The Kamptal Gardens 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.
The Kamptal Gardens 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.
The Vorarlberg architecture is simple, natural and sustainable, traditional and cosmopolitan all at once – like the people who live here.
Relaxation and calm, between heaven and earth.
The many routes to pleasure.
Regional specialities, sampled in the midst of vineyards.
Making new discoveries, at your own pace.
A city with the graceful ease of a waltz.
Restful hours by Lake Neusiedl.
Arrive and revive. Let the water transport and reinvigorate you.
The feeling of boundless freedom.
Where exercise excites all the senses.
Discover moments of happiness on skates in a magnificent natural setting in Austria this winter.
Pure pleasure in the powder.
An evening hike through the splendid snowy landscape.
Enjoying the spectacular landscape from the floating pool in Lake Wolfgang.
Erich Stekovics has scoured the world for tomato seeds in his quest to revive some nearly forgotten flavours. Today more than 3,200 varieties of tomato thrive in his fields near the Neusiedlersee. It is the ideal place for tomato growing, as the sun shines on 300 days of the year.
On the Pogusch, where foxes and rabbits used to wave each other goodnight, celebrities and those who love the finer side of life now come from near and far to enjoy whatever is on the menu.
Traditional handicrafts, some using methods handed down for centuries, are very much alive in Styria. Fifty master craftsmen making hand-crafted treasures can be found on a journey along the Meisterstrasse.
Who is Joseph Haydn? His contemporaries would have found that an easy question to answer: At the time he was the greatest, most famous, and most eminent composer of his era. His outstanding lifetime achievement which consists of more than 1,200 compositions definitely makes him a “Master of the Vienna Classic".
Prince Eugene’s summer palace Schloss Hof, one of the most beautiful baroque buildings in the world, has been brought back to life thanks to a renovation project that began in 2002 and cost more than 30 million Euro.
The Viennese singer and songwriter scene comes together every year with international guests to perform at a small but highly acclaimed festival. Every year at the end of November in Vienna for a very special event: the Vienna Song Writing Association’s Blue Bird Festival.
Austria's most peppery white wine is grown in the Weinviertel DAC region and, typically for the area north east of Vienna, is made from Grüner Veltliner grapes. It makes both wine professionals and connoisseurs eager to spice things up.
Design with a touch of humour is the trademark of product design duo Marie Rahm and Monica Singer who own the Polka Product Pleasure label.Today it is regarded as one of Austria’s most successful design studios, with a leaning towards furniture, products and interior installation.
Pumpkin seed oil is known as the black gold of Southern Styria. Pumpkins were first imported by Christoph Columbus after the discovery of America. These days a modest, family-run oil press has become the world’s biggest producer of this Austrian delicacy: Pelzmann Pumkin Seed Oil.
An award-winning restaurant and the owner is Chef of the Year. When gourmets from all over the world make their pilgrimage to the village of Schützen they have one destination in mind: the Taubenkobel.
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 highlight of the lesson is of course the farmer’s platter! You can try the tasty, home-made produce for yourself.
Tranquillity, simple pleasures, the fragrance of flower-strewn meadows and new mown hay, starry skies that city dwellers can only dream of. Discover the true luxuries of our time at an altitude of 1,400 metres in the mountain valley of Villgratental.
A culinary voyage around the world does not take 80 days but minutes at Vienna’s Naschmarkt. It is named the “city’s stomach” by locals. The Naschmarkt has existed since the 18th century and is Vienna’s largest inner city market.
A new work is added every year, forming its own dialogue with the baroque heritage of the Mozart city, Modern Art in Salzburg, and the juxtaposition always creates lively debate.
With clever use of traditional materials and clear, sleek design, the mountainous region has become a magnet for lovers of cutting edge architecture in Voralberg.
Innsbruck’s futuristic new landmark is the Bergisel ski jump, known particularly as one of the venues for the international Vierschanzentournee ski jump competition.
A crazy village and a museum for inventions that nobody needs..... quirky rather than certifiable. The museum exhibits 'inventions that make everyday life.'
The Wachau is a region which straddles the banks of the Danube, rich in history and blessed with a mild climate and outstanding white wines. The UNESCO cultural heritage site of Wachau is a magical holiday destination throughout every season.
The region of Grünau im Almtal 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.
Enjoy the luxuries of the good life – simply live in beautiful surroundings, eat and drink well, and savour the landscape. A recipe for total relaxation within Pure Living accommodation.
Guests at this Hotel Lanserhof can improve their well-being with an individually tailored programme. The future of your sustained good health lies in Tirol.
A small village in the Mohndorf / Waldviertel has devoted itself totally to the poppy plant. The inhabitants of Armschlag have even patented the unique Waldviertel grey poppy seed.
Bregenzerwald valley, once completely covered by forest, lies between Lake Constance and the Arlberg and is the ideal destination for gourmet holidays amidst pristine nature.
A stunningly located hideaway in the heart of the Alps, combining 1920s style with modern design.
High up in the Karwendel mountains outdoor lovers can discover one of the most beautiful places in the Alps: a lovely valley with thousands of maple trees, offering nature at its most impressive throughout the whole year.
The Rogner Bad Blumau was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and unites therapeutic springs, sauna worlds, a hotel and a park to create a harmonious, sustainable total work of art.
For decades now, Tschebull has been known as a treasured jewel of Carinthia’s restaurant scene. It is even a monument, an institution, in matters of maintaining Alpine-Adriatic culinary traditions.
The historic village Inn in Stumm, home town of skiing legend Stephan Eberharter, is itself an enticing invitation that everyone hastens to accept: to savour awhile, to linger awhile.
Not merely the farmer’s mountain bacon is homemade here. That’s why everything at the Kreuz in Reutte/Tirol tastes precisely the way it’s supposed to: delicious, genuine and original.
Heinz Hanner is doubtless the most avant-guard top Austrian chef there is. And one thing is also certain: nothing here can ever get boring.
Plachutta is to beef what Figlmüller is to schnitzel. In keeping with the tradition of fabled Viennese beef establishments of the past, the Plachutta restaurants have now become legends themselves.
If there was a superlative form for “good traditional cooking”, it would be “best traditional cooking”, and this term is the perfect description of the food at Eckel, in Vienna’s Sievering neighbourhood.
In Vienna Figlmüller is synonymous with schnitzel: the city’s Figlmüller restaurant makes what is probably the best and most famous schnitzel in the entire city.
Holidays in a mountain hut? Behind the authentic Alpine ambience of the Almdorf Seinerzeit, perched high up in Carinthia’s Nockberge, guests encounter a great deal of privacy and even more luxury.
Small, stylish, and anything but conventional: at Graz’s Dom Hotel the guest resides in the colourful, artistic ambience of a time-honoured city palace.
From drab to fab: with a great deal of commitment, hard work, vision, and even more good taste, the owners of the Walliserhof have succeeded in turning a dreary 1970s-era hotel into a stylish, relaxed design hotel.
Ultra-modern architecture and exceptional wellness facilities in one of Austria’s oldest wine regions. This is a winning concept, as the 4-star Superior Hotel Loisium in Langenlois demonstrates.
Nestled in the gently rolling hills of Eastern Styria is the Steirerhof – a 5-star wellness hotel perfect for relaxation and regeneration.
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.
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.
At the “Blue Goose”, perched atop Salzburg’s city mountain, the Mönchsberg, they pursue an overall philosophy: eat, drink, feel good, stay a while...
Ski holidays in your private chalet with room for up to eight people, your own wellness oasis, optional hotel service, and the ski lift right by the front door: the five new chalets at the Maierl Alm offer all of this – and at affordable rates!
Small, friendly, family-run hotels – the kind where one immediately feels as if one is at home or visiting good friends – really do still exist. And one of them is Vienna’s Hotel Schwalbe.
Boutique hotel, design refuge, living room for globetrotters and the pampered jetsetters: the Hollmann Beletage is all this and much more – a Viennese jewel in the truest sense of the word.
In the middle of Vienna’s 7th district, behind the splendid façade of an old patrician house, one finds the Hotel Altstadt Vienna. Since its opening in 1991 the stylish 4-star hotel has been a favourite hideaway for art-lovers, musicians, and non-group travellers from all over the world.
A trendsetting combination of sustainability, design, and a touch of luxury: the world’s first hotel with a net zero energy balance is a green haven located in the heart of bustling Vienna.
In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”. Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favourite residence of the Habsburgs.
The combination of a protective wall and an exhibition space makes the Alpinarium Galtür and its architecture unique in all of Europe.
Arnulf Rainer’s hometown of Baden pays tribute to this versatile and busy painter with a museum devoted to his work – and housed in a former bath that is a gem of 19th-century architecture.
Each year a huge celebration in front of City Hall kicks off this festival, which combines cultural experiences of the highest order with socially relevant themes and objectives.
Marvelling like a child is rare these days, but one cannot help it when standing in the interior of a huge crystal, watching light refracted in hundreds of mirrored surfaces. The imposing Crystal Dome is the showpiece of the “Swarovski Crystal Worlds”.
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.
Huth is a prime example of a contemporary Viennese inn: modern in appearance, but classic when it comes to hospitality and cuisine.
The former K&K purveyor to the court is well-known all over the world for glas culture and light design. Nowadays the glas-empire not only focuses on tradition, but also on the creations of young Austrian designers.
To think of pickled vegetables as anything other than exquisite would prove the delicious variety of Staud’s products completely wrong. Non-believers will be convinced by visiting the Staud’s Pavillion in Vienna.
Once upon a time around 1990 there was a master confectioner who thought that all the existing chocolate creations on the market were simply a little bit too boring. So after business hours he started to explore in the quietness of his company’s back room...
In the Nockberge Mountains, located in Carinthia, you will find a world-renowned medicinal plant. Its distinct scent and exceptional healing powers are there to be discovered by anyone out taking a stroll.
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.
The world-famous artist Daniel Spoerri has purchased two Baroque style houses and developed them into complete works of art.
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.
Mysteriously hidden in the wild and romantic landscape of the Feistritzklamm is one of Austria’s most famous castles: Castle Herberstein
Contemporary architecture in the heart of the premises from the renaissance era. Right in the center of the wine-growing village Neusiedl am See, one of Austria's most impressive wine cellars has been created.
In the opinion of many gourmets, the brothers Karl and Rudi Obauer are the most successful in the country. Every year their restaurant achieves the highest nominations by national and international gourmet guides.
Once the famous chef of the well-established Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Hans Peter Fink has taken over the traditional rural inn of his in-laws and was awarded with two "Gault Millau" hats right away.
In the Schilcherland with its vineyards and wine taverns you will find a gastronomic piece of art: At the Rauch-Hof you are welcome to lounge within the idyllic setting, enjoy outstanding food and discover unique culture.
Emerald green and nestled between the Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges is the largest mountain lake of Austria: the Achensee. Discovery this natural gem and the outdoor activites that it has to offer.
„Find your true inner self where nature is at its purest“ is the motto of a lot of people who choose the wildly romantic mountain scenery and clear lakes of the National Park Hohe Tauern to relax.
Supposedly time passes by slower in Schilcherland than anywhere else. At least this is claimed by anyone who has spent some time enjoying a glass of wine at a typical wine tavern – “Buschenschank” – within the soft hills of south-western Styria.
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.
An exceptional hotel for Spa lovers, people looking for relaxation, night owls and those in search of adventure. At the Mühlviertel you can experience indulgence and culture with heart and soul.
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.
Award-winning Chef Klaus Fleischhaker, who operates the well-known Gourmet-Restaurant Pfefferschiff in the City of Salzburg, has made his dream come true in Vienna: He created a hotel in which everything is dedicated to wine.
Everything is 100% organic with clean air, a bracing altitude, pristine nature and, if you so desire, a complete pampering programme.