Kaffeehaus Culture Vienna
The Viennese have developed a whole culture around coffee drinking and elevated it to an attitude of life.
The Sound of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
With 900 years history, Heiligenkreuz Abbey is both tourist attraction and deeply spiritual experience.
The Melody of Pine Resin
In Europe's largest and most northerly forest of Austrian black pine, collectors harvest pine resin the traditional way.
Hallein Salt Mines
You can visit one of the oldest salt mines in the world at Hallein near the city of Salzburg.
Loden has been the high performance product of the Alpine population for centuries.
Spanish Riding School Vienna
Lipizzaner stallions enchant the public with classical school jumps at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
Cult of the Dead Vienna
The Viennese quite happily talk about death during their lifetime: they sing about it and build monuments to it.
Ferlach's Master Gunsmiths
Weapons made in Ferlach make the collector's heart beat faster and are coveted by hunters across the world.
The 140 year old Goiserer is still the epitome of top quality, but it has evolved to be fit for city life as well.
Indigo Printing Burgenland
Indigo printing revolutionised the 17th century textile industry, but is now only practised by two printers.
Pinzgau's Natural Medicine
Over the centuries the mountain dwellers of Pinzgau have created remedies from what is found on the doorstep.
Bleiberg's Mining Culture
Visitors to Bad Bleiberg mine can get a fascinating insight into the working practices and living conditions of miners.
Yodelling in Styria
As loud as a scream or as melodious as a song – that’s the yodellers from Styria.
The “Silent Night” Carol
The world-famous "Silent Night" carol is an expression of the deepest reflection and spiritual longing for peace.
"Dudeln" and "Schrammelmusik"
Learn more about the Viennese forms of music “Dudeln” (the local name for yodelling) and "Schrammelmusik”.
Viticulture in Lower Austria
Lower Austrian wine is prized as cultural heritage and elevated to cult status by committed wine-growers.
High on the Alpine Pasture
For a short while in summer, the Alpine pastures transport animals and people alike into an intoxicating mood.
Bregenzerwald Women's Costume
The Bregenzerwald women marched bravely towards the attackers who turned and ran: they took them to be angels.
Reed Roofs in Burgenland
Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland is surrounded by one of the largest contiguous belts of reed beds.
Breadmaking in the Lesachtal Valley
Home-made bread is an expression of wealth and the joy of living in the Lesachtal valley in Carinthia.
Falconry in Austria
For 5,000 years, humans have been benefitting from the hunting instinct of birds of prey.
The Taste of Alpine Pastures
For centuries, the tradition of three-level pasture management in the Alps has been practised in Vorarlberg.
“Fasnacht” and Tirol Mask-Carvers
“Fasnacht” processions in Tirol are such wild celebrations that they are only staged every 3, 4 or even 5 years.
Wood Architecture in Vorarlberg
The status of fine stones and hand-made tiles in building traditions of other countries is given to wood in Vorarlberg.
Wiener Walzer and Ball Season
Nowhere are balls so romantically formal as in Vienna. This tradition is intoxicating to both locals and visitors.