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.More on Polka Products
Loden has been the high performance product of the Alpine population for centuries. And a fabric that is synonymous with the national identity. Nothing protects so naturally against cold, rain and wind. The “Schladminger Rock” is particularly famous, a robust men’s jacket. The cloth for this garment is produced in Austria’s oldest Lodenwalke (Loden fulling mill).Winterproof
Indigo printing revolutionised Europe’s textile industry in the 17th century, when thousands of printing works sprang up. Nowadays this handcraft is only practised by two printers, in Burgenland in a workshop where everything is old except the designs. This heartens traditionalists as much as young creative talent.A Blue Print for Art
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”.More on Swarovski Crystal Worlds
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...More on Zotter Chocolate
Holidays are never holidays without a bit of shopping, so visitors will be delighted by the many large malls, small souvenir shops and splendid shopping streets across Austria. Go bargain hunting at one of the many colourful markets, stroll along an upscale shopping street, or indulge in some serious shopping at 1000m above sea level.
Watch the video on how the world famous Sacher-Torte is made in Vienna.