Museum Tirol Panorama
Innsbruck proudly presents 360° view of Tyrolean history.
Innsbruck proudly presents 360° view of Tyrolean history.
If you had to name the most iconic building in Vienna, without a doubt it would have to be St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For more than 700 years now, the magnificent cathedral has stood watch over the city, and the Viennese as well as most Austrians see it as one of the most important and most beloved landmarks of the country. Climb the 343 steps to the tower keeper’s room to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
Ancient castles, magnificent palaces and vaulted wine cellars are all part of a day’s adventure in the Burgenland, Austria’s easternmost province. Just an hour outside of Vienna, discover the history of the legendary Esterhazy Dynasty and wander in the footsteps of one of Europe’s most influential families.
Innsbruck’s medieval downtown radiates a very special atmosphere. In the 800-years-old historic city centre with the city tower and the famous Golden Roof numerous cafés invite you to have a rest. In summer various open air concerts change the city centre into a spectacular stage.
The DomQuartier Salzburg was the seat of power from which the city’s prince-archbishops expanded their influence over the region. The blend of architecture, secular beauty and sacred splendor on display makes a tour of the DomQuartier a unique experience.
From military fortification to showpiece boulevard: In 2015, Vienna’s grand Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening. The Ringstrasse is one of the most magnificent boulevards in the world. Nowhere else can you find such a dense concentration of architecturally stunning representative buildings, palaces and parks.
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.
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...
There are numerous fables surrounding the “Schlossberg”, the city mountain of Graz. It is the only rock formation on an otherwise large plain. As such, it not only sparked people’s imaginations, but it was also the perfect place to settle and build impressive fortifications.
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.
If you were archbishop of Salzburg in the early 17th century and had too much spare time on your hands, what would you do with it? Build the mother of all water fun-parks, of course. Visit the unique world of Hellbrunn’s trick fountains and Mannerist architecture for an afternoon of amazing family fun.
"The Sound of Music" was so many things: an international success, a fantastic myth and a true story, all of which let the world know about Salzburg and its culture -- much as Mozart had done in another era. Follow Maria's footsteps at least once in your life!
Discover the more than 900-year-old Hohensalzburg Fortress, an evidence of Salzburg’s medieval history. Take a ride or walk to the largest, fully preserved fortress in central Europe and enjoy a breathtaking view over the city of Salzburg.
With 700 years of history clearly etched into its facades, this is a place where you can expect to stumble upon secret passageways and uncover stories of the knights and diplomats that called the castle their home.
Built by Emperor Franz Joseph to house the fabulous Habsburg collections, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna now figures among the world’s most important museums.
Tour the Augarten Palace, home to one of the world’s most famous porcelain manufactories and Vienna’s oldest Baroque gardens.
The Imperial Treasury showcases an impressive collection of medieval royal objects such as the Austrian imperial crown and insignia, as well as precious items from the Holy Roman Empire. Magnificent gems such as the largest cut emerald in the world testify to the Habsburgs’ former power and glory.
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.
Step into a time machine and journey to an age when the comforts of technology didn’t exist. Explore the complexities of rural Austrian life as you tour reconstructed homes and watch artisans hard at work on their trade. Wander through 50 hectares of land, five centuries of history, and enjoy a few surprises along the way.
High above Salzach Valley near Salzburg and built with an unyielding stone façade, the 900-year-old Hohenwerfen fortress has undergone centuries of development to become one of the oldest and best-preserved castles in Europe. Tour the interior of this historic structure, visit the impressive falconry displays at Austria’s first Falconry Museum, or enjoy concerts, theater performances and heritage evenings throughout the year.
Vienna’s stunning Belvedere Palace houses the world’s largest collection of paintings by Klimt.
Did you know, that to this day Vienna is the only world capital with a siginificant wine production within it's city limits? Respected vintners are bringing their visions to the exploding culinary and cultural renaissance happening in Vienna.
Mysteriously hidden in the wild and romantic landscape of the Feistritzklamm is located one of Austria’s most famous castles: Castle Herberstein
Like most European countries, Austria looks back on a very eventful history. Yet there are some elements of the Austrian character that haven’t changed much over the centuries: the partiality for indulgence, beauty, and cultivation has always been a driving force in the country’s past and present...
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.