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    Artists & Masterpieces

    Austria's beautiful landscape, regions, and cities are a source of inspiration for many masterpieces - such as in the fine arts, music, and literature. They are the setting of many books, paintings, and songs. Join us on this journey and discover these gems.

    150 Masterpieces

    Inspiration happens in an environment of curiosity, relaxation, mindfulness and space. We connect with the masters of the now and then, we take a peek behind the scenes, and soak up the vibrant cultural life of the cities and the countryside. We follow the artists' footsteps from their studios onto the stages. 

    In this gallery, we have selected some of the most beautiful masterpieces for you. We hope they inspire, and their stories transport you to Austria's magic places.

    Fine Arts

    Austria’s scenic beauty is as versatile as the big artists it inspired to paint it. Let’s discover the original places of their masterpieces together.

    • Shipping on the Wolfgangsee in front of the Schafberg / Schafberg / Wolfgangsee
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      Salzburg’s Lake District is a Biedermeier Favorite

      At the turn of the 18th to the 19th century, a yearning to experience nature gripped the Biedermeier bourgeoisie as much as it inspired painters, musicians and scientists. A new lifestyle was born.

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    • Orchard with Roses Gustav Klimt 1912
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      Gustav Klimt and the Promise of the Rose

      The painter Gustav Klimt was one of the most important representatives of Art Nouveau and cofounder of the Viennese Secession, as well as a connoisseur of everything beautiful in life. Aside from the grace of his muses, he was also fascinated by the aesthetics of roses.

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    • Streif sownhill slope / Kitzbühel
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      Kitzbühel and the Painter of Snow

      This year, Kitzbühel celebrates its 750th birthday. The town renowned for winter sports and spectacular downhill runs is also associated with artist Alfons Walde, the Painter of Snow.

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    • Gehen im Bregenzerwald
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      Painting Prodigy Angelika Kauffmann

      Angelika Kauffmann’s biography has all the elements necessary for a person to achieve cult-status.

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    Architecture and Design

    Austria has style. Be it in magnificent castles with art in every corner or innovative designs of our modern times. You’ll find the best of both worlds in Austria.

    • Ambras Castle
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      Philippine Welser, Ambras Castle and a Secret Love

      As refuge for his secret wife Archduke Ferdinand II. built Ambras Castle on the foundations of a medieval fortress.

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    • Riese der Swarovski Kristallwelten
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      The Magical World of Crystals

      17 installations by renowned artists such as Brian Eno, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí. Discover the treasures at Crystal Worlds.

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    Literature and Music

    You’ll discover Austria in a new way when wondering in the footsteps of world famous Austrian musicians and writers, and discover magical places that inspired free thinkers, as well as lateral thinkers.

    • Café Alt Wien / Café Alt Wien
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      Coffeehouse. Livingroom of the Arts

      What would Vienna be without its beloved coffeehouses? What created this tradition? And why is it that artists thrive in this environment?

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    • Franz Liszt Birthplace
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      Franz Liszt: The Rise of a Comet

      Born in Burgenland’s Raiding, pianist & composer Franz Liszt (1811–1886) had a vibrant personality and an exceptional career.

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    Fashion

    Austria’s fashion is colorful, traditional, and unconventional at the same time. The main focus here is artistic craftsmanship. Young design meets traditional materials, and modern style meets famous patterns.

    • Lena Hoschek, Austrian Fashion Designer

      The artistic mix of colours, fabrics, and patterns of Lena Hoschek’s fashion is so extraordinary that stars such as Dita Von Teese, Sarah Jessica Parker or Lana Del Rey are fans of her creations.

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      Lena Hoschek, Austrian Fashion Designer
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    • Emilie Flöge, a Fashion Icon and a Kiss

      Fashion designer Emilie Flöge was far more than the muse of Austria’s most famous painter: The successful entrepreneur also revolutionized the fashion standards of her time.

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      Emilie und Pauline Flöge, Gustav Klimt, Hermann Flöge (hidden) und Hermine Flöge in the motorboat at the lake Attersee, 1905
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    Science

    Would you like to experience and discover science in Austria? Let us show you the magical places that inspired technical innovation and introduce to you the world of researchers and scientists.

    • Hedy Lamarr, Girl On The Moon
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