Souvenirs of Substance
Take Austria home in gold and silver from the Austrian Mint shop.
Take Austria home in gold and silver from the Austrian Mint shop.
The MuseumsQuarter Wien (MQ), one of the largest culture and art complexes in the world, is a playground for culture seekers. Spend the entire day diving into the vibrant sprawl of renowned museums, exhibition halls and art spaces. Wander the complex to find thoughtfully placed outdoor cafes, restaurants, music venues and a calendar of events that spans all seasons. In the summer, the focus is on fashion, design and literature, such as the O-Töne festival and the digital film festival frame(o)ut. Come the winter, ice pavilions and music create a magical Christmas atmosphere.
Visit the Mozarthaus Vienna in the city center to discover unique insights into the life of one of the greatest classical composers of all time. The museum focuses on Mozart’s time in Vienna, giving you a unique perspective on the composer’s works and life in the 18th century.
A child prodigy himself, Mozart is the perfect composer to help your children discover the magic of classical music. The Mozarthaus Vienna is the ideal starting point on this journey!
Austria's capital not only offers stunning architecture but also offers unrivaled culinary delights. We have created some itineraries and suggestions to make your exploration of Vienna even more enjoyable.
With about 70 cultural facilities, the MuseumsQuartier Wien (MQ) is one of the largest art & culture complexes in the world – and a perfect destination for you and your children! While the big museums and cultural institutions offer tours and workshops for children, the complex has three cultural spaces dedicated to kids: the ZOOM Kindermuseum, the DSCHUNGEL WIEN Theater for Young Audiences and the wienXtra-kinderinfo.
Vienna begs for a lengthy visit – but a short stay can make for a perfectly tantalizing introduction to the city's charms. Austria's capital has established itself as a true epicenter of art and culture, its imperial traditions mingling happily with a vibrant cultural scene.
A piece of Viennese history transformed into cozy living
A bold contrast to the traditional Viennese landscape, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom invites travelers to 182 exquisitely designed guest rooms and suites.
Sleep like royalty in Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace
Vienna's great privately-owned luxury hotel
Classic Viennese luxury with a fashionable flair.
A collection of 116 revamped, contemporary and luxury rooms await modern travelers at the Hotel Daniel Vienna This lively, urban gathering place is chic to the core, with a few surprising twists.
The Schick Hotels – five privately run city hotels in the heart of Vienna – have been managed by the Schick family for more than 130 years. The current owner, Martin Schick, ensures that all guests are treated with Viennese hospitality and a personal touch.
The Schick Hotels – five privately run city hotels in the heart of Vienna - have been run by the Schick family for more than 130 years. The current owner, Martin Schick, ensures that all guests are treated with Viennese hospitality and a personal touch.
A boutique hotel for the artful soul
You cannot beat the DO & CO’s spectacular location. Right in the heart of Vienna, in front of the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the hotel is within walking distance to most famous attractions and sites in Vienna. Its other neighbors include designer boutiques and traditional Viennese shops along the grand pedestrian paths of Graben, Kärntner Strasse and Kohlmarkt. This Design Hotel has 43 rooms and suites and offers round-the-clock personalized service.
Artisans of Leisure invites you to experience their private luxury tour - ideal for first-time travelers to Austria. It features private touring of the most interesting cultural attractions in Vienna and Salzburg, the best local shops and restaurants, the magnificent Austrian Alps, and Austria's most luxurious hotels--all hand-selected by our Austria experts.
There might be no clearer window onto the power and glory of the Habsburg Empire than the astonishing treasures it left behind. Come and marvel at the ornate imperial status symbols in the form of the crown jewels, ceremonial robes, worldly treasures and religious artefacts at the Imperial Treasury Vienna - Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.
Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM), one of the world’s best museums of fine arts, enriches any Vienna itinerary, and is a must no matter how short the visit. Wind your way through this grand museum with this guide to its most important collections.
Exploring the countryside around Vienna often leads to discovery of quaint villages in picturesque wine regions. Unique wine hotels offer much more than just views of vineyards. These hotels are often family run, modern and trendy, and are located in destinations where wine is celebrated. A favorite for foodies, as well, these hotels translate into excellent dining destinations to explore wines and the food that complements them.
Not only does Vienna have its own wine-growing area, but it's the world’s only major city that produces wines within city limits. Explore its vineyards & sights, and drive through the surrounding countryside to visit castles, culinary temples, wine cellars, small towns & beautiful vistas. The result is a cross-section of Austria’s imperial heritage and the region's storied wine culture, stronger than ever after over two millennia.
Austria’s wine regions are hidden gems for travelers looking to discover authentic Austrian viticulture and cuisine. At the heart of Austria’s wine culture are its vinotheques, a tasting bar -meets-wine store. Visiting a local vinotheque will help you find a wine perfectly matched to your personal tastes, as well as offer a glimpse into one of Austria’s most delicious traditions. The best part? Most vinotheques price the wines as if you were buying directly from the vineyard, and many will even ship their wines worldwide.
Vienna, the city of music, art, culture and fine food is the beating heart of Europe. Vienna is old, Vienna is new. It is proud of its imperial heritage and, at the same time, at the forefront of the world's arts and creative industries once again.
Choose from a curated group of premier hotels that offer a uniquely Austrian travel experience. The AUSTRIA COLLECTION exemplifies the best in Austrian hospitality & its members are excellent options for your stay in Austria.
Sightseeing does not have to be all about following the guidebook in Austria's cities, as those looking for something a little bit different are sure to find out on one of these less conventional tours...
Get to know the secrets of the Viennese cuisine with this 7 course indulgence.
A new luxury shopping area in the heart of the city offers a cosmopolitan shopping experience in the elegant setting of Vienna’s historic first district. The “Golden Quarter” includes the fashionable flagship stores of brands like Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Miu Miu, Roberto Cavalli, Prada and Saint Laurent.
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.
Austria’s cities fascinate with their monumental buildings spanning all major epochs from Gothic to Renaissance, from Baroque to Jugendstil, as well as contemporary architecture. Historic settings are the backdrop for today's events, leisurely shopping tours and wonderful culinary experiences. Let yourself be charmed!
Discover the glamor of historic Vienna at the Hotel Stefanie and embark on a journey through four centuries. The owner’s collection of priceless antiques and historic peculiarities alone is reason enough to step into Vienna’s oldest hotel. Start your Vienna antiquing here.
Explore a mesmerizing world of crystal wonders, even create your own jewelry, at the Swarovski brand’s inspiring new headquarters in the heart of Vienna.
In Vienna, there are about as many ways to enjoy breakfast as there are coffee varieties on the menu of a typical coffeehouse. Whether it’s a classic Viennese breakfast, fusion cuisine in the city center, an elegant buffet breakfast at a trendy restaurant or even in a museum – the Viennese know how to savor the most important meal of the day! Here are some tips for the best breakfast locations in town:
You won’t find another family-run luxury hotel in Vienna that epitomizes the city’s style and refinement like the Sacher. Located in the very heart of Vienna, right next to the Vienna State Opera, the Sacher is an intrinsic part of the local history as well as a trendsetter in modern hospitality. After large scale renovations, the 5* deluxe hotel shines in new splendor.
At the MuseumsQuartier, art & culture are omnipresent. Even the walkways and vaulted passages that lead to the courtyards of the MQ feature numerous art installations. As part of the quartier21 the passageways are not only an innovative way to give visitors a taste of what awaits inside Europe’s largest cultural complex, but feature great art installations in their own right.
As one of the largest art and culture complexes in the world, the MuseumsQuartier Vienna is a vibrant sprawl of relaxing outdoor cafes, lively restaurants and over 60 cultural establishments.
Right in the heart of Vienna, the Sofitel is located on the frontier between the 1st and the 2nd district. It is close to many new hotspots located in this trendy area.
More than 400 years of tradition welcome you at Vienna’s oldest hotel.
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.
The Spanish Riding School - which now also offers architectural tours of its historic premises - and the Vienna Boys' Choir have teamed up to bring you an experience that combines the best of two renowned cultural institutions in Vienna. For a few evenings of the year, the Ballet of the White Stallions and one of the world’s most famous boys’ choirs enchant their audience with stellar performances.
“You are what you eat” - there is a deeper meaning to this well-known saying. It seems to suggest that one can understand a country’s mentality from what people eat. What would Austria’s many regional specialities reveal about its inhabitants? Undoubtedly that they are epicures and love their native cuisine.
Austria’s reputation as a nation with a great cultural tradition is due not only to its music, literature and art. This country also boasts many towering architectural achievements. As in every other artistic field, interaction and exchange with other cultures has always been crucial to the further development of Austria’s architecture.
Austria is located in the heart of Europe. The country’s diversity in terms of its landscape and culture creates a one of a kind festival atmosphere.
It is commonly said that travel broadens the mind. This is especially true of musicians. The works of Mozart, Haydn, Liszt and Mahler would be unimaginable if their composers had not spent much of their lives travelling. In the greatest cities of Europe they not only captivated audiences with their music; they also found inspiration for many pieces.
During their centuries-long domination of Europe, the Habsburgs proved to be not only passionate builders, but also keen travellers - a fact that is manifested in the diversity of imperial structures all across Austria.
For many centuries Europe’s second-largest river has served to bring together the continent’s nations and peoples – which up to today makes the Danube region a fascinating cultural meeting place.
A city with the graceful ease of a waltz
Whether in the historic city centre, in the traditional wine taverns or on the other side of the Danube: Vienna is full of architectural highlights. In this city, contemporary and historic buildings coexist in a strikingly innovative manner.
Austria's reliable and comfortable trains make it a pleasure to embark on this 12-day journey (or even parts of it) that takes you from Vienna via Salzburg to Innsbruck.
Austria and culture are an inseparable unit. Here is a selection of top attractions that should undoubtedly not be missed when visiting Austria.
Nowhere are balls so romantically formal as in Vienna. This tradition is intoxicating to locals and visitors for far more than a single night.
The Viennese say they looted sacks of coffee beans after the Turks withdrew following a failed siege in 1683. But it was a spy on the payroll of the Royal Court who gave the city its real taste for coffee: born in Istanbul, he founded Vienna’s first Kaffeehaus in 1685.
Levade, courbette and capriole are classical school jumps performed by the Lipizzaner stallions, who enchant their public at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. The traditions of this haute école of classic equestrianism have been passed down by word of mouth for more than 400 years. Once these intelligent white stallions have completed their training, they are known as professors.
Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Europe’s largest Cistercian Monastery, lies behind protective walls, less than half an hour’s drive from Vienna. With an uninterrupted 900 years history of monasticism, Heiligenkreuz is both tourist attraction and deeply spiritual experience.
Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the characteristic Viennese charm.
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.
Relax as the Viennese would: at our authentic Sacher Café, enjoying a Melange or a "Grosser Brauner," and a slice of sumptuous Sacher-Torte.
In 2012 we'll celebrate the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt. At the Austria Pop-Up, we invite you to show us your very own perfect Kiss.
A trendsetting combination of sustainability, design, and a touch of luxury: the world’s first hotel with a net zero energy balance is located in the heart of Vienna.
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.
In the heart of Vienna’s historic centre, only a stone’s throw from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, lies the Kärntnerhof – a hotel for travellers who are budget-conscious but still want style, elegance, and top-notch service.
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.
In the middle of the city’s 7th district, behind the splendid façade of an old patrician house, one finds the Hotel Altstadt Vienna. Since its opening in 1991 the stylish 4-star hotel has been a favourite hideaway for art-lovers, musicians, and non-group travellers from all over the world.
Zum Schwarzen Kameel is much more than just a culinary meeting place for celebrities: for nearly 400 years it has been a Viennese institution.
Boutique hotel, design refuge, living room for globetrotters and the pampered jetsetters: the Hollmann Beletage is all this and much more – a Viennese jewel in the truest sense of the word.
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.
Small, friendly, family-run hotels – the kind where one immediately feels as if one is at home or visiting good friends – really do still exist. And one of them is Vienna’s Hotel Schwalbe.
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.
“White gold” has been produced in Vienna for nearly 300 years. This fine porcelain is still made entirely by hand, and one can observe the production from up close on a tour of the Porcelain Manufactory Augarten.
Discover Vienna on the run: with the guides from Vienna Sight Running you can get to know the Austrian capital from a completely different side – and at the same time do something for your own fitness, stamina, and health.
Discover off-beat boutiques in small backstreets, meet and talk with designers personally during your shopping excursion, and explore one of Vienna’s trendiest districts.
Each year a huge celebration in front of City Hall kicks off this festival, which combines cultural experiences of the highest order with socially relevant themes and objectives.
When for two weeks during the summer the stalls and boxes fill with exuberant music lovers, the annual Jazz Fest Wien has once again taken over the venerable Vienna State Opera.
For five weeks each year, thousands of professional dancers, choreographers, and students from around the globe turn Vienna into the dance capital of the world.
This celebration of the “Vienna sound”, which takes place each May, is not concerned with the stubborn preservation of the typical “Wienerlied”, but with its continuing evolution.
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.
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.
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.
Huth is a prime example of a contemporary Viennese inn: modern in appearance, but classic when it comes to hospitality and cuisine.
This traditional Viennese company has manufactured cloth and furniture fabrics of highest quality since 1849. It also has the largest archives in the world of original Wiener Jugendstil designs.
Geographically, politically, artistically and culinarily, all roads have led to Vienna for centuries. The results speak for themselves. Imperial grandeur. Cutting-edge culture. Stunning natural beauty. Austria doesn't just embody the great European traditions -- it's the essence of Europe itself.
The Altstadt Vienna is at once many things to many people. A meeting place for lovers of art and music, a heaven for travelers that seek a hotel with character and outstanding service and to leading American travel publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure the Altstadt is a remarkable example of affordable luxury.
Located near Schönbrunn Palace, the Imperial Carriage Museum’s unique collection invites you on a tour through Austria’s history.
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-star ensemble in the world's capital of classical music.
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.
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.
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 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.
Built by Emperor Franz Joseph to house the fabulous Habsburg collections, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna now figures among the world’s most important museums.
The national dish of Austria, Tafelspitz, is the most popular entrée at the Viennese restaurant, Plachutta. Enjoy succulent prime boiled beef in the authentic and cozy atmosphere of this famous eatery.
Tour the Augarten Palace, home to one of the world’s most famous porcelain manufactories and Vienna’s oldest Baroque gardens.
Coffeehouses in Vienna are your home away from home. Delicious coffee specialties, yummy pastries, all enjoyed in cozy seats and couches, paired with live piano music. Yes, read on! Many of Vienna’s best coffeehouses are your private concert hall, with live piano music, often with soloists -- and enjoyed all for free.
The most important collection of its kind, the Kunstkammer Vienna, returned – newly renovated and enhanced – 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.
It’s no secret that winemaking is a key characteristic to Austria’s profile, but many are surprised to learn that Vienna is an important wine region, too. The Viennese like to sample the newest vintages at the cozy wine taverns called “Heuriger,” which have been a beloved part of the Viennese wine culture for hundreds of years.
The HOUSE OF MUSIC Vienna invites you on a discovery tour into the world of music. This award-winning museum is dedicated to showcasing a wide array of approaches to music and - most importantly - to the experience of music.
One of the oldest operating Ferris Wheels in the world, the Wiener Riesenrad is more than just an amusement park ride, it is a historic landmark. Take a spin on this 213-feet high attraction for exceptional views of Vienna, or book a romantic dinner in a gondola for an unforgettable evening.
The Altstadt is the perfect place for lovers of art and culture and those looking for rare finds and hidden treasures.
Featuring world-renowned collections dating back five millennia, Austria’s principal museum of fine arts is an institution devoted to indulging our senses. 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.
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.
What the Tango is to Argentina, the Viennese Waltz is to Austria. In fact, Austrian’s so love the waltz that they start every New Year dancing to the Blue Danube Waltz broadcast by public radio. In 2014, the ball tradition in Vienna is celebrating its 200th birthday. Find out what the hype is all about and make this the year you learn how to waltz in Vienna
Nightlife, films, musical performances, and food vendors from Vienna’s best restaurants transform the square in front of Vienna’s City Hall into a hub for summer fun. Free and open to the public, locals and visitors alike enjoy movie screenings and world-class musical performances broadcast on a gigantic screen.
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.
Crowned with a golden-leaf globe, this architectural manifesto of the Vienna Secession Movement is filled with the work of pioneering artists that continue to redefine contemporary art.
As one of the world’s foremost opera houses, the Vienna State Opera is an exceptional institution artistically as well as in terms of architecture. A performance at the Vienna State Opera is a truly memorable experience, but you can also see live performances on screen in front of the Opera, or discover its secrets on a guided tour of the historic site.
In the middle of the city’s 7th district, behind the splendid façade of an old patrician house, one finds the Hotel Altstadt Vienna. Since its opening in 1991 the stylish 4-star hotel has been a favourite hideaway for art-lovers, musicians, and travelers from all over the world.
Making quite a splash on the fashion scene, a wave of smart boutiques refreshes the heart of the Neubau creative district.
Imagine starting your day with a luxurious chocolate spa treatment, then having a slice of the world’s most famous chocolate cake at lunch, followed by a decadent hot chocolate with whipped cream at a Viennese coffee house and choosing a souvenir from numerous chocolate-creations at the confiserie next door. It’s all possible at the famous family run 5* deluxe Hotel Sacher Vienna, which owes its very existence to the success of a chocolate cake concocted back in 1832.
The best city tours not only give you a good overview, but show you facets of a destination that you would probably not stumble upon on your own. Explore the lesser known sides of Vienna and its hidden cultural gems with Vienna Walks & Talks, or discover the shadowy world of Orson Welles’ Vienna on “The Third Man” Tour. Whatever your preference, you’ll come out of the experience feeling like a destination expert.
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!
Sure, you could dine on the ground floor. 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 includes over 500 exquisite local & international vintages.
The world’s oldest zoo is alive with activity day and night, rain or shine. Visit the Schönbrunn Zoo to see an impressive variety of rare and local animals. Indoor and outdoor exhibits make it a year-round destination to be enjoyed by the entire family.
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.
The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world and an enduring symbol of Austria for more than 500 years.
Vienna’s stunning Belvedere Palace houses the world’s largest collection of paintings by Klimt.
Reserve a table at La Véranda, the restaurant of the luxury boutique Hotel Sans Souci in close proximity of Vienna’s bustling MuseumsQuartier, and enjoy a creatively authentic dining experience.
Venture to Ottakring, Vienna’s 16th district, to experience an eclectic side of the city where old world meets new. Explore one of the largest open-air markets in Vienna, and then meander over to Yppenplatz to browse through trendy shops and restaurants.
Located in the center of Vienna’s art district, the refined design and contemporary interior of the Hotel Sans Souci Wien invites guests to enjoy luxury and culture.
As a vital institution to the city’s culture, the Viennese coffeehouse embraces the simple pleasures of life and creates a stimulating environment for locals and visitors to linger over an expertly brewed cup of coffee, enjoy interesting conversations, or simply take a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Sign up for the Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations for a truly authentic experience.
Health, wellness, fitness, and beauty in the heart of Vienna – for hotel guests and day visitors alike. Also enjoy the biggest hotel pool of Vienna!
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.
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.
Award-winning Chef Klaus Fleischhaker, who operates the well-known Gourmet-Restaurant Pfefferschiff in the City of Salzburg, has made his dream come true in Vienna: He created a hotel in which everything is dedicated to wine.
We have captured some of the voices of the Austrian wine country and invite you to listening in. Check back regularly as this is the beginning of an ongoing series.
Rainer Christ is the proud owner of Weingut Christ, a winery that effectively combines ancient family tradition with modernity. For more than four centuries Rainer's family has produced wine in Austria. Today, Rainer is one of the most successful winemakers in the country and a member of WIENWEIN, a group of four Viennese winemakers, whose goal is to define the new quality standards for Viennese wine.
As an experienced traveler of the Austrian region, American Erin Grace can tell you where to go and what to do on your first visit: from boat rides, to bicycling, to meeting the locals - Erin is here to help.
Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.
When you visit Austria’s major cities, there's an easy way to save money on sightseeing and public transportation.
In Austria you can expect a first-class musical experience, whether it's a concert in the rooms of a Baroque palace, at the Opera House or at one of the many festivals.
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is the only riding academy in the world which has been cultivating the art of equitation in its purest form for over 400 years, and which trains both horses (the famous white Lipizzaners) and riders according to methods which have been used for centuries, passed down over the years by word of mouth alone.
Discover truly luxurious experiences in Austria. Immerse yourself in its unique cultural heritage and distinctive imperial history. Enjoy the romance of palaces, castles or country inns, dine in some of Europe’s best and most inventive restaurants, featuring local, sustainable cuisine or enjoy an enchanting train ride, just like the emperor did a century ago.
It's the season! During the four weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, charming Christmas Markets pop up in every Austrian town, big and small, all over the country. Shop for Christmas tree decorations and souvenirs, or just enjoy the festive atmosphere and join the locals in the early evening to enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine and some roasted chestnuts.
Looking for a great way to explore Austria's beautiful countryside? Simply take a day-cruise and enjoy the natural beauty that awaits you...
Austria recaptures the spirit of a bygone era: Ornate palaces, imperial monuments and echoes of Mozart’s music abound. Nowadays, visitors to Austria discover an exciting movement. Austria’s vibrant wine scene has earned a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation and is the destination for those seeking energy, culture, and charm.
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.
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...
Austria's capital is a posterchild for understated luxury experience. Its rich cultural heritage ensures sophisticated experiences whereever you go. Be it a stroll through the shopping alley of Kohlmarkt or a relaxed coffee break at the exclusive Hotel Sacher...
Looking for an upscale dining experience in Vienna? We have compiled a list of restaurants, that will enhance you travel experience.
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.
To make your planning a bit easier we have created a list of tour operators and travel agents that specialize in high-end travel experiences...
Founded on May 19, 1903 by the artists Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser among others with the goal to create design and art for the masses. To this date companies such as Lobmeyr, WOKA etc. are still reproducing from original designs which can be purchased.
If you ever had a dream to celebrate a very special New Year's Eve in truly royal splendor, then this is for you.
Thought a vacation in Austria will cost you a fortune? Not necessarily - Austria’s cities offer numerous festivals, museums, galleries, sights and activities that are completely free of charge.
The miracle of Austria is that all of its wine regions are incredibly 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 regions.
Vienna and wine are inseperable. Vienna is the only world capital producing significant quantities of wine within the city limits. But it is more than that – it is a defining element of the urban image, a contribution to the urban economic system and to people’s wellbeing – for both the Viennese and guests alike.
Austria is worldwide known for its culinary contributions to international cuisine. This tour focuses on the rich history of food: from charming Heurigen, historic cafes, and dinner in a palace, experience a wide range of culinary delights.
Ever dreamed about dancing the waltz at one of Vienna's many famous balls? There are hundreds of balls to choose from. Check out the highlights of the Viennese ball-season 2014/2015
Both Mozart as well as the family von Trapp are well known throughout the world. Experience the real Salzburg and see the sights of the original "Sound of Music".