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The world-famous artist Daniel Spoerri has purchased two Baroque style houses and developed those in a complete piece of art providing enjoyment and culture.
The world-famous artist Daniel Spoerri has purchased two Baroque style houses and developed those in a complete piece of art providing enjoyment and culture.
Back in 1865, a fire nearly destroyed one of Austria’s most beautiful and inspiring art treasures. Luckily, the splendid Library at Admont Abbey survived and will awe you with its majestic interior and impressive collection of restored books. Often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, this Baroque gesamtkunstwerk is complemented by a modern art museum that can hold its own.
A carefully restored 19th-century patrician house is the home of this four-star Boutique Hotel, located near the Ringstrasse and the lively MuseumsQuartier.
Arnulf Rainer’s hometown of Baden pays tribute to this versatile and busy painter with a museum devoted to his work – and housed in a former bath that is a gem of 19th-century architecture.
In the middle of the city’s 7th district, behind the splendid façade of an old patrician house, one finds the Hotel Altstadt Vienna. Since its opening in 1991 the stylish 4-star hotel has been a favourite hideaway for art-lovers, musicians, and travelers from all over the world.
At two very different venues – the nearly 900-year-old Klosterneuburg Monastery and the contemporary Kunstmuseum Essl – visitors can join the monthly Art Breakfast.
The cultural centre at the former psychiatric hospital in Gugging offers an impressive and unconventional introduction to “Art Brut”. And part of the Gugging experience is sometimes encountering the very artists who created these works.
International contemporary art fair with focus on art works created after 1960s.
Nothing is as inspiring and invigorating as new discoveries. Our selection of extraordinary travel experiences throughout Austria will make your trip even more special. Find "off the beaten path" wine taverns, attend world class concerts or explore the best scenic hiking trails...
The Viennese singer songwriter scene comes together every year with international guests to perform at a small but highly acclaimed festival.
Austria’s cities are the perfect place to experience our imperial past and vibrant presence first hand. Explore them with expert guidance and a behind the scenes look that will set your experience apart from the typical travel arrangement.Packages starting at
Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, a jewel of baroque architecture, and nestled in glorious mountains, is the perfect setting for an equally grandiose hotel – the Hotel Sacher Salzburg.
Take a trip a few miles north of Vienna to visit this important collection of Austrian painting since 1945. This one of Austria's most comprehensive collection of post-war Austrian art works.
Throughout Austria you can find small gems of hotels that are dedicated to outstanding design and service. We have listed the one's we liked most on our trip through Austria:
Austria’s diverse cultural offerings include over 200 festivals, stretching from world scale events to small regional gatherings. Many of them make use of Austria’s beautiful surroundings and most of them offer an outstanding culinary menu to accompany the cultural experience.
It wouldn’t be Wolfgang Flatz if one could simply walk into his museum like into any other. But one can enter the former Natural History Museum of Vorarlberg only after having ascended a work called “Book Stairs” and cleared heavy punching bags out of the way.
This Baroque masterpiece houses one of Europe's most important museums. In the Upper Belvedere the world's largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt, alongside works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka are on display.
The Styrian capital Graz, whose roots date back to the Roman age, lies on both sides of the River Mur, and is well-known for its medieval city center and modern architectural highlights.
To visit Austria is to experience brilliant architecture amid historic settings. As is the case in the city of Graz, a Renaissance jewel two hours south of Vienna, also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture.
Located right at the Salzburg Airport, Hangar-7 is one Europe’s most fascinating places. Stunning architecture, historic aircraft, fast cars, innovative art and world-class cuisine will keep you busy for many hours.
Haus der Musik is a modern interactive experimental museum in the historic city center of Vienna as well as the location where the Vienna Philharmonic was founded. Six floors are dedicated to the presentation of the fascinating world of music and sound. Send your ears on a discovery trip!
In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”: Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favorite residence of the Habsburgs.
The Altstadt Vienna is at once many things to many people. A meeting place for lovers of art and music, a heaven for travelers that seek a hotel with character and outstanding service and to American travel publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure the Altstadt is a remarkable example of affordable luxury.
is an enchanting luxury hotel that combines traditional alpine and modern styles. It has a splendid bar and gourmet restaurant, and its cozy lounge with a roaring fire is the perfect apres-ski hangout. Each of the rooms is uniquely furnished and decorated with original works of art.
The trend to embrace modern architecture and combine it with the traditional is part of every day life and hotels throughout the country adhere to it.
Both Mozart as well as the family von Trapp are famous descendants of Salzburg. Enjoy the Hotel Sacher Salzburg with its luxury interiors, living tradition and atmosphere as well as the view over the wonderful Old Town like many members
Modern art and architecture fuse at Kunsthaus Bregenz. Designed by the Pritzker-prize winning architect Peter Zumthor, the building’s primary object is to be a place where people can indulge their passion for art.
The building, designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, has an organic shape with a skin made of iridescent blue acrylic panels. One of the most unusual museums you'll ever visit...
The name says it all. The “Art Mile of Krems” extends from the historic town centre to the medieval village centre of Stein, and from museums and concert venues to gourmet restaurants, ensuring an abundance of stimulating cultural experiences.
The capital city of Upper Austria is enjoying its role of mediator between tradtional and contemporary arts.
Craving the thrill of heli-skiing in the Austrian Alps? Dreamed of attending the New Year's concert in Vienna or the worldfamous Salzburg Festival? Or are you intersted in experiencing the many high-end restaurants you can find throughout Austria? You can have it all...
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The amorphous, glowing glass structure is one of the stations on the Nordkettenbahn, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. The 100-year-old mountain railway, which now has four uniquely designed stops...
Indulge yourself in a feast for multiple senses with this museum’s two locations in the Baroque city of Salzburg. Browse through exhibits of modern art, discover a bird’s eye view of the city, and savor a meal of handcrafted Austrian cuisine.
A new work is added every year, forming its own dialogue with the baroque heritage of the Mozart city and the juxtaposition always creates lively debate.
Located in the gigantic black basalt cube in the courtyard of the Vienna MuseumsQuartier the museums houses a vast collection of major 20th century artists - from Picasso to Pollock - as well as changing contempoary exhibitions.
Imagine a museum where fine craft, contemporary art, architecture and design are perpetually engaged in stimulating conversation. That’s the MAK arena.
Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Egger-Lienz, Picasso, Johns, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Warhol (to name just a few of the big ones) and young contemporary artists from the performing arts, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature, children's culture and digital design literally come to life in this mind-blowing complex of art and culture in the heart of Vienna.
One of the largest art and culture complexes in the world sits like an urban living room in the heart of Vienna. Combining art and living space, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is ideal for people watching in the outdoor cafes surrounding the open space. Experience art in one of the many museums surrounding the relaxing outdoor space or enjoy a wonderful meal, try on of Vienna’s great coffee treats, or sip on a beer or wine.
The exciting fusion of a renaissance building with harmoniously integrated modern architectural modules is what meets the eye. “Weinwerk” houses a fusion of the best wines of Burgenland, regional gourmet products, and a lively calendar of fun and engaging cultural events. This initiative of a regional wine marketing association and a cultural club is guarantee for a superlative gourmet and cultural experience!
Established in the 1910s, the products available in the store still transcend the philosophy of its’ founder, Josef Hoffmann. Get inspired and bring back souvenirs for your friends and family.
A contemporary space for art and culture in Vienna’s most trendy district that focuses on media, conceptual and sound art, game culture, street art and much more.
The Altstadt Vienna is at once many things to many people. A meeting place for lovers of art and music, a heaven for travelers that seek a hotel with character and outstanding service and to leading American travel publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure the Altstadt is a remarkable example of affordable luxury.
Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Worldfamous for it's outstanding music festial this picturesque city in the Austrian Alps shows its sophisticated side even outside the festival time...
All across Salzburg’s Old Town, you’ll come across some intriguing contemporary art. Discover a lesser known side of Salzburg as you contemplate the ten sculptures along the Walk of Modern Art, each a unique interpretation of the city.
Graz locals called it "the friendly alien," the unusual building that revived an entire neighborhood. The truly singular Kunsthaus hosts contemporary art exhibitions, a café and media lounge -- and happens to afford one of the best views of the old city.
“To every age its art, to art its freedom” is the all encompassing artistic credo welcoming visitors to the famous golden-leave-globed building.
What is it about a landscape that inspires a painter to recreate it on his canvas? Follow in the footsteps of the famous symbolist painter Gustav Klimt and at 24 different viewpoints, observe the artist’s muse: Lake Attersee.
A sign emblazoned with the name “Styria” greets travelers in twenty-five languages. This is a sign of a cosmopolitan spirit that is also found at the steirischer herbst.
Experience 900 years of Culture Klosterneuburg Abbey provides a treasure trove of unique experiences. It has been a custodian of valuable art of centuries and features world famous items such as the Verdun Altar. The abbey is also Austria's oldest wine estate and its many award winning wines have earned a stellar reputation. As of May 2011, another highilght awaits visitors: the opening of the Abbey's treasury holding the Archducal Crown of Austria.
dance is art. this festival focuses on contemporary dance as well as the art of flamenco.
Vienna’s stunning Belvedere Palace houses the world’s largest collection of paintings by Klimt
A trip to Austria would not be the same without a visit to the opera or a concert. Get tickets ahead of time to ensure entry to the concert or festival of your dreams
This rare panoramic painting of Innsbruck from 1896 shows one of the most significant historic events in Tirol’s history. It’s artistic quality and exquisite detail still impress patrons today.
Austria’s cities fascinate with their monumental buildings spanning all major epochs from Gothic to Renaissance, from Baroque to Jugendstil, and Post Modernism. Historic settings for modern events, leisurely shopping tours and wonderful culinary experiences. Let yourself be charmed!
Set against a glorious Alpine backdrop, Tirol invites visitors to enjoy the warm local hospitality in what is guaranteed to be an unforgettable Austrian experience. Here, 21st-century designs harmonize with the silhouettes of medieval buildings and quaint Alpine farmhouses.
A wide-angle view of history: this new, modern museum provides an impressive survey of Tirol’s turbulent history and its effect on the country and its people. The centrepiece of the museum is the gigantic panoramic painting known as the “Riesenrundgemälde”.
Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.
Austria's capital is a posterchild for understated luxury experience. Its rich cultural heritage ensures sophisticated experiences whereever you go. Be it a stroll through the shopping alley of Kohlmarkt or a relaxed coffee break at the exclusive Hotel Sacher...
You know Vienna for it's music and culture, for the coffee houses (yes, we did have coffee houses 300 years before Starbucks, or at least that’s what tradition tells us), for the Opera and for the Imperial history that the city still showcases everywhere.
The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world. For nearly 500 years it has been an enduring symbol of Austria.
A modernist masterpiece showcasing art of the 21st century just steps away from the Belvedere castle.
At the corner where Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein meet lies the province of Vorarlberg. Here you'll find a unique juxtaposition of the traditional and the modern, rural and the urban.
Deemed "the most progressive part of the planet when it comes to new architecture" by Wallpaper magazine, Vorarlberg's landscape is dotted with innumerable strikingly designed modern buildings. Nowhere else in the world do new and old architecture mesh so seamlessly, giving the region a firm foothold in both the past and the future.
Visitors to this sculpture garden surrounding the living quarters of the sculptor sometimes receive a guided tour by the artist himself and catch a glimpse of his “egg-citing” private collection.
The festival for contemporary performance art, incl. readings, theater performances, and discussions on a stage on a lake.
Founded on May 19, 1903 by the artists Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser among others with the goal to create design and art for the masses. To this date companies such as Lobmeyr, WOKA etc. are still reproducing from original designs which can be purchased.
Featuring world-renowned collections dating back five millennia, Austria’s principal museum of fine arts is an institution devoted to indulging your senses. After an extensive tour of the marvelous collections, enjoy a piece of scrumptious Sacher Torte at the museum’s own café, and you’ll find that it is not only your craving for delicious pastry that feels truly sated.