They are as beautiful as museum pieces when they leave the workshop, yet destined for practical use. Renowned for their precision, rifles made in Ferlach make the heart of every collector beat faster and are coveted by hunters all over the world.Learn more about the rifle-making museum
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.Learn more about the Arnulf Rainer Museum in Baden
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.Learn about Flatz Museum in Dornbirn
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”.Learn more about Tirol Panorama in Innsbruck
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.Learn more about the Kunstmeile in Krems
Marveling 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”.Learn more about Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens
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...
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.
Farm life from centuries past is revived in Moschendorf located in South Burgenland. Tours of thatched-roof houses filled with artifacts and furniture transport you back by centuries. The “Weinmuseum Moschendorf” is also a popular venue for wine tastings, concerts, art exhibitions, and folk dance.
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.Learn more about the Imperial Treasury...
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 Esterhazy cake at the museum’s own café, and you’ll find that it is not only your craving for delicious pastry that feels truly sated.Learn more about culinary delights at the KHM...
Apple strudel lovers read on. The Café Residenz at Schönbrunn Palace, one of the historic bakers to the Habsburg family, shows you how to bake your own apple strudel according to their traditional recipe. Take the recipe home and get treated to a mouth-watering, oven-warm slice.Learn to bake your own Apple Strudel...
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 first impression you’ll get of Eggenberg castle when you walk up to its gates, are the many peacocks roaming the extensive grounds. These unusual, stunning birds are not only harbingers of the beauty that awaits you inside the castle, they also hint at the eccentricities of its founder, who built the castle in the 17th century as a symbol of his newly acquired status in the Imperial Court.Learn more about Schloss Eggenberg...
Discover the birth place of the modern-day Dollar. In the historic town of Hall in Tirol, the ancient Mint Tower is an impressive reminder of a time when currency was literally as hard as the material it was produced from. Have fun exploring the history of money and mint your own coin as a souvenir.
Your name interpreted by...Mozart? Leave it to Haus der Musik, Vienna's endlessly creative discovery museum, to make it happen. In "NAMADEUS," visitors can play an interactive computer program based on the composer's famed musical game, KV 516f. The system can be applied to any combination of letters, allowing for great melodic variety -- and surely your first personalized Mozart tune.
Remember Do-Re-Mi? This baroque jewel surrounded by magnificent gardens is located in Salzburg's city center and is a magical setting for a romantic wedding or honeymoon. The Marble Hall is considered to be the "most beautiful wedding hall in the world".Learn more about the Mirabell castle...
Ever wondered what it's like to conduct an orchestra? Wonder no more, thanks to a remarkable interactive feature at Vienna's beloved House of Music. For music lovers it's a dream within a dream, guiding your own all-start ensemble within the world capital of classical music.
Splendid things happen when heaven and earth meet. Truly one of the architectural jewels of Austria, the baroque Klosterneuburg monastery has been the center of spiritual, economic, social and cultural life in the region for 900 years. It is also Austria’s oldest and largest winery, and as the country’s first carbon neutral wine producer, it continues to be one of the most visionary.Visit the Klosterneuburg Abbey...
The striking cubic structure of the LOISIUM World of Wine possesses the same grandeur as the historic shrines, abbeys, and palaces that dot the Danube’s pastoral valleys. A hybrid of interactive museum and wine cellar, this architectural destination is an exciting way to expand your knowledge and deepen your appreciation of wine.Visit the wine museum Loisium...
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.Learn more about the MuseumsQuartier...
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.
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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...
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’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!More on Austria's top cities
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
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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
Innsbruck and it's surrounding offers great sites and cultural events. Pay a visit to the famed Swarovski Crystal Worlds or just simply stroll around the old town.Learn more about events & attractions in Innsbruck
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.Learn more about Vienna