainly be sweet. This is not only because Salzburg’s most famous delicacy, the Mozartkugel, is made of the finest of nougat and marzipan; it is also and above all because of the fairytale charm of the Baroque city. Salzburg also impresses with its modern architectural counterpoints.
Architecture in Austria
Austria’s diverse architectural landscape include imposing imperial buildings, spectacular art-deco architecture as well as contemporary masterpieces.
Where to buy a Dirndl?
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:
Restaurant Blaue Gans in Salzburg
At the “Blue Goose”, perched atop Salzburg’s city mountain, the Mönchsberg, they pursue an overall philosophy: eat, drink, feel good, stay awhile...
Gourmet & Inn Döllerer's Genusswelten
This golden star shines brilliantly. It comprises a gourmet restaurant, an inn (“Bürgerstube”), a fantastic vinotheque and a butchery with its own delicatessen.
Art Hotel Blaue Gans
“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.
Hotel Auersperg in Salzburg
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.
International Stage Art Festival SommerSzene Salzburg
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.
Festival for all Senses
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.
The Salzburg Festival
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.
Museums in Austria – a world of astonishments
Austria today offers some of the world's most important and stunning collections of modern and contemporary art.
Haydn, Joseph (1732 - 1809)
Webern, Anton von (1883 - 1945)
Hundertwasser, Friedensreich (1928 - 2000)
Wolf, Hugo (1860 - 1903)
Kálmán, Emmerich (1882 - 1953)
Kauffmann, Angelika (1741 - 1807)
Kogelnik, Kiki (1935 - 1997)
Kokoschka, Oskar (1886 - 1980)
Kolig, Anton (1886 - 1950)
Lauda, Niki (born 1949)
Lavant, Christine (1915-1973)
Mahler, Gustav (1860 - 1911)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756 - 1791)
Berg, Werner (1904 - 1981)
Schwarzenegger, Arnold (born 1947)
Strauss, Johann - Father (1804 - 1849)
Bruckner, Anton (1824 - 1896)
Strauss, Johann (1825 - 1899)
Freud, Sigmund (1856 - 1939)
Suppé, Franz von (1819 - 1895)
Handke, Peter (born 1942)
Turrini, Peter (born 1944)
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...
Bachmann, Ingeborg (1926 - 1973)
Schönberg, Arnold (1874 - 1951)
Traveling throughout Austria by car? This route planner helps you find the shortest way to your travel destination and calculate the travel distance.
Essential listing on Austrian and European tours including Austria
Tour throughout Austria and download a listing on Austrian and European packages offered by Australian and New Zealand tour operators.
Essential listing on music, art and cultural tours
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.
Staud's in Vienna
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.
Vienna - for gay travellers
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.
Austria's Eastern Edge
Burgenland is unlike anywhere else in Austria. Whereas Austria is known for rugged Alps, pirouette-inducing meadows or the excitement of Vienna, Burgenland sits on the edge of Central Europe’s vast Pannonian plain.
The easiest way to get tickets
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
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!
Government & People
Austria is a federal republic state with a parliamentary democracy, consisting of 9 independent federal regions.
Did you know, that to this day Vienna is the only world capital with a significant wine production within it's city limits? Respected vintners are bringing their visions to the exploding culinary and cultural renaissance happening in Vienna.
Passport & Visa Regulations
Holders of an Australian or New Zealand passport do not need a visa if their stay in Austria does not exceed three months.