Ausseerland lies in the heart of the Salzkammergut. With its scenic lakes, meadows and mountain massifs it is the embodiment of a harmonious landscape. And this picturesque beauty is reflected in the colors of Aussee’s traditional costume.Learn more about Hand block printing...
Walking through endless rows of heavy halberds, needle sharp spears and iron armor plates in the world’s largest original armory, you can’t help but picture the mighty warriors of old sitting on their heavy war-horses in ornate armor, riding to defend their borders.Learn more about the armory...
Hidden deep underground, the Salzwelten salt mines in Hallein near Salzburg, one of the oldest in the world, offers a tour that is adventurous, fun and interesting all at the same time! It includes a train ride, boat ride and cross border trek—all underground! Great fun, especially if you are with a small group of friends or family. As long as you’re not claustrophobic!More Information
Magnificent white storks nesting on special nests built above the chimneys are a great attraction in the beautiful wine town of Rust. Catch these graceful birds with your camera in flight, or in their nests atop various buildings in town. And, while at it, discover the great food and local wines in this charming lakeside village.Visit Rust...
Innsbruck’s Imperial history is a story all by itself. A glorious city deep in the alpine mountains, the Habsburgs loved Innsbruck, the rougher surroundings, and the distinct Tyrolean culture. Visit Innsbruck’s shining example of this fascinating stretch of time and discover how the Habsburgs made Innsbruck their home.
Foodies will tell you that the town’s most important attraction lies just a little off the historic city center of Graz, tucked away behind the Neoclassicist Opera House. The local farmers market is both a testament to local culture and a paradise for gourmets foraging for new ingredients and fresh local produce.Learn more about the farmers market in Graz...
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.Learn more about Admont Monastery...
The Genusshotel Riegersburg is camouflaged in a vineyard on the Styrian Castle Route just 40 miles east of Graz. The views from the gourmet bistro, the delightful spa and spacious rooms invite exploration of the surrounding orchards of rare, fruits and the mighty Riegersburg Castle. The wild, romantic landscape is home to numerous innovative culinary artisans like the Gölles Schnapps & Vinegar Distillery among others.
A luxurious weekend of relaxation and enjoyment is found at the small boutique hotel Wein-Genuss Pössnitzberg. This romantic getaway enjoys a stunning view of the surrounding vineyards in Leutschach, Styria on the southern border of Austria. The award-winning chef of the house will pamper you after a relaxing day with exquisite dishes based on local products paired with rare Styrian wine specialties.
Perched on the edge of the loess precipice called the Wagram, seemingly suspended in the blue sky is a cool green shimmering glass structure. From the inside, the new regional wine event center called Weritas hovers directly into the surrounding vineyards. Dark walnut, pale creamy leather, and plenty of sunlight comprise a warm and friendly greeting in the restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Austria is the only place in the world that produces award winning sweet wines in a national park! Participate in a bird-watching tour of Seewinkel National Park by foot, canoe, or solar boat and then rejuvenate in the Presshaus restaurant in Illmitz with a glass of lusciously sweet “Trockenbeerenauslese” with Kaiserschmarrn (Imperial Pancake) or with a selection of local cheeses.
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.Visit Attersee and step into the footsteps of a great master...
The most important collection of its kind, the Kunstkammer Vienna – newly renovated and enhanced – is returning to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna after 10 years. Be enchanted by this realm of fantasy’s overwhelming gold, bronze, ivory, and wooden beauty, as well as exotic elements such as ostrich eggs, the horn of the legendary unicorn, and Benvenuto Cellini’s Saliera.Learn more about the Kunstkammer...
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.
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.
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The beauty and lifestyle here seem inconceivable in this day and age - areas this pure and authentic in many parts of the world seem to be trading in those very qualities. And locals here have chosen to embrace their heritage gastonomically, viticulturally and agriculturally.Start your journey right here...
What happens when you combine wonderful wines with live music, nature, fashion shows, and fantastic food? You get the Carnuntum Experience! Wine expert and co-organizer Dorli Muhr gives us the low-down about this two-week long festival in Lower Austria that is sure to be fun for the entire familyListen to the podcast
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.Learn more about Art in Vorarlberg
Austria is synonymous with culture. And truly, the list of events taking place in cities, towns and villages throughout the country is impressive. It is not only theater that gives the country a festive atmosphere, but also the many concerts and exhibitions, dance performances and readings.Learn more about Culture & Art
Austria recaptures the spirit of a bygone era: Ornate palaces, imperial monuments and echoes of Mozart’s music abound. Nowadays, visitors to Austria discover an exciting movement. Austria’s vibrant wine scene has earned a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation and is the destination for those seeking energy, culture, and charm.Learn more about Austria's wine country
With clever use of traditional materials and clear, sleek design, the mountainous Vorarlberg region has become a magnet for lovers of cutting edge architecture.Learn more about sustainable architecture in Vorarlberg
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.Learn more about Tirol
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.Learn more about Graz
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...Experience the imperial capital of Austria
Music is a tradtition that Austrians uphold and continue with great enthusiasm. No other country can claim such an impressive history of major composers who either come from or made their mark in Austria. The following is a list of world-class festivals that celebrate this musical heritage with staggering modern or traditional performances.List of Austria's Top 11 Music Festivals
By honoring its past and embracing the present day, the Hotel Gasthof Krone has become a gathering place for locals as well as a destination for visitors from around the globe. Family-owned for 170 years, the hotel is the perfect home base for unforgettable cultural adventures.Make your reservation at Hotel Gasthof Krone
By honoring its past and embracing the present day, the Hotel Gasthof Krone has become a gathering place for locals as well as a destination for visitors from around the globe. Family-owned for 170 years, the hotel is the perfect home base for unforgettable cultural adventures.Stay at Hotel Gasthof Krone
The Hotel Kristiania is an enchanting luxury hotel that unites Alpine traditions with modern technology and contemporary perspective. Located in Lech, the cradle of modern-day skiing, the hotel offers a splendid bar and gourmet restaurant, as well as a cozy lounge with a roaring fireplace - the perfect apres-ski hangout. Each of the hotel's rooms is uniquly furnished and decorated with original works of art.Make your reservation at Hotel Kristiania
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.Learn more about Wiener Werkstätte design
This outstanding jewelry successfully combines fine enamel techniques with excellent gold smith qualities. The inspiration stems from modern life, historic periods of art (ancient Egypt, Greece), or from the masterworks of famous artists. A truely unique gift to bring back home.Learn more about Frey Wille
Five years ago if one were to proclaim, “I sure do love Austrian wine!” the response would have been blank stares or, “Indeed. I really like their Shiraz.” Nowadays, when one expresses enthusiasm for Austrian wine, the likely response is, “I love Grüner Veltliner,” or “I’ve had fantastic Austrian dessert wine."Learn more about Austrian wine
Vienna and wine are inseperable. Vienna is the only world capital producing significant quantities of wine within the city limits. But it is more than that – it is a defining element of the urban image, a contribution to the urban economic system and to people’s wellbeing – for both the Viennese and guests alike.Learn more about wines in Vienna
From Vienna, drive along the Danube westward towards Lower Austria. Just past the city of Krems, you’ll encounter idyllic, terraced vineyards of the Wachau valley. Walking along a path through these ancient Weingärten, may lead you to spy an emerald-scaled Smaragd lizard. This sun-loving vineyard denizen is the mascot for the richest, most intensely flavored wines of the Wachau Valley.Learn more about Austrian wines
Take a trip to the southern Austrian state of Styria and discover countless wine oases. Many wineries offer visitors surprisingly chic tasting rooms. Sauvignon Blanc, the region's signature grape, is often harvested on impossibly steep slopes of slippery schist and shale soils.Learn more about wines from Styria
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 membersLearn more about this offer