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.
Joseph’s Lakeside Restaurant
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.
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.
Flying High in a Winter Wonderland
Pure pleasure in the powder.
Summer in Alpine Pastures
Relaxation and calm, between heaven and earth.
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.
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.
Gourmet Restaurant Hubertus in Filzmoos
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.
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.
International Jazz Festival Saalfelden
The imposing Alps, deep-green mountain pastures, and a lovely lake form the backdrop for Europe’s most important festival for contemporary jazz.
Schwarzenegger, Arnold (born 1947)
Lauda, Niki (born 1949)
Kolig, Anton (1886 - 1950)
Kokoschka, Oskar (1886 - 1980)
Kauffmann, Angelika (1741 - 1807)
Kálmán, Emmerich (1882 - 1953)
Lavant, Christine (1915-1973)
Mahler, Gustav (1860 - 1911)
Wolf, Hugo (1860 - 1903)
Webern, Anton von (1883 - 1945)
Suppé, Franz von (1819 - 1895)
Strauss, Johann (1825 - 1899)
Strauss, Johann - Father (1804 - 1849)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756 - 1791)
Hundertwasser, Friedensreich (1928 - 2000)
Haydn, Joseph (1732 - 1809)
Handke, Peter (born 1942)
Freud, Sigmund (1856 - 1939)
Bruckner, Anton (1824 - 1896)
Turrini, Peter (born 1944)
Berg, Werner (1904 - 1981)
Kogelnik, Kiki (1935 - 1997)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.