Costumes of the Bregenzerwald
Legend has it that in 1687, the Bregenzerwald women marched fearlessly to face attacking soldiers. The soldiers turned and ran: they took the women in their white clothes to be angels.
Hand block printing from Aussee
Ausseerland lies in the heart of the Salzkammergut. With its scenic lakes, meadows and mountain massifs it is the embodiment of a harmonious landscape.
“Fasnacht” & the Tirol mask-carvers
“Fasnacht” processions during carnival season in Tirol are such wild and elaborate events that many are only staged every 3, 4 or even 5 years.
Goiserer boots – hand-crafted for feet
The 140 year old Goiserer is still the epitome of top quality, but it has evolved to be fit for city life as well.
High up on the Alpine pasture
Each summer, SalzburgerLand’s Alpine pastures (Almen) are a source of relaxation and inspiration to vacationers who flock here from rural areas to enjoy the serene landscape and uncomplicated way of life.
The elegance of wood
Where other regions prefer fine stones and hand-made tiles, In Vorarlberg, Austria’s westernmost province, wood is prized above all other building materials.
Ancient communication: Yodelling
As loud as a scream and as melodious as a song – the yodel was originally used as a form of communication from hut to hut, pasture to pasture.
The sound of silence
With 900 years history, Heiligenkreuz Abbey is both tourist attraction and deeply spiritual experience.
The salt of the Earth
Visit one of the oldest salt mines in the world at Hallein near the city of Salzburg.
Winterproof: Schladming Loden
Loden has been the high performance product of the Austrian Alps for centuries. A fabric that protects against cold, rain and wind, the Loden is synonymous with the national identity.
The High School of Horsemanship
At the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Lipizzaner stallions enchant the public with highlights of classical horsemanship such as the Courbette.
The carol “Silent Night”
The world-famous "Silent Night" carol is an expression of the deepest reflection and spiritual longing for peace.
Cheers: Viticulture in Lower Austria
Lower Austrian wine is prized as cultural heritage and elevated to cult status by committed wine-growers.
The Viennese have developed a whole culture around coffee drinking and elevated it to an attitude of life
Ball season in Vienna
Nowhere are balls so romantically formal as in Vienna. This tradition is intoxicating to locals and visitors for far more than a single night.
Indigo Printing Burgenland
Indigo printing revolutionized the textile industry in the 17th, and is now only practiced by two companies.
Ferlach's Master Gunsmiths
Refles made in Ferlach make a collectors heart beat faster and are coveted by hunters across the world.