Yodeling and electronic music. Rustic farm-house museums and glittering skyscrapers. In Austria, beloved traditions and innovation happily coexist, each nurturing the other. Here, we’d like to focus on the centuries old, uniquely Austrian customs that were passed on from generation to generation, such as the intricate traditional costumes from the Bregenzerwald, or the art of mask-carving in Tirol.Find out about beloved Austrian Traditions
In the Renaissance and Baroque, Innsbruck was one of Europe’s most important centers of music. The Innsbruck Festival, the oldest existing festival for early music, carries on this tradition each August.Learn more about the Festival of Early Music in Innsbruck
Whether it is a mushrooming trip with contemporary composers or the traditional “pilgrimage” that in the course of one day leads to the various performance venues: each September this festival of contemporary music follows unconventional paths.Learn more about Klangspuren in Schwaz
World Music from the Waldviertel: Litschau, Austria’s northernmost city, is the birthplace of the traditional “Schrammel” music. In July, the area surrounding the Herrensee and the Herrensee theatre serves as the location for three days of Austrian folk music, sometimes conventional and occasionally eccentric.Learn more about Schrammel.Klang.Festival in Litschau
From the center of the vineyards rises the aluminium-clad cube of the Visitors’ Centre Loisium, a symbol of how adept the winegrowing town of Langenlois is at linking the modern and the traditional. This theme is also taken up each year in March by the Loisiarte music and literature festival.Learn more about Loisiarte in Langenlois
The imposing Alps, deep-green mountain pastures, and a lovely lake form the backdrop for Europe’s most important festival for contemporary jazz.Learn more about International Jazz Festival in Saalfelden
On October 23, 2011, the musical “The Sound of Music” celebrated its premiere at the Salzburger Landestheater. Due to its amazing success, the musical will again be presented in 2013/2014 as it enters its third season: from Sept 28, 2013 until May 25,2014, the curtain will again be raised for 15 more performances.Get tickets now....
A legendary conductor in a legendary setting brings to life the legendary Early Music movement. This is the quintessence of the styriarte. Enjoy this delightful classical music festival in Austria’s southern beauty, the city of Graz, just two hours by car south of Vienna.
Discover the fascinating world of the Salzburg Marionette Theater and see for yourself how the master puppeteers bring to life the expertly carved puppets, captivating their audience with performances of The Sound of Music, Mozart Operas or Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.Make a reservation now...
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.
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.
The gothic spires of Vienna’s City Hall are an enchanting backdrop for two summer months of culinary and music delicacies that delight visitors and locals alike. The world class musical performances are broadcast on a gigantic screen and are free to enjoy. Food vendors from some of Vienna’s best restaurants provide an unmatched culinary experience in the heart of the city.Learn more about the Vienna Music Film Festival...
Franz Liszt’s musical career took him to various European countries that were to influence his work. His open-mindedness and cosmopolitan outlook made him a “true” European. It is thus no wonder that today he remains a prominent figure in numerous countries in different ways.Learn more...
Of all classical composers, Franz Liszt's was the most colourful: an eccentric and heartthrob, a virtuoso pianist, an intellectual, cosmopolitan and globetrotter. And above all, he composed incessantly. His musical oeuvre comprises 123 piano works, 77 lieder, 25 orchestral works, 65 sacred & 28 secular choral pieces, and numerous arrangements and compositions for organ and other instruments.Learn more...
Franz Liszt is regarded as the creator of an entirely new genre of piano music and a groundbreaking compositional style. As a pianist, as well, he broke with all the conventions of the time, often drawing on one or more themes from familiar operas and using them as the basis for brilliant piano fantasies.Learn more...
Known for its exceptionally high level of service, its comfortable business class and an on-board chef preparing an award-winning six course meal. Be sure to hold on to your boarding pass, which also offers reduced or free entry to museums, discounts on shopping, entertainment and culinary experiences in Austria and around the world.More information on Austrian Airlines
Since 1876, when the Hotel Sacher Vienna was founded, the Sacher Hotels have combined tradition, luxury, style and Austrian charm with comfort and highest quality service. After more than 120 years, the Sacher Hotels and Cafes have almost become an Austrian landmark and are an integral part of Austrian culture.Learn more about the Hotel Sacher
When the Viennese Waltz emerged in the second half of the 18th century in Austria, it was as controversial as it was popular. Today, it is so much part of Austrian culture that Austrians waltz into each New Year to the sound of the Blue Danube Waltz broadcast on public radio.Learn more about the Viennese Waltz
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
Austria is a combination of pristine landscapes and bustling cities, historic towns and cutting-edge architecture, love of tradition and thirst for the new. What keeps travelers coming back to Austria is the sense of "Gemuetlichkeit": a lifestyle that celebrates the finer moments in life.
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
While parts of Salzburg remain much the same as they were when Mozart spent his childhood here, the city is full of exciting contrasts between the old and the new. Its picturesque streets are packed with modern-art galleries, music clubs, and theaters.Learn more about Salzburg
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...Get your luxury experience
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
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!Learn more about the House of Sound
Viennese cuisine – the new trend in the culinary world. This Cuisine is based on different national influences going back to the days of the Habsburg monarchy. A well balanced combination of culinary flavors! One finds it everywhere in Austria – from the pub around the corner to the elegant Haute-cuisine restaurants of leading chefs.Learn more about this package
Our long time favorite classical music tour "The Sound of Austrian Music" tour focused over the years on Mozart, Liszt, Schubert and Bruckner,the greats of Austrian classical music. For 2013 we have not only chosen Franz Josef Haydn as the star of this tour- a musical great of the Classical period- but have added the great composer Richard Wagner who adored Papa Haydn.Learn more about this package
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