Das Central - Alpine.Luxury.Life
As the only 5* hotel in the alpine World Cup venue of Sölden, guests of Das Central can immerse themselves in warm Tirolean hospitality and the highest of standards.
As the only 5* hotel in the alpine World Cup venue of Sölden, guests of Das Central can immerse themselves in warm Tirolean hospitality and the highest of standards.
Legendary festivals, unique exhibitions, modern architecture and delightful landscapes. The Bodensee-Vorarlberg region with the towns of Bregenz, Dornbirn, Hohenems and Feldkirch has it all.
Austria offers surprising diversity, extending across the most charming expanse. One reason for that is Austria's open-mindedness and curiositiy; another its passion for tradition. We tell you where to find traces of Austria's colourful heritage, to be purchased and on display.
Those with a head for heights are greatly rewarded in the Austrian Alps with views you could only dream of. From viewing platforms to suspension bridges and panorama bars, it's worth making that trip up the mountain.
Opened in 1866, the Sacher Salzburg is a grand, historic hotel situated on the banks of the Salzach river in the city centre, with magnificent views of Salzburg’s old quarter.
Hotel Sacher Vienna is one of the world’s great luxury hotels, providing the highest standard of comfort, superb service and every modern technology guests need.
A fascinating mixture of urban lifestyle and rustic mountain lodges, a spacious spa, excellent cuisine and friendly service guarantee a great stay in Schladming.
The Falkensteiner Hotel Wien Margareten impresses guests with its contemporary Biedermeier style, friendly service and easy access to Vienna’s city centre.
Exclusive. Individual. Different. Hotel Alpin Juwel in Saalbach Hinterglemm is ideal for hikers, bikers, golfers, skiers, wellness fans and romance seekers.
Escape to luxurious tranquillity at great heights with the For Friends Hotel in Seefeld. Ideal for couples, families, design fans, individualists, thinkers and nature lovers.
The old adage “good things come in small packages” might just as well have been describing Hotel Kaiserhof in Ellmau, part of the Wilder Kaiser resort area.
The VIENNA DESIGN WEEK takes a look at the many facets of recent developments in product, furniture, graphic and experimental design, giving the visitor a vivid sense of what's new in these fields.
Not just great food and drink, but also a stylish ambience is on the menu at these establishments. Many of Austria's mountain top restaurants, lodges and hotels are true showpieces of alpine architecture.
Austria’s reputation as a nation with a great cultural tradition is due not only to its music, literature and art. This country also boasts many towering architectural achievements. As in every other artistic field, interaction and exchange with other cultures has always been crucial to the further development of Austria’s architecture.
During their centuries-long domination of Europe, the Habsburgs proved to be not only passionate builders, but also keen travellers - a fact that is manifested in the diversity of imperial structures all across Austria.
Austrian cities are always good for a surprise, even if one visits them regularly. A tour of the country’s cultural sights promises an astounding variety of experiences, impressions and pleasures that could scarcely be more different from each other.
Pure living pleasure combined with great atmosphere and a gentle breeze of modern architecture to please families, sport fans and health enthusiasts alike.
This idyllic escape in sunny Carinthia is just the place for nature lovers, families, hikers, mountain bikers, golfers and equestrians in summer, and a skier's dream in winter.
This Sound of Music country retreat is loved by couples, families, singles, organic foodies, vegetarians, skiers, hikers, bikers, golfers and allergy sufferers.
The Vorarlberg architecture is simple, natural, sustainable, traditional and cosmopolitan all at once - like the people who live in this part of Austria.
No Austrian province has more water than Carinthia. It comes as no surprise then that any architectural tour of the region leads to the pictureque shores of a lake.
Lower Austria’s architectural highlights are not just limited to a few areas. They are to be found throughout the entire region, from the Wachau Valley and the city of Krems to the provincial capital of St. Pölten.
A day in Upper Austria can be short if you want to experience all its architectural gems. Linz is a cosmopolitan city that houses culture and arts, and the surrounding historic towns such as Bad Ischl and Hallstatt are treasure troves of splendid buildings. Venture further into the province to find countless tremendous abbeys and monasteries.
If cities had a taste, Salzburg would certainly be sweet. This is not only because Salzburg’s most famous delicacy, the Mozartkugel, is made of the finest nougat and marzipan. It is above all because of the fairytale charm of the Baroque city and its modern architectural counterpoints.
Vorarlberg, Austria’s westernmost province, is striking for its many structures with timber construction. The architecture is simple, natural and sustainable, traditional and cosmopolitan all at once – like the people who live here. Join us on a tour of Vorarlberg’s building culture and mentality.
Whether in the historic city centre, at a traditional wine tavern or on the other side of the Danube: Vienna is full of architectural highlights. Here, contemporary and historic buildings coexist in a strikingly innovative way.
Visitors to Innsbruck in the summer months may be amazed to encounter a glacier-like, futuristic ice formation in the middle of the city, but they are looking at just one of many examples of innovative architecture that create a stimulating contrast to the numerous historic buildings here in Tirol.
You can't avoid the topic of wine when visiting Burgenland. But then again, who would want to? Especially as a growing number of wine estates boast unique architecture on top of exceptional wines.
While the architecture of a region obviously shapes its surroundings, the opposite is just as true. It is thus little wonder that Styria, which boasts such a varied landscape, is incredibly diverse in terms of its buildings too.
Who doesn't know them, Austria's 'great' sons and daughters? They have left their mark all across the centuries in politics, art, science and sport. Find out which famous personalities originated from the country at the heart of Europe, or chose it as the center of their life and creative work.
As one of the most liveable cities in the world, Vienna is culturally on the cutting edge. Discover here the fascination of a vivacious, young and thrilling city.
Courageous contrasts, individual ideas and a highly interesting culture and architecture scene. The World Cultural Heritage Graz, brings together a colourful smorgasbord of all the different styles under its roof landscape.
Salzburg is an idyllic city on the Salzach, the home of Mozart and the famous nougat-marzipan-chocolates - "Mozartkugeln". Get to know the Salzburg beyond the powdered wigs and spectacular high culture.
Linz was the cultural capital of Europe in 2009 and remains one of Austria's most happening cities. The city moved purposefully in the direction of a modern, urban, liveable and culturally interesting centre. Get to know the colourful and exciting cultural scene.
The inhabitants of Vorarlberg themselves call their beautiful country “Ländle”. Voralberg, the “Ländle” is where tradition and innovation, old handcraft and new design, and traditional wood structures and modern architecture meet.
The amorphous, glowing glass structure is one of the stations on the Nordkettenbahn, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. It is a 100-year-old mountain railway, which has now four uniquely designed stops.
At first it sounds improbable: Vorarlberg - a small, mostly rural state in the middle of the Alps - has become one of Europe's leading regions for modern art and architecture.
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.
There are many design hotels in Vorarlberg, created by renowned architects. Discover the diversity of Vorarlberg at one of our recommended accommodations.
Vienna was one of Europe's most important 19th century cities, home to many great musicians and some of the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture. Nowadays Vienna offers its visitors an insight into its cultural heritage with a fantastic range of modern accommodation and a true cosmopolitan touch.
Design with a touch of humour is the trademark of product design duo Marie Rahm and Monica Singer, who own the Polka Products label. Today it is regarded as one of Austria’s most successful design studios, with a leaning towards interior design.
To visit Austria is to experience brilliant architecture in dramatic landscapes. Whether you travel through Austria's picture perfect countryside or stay in its imperial cities - architectural masterpieces are to be found everywhere.
The Salzburg Foundation annually invites an artist of international reputation to get to know the city and erect a work in the public space. Visitors can take a tour of these pieces on a "Walk of Modern Art".
With clever use of traditional materials and clear, sleek design, the mountainous region of Vorarlberg has become a magnet for lovers of cutting edge architecture.
Innsbruck’s futuristic landmark is the Bergisel Ski Jump, known particularly as one of the venues for the international Vierschanzentournee competition.
A crazy village and a museum for inventions that nobody needs...quirky rather than certifiable. The Nonseum museum in Herrnbaumgarten exhibits 'inventions that make everyday life'.
The Leopold Museum in the Viennese MuseumsQuartier presents Austrian paintings of the 19th and 20th century, including the world’s biggest Schiele collection in its spacious, light-flooded rooms.
The Albertina accommodates one of the largest and most precious graphic art collections in the world. Today, it comprises nearly 50,000 drawings and one million prints dating from all major epochs: from Late Gothic to contemporary art.
This Baroque masterpiece houses is one of Europe's most important museums, the Gallery Belvedere Vienna. In the Upper Belvedere the world's largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt is on display, alongside works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
Located in the gigantic black basalt cube, the MUMOK Museum of Modern Art, in the courtyard of the Viennese MuseumsQuartier, view a vast collection of major 20th century artists - from Picasso to Pollock - as well as changing contempoary exhibitions.
Haus der Musik - Vienna is a modern interactive experimental museum in the historic city center of Vienna, where the Vienna Philharmonic was founded. Infotainment, Edutainment and Entertainment – these are the three catchwords characterizing the Haus der Musik - Vienna, offering the visitor a lively introduction to the history of Austria’s great composers.
Nowadays many museums attract visitors not only with exhibitions, but also with their architecture. The Kunsthaus Graz is a fine example, having opened its doors in 2003 as the pièce de résistance of Graz’s year as European Capital of Culture.
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.
Salzburg's dramatic 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.
Take a trip a few miles north of Vienna to visit the Essl Collection in Klosterneuburg, the important collection of Austrian painting dating back to 1945. It is one of Austria's most comprehensive collections of post-war art works.
From Vienna, drive along the Danube westward towards Lower Austria. Just past the city of Krems, you’ll encounter the idyllic, terraced vineyards of the Wachau valley. Walking along a path through these ancient Weingärten may lead you to Langenlois, with the richest, most intensely flavored wines of the region.
Guests at Hotel Lanserhof can improve their well-being with an individually tailored programme. The future of your sustained good health lies in the Austrian Tirol.
A stunningly located hideaway in the heart of the Alps, combining 1920s style with modern design.
This contemporary, unconventional yet elegantly styled boutique hotel is situated amidst historical buildings directly in the heart of Vienna.
In the building traditions of other countries it may be fine stones and hand-made tiles - in Vorarlberg, that status is given to wood. In the Bregenzerwald region, the knowledge about this age-old building material is actively preserved and applied with a contemporary twist.
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.
Small, stylish and anything but conventional. Reside in the colourful, artistic ambience of a time-honoured city palace at the Boutique Hotel zum Dom in Graz.
At the “Blue Goose”, perched atop Salzburg’s Mönchsberg, there is an overall philosophy: eat, drink, feel good, stay a while...
The combination of a protective wall and an exhibition space makes the Alpinarium Galtür and its architecture unique in all of Europe.
Skiing and hiking chalets come in all sizes and all standards in the Austrian Alps, with some including luxury facilities such as saunas. Use our chalet finder to source your ideal lodgings.
The Austrian capital strikes a pose as fashion designers and fashionistas rush to the MuseumsQuartier for Vienna Fashion Week. Fashion shows, exhibitions and parties provide a chance for international designers to show their latest creations and mingle with Vienna's beautiful people.
The former K&K purveyor to the court is well known all over the world for glass culture and light design. Nowadays the glass empire not only focuses on tradition, but also on the creations of young Austrian designers.
Austrian designer Anna Aichinger prefers to read the political magazine “Spiegel” over the fashion magazine “Vogue”, drawing inspiration for her new collections from politics. She has earned herself a reputation in Paris, London and Hong Kong.
A jewel of the Baroque era meets contemporary art. 70.000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in Admont Monastery's magnificent library meet creations by names such as Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner.
Mysteriously hidden in the wild and romantic landscape of the Feistritzklamm gorge in Styria is one of Austria’s most famous castles - Castle Herberstein.
An exceptional hotel for spa lovers, night owls and those in search of adventure. In Austria's Mühlviertel you can experience indulgence and culture with heart and soul.
The mountains, the peace and a little bit of luxury. A holiday at the 4* Forsthofalm is a blissful experience, and an unusual one as well: this hotel was built entirely out of wood.
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.
Hotel and culture, experience and vision, design and interior all meet here. Discover the spirit of Austria in the heart of Upper Austria's Linz.
Make one of Tirol's many design hotels your stylish base to discover the stunning natural surroundings.
Enjoy designer accommodation within the centre of Austria in beautiful Styria. Choose the resort to suit your stay, be it a top-end spa hotel or a quirky hub for young travellers.
Let yourself be spoilt for choice on modern day accommodation when visiting SalzburgerLand. Enjoy Austrian hospitality within the most happening resorts.
Whether you are looking for a contemporary spa retreat, an inspiring architectural masterpiece, or a fresh approach to business travel, you will be sure to find your ideal resort in Lower Austria.
Carinthia is the ideal place to combine Austrian tradtition with upbeat modern lifestyle.
Take a look at some of the fantastic design hotels that Burgenland has to offer and make the most of your Austrian experience.
Designed by celebrity architects and furnished by star interior designers, Austria’s design hotels satisfy the mind and tempt the senses.