Ab.Art & Eat.Art
The world-famous artist Daniel Spoerri has purchased two Baroque style houses and developed those in a complete piece of art providing enjoyment and culture.
The world-famous artist Daniel Spoerri has purchased two Baroque style houses and developed those in a complete piece of art providing enjoyment and culture.
Dietmar Griesser is one of those chefs who never want to leave the kitchen, for whom the guests are the uppermost priority in his life. These principles are visible, mirrored on the plates of his highly pleased guests.
Spend an evening at the venerable Hotel Sacher and make memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy a drink at the “Blaue Bar” where midnight blue and gold décor create a visually stunning and romantic setting for an evening at Vienna’s famous Hotel Sacher.
In wintertime, you can get here only on skis, and are well advised to spend the night. The reason is simple: the culinary and wine offers on the Angerer Alm can simply not be resisted.
The village of St. Ägyd am Neuwald is located on the ancient pilgrimage route to Mariazell. But since the “Blumentritt” is also on the selfsame route, it is possible that your pilgrimage might be delayed a bit.
Carl Zuckmayer refers to this place in his memoirs, as do countless other celebrities, who have drunk this or that glassful at the Braustüberl. They did so for a good reason.
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...
Bachler in Althofen is a primordial rock of Carinthia’s top dining culture, and a paradise for cheese aficionados. The funny thing is, it was never planned that way...
The bakers at this café use the traditional recipe for apple strudel that was loved by the Habsburg family. Today, the professional pastry chefs invite visitors into the kitchen for entertaining tutorials on how to make this famous dessert at home!
The Bärenwirt (“The Bear”) owes its label to the legend of a medieval knight who vanquished a menacing bear. Nowadays, bears are not on the menu, but arriving guests tend to be hungry as a bear nonetheless.
This bistro is a wee bit hard to find, located atop the old city walls of Vienna. With its romantic garden, it is a popular watering hole for a widely diverse crowd.
At the “Blaue Gans”, perched atop Salzburg’s city mountain, the Mönchsberg, they pursue an overall philosophy: eat, drink, feel good, stay awhile...
If you love wine, you love the Burgenland and Blaufränkisch. Burgenland’s most unique grape is Blaufränkisch, a red wine that will excite your palate and reveal this region’s extraordinary tradition of wine.
Austrian wine has catapulted to become the darling of the international wine world. If you are looking for chic, upbeat city nightlife, there is no better place to get an in-depth view of Austria’s dynamic, trendy wine scene than at the wine bars of Vienna!
The Austrian dining landscape simply would not be what it is, without ‘Sissy Nationale’. The way she combines the best elements of the Alps and the Adriatic right here in Carinthia is what makes her incomparable and unparalleled.
The Deuring-Schlössle (“Deuring little castle”) is one of the loveliest spots in the country to savor a meal, linger a few days and, last but not least, highly treasured by the visitors to the Bregenz Festival.
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The simple perfection of classic Austrian cuisine, gracious hospitality, and local expertise makes “Der Steirer” a favorite eatery for everyone who enjoys food & wine. You’ll appreciate the warm leisurely atmosphere whether enjoying just a few appetizers or a full meal with local wines by the glass.
If there was a superlative for “good traditional cooking”, it would be “best traditional cooking”, and this term is the perfect description of the food at Eckel, in Vienna’s Sievering neighborhood.
On the edge of the Wagram loess precipice, the new regional wine event center, Weritas, is suspended between dreamy blue skies and lush rows of grape vines. Visit this shimmering glass structure for a “Wine Brunch” in a restaurant bathed in sunlight and surrounded by views of vineyards. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
In this splendidly restored old farmstead estate, a modern restaurant forms the exciting counterpoint. The link which ties the two together? Great food.
In Vienna Figlmüller is synonymous with schnitzel: the city’s Figlmüller restaurant makes what is probably the best and most famous schnitzel in the entire city.
Chickens peck under the fruit trees. A regional breed of cattle grazes in the pasture. Ducks and geese wander on the edge of the vegetable garden. The ingredients for the Salomon family’s award-winning restaurant are sourced from the estate’s bio-dynamic farm...
Austria possesses an incomparable source of richness which few people are consciously aware of: clear, clean mountain water. At Fish Restaurant Kulmer, with its own fish breeding facilities, guests have benefited from this wealth for decades.
For whoever has a yearning for the best fish you can eat, this restaurant is a safe-and-sure tip. Char and trout flip from the pond onto the table, as it were. And the char caviar from this house is known far and wide.
The name is slightly misleading, since the only thing old about this place are the ancient walls. The cuisine is young, fresh and highly classical.
If you try to imagine the ideal, typical, country inn in the ideal site, the picture your imagination comes up with is devilishly close to the actual Gannerhof in Innervillgraten. Everything here is just...picture perfect.
Until recently he was the famous chef of the well established Hotel Sacher in Vienna and now Hans Peter Fink took over the traditional rural inn of his in-laws and was awarded with two "Gault Millau" hats right away.
In this rustic urban inn, located right near two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions – the Akademietheater and the Konzerthaus – time seems to have stood still in an agreeable way.
Austria’s southern beauty, the city of Graz, is a place of its own kind. Just two hours by car south of Vienna, the Styrian capital boasts culinary wonders from its nearby region that make your mouth water. Taste your way through this charming medieval city and don’t forget to bring back some delicatessen for your family and friends. Believe us, they will be upset if you don’t!
Gut Purbach’s Chef Max Stiegl is known among epicureans as a “nose-to-tail” chef with a penchant for ingredients from the Leithaberg Forest and Lake Neusidl. To complement this unique and location-specific cuisine, Dr. Hans Bichler, an art-collecting attorney and vintner, selects wines from a community of local growers in the Burgenland.
Restaurant Guth is a modern temple of fine dining without requiring any inhibitions to cross the threshold. Here, the natural lightness of enjoyment is celebrated without limit and by everyone.
Located right at the Salzburg Airport, Hangar 7 is one Europe’s most fascinating places. Stunning architecture, historic aircraft, fast cars, innovative art and world-class cuisine will keep you busy for many hours.
Heinz Hanner is doubtless the most avant-guard top Austrian chef there is. And one thing is also certain: nothing here can ever get boring.
The Heurigenhof Bründlmayer is no ordinary heuriger buffet. In this preciously beautiful ensemble of historic buildings, you enjoy superb cuisine and the preeminent stars of the Austrian wine scene, courtesy of Bründlmayer.
Huth is a prime example of a contemporary Viennese inn: modern in appearance, but classic when it comes to hospitality and cuisine.
This comfortable castle hotel grew out of an original “imperial tavern” on the lake. The cuisine grew out of regional products and organic produce.
The “permanent cooking experiment” conceived and carried out via the devices of Eckart Witzigmann in Hangar 7 was a grand success. Celebrity guest chefs from all over the world are the ones who have assured and perpetrate that success.
The name piques one’s curiosity, justifiably so. Because Inamera is practically an icon in a pioneering a new breed of cooking and dining in Burgenland which is already pointing the way to the future.
Everyone knows that wine and food are a marriage made in heaven. At the Sattlerhof, they discovered this a long time ago. For more than 20 years, this happy symbiosis has been lived to the utmost: fine eating, fine living.
Jamek has been an institution in the Wachau for decades now. Both for the lusciously comfortable atmosphere and the quality of everything promised...and delivered.
The name sounds icy. But your welcome is heartwarming at this enjoyable, typical country inn at the heart of splendid Pielachtal valley.
The Kirchenwirt, in the picture-perfect village of Leogang, was documented as early as the year 1326, making it the oldest inn of Salzburg province.
What can you expect to get on a high alpine pasture? Bacon and bread, perhaps? Homemade cheese and a glass of milk? Not far off, in general. But at the Knödl Alm in the lake district of Salzburg, you get far more besides.
Even the farmer’s mountain bacon is homemade here. That’s why everything at the Kreuz in Reutte/Tirol tastes precisely the way it’s supposed to: delicious, genuine and original.
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.
Guests at this hotel can improve their wellbeing with an individually tailored program. The future of your sustained good health lies in Tirol.
Sure, you could dine at the ground floor level. But Vienna's the kind of city that demands a view, and for lovers of fine cuisine, Le LOFT cannot be beaten. Located on the 18th floor of the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, the restaurant marries Austrian cuisine with French influence. An extraordinary wine collection awaits with over 500 different exquisite local and international vintages. Beyond the restaurant's glass walls lies one of the most striking panoramas in the capital.
The historic village inn in Stumm, home town of skiing legend Stephan Eberharter, is itself an enticing invitation that everyone hastens to accept: to savor awhile, to linger awhile.
A coffeehouse in Vienna is anything but an ordinary place to encounter. As a vital institution to the city’s culture, it embraces the simple pleasures of life and creates a stimulating forum for locals and visitors alike.
The Markterwirt is a place where many people think it’s probably been here forever...yet still has continued to evolve.
It’s nearly impossible to simply walk past this inn, its characteristic red facade simply exercises too enticing a charm. It sends out signals which are fulfilled to perfection inside.
At the Metzgerwirt in Uderns, it is far from ‘all sausage’, nonetheless you shouldn’t depart without have tasted that, too. It is homemade, and it is scrumptious.
Mooslechner’s Bürgerhaus is a little piece of paradise in the heart of Rust. It has a highly individual hotel and a first class restaurant.
The Muhr in Gallbrunn used to be a village inn, until gourmet food made its grand entrance. But the old inn dishes simply refused to abandon the premises.
A Festival for the Senses: A Saturday morning must-do for locals, the Viennese Naschmarkt, Vienna’s largest outdoor market, attracts a crowd as diverse as the stalls and restaurants it features.
The Palais Coburg in the heart of Vienna has been restored to its original splendor and now houses a most luxurious all-suite hotel, a gourmet restaurant and a collection of rare wines that seeks international comparison. On your tour of the six unique and stunningly designed wine cellars, you will discover more than 60,000 bottles of valuable wine spanning four centuries.
This quaint Podersdorf restaurant is one of the best places for a meal east of Lake Neusiedl. Dishes from “Zur Dankbarkeit” combine influences from Eastern and Western cultures to transport regional dishes to another dimension. Local ingredients are sourced from the lake, marshlands, and the Pannonian Plains to create a genuine taste of the region.
Plachutta is to beef what Figlmüller is to schnitzel. In keeping with the tradition of fabled Viennese beef establishments of the past, the Plachutta restaurants have now become legends themselves.
Plachutta is renowned for its prime boiled beef, a Viennese signature dish called Tafelspitz. Combined with it's authentic, cozy atmosphere.
At the foot of the mighty Schattenburg fortress, Reinhard Rauch has built up his own little culinary kingdom, whose heartbeat is the ‘Rauch’ at city center of the historic town.
In the Schilcherland with its vineyards and wine taverns is situated an entire piece of art: At the Rauch-Hof you are welcome to lounge idyllic, enjoy outstanding food and discover unusual culture.
The restaurant is called quite simply “esszimmer” (“dining room”). Anything more would be superfluous, says star chef Andreas Kaiblinger. After all, the “real adventure happens in the cooking pot.”
In the opinion of many gourmets the brothers Karl and Rudi Obauer are the most successful in the country. Every year their restaurant achieves the highest nominations by national and international gourmet guides.
On the castle mountain of Kapfenstein, you can eat, drink and live in ways not possible anywhere else in Styria.
At the ‘Schönblick’, not only the views over Lake Constance, but also the culinary sights are worthwhile. And the fine wines for the well stocked cellar are also not to be ignored.
Christian and Simone Göttfried are masters at their craft. He reigns in the kitchen, she with the wines. And at the “Schrot” you will find the perfect refuge to enjoy - and celebrate - their art.
You'll never guess from the outside. What matters here is on the inside: the perfect, deliciously rural Schwarz inn at Nöhagen.
Historic, comfortable, wood paneled dining rooms create an incomparable and genuine atmosphere at “Sigwart’s Tiroler Weinstuben” underscored by luscious, straight-forward cuisine which never loses sight of its Tyrolean roots.
Once a year at the beginning of May, Austria’s best chefs and the top vintners form the Burgenland meet in Sölden to provide an extraordinary culinary experience amid the majestic peaks of the Ötz Valley.
The Bregenzer Wald is not merely a blessed chunk of nature, it is also a true treasure chest of products made by the local farmers. At the “Schoolhouse” in Krumbach, these are prepared in masterly ways.
The Taubenkobel restaurant is one of the best in the country. And for those who are hesitant to enter such spheres, the light version in the form of a pretty bistro is just the ticket.
Two ferocious chefs are at work in the kitchen of The Bear in the Lavanttal: father and son Trippolt together bring their own ideas to ‘bear’ regarding top cuisine, and the fruits they ‘bear’ are worth savoring.
First, take the freshest regional produce you can find, add top wines and serve them together in a wonderfully both-feet-on-the-ground ambience: that is the secret recipe that catapulted Josef Floh, chef and owner of the eponymous inn in Langenlebarn on the Danube, to the uppermost echelons of Austrian restaurants.
Chances are you might be the only foreigner strolling through the village at the time of your visit to Purbach, on the western shores of Lake Neusiedl and a short hour south of Vienna. Don’t let this deter you, but rather be a badge of exploration.
For decades, Tschebull is a treasured jewel in Carinthia’s restaurant scene. It is even a monument, an institution, in matters of maintaining Alpine-Adriatic culinary traditions.
Looking for an upscale dining experience? We have compiled a list of restaurants, that will enhance you travel experience. This list is in no way complete since there are so many of them throughout Austria.
The gourmet restaurant “Verdi”, together with the next-door bistro known as “Verdi-Stopover”, are a culinary couple of acknowledged preeminence reigning over the city of Linz.
Hans Weibel was an early champion of cultivated wine-drinking in Vienna, which is why this beverage plays such a key role in all of his establishments. But man does not live from wine alone.
The Austrian daily “Kurier” called it “Austria’s most beautiful regional wine shop”. The brainchild of local authorities and some forty top winemakers from Wagram, planned by the Viennese architectural team of “gerner°gerner plus”, and opened in September 2009, Weritas Wagram is a centre for the entire region.
The only thing ‘wild’ about the Wilder Mann is, perhaps, what happens in the kitchen during the season of ‘wild game’. This snugly old country inn has been popular for centuries for travelers and guests from far and near alike.
Prize-winning wines, homemade schnaps brandies, a small but exquisite restaurant, and a smattering of guest rooms to overnight in - plus desserts flowing from the local variety of apricot known as marille. The Prandtauerhof in Joching on the Danube is more than 700 years old. The Holzapfel family radiates Wachau hospitality and serves the best this exceptional region can come up with, both from cellar and kitchen.
In the epicentre of the vineyards, this cluster of winemaking facilities, hotel and restaurant emanates the aura of a fairy tale. And this is not, we emphasize, simply a matter of history.
Featuring world-renowned collections dating back five millennia, Austria’s principal museum of fine arts is an institution devoted to indulging our senses. To that end, the extraordinary gallery experience has been paired with an exceptional culinary one. The café and restaurant, situated at the heart of the museum, affords not just gastronomical delights, but an architectural feast, too. There could be no better way of appreciating a city's storied culture.
The inn known as “Zu den drei Hacken” (“The Three Hatchets”) is one of the city’s oldest. It is lovingly maintained, and serves utterly contemporary foods and wines at their best.
Zum Schwarzen Kameel is much more than just a culinary meeting place for celebrities: for nearly 400 years it has been a Viennese institution.
This country inn and the fabulous site where it is located are so lovely that it appears to have jumped out of a painting. And the fact that you can also dine so beautifully here, fits the picture, too.
Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Egger-Lienz, Picasso, Johns, Rauschenberg, 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.
Choose from mouthwatering Tyrolean specialties, international cuisine, health-conscious menu options or vegetarian alternatives. Whatever your preference, the chefs of the five-star Hotel Interalpen Tyrol located on the picturesque Alpine high plateau of Seefeld, aim to please guests with stellar culinary feats.
In Innsbruck you are spoilt for choice by a vast range of gourmet restaurants offering superb cuisine with regional and international flavours. Each of them is striving to provide the perfect environment for a fine dining experience, be it in traditional style, or in a sophisticated urban setting – or even high up in the mountains.