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Wirtshaus Steirereck am Pogusch © Steirereck, Familie Reitbauer Wirtshaus Steirereck am Pogusch © Steirereck, Familie Reitbauer

Wirtshaus Steirereck

On the Pogusch, in what used to be considered a rural backwater, a steady stream of celebrities and bon vivants from near and far now gather to enjoy some fine dining.

Wirtshaus Steirereck in Styria
Alpe Steris im Großen Walsertal, Vorarlberg © Tvb Großes Walsertal Alpe Steris im Großen Walsertal, Vorarlberg © Tvb Großes Walsertal

Walser Autumn

The Walser Autumn Festival calls itself the “The steepest festival deep in the mountains”. And in fact, you can expect pretty much anything at the festival in the biosphere park in the Great Walser Valley.

Walser Autumn in Vorarlberg
See im Naturpark Kaunertal © Martin Lugger See im Naturpark Kaunertal © Martin Lugger

Kaunertal nature conservation area

The Kaunertal valley in the Ötztals Alps is dominated by the high mountains. Here stringent environmental regulations have preserved a natural landscape that is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Nature conservation in Tirol
Wanderer in der Buckligen Welt © Laschober Wanderer in der Buckligen Welt © Laschober

alpannonia® – hiking without borders

From the sub-alpine slopes of the Semmering region to the Pannonian plain and Hungary: the alpannonia® hiking route. Limitless hiking pleasure, guaranteed. 

Cross-border hiking trail
Josef und Elisabeth Floh © Jürgen Skarwan Josef und Elisabeth Floh © Jürgen Skarwan

Gastwirtschaft Floh

Take the freshest products from the region, add the best wines and serve it all in a delightful, rustic atmosphere: Josef Floh, head chef and owner of the Floh in Langenlebarn an der Donau has adopted this strategy and worked his way right into the top category of restaurants in Austria.

Gastwirtschaft Floh in Lower Austria
Winterliche Außenansicht © Biohotel Schwanen Bizau Winterliche Außenansicht © Biohotel Schwanen Bizau

Hotel Schwanen Bizau

Old and new, traditional and modern – barely any other region places such emphasis on the interplay of contrasts in architecture as the Bregenzerwald forest region. In Hotel Schwanen in Bizau they go one step further – here the gourmet kitchen prepares medieval recipes.

Hotel Schwanen in Vorarlberg
Canoeing on the Drau, Carinthia © Outdoorpark Oberdrautal Canoeing on the Drau, Carinthia © Outdoorpark Oberdrautal

Canoeing on the river Drau

Once invented by Native Americans, the open canoe has become popular all over the world. It is the ideal means for discovering one of Austria’s last natural paradises: Carinthia’s upper Drau valley.

Canoeing in Carinthia
Yoga am Badeteich im Gradonna Mountain Resort © Schultz Gruppe Yoga am Badeteich im Gradonna Mountain Resort © Schultz Gruppe

Gradonna Mountain Resort

Wooden tiles on the roof, luxurious comfort beneath the ceiling. Skiing pleasure and intensive recuperation. A cosmopolitan feel together with a local way of life: the Gradonna Resort in Kals (East Tyrol) unites many ways of life in one, and is located just beside the ski run at the foot of the Großglockner mountain.

Mountain Resort in Tirol
Landgasthof Löckerwirt © Leonhard Löcker Landgasthof Löckerwirt © Leonhard Löcker

Landgasthof Löckerwirt

The Löckerwirt sources its basic products from its own biological landscape and in the kitchen transforms them into honest, down-to-earth dishes.

Landgasthof Löckerwirt in Salzburg
Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselboeck in their vineyard © Gut Oggau Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselboeck in their vineyard © Gut Oggau

Gut Oggau

Extraordinary atmosphere, high-end biodynamic wines and a small, but delicious Heuriger-style kitchen: Gut Oggau has conquered the hearts and palates of Austrian connoisseurs with this rich combination, and has even made it into a museum in San Francisco!

Gut Oggau in Burgenland
Karin and Willi Rauch © Rauch-Hof Karin and Willi Rauch © Rauch-Hof

Rauch-Hof

The Schilcherland with its vineyards and authentic local wine taverns combines all sorts of delights, and not just of a culinary nature: The Rauch-Hof, offers an idyllic place to stay, outstanding food and unusual cultural experiences.

Rauch-Hof in Styria
Kittenberger Erlebnisgärten © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Rita Newman Kittenberger Erlebnisgärten © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Rita Newman

Kamptal Gardens

The gardens in Kamptal are particularly lush, attracting visitors with 19 unusual green oases in one of Lower Austria’s most picturesque regions.

Gardens in Lower Austria
National Park Hohe Tauern © Österreich Werbung/H.Wiesenhofer National Park Hohe Tauern © Österreich Werbung/H.Wiesenhofer

National Park Hohe Tauern

The vastest National Park in Central Europe covers three federal provinces: Carinthia, Tirol and SalzburgerLand.

1.800 square kilometres
Nockberge Mountains, Speik © Bad Kleinkirchheimer Tourismus Marketing GmbH Nockberge Mountains, Speik © Bad Kleinkirchheimer Tourismus Marketing GmbH

Valerian spikenard – Healing power of Nature

The Nock mountains in Carinthia are home to a unique medical plant. Its heady scent and exceptional powers can be felt by hikers exploring the mountains.

The Speik in Carinthia

Klangspuren (noise tracks)

Whether you're foraging for mushrooms together with contemporary composers or you’re on the traditional "pilgrimage" that takes you to the different venues over the course of one day, the festival of contemporary music in September has unusual twists and turns.

Klangspuren in Tirol
Hotel Mühltalhof © Mühltalhof Hotel Mühltalhof © Mühltalhof

Mühltalhof

The Mühltalhof in Neufelden is one of those places that’s so good one would much rather keep it a secret.

Mühltalhof in Upper Austria
Chesa Valisa Spa © Chesa Valisa Chesa Valisa Spa © Chesa Valisa

Naturhotel Chesa Valisa

Everything is 100% organic at Naturhotel Chesa Valis in Kleinwalsertal, with clean air, a bracing altitude, pristine nature and, if you so desire, a complete pampering programme.

Naturhotel Chesa Valisa in Vorarlberg
Liszt Festival Raiding © Ulrich Schwarz Liszt Festival Raiding © Ulrich Schwarz

Liszt Festival Raiding

Prodigy, virtuoso pianist, bon vivant and Abbé, citizen of the world and self-proclaimed "gypsy musician". Franz Liszt's music is also as versatile and contradictory as its creator.

Liszt Festival in Burgenland
Blick aufs Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof © Familie Holzer Blick aufs Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof © Familie Holzer

Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof

Perched almost like an eagle’s nest high above Matrei, Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof beckons its guests to rest and recuperate with its comfortable dining hall and spectacular panoramic terrace. A true experience, and not just because of the food.

Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof in Tirol
Bergisel Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © Tirol Werbung Bergisel Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © Tirol Werbung

Bergisel Ski Jump

Innsbruck’s futuristic landmark is the Bergisel Ski Jump, known particularly as one of the venues for the international Vierschanzentournee competition.

More on the Bergisel Ski Jump
Das Sonus Brass Ensemble am Lünersee © peteionian.com Das Sonus Brass Ensemble am Lünersee © peteionian.com

berge.hören

Hiking with musicians to mountain huts, getting to know their worlds of sound and discovering a source of inspiration – that’s what "berge.hören” (listening to the mountains) in Vorarlberg's Brandner Valley is all about.

berge.hören in Vorarlberg
Gastzimmer im Gasthof Morent © Burda Gastzimmer im Gasthof Morent © Burda

Gasthof Morent

With its kitchen garden for herbs, an excellent network of farmers and hunters and its own unique recipes, Gasthof Morent has all the right ingredients for a great culinary experience.

Gasthof Morent in Tirol
Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee

Seehof Mondsee

At one of the most beautiful coves on Lake Mondsee, you’ll find the five-star hotel with its private 300-metre beach and award-winning gourmet restaurant.

Seehof Mondsee in Upper Austria
Terrace at the Ebner's Waldhof am See with a great view of Lake Fuschl. © Ebner's Waldhof am See Terrace at the Ebner's Waldhof am See with a great view of Lake Fuschl. © Ebner's Waldhof am See

Hotel Ebner's Waldhof

The fact that it is ideally located on Lake Fuschl, is nearby to the festival city of Salzburg, has the largest private spa in the Salzkammergut and excellent cuisine makes the Waldhof a worthwhile destination at any time of the year.

Waldhof in Salzburg
Admont Monastery Library © Österreich Werbung/Trumler Admont Monastery Library © Österreich Werbung/Trumler

Admont Monastery

A jewel of Baroque meets contemporary art. 70,000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in the magnificent library hall face works by Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner.

Admont Monastery in Styria
Außenansicht vom Museum des Nötscher Kreises © www.fatzi.at Außenansicht vom Museum des Nötscher Kreises © www.fatzi.at

Museum of the Nötsch Circle

Art and province - two terms that exclude each other? Far from it! The history of Austrian visual arts was largely written in the village-like Nötsch in Carinthia.

Nötsch Circle in Carinthia
Wellenklänge Festival at Lunz am See © wellenklänge,  Foto: Herbert Möbius Wellenklänge Festival at Lunz am See © wellenklänge, Foto: Herbert Möbius

Wellenklänge

Lunz Lake with its crystal clear water and the forests and mountains of the Alpine foothills form the backdrop for a July festival, committed to the crossover of all style and genre boundaries.

Wellenklänge in Lower Austria
View from Hotel Lanserhof © www.lanserhof.at View from Hotel Lanserhof © www.lanserhof.at

Hotel Lanserhof

Focus on better health with an individually customized program. The future of lasting well-being can be found in Tirol.

Lanserhof in Lans/Tirol
Wolf im Wildpark Ernstbrunn © Zupanc Wolf im Wildpark Ernstbrunn © Zupanc

Ernstbrunn Game Park

Wolves at only 50 kilometres from Vienna! Austria’s only wolf research centre is located at the Ernstbrunn Game Park, where this animal species can be excellently watched in the wild.

Game Park in Lower Austria
Opera at the quarry St. Margarethen, Burgenland © OFS, Thomas Ludwig Opera at the quarry St. Margarethen, Burgenland © OFS, Thomas Ludwig

St. Margarethen Opera Festival

Bizarre rock formations at Europe's largest natural stage form the stunning backdrop for opulent opera productions every year.

Opera Festival in Burgenland
Jazzfestival Saalfelden © Peter Moser Jazzfestival Saalfelden © Peter Moser

Saalfelden International Jazz Festival

The mountain range of the Steinerne Meer, lush green meadows and a lake form the backdrop for Europe’s most important festival for contemporary jazz.

Jazz Festival in Salzburg
Bergblick vom Posthotel Achenkirch © Posthotel Achenkirch Bergblick vom Posthotel Achenkirch © Posthotel Achenkirch

Posthotel

This hideaway in the Tyrolean mountains sees itself as an exclusive retreat for adults – for guests 14 and upwards – who want to enjoy an intimate romantic break or a relaxing time-out in an exquisite and multi-award winning wellness resort.

Posthotel in Tirol
Forsthofalm Reception © Forsthofalm Forsthofalm Reception © Forsthofalm

Forsthofalm

The Alpine patures, the quiet and a hint of luxury; a holiday at the 4-star Forsthofalm is a sensual experience. And an unusual one at that. The hotel is contructed entirely out of wood.

Forsthofalm in Salzburg
Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at

Gustav Klimt Centre

In Kammer am Attersee, where Gustav Klimt spent his summer holidays, you can now find the Gustav Klimt Centre and an inspiring Klimt-themed path along the picturesque banks of Lake Atter.

Gustav Klimt in Upper Austria
Musicians Schubertiade Schwarzenberg © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg Musicians Schubertiade Schwarzenberg © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg

Schubertiade

For over 25 years, Schubertiade has been mastering the seemingly impossible: maintaining intimacy and being the world’s most important Schubert festival at the same time.

Schubertiade in Vorarlberg
Blick in die Küche vom Gasthaus Schwan © Günter Eberl, Gasthaus Schwan Blick in die Küche vom Gasthaus Schwan © Günter Eberl, Gasthaus Schwan

Gasthaus Schwan

Gasthaus Schwan has plenty of surprises for guests with its wonderfully fresh and creative kitchen, for example the eight-course wild plant menu.

Gasthaus Schwan in Tirol
Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen, Jürgen Grünwald Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen, Jürgen Grünwald

Die Donauwirtinnen

The Alt-Urfahr district of Linz is home to a real culinary attraction and the proprietors place special emphasis on offering guests a sustainable dining experience in lovingly furnished surroundings.

Die Donauwirtinnen in Upper Austria
Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang von der See-Sauna © St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Rigaud Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang von der See-Sauna © St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Rigaud

St. Martins Therme & Lodge

In the Burgenland’s Seewinkel region, where the last hills of the mighty Alps melt gently into the steppe-like plains of Pannonia, one finds the St. Martins Spa & Lodge – an oasis for wellness fans and wildlife friends alike.

St. Martins Therme in Burgenland
Alpinarium Galtür © Alpinarium Galtür Alpinarium Galtür © Alpinarium Galtür

Galtür Alpinarium

The combination of protective walls and exhibition rooms makes the Galtür alpinarium and its architecture unique in Europe today.

Alpinarium in Salzburg
Terrasse © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch Terrasse © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch

Hotel Restaurant Krainer

The Hotel-Restaurant has become one of the top culinary addresses between Graz and the Semmering since Andreas Krainer and his wife Astrid began stirring things up here.

Hotel Restaurant Krainer in Styria
Pure Living Holiday Home Tunauberg © www.puresleben.at Pure Living Holiday Home Tunauberg © www.puresleben.at

Pure Living

Enjoy the luxury of the simple life; live well, eat and drink well and take in the surroundings. A guide to slowing down.

Pure Living in Styria
Erich Stekovics Tomatoes © www.stekovics.at Erich Stekovics Tomatoes © www.stekovics.at

Erich Stekovics Tomatoes

In search of lost tastes, Erich Stekovics has collected tomato seeds from around the whole world. Nowadays, he has more than 3,200 old kinds growing on his fields near Lake Neusiedl.

Erich Stekovic in Burgenland
Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch

Styriarte

Summer after summer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt invites people to styriarte in Graz. “Old masters, newly interpreted” is the motto of the festival.

Styriarte in Styria
Almdorf Seinerzeit: Authentic alpine huts in the Carinthian Nock mountains © Almdorf Seinerzeit Almdorf Seinerzeit: Authentic alpine huts in the Carinthian Nock mountains © Almdorf Seinerzeit

Almdorf Seinerzeit

Fancy holidaying in a mountain hut? In Almdorf Seinerzeit, high up in Carinthia’s Nock Mountains, guests don’t have to worry about doing without their privacy or lots of luxury despite the authentic Alpine ambience.

Seinerzeit in Carinthia
Outdoor Pool © Rogner Bad Blumau Outdoor Pool © Rogner Bad Blumau

Rogner Bad Blumau

The Rogner Bad in Blumau is far more than just a thermal spring. Designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the establishment, which is made up of healing springs, a sauna area, hotel and garden, sees itself as a work of art.

Rogner Bad Blumau in Styria
Michael und Wolfgang Sicher © Fischrestaurant Sicher Michael und Wolfgang Sicher © Fischrestaurant Sicher

Fischrestaurant Sicher

If you’re looking for the finest in fish, you’re sure to find it at Sicher. Char and trout are served up fresh here, and the homemade char caviar is a delicacy known far and wide.

Fischrestaurant Sicher in Carinthia
The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at

Baumhotel

Fancy holidaying at lofty heights? Live in a tree house on the longest treetop path in Europe. The scent of wood will follow you for your entire stay – your clothes, backpack and skin will all smell like forest by the end of your first day.

Baumhotel in Upper Austria
Außenansicht Naturhotel Waldklause © Naturhotel Waldklause, Auer Gastronomie GmbH & Co KG Außenansicht Naturhotel Waldklause © Naturhotel Waldklause, Auer Gastronomie GmbH & Co KG

Naturhotel Waldklause

When a hotel is chosen three times in a row as “the most beautiful eco-hotel in Europe” by an expert jury from German travel magazine ‘Geo Saison’, it must be something special.  And the Waldklause is!

Naturhotel Waldklause in Tirol
The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden

Grafenegg Music Festival

The interaction of culinary delights, the historic castle, landscaped and modern architecture and a world-class range of concerts make the Grafenegg Music Festival a delight for all the senses.

Music Festival in Lower Austria
Blick in die Stube © Jagawirt Blick in die Stube © Jagawirt

Landgasthaus Jagawirt

The Jagawirt, high up in the idyllic Reinischkogel region of western Styria with its beautiful forests and vineyards, long ago gained a reputation as a local favourite. And it certainly lives up to its excellent reputation.

Landgasthaus Jagawirt in Styria
Zotter Chocolate © Zotter Chocolate Factory Zotter Chocolate © Zotter Chocolate Factory

Zotter Chocolate Factory

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 peace and quiet of his company’s back room...

More on Zotter Chocolate
Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber

Trail riding in the Kalkalpen National Park

The Kalkalpen National Park is one of Austria’s most mysterious landscapes. This secluded mountain and forest area can be best experienced on horseback.

Trail riding in Upper Austria

Cultural Tips

Alpinarium Galtür © Alpinarium Galtür Alpinarium Galtür © Alpinarium Galtür

Galtür Alpinarium

The combination of protective walls and exhibition rooms makes the Galtür alpinarium and its architecture unique in Europe today.

Alpinarium in Salzburg
Jazzfestival Saalfelden © Peter Moser Jazzfestival Saalfelden © Peter Moser

Saalfelden International Jazz Festival

The mountain range of the Steinerne Meer, lush green meadows and a lake form the backdrop for Europe’s most important festival for contemporary jazz.

Jazz Festival in Salzburg
Außenansicht vom Museum des Nötscher Kreises © www.fatzi.at Außenansicht vom Museum des Nötscher Kreises © www.fatzi.at

Museum of the Nötsch Circle

Art and province - two terms that exclude each other? Far from it! The history of Austrian visual arts was largely written in the village-like Nötsch in Carinthia.

Nötsch Circle in Carinthia
Wellenklänge Festival at Lunz am See © wellenklänge,  Foto: Herbert Möbius Wellenklänge Festival at Lunz am See © wellenklänge, Foto: Herbert Möbius

Wellenklänge

Lunz Lake with its crystal clear water and the forests and mountains of the Alpine foothills form the backdrop for a July festival, committed to the crossover of all style and genre boundaries.

Wellenklänge in Lower Austria
Alpe Steris im Großen Walsertal, Vorarlberg © Tvb Großes Walsertal Alpe Steris im Großen Walsertal, Vorarlberg © Tvb Großes Walsertal

Walser Autumn

The Walser Autumn Festival calls itself the “The steepest festival deep in the mountains”. And in fact, you can expect pretty much anything at the festival in the biosphere park in the Great Walser Valley.

Walser Autumn in Vorarlberg
Liszt Festival Raiding © Ulrich Schwarz Liszt Festival Raiding © Ulrich Schwarz

Liszt Festival Raiding

Prodigy, virtuoso pianist, bon vivant and Abbé, citizen of the world and self-proclaimed "gypsy musician". Franz Liszt's music is also as versatile and contradictory as its creator.

Liszt Festival in Burgenland
Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch

Styriarte

Summer after summer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt invites people to styriarte in Graz. “Old masters, newly interpreted” is the motto of the festival.

Styriarte in Styria

Klangspuren (noise tracks)

Whether you're foraging for mushrooms together with contemporary composers or you’re on the traditional "pilgrimage" that takes you to the different venues over the course of one day, the festival of contemporary music in September has unusual twists and turns.

Klangspuren in Tirol
Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee © www.klimt-am-attersee.at

Gustav Klimt Centre

In Kammer am Attersee, where Gustav Klimt spent his summer holidays, you can now find the Gustav Klimt Centre and an inspiring Klimt-themed path along the picturesque banks of Lake Atter.

Gustav Klimt in Upper Austria
Das Sonus Brass Ensemble am Lünersee © peteionian.com Das Sonus Brass Ensemble am Lünersee © peteionian.com

berge.hören

Hiking with musicians to mountain huts, getting to know their worlds of sound and discovering a source of inspiration – that’s what "berge.hören” (listening to the mountains) in Vorarlberg's Brandner Valley is all about.

berge.hören in Vorarlberg
Musicians Schubertiade Schwarzenberg © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg Musicians Schubertiade Schwarzenberg © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg

Schubertiade

For over 25 years, Schubertiade has been mastering the seemingly impossible: maintaining intimacy and being the world’s most important Schubert festival at the same time.

Schubertiade in Vorarlberg
Admont Monastery Library © Österreich Werbung/Trumler Admont Monastery Library © Österreich Werbung/Trumler

Admont Monastery

A jewel of Baroque meets contemporary art. 70,000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in the magnificent library hall face works by Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner.

Admont Monastery in Styria
The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden

Grafenegg Music Festival

The interaction of culinary delights, the historic castle, landscaped and modern architecture and a world-class range of concerts make the Grafenegg Music Festival a delight for all the senses.

Music Festival in Lower Austria
Opera at the quarry St. Margarethen, Burgenland © OFS, Thomas Ludwig Opera at the quarry St. Margarethen, Burgenland © OFS, Thomas Ludwig

St. Margarethen Opera Festival

Bizarre rock formations at Europe's largest natural stage form the stunning backdrop for opulent opera productions every year.

Opera Festival in Burgenland

Accommodation Tips

Pure Living Holiday Home Tunauberg © www.puresleben.at Pure Living Holiday Home Tunauberg © www.puresleben.at

Pure Living

Enjoy the luxury of the simple life; live well, eat and drink well and take in the surroundings. A guide to slowing down.

Pure Living in Styria
Winterliche Außenansicht © Biohotel Schwanen Bizau Winterliche Außenansicht © Biohotel Schwanen Bizau

Hotel Schwanen Bizau

Old and new, traditional and modern – barely any other region places such emphasis on the interplay of contrasts in architecture as the Bregenzerwald forest region. In Hotel Schwanen in Bizau they go one step further – here the gourmet kitchen prepares medieval recipes.

Hotel Schwanen in Vorarlberg
Outdoor Pool © Rogner Bad Blumau Outdoor Pool © Rogner Bad Blumau

Rogner Bad Blumau

The Rogner Bad in Blumau is far more than just a thermal spring. Designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the establishment, which is made up of healing springs, a sauna area, hotel and garden, sees itself as a work of art.

Rogner Bad Blumau in Styria
Yoga am Badeteich im Gradonna Mountain Resort © Schultz Gruppe Yoga am Badeteich im Gradonna Mountain Resort © Schultz Gruppe

Gradonna Mountain Resort

Wooden tiles on the roof, luxurious comfort beneath the ceiling. Skiing pleasure and intensive recuperation. A cosmopolitan feel together with a local way of life: the Gradonna Resort in Kals (East Tyrol) unites many ways of life in one, and is located just beside the ski run at the foot of the Großglockner mountain.

Mountain Resort in Tirol
Chesa Valisa Spa © Chesa Valisa Chesa Valisa Spa © Chesa Valisa

Naturhotel Chesa Valisa

Everything is 100% organic at Naturhotel Chesa Valis in Kleinwalsertal, with clean air, a bracing altitude, pristine nature and, if you so desire, a complete pampering programme.

Naturhotel Chesa Valisa in Vorarlberg
Forsthofalm Reception © Forsthofalm Forsthofalm Reception © Forsthofalm

Forsthofalm

The Alpine patures, the quiet and a hint of luxury; a holiday at the 4-star Forsthofalm is a sensual experience. And an unusual one at that. The hotel is contructed entirely out of wood.

Forsthofalm in Salzburg
View from Hotel Lanserhof © www.lanserhof.at View from Hotel Lanserhof © www.lanserhof.at

Hotel Lanserhof

Focus on better health with an individually customized program. The future of lasting well-being can be found in Tirol.

Lanserhof in Lans/Tirol
Außenansicht Naturhotel Waldklause © Naturhotel Waldklause, Auer Gastronomie GmbH & Co KG Außenansicht Naturhotel Waldklause © Naturhotel Waldklause, Auer Gastronomie GmbH & Co KG

Naturhotel Waldklause

When a hotel is chosen three times in a row as “the most beautiful eco-hotel in Europe” by an expert jury from German travel magazine ‘Geo Saison’, it must be something special.  And the Waldklause is!

Naturhotel Waldklause in Tirol
The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at The Baumhotel in Kopfing, Upper Austria © www.baumkronenweg.at

Baumhotel

Fancy holidaying at lofty heights? Live in a tree house on the longest treetop path in Europe. The scent of wood will follow you for your entire stay – your clothes, backpack and skin will all smell like forest by the end of your first day.

Baumhotel in Upper Austria
Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee Terrace at the Seehof Mondsee © Hotel Seehof Mondsee

Seehof Mondsee

At one of the most beautiful coves on Lake Mondsee, you’ll find the five-star hotel with its private 300-metre beach and award-winning gourmet restaurant.

Seehof Mondsee in Upper Austria
Bergblick vom Posthotel Achenkirch © Posthotel Achenkirch Bergblick vom Posthotel Achenkirch © Posthotel Achenkirch

Posthotel

This hideaway in the Tyrolean mountains sees itself as an exclusive retreat for adults – for guests 14 and upwards – who want to enjoy an intimate romantic break or a relaxing time-out in an exquisite and multi-award winning wellness resort.

Posthotel in Tirol
Terrace at the Ebner's Waldhof am See with a great view of Lake Fuschl. © Ebner's Waldhof am See Terrace at the Ebner's Waldhof am See with a great view of Lake Fuschl. © Ebner's Waldhof am See

Hotel Ebner's Waldhof

The fact that it is ideally located on Lake Fuschl, is nearby to the festival city of Salzburg, has the largest private spa in the Salzkammergut and excellent cuisine makes the Waldhof a worthwhile destination at any time of the year.

Waldhof in Salzburg
Almdorf Seinerzeit: Authentic alpine huts in the Carinthian Nock mountains © Almdorf Seinerzeit Almdorf Seinerzeit: Authentic alpine huts in the Carinthian Nock mountains © Almdorf Seinerzeit

Almdorf Seinerzeit

Fancy holidaying in a mountain hut? In Almdorf Seinerzeit, high up in Carinthia’s Nock Mountains, guests don’t have to worry about doing without their privacy or lots of luxury despite the authentic Alpine ambience.

Seinerzeit in Carinthia

Things to Do

Erich Stekovics Tomatoes © www.stekovics.at Erich Stekovics Tomatoes © www.stekovics.at

Erich Stekovics Tomatoes

In search of lost tastes, Erich Stekovics has collected tomato seeds from around the whole world. Nowadays, he has more than 3,200 old kinds growing on his fields near Lake Neusiedl.

Erich Stekovic in Burgenland
Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber Wanderreiten im Nationalpark Kalkalpen © OÖ Tourismus/Erber

Trail riding in the Kalkalpen National Park

The Kalkalpen National Park is one of Austria’s most mysterious landscapes. This secluded mountain and forest area can be best experienced on horseback.

Trail riding in Upper Austria
Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang von der See-Sauna © St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Rigaud Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang von der See-Sauna © St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Rigaud

St. Martins Therme & Lodge

In the Burgenland’s Seewinkel region, where the last hills of the mighty Alps melt gently into the steppe-like plains of Pannonia, one finds the St. Martins Spa & Lodge – an oasis for wellness fans and wildlife friends alike.

St. Martins Therme in Burgenland
See im Naturpark Kaunertal © Martin Lugger See im Naturpark Kaunertal © Martin Lugger

Kaunertal nature conservation area

The Kaunertal valley in the Ötztals Alps is dominated by the high mountains. Here stringent environmental regulations have preserved a natural landscape that is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Nature conservation in Tirol
Wanderer in der Buckligen Welt © Laschober Wanderer in der Buckligen Welt © Laschober

alpannonia® – hiking without borders

From the sub-alpine slopes of the Semmering region to the Pannonian plain and Hungary: the alpannonia® hiking route. Limitless hiking pleasure, guaranteed. 

Cross-border hiking trail
Nockberge Mountains, Speik © Bad Kleinkirchheimer Tourismus Marketing GmbH Nockberge Mountains, Speik © Bad Kleinkirchheimer Tourismus Marketing GmbH

Valerian spikenard – Healing power of Nature

The Nock mountains in Carinthia are home to a unique medical plant. Its heady scent and exceptional powers can be felt by hikers exploring the mountains.

The Speik in Carinthia
Canoeing on the Drau, Carinthia © Outdoorpark Oberdrautal Canoeing on the Drau, Carinthia © Outdoorpark Oberdrautal

Canoeing on the river Drau

Once invented by Native Americans, the open canoe has become popular all over the world. It is the ideal means for discovering one of Austria’s last natural paradises: Carinthia’s upper Drau valley.

Canoeing in Carinthia
Wolf im Wildpark Ernstbrunn © Zupanc Wolf im Wildpark Ernstbrunn © Zupanc

Ernstbrunn Game Park

Wolves at only 50 kilometres from Vienna! Austria’s only wolf research centre is located at the Ernstbrunn Game Park, where this animal species can be excellently watched in the wild.

Game Park in Lower Austria
Kittenberger Erlebnisgärten © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Rita Newman Kittenberger Erlebnisgärten © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Rita Newman

Kamptal Gardens

The gardens in Kamptal are particularly lush, attracting visitors with 19 unusual green oases in one of Lower Austria’s most picturesque regions.

Gardens in Lower Austria
National Park Hohe Tauern © Österreich Werbung/H.Wiesenhofer National Park Hohe Tauern © Österreich Werbung/H.Wiesenhofer

National Park Hohe Tauern

The vastest National Park in Central Europe covers three federal provinces: Carinthia, Tirol and SalzburgerLand.

1.800 square kilometres

Restaurant Tips

Blick in die Küche vom Gasthaus Schwan © Günter Eberl, Gasthaus Schwan Blick in die Küche vom Gasthaus Schwan © Günter Eberl, Gasthaus Schwan

Gasthaus Schwan

Gasthaus Schwan has plenty of surprises for guests with its wonderfully fresh and creative kitchen, for example the eight-course wild plant menu.

Gasthaus Schwan in Tirol
Gastzimmer im Gasthof Morent © Burda Gastzimmer im Gasthof Morent © Burda

Gasthof Morent

With its kitchen garden for herbs, an excellent network of farmers and hunters and its own unique recipes, Gasthof Morent has all the right ingredients for a great culinary experience.

Gasthof Morent in Tirol
Josef und Elisabeth Floh © Jürgen Skarwan Josef und Elisabeth Floh © Jürgen Skarwan

Gastwirtschaft Floh

Take the freshest products from the region, add the best wines and serve it all in a delightful, rustic atmosphere: Josef Floh, head chef and owner of the Floh in Langenlebarn an der Donau has adopted this strategy and worked his way right into the top category of restaurants in Austria.

Gastwirtschaft Floh in Lower Austria
Blick in die Stube © Jagawirt Blick in die Stube © Jagawirt

Landgasthaus Jagawirt

The Jagawirt, high up in the idyllic Reinischkogel region of western Styria with its beautiful forests and vineyards, long ago gained a reputation as a local favourite. And it certainly lives up to its excellent reputation.

Landgasthaus Jagawirt in Styria
Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen, Jürgen Grünwald Die Donauwirtinnen, Linz © Die Donauwirtinnen, Jürgen Grünwald

Die Donauwirtinnen

The Alt-Urfahr district of Linz is home to a real culinary attraction and the proprietors place special emphasis on offering guests a sustainable dining experience in lovingly furnished surroundings.

Die Donauwirtinnen in Upper Austria
Michael und Wolfgang Sicher © Fischrestaurant Sicher Michael und Wolfgang Sicher © Fischrestaurant Sicher

Fischrestaurant Sicher

If you’re looking for the finest in fish, you’re sure to find it at Sicher. Char and trout are served up fresh here, and the homemade char caviar is a delicacy known far and wide.

Fischrestaurant Sicher in Carinthia
Landgasthof Löckerwirt © Leonhard Löcker Landgasthof Löckerwirt © Leonhard Löcker

Landgasthof Löckerwirt

The Löckerwirt sources its basic products from its own biological landscape and in the kitchen transforms them into honest, down-to-earth dishes.

Landgasthof Löckerwirt in Salzburg
Karin and Willi Rauch © Rauch-Hof Karin and Willi Rauch © Rauch-Hof

Rauch-Hof

The Schilcherland with its vineyards and authentic local wine taverns combines all sorts of delights, and not just of a culinary nature: The Rauch-Hof, offers an idyllic place to stay, outstanding food and unusual cultural experiences.

Rauch-Hof in Styria
Blick aufs Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof © Familie Holzer Blick aufs Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof © Familie Holzer

Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof

Perched almost like an eagle’s nest high above Matrei, Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof beckons its guests to rest and recuperate with its comfortable dining hall and spectacular panoramic terrace. A true experience, and not just because of the food.

Kräuterwirtshaus Strumerhof in Tirol
Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselboeck in their vineyard © Gut Oggau Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselboeck in their vineyard © Gut Oggau

Gut Oggau

Extraordinary atmosphere, high-end biodynamic wines and a small, but delicious Heuriger-style kitchen: Gut Oggau has conquered the hearts and palates of Austrian connoisseurs with this rich combination, and has even made it into a museum in San Francisco!

Gut Oggau in Burgenland
Terrasse © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch Terrasse © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch

Hotel Restaurant Krainer

The Hotel-Restaurant has become one of the top culinary addresses between Graz and the Semmering since Andreas Krainer and his wife Astrid began stirring things up here.

Hotel Restaurant Krainer in Styria
Wirtshaus Steirereck am Pogusch © Steirereck, Familie Reitbauer Wirtshaus Steirereck am Pogusch © Steirereck, Familie Reitbauer

Wirtshaus Steirereck

On the Pogusch, in what used to be considered a rural backwater, a steady stream of celebrities and bon vivants from near and far now gather to enjoy some fine dining.

Wirtshaus Steirereck in Styria
Hotel Mühltalhof © Mühltalhof Hotel Mühltalhof © Mühltalhof

Mühltalhof

The Mühltalhof in Neufelden is one of those places that’s so good one would much rather keep it a secret.

Mühltalhof in Upper Austria

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