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
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.Learn more about Wander Bertoni’s Open-Air Museum in Winden
The fact that you feel a good bit closer to the sky at the Hotel Krone, in the Vorarlberg town of Au, has to do with its location at a high vantage point in the middle of the Bregenzerwald. But you also feel as if you have found a bit of heaven when basking in the spectacular Sky Spa, high above the rooftops of the village, or enjoying the traditional hospitality of this 4-star hotel.Learn more about Hotel Krone in Au
Great Art in an Intimate Setting: the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, hailed by the New York Times as a European cultural treasure and one of “the two most refined music festivals of all”, transforms a small village into the center of the chamber music world for two weeks each July.Learn more about the International Chamber Music Festival in Lockenhaus
Princely pleasures on Lake Achensee: that one lives like royalty at the Travel Charme Hotel on Lake Achensee is no coincidence – it was, after all, built some 550 years ago. And it is not only the fact that this is the only hotel located directly on the lakeshore that makes the Fürstenhaus so exceptional.Learn more about Hotel Fürstenhaus in Lake Achensee
Gerhard Fuchs numbers among the greatest chefs as far as the eye can see. On the Pössnitzberg, nestled in a cluster of wine estate and tip-top hotel buildings, he has found the ideal backdrop to celebrate his art(s).Learn more about Kreuzwirt on Pössnitzberg in Leutschach
The Oberstockstall Estate is a magical, enchanted spot; culinary enjoyment, mystical aura, hospitality merge to form a truly unique symbiosis.Learn more about Estate Oberstockstall in Kirchberg
Landhaus Bacher has been one of the first culinary addresses in the Wachau for many years. It is one of Austria’s very best restaurants.Learn more about Landhaus Bacher in the Wachau Valley
You'll never guess from the outside. What matters here is on the inside: the perfect, deliciously rural Schwarz inn at Nöhagen.Learn more about Landgasthof Schwarz in Lower Austria
In a former officers’ casino, surrounded by a picturesque little park, non-military persons can dine in style and lose themselves in the wine labyrinth.Learn morea about the Country Inn at Nyikos Park in Neusiedl am See
Vacation in a mountain hut? Behind the authentic Alpine ambience of the Almdorf Seinerzeit, perched high up in Carinthia’s Nockberge, guests encounter a great deal of privacy and even more luxury.Learn more about Almdorf Seinerzeit in Patergassen
When a hotel is voted “Europe’s most beautiful environmentally-friendly hotel” for the third year in a row by an expert jury of the German travel magazine “Geo Saison”, it must be something special. And it is: the Waldklause!Learn more about Naturhotel Waldklause in Längenfeld
An abundance of art, a small number of rooms, a distinct environmental consciousness, and an idyllic setting in the Nockberge all have made the Art Lodge one of Austria’s most extraordinary hotels. And it was precisely these qualities that earned it the coveted “2010 Carinthian Tourism Award”.Learn more about Art Lodge in Nockberge
The Top Mountain Star in the Oetztal Valley is a high point in every sense of the word.Restaurant Top Mountain Star in the Oetztal Valley
Explore the mystery and romance of the vineyards of Gols on the east side of Lake Neusiedl. On a guided hike you see and learn how a vineyard is planted and cultivated and why it makes such an impact on the way a wine tastes. At the end of the tour enjoy a tasting of a generous selection of premium wines in the Gols cultural center.
Visit the Esterhàzy Palace Wine Museum, regional wine bar and shop, and state-of-the-art winery. Known as philanthropists, builders, and passionate art collectors throughout history, the Esterhàzy dynasty’s tradition with wine is equally great. Empress Maria Theresia, composer Josef Haydn, and even the spoiled privy councillor von Goethe appreciated the fruit-driven wine that was vinified in the Esterhàzy Palace cellar.Learn more about the Winery...
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...
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
The Vinofaktur in Vogau, Styria invites visitors to taste and experience the region’s truly spectacular culinary achievements in a stunning architectural masterpiece. There are plenty of discoveries that will bring even the most experienced foodies to swoon!
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.
One of the most dramatic hikes to take in the Austrian Alps happens to be one of the easiest, and most accessible. All ages will enjoy the jaw-dropping views and contemplative pace of the Zirbenweg Trail. Approachable from multiple directions, it offers enough variety to bring hikers back again and again.
“Südbahn wine” is the affectionate name Viennese call their favorite weekend beverage as they take the 20-minute southbound train from the city to Gumpoldskirchen. The main street of the sleepy village comes to life in the late afternoon as the local wine farms open the doors to over 30 heuriger to invite visitors for hearty country food, full-bodied wines, and folk music.
Carnuntum is a popular excursion destination for lovers of cultural history, wine and delicious gourmet food from the nearby cities Vienna and Bratislava. It is not only the open-air Carnuntum Archaeological Museum which attracts visitors from the metropolises, but grand cuisine at petite prices in a rural setting.Learn more about Bittermann...
Enjoy a spectacular hike to Austria’s highest waterfalls. The three stages of the hike, starting in the village of Krimml, take you to ever more spectacular views of the falls and the surrounding countryside. Bring your camera and capture the most beautiful section of the falls!
“Grüner Veltliner is the last of the great European white wine grapes.” So observed Terry Theise, the esteemed US wine connoisseur and importer. The popular wine is indeed a highlight of its native Niederösterreich -- and nowhere more so than at Nikolaihof.
The historic center of Rust, just one hour south of Vienna in Burgenland, is lined with stately Baroque and Renaissance façades with beautiful portals and heraldic stucco decorations. The source of the city’s wealth is a golden, sweet wine that is so exquisite that it has been sought the world over by kings.Learn more about Rust...
Once upon a time - around 1990 - there was a master confectioner who thought that all the existing chocolate creations available were simply… boring. So he started to experiment and came up with the most fantastic creations, such as “hemp-mocha”. People liked them so much that he started his own factory and turned it into his own, very unusual, chocolate empire.Learn more about Zotter Chocolate...
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 Grossglockner High Alpine Road makes Austria’s highest mountain accessible for everyone. The famous alpine road leads you right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Grossglockner and its glacier, the Pasterze.
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.
Located in the Southern part of Styria, the Südsteirische Weinstrasse (South Styrian Wine Road) is often compared to Italy’s Tuscany. Almost no other Austrian wine region has undergone such dramatic transformations in the past 20 years as this region, 1 hour south of Graz.Learn more about the walking experience...
In midst the mystical Salzkammergut Lake Region lies Hallstatt, Austria’s oldest village, who’s culture dates back to the 8th century B.C. Quite possibly the most photographed Austrian village, Hallstatt is visually framed by the Hallstaettersee and the massive Dachstein mountain range.Learn more...
For experienced bikers and novices alike, there can be no more serene or memorable experience of Austria's wine hotspots than breezing along the marvelous “Rieden Tour Süd” bike trail. With the wind your hair, you'll wend your way from wine village to breathtaking castle to renowned winery, while making leisurely stops and sampling local treats.Learn more about biking through Wachau ...
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.
Over three hundred glaciers, ten thousand animal species and countless jaw-dropping vistas make the Alps' largest nature reserve also its most memorable. Cultural artifacts and natural wonders compete for your attention. The National Park Center -- open daily -- makes for a perfect base camp as you set out to explore this magnificent Austrian treasure.Learn more about the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Every year, the rite of spring causes an explosion of life and color and turns the vineyards of the Leithagebirge and Lake Neusiedl into a lush and deeply satisfying ocean of blossoms. 10,000 blooming cherry trees, with their white-pinkish flowers, transform the villages of Donnerskirchen, Purbach, Breitenbrunn, Winden and Jois.Learn more...
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!
Cyclists are welcome to Austria’s Burgenland region, where the sun shines more than 300 days and the horizon stretches into the distance for what seems like an eternity. The Lake Neusiedl World Cultural Heritage Site and National Park enchant visitors with vinyards and cherry blossoms, villages and homemade culinary delicacies.
Far from the noise and hectic of a busy lifestyle, yet only a scenic hour’s drive north of Vienna is an idyllic, rural landscape that hugs the border of the Czech Republic. This sleepy corner of Austria features rolling vineyard hills, asparagus plantations, and a sparse few farming villages. Set in this rustic landscape is a peaceful oasis: the 4-star Hotel Veltlin and the Veltlinerland golf course in Poysdorf.Stay at the Hotel Veltlin...
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.
Let go of everyday stress and rediscover what is truly important, at the Almdorf Seinerzeit, a remote hotel village in the mountains of Carinthia. Enjoy the closeness to nature, pamper yourself with all natural spa treatments, and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet laid out in your own cabin. We promise: You’ll want to come back again and again.
With the Hohe Tauern mountain range as your magnificent backdrop, enjoy a fascinating trip to the Alpine high-mountain reservoirs. The journey begins aboard a modern bus and continues to the dam in an open funicular rising high into the mountains. Come see this unique landscape of green Alpine pastures and snow covered mountains reflected in the turquoise water – paired with the world’s highest standard of technology!Learn more about the National Park...
If you’re looking for a newly fashionable, eclectic Vienna neighborhood full of gourmet food producers, interesting restaurants and the stores of local artists, then head to Ottakring in the 16th district, where you’ll find the city’s largest street market, exciting new restaurants and the emergence of many local artists.Learn more about Ottakring...
The mighty, 900-year-old fortress of Hohenwerfen, set in a beautiful alpine setting near Salzburg, allows visitors to delve into military history, take a tour of historic interiors, enjoy impressive falconry displays and visit Austria’s first Falconry Museum. Concerts, theatre performance and heritage evenings can also be enjoyed throughout the year at this “Castle of Adventure”.Learn more about Hohenwerfen fortress...
Seven culinary pathways and 200 culinary addresses in SalzburgerLand. The popular Via Culinaria puts the variety of regional products front and center, weaving a SalzburgerLand vacation with the true gourmet's dream. Pick a theme -- or pick multiple themes -- and give yourself the most mouthwatering way of getting to know a beautiful piece of Austria.
29.06.2013 - 28.07.2013 - Krems
This very unique festival takes place in different venues: Winzer Krems, Spitz Castle, Zoehrer Wineyard, Goettweig Abbey as well as Krems. This year 18 bands from 17 different countries will perform in venues varying from winyards to the Abbey in Goettweig.More
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...
A vacation in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions. Austria's landscapes are incredibly varied and the options are endless. Be it a relaxing walk or experiencing the great outdoors in the Austrian Alps. Keep in mind that you are never far from historic city centers, cultural events and gourmet restaurant.Make your reservation now
Once upon the time around 1990 there was a master confectioner who thought that all the existing chocolate creations on the market are simply a little bit too boring. So after business hours he started to explore in the quietness of his company’s back room...More on Zotter Chocolates
There are numerous ways to explore and experience a destination but none as intimate and personal as taking the time to enjoy your vacation destination on foot. Walking and hiking in Austria will get you close to nature and allow you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions in Austria.More information on walking the Alps
Austria’s wine regions are both beautiful and easy to visit. In fact, once you step off the plane in Vienna, you have already arrived in one of the world’s most unique wine region. Vienna. Then about one hour south east of Vienna lies the Burgenland, and one hour west of Vienna is the region of Lower Austria with many beautiful valleys. Many of them along the Danube.Start plan your trip now...
The Cheese Route through the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg is the ideal way to explore the region and its close ties with cheese-making: from dairy farms to cheese speciality inns, and from alpine pastures to milkmaids. If you’re a cheese connoisseur, this is for you.Learn more about the cheese road
It's no coincidence that Igls is known as the hiking village. Sitting on a glacial plateau at 3,000 feet above sea level and only 2 1/2 miles from Innsbruck, an Igl's visitor has everything available from their hotel door. The area boasts miles and miles of carefully maintained walking and hiking trails, with guests led by certified hiking guides from one of Austria's most prestigious hiking organizations.Get more information on this package
We have partnered with a number of tour operators and selected great trips to Austria's cities as well as our beautiful countryside. Wheather you would like to bike along great rivers, hike in the beautiful Alps, or just enjoy Austria's majestic cities...Learn more about our packages