Collected by Claire Jarreau
Nikolaigasse 3, 3512 Mautern an der Donau, Austria
Terry Theise, acclaimed US wine connoisseur, once remarked that "Grüner Veltliner is the last of the great European white wine grapes.” Lucky for you, there is one place in Austria that celebrates this heritage like no other. The restaurant...
Vorderkoflach 36, 9564 Patergassen, Austria
Almdorf Seinerzeit offers you the ultimate break from your hectic life. Live in your own individual mountain hut, which, despite its traditional décor, offers luxurious living to any guest, and enjoy the peacefulness of Carinthia’s breathtaking...
Grossglockner High Alpine Road, 5661, Austria
The Grossglockner is without a doubt one of Austria’s most impressive natural sights. It’s not only Austria’s tallest mountain, but also one of the highest peaks of the Alps. Once you have laid eyes on this giant, you will both desperately want to...
Abt-Bruno-Heinrich-Platz 1, 2464 Göttlesbrunn, Austria
For a truly historic dining experience, Bittermann Vinarium is the right place for you. Tradition meets modern design at this culinary hotspot halfway between Vienna and Bratislava. The restaurant’s site of construction is not only an ancient...
Sandgrube 13, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria
Embark on a journey full of pure indulgence at Winzer Krems, the largest wine maker of its historic city. The “SANDGRUBE 13 Wein.Sinn” tour is made up of 8 different stations, which feature a total of 18 grape varieties. Experience the selection...
Seestraße 169, 4830 Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt is Austria’s oldest village. It was first settled in the 8th century BCE and prospered greatly thanks to its invaluable commodity – salt. But Hallstatt is not only Austria’s oldest, but probably also its most photographed town, and for...
4861 Schörfling am Attersee, Austria
While the Austrian symbolist is most famous for his portraits, there are a select number of landscapes in his collection. These all depict the Attersee, a gorgeous lake where Klimt vacationed between 1900 and 1916. The Attersee became his natural...
Eggenberger Allee 90, 8020 Graz, Austria
Schloß Eggenberg is all but traditional - even though it dates from the 17th century. The first hints of its commissioner’s eclectic taste are the many peacocks that greet you in the palace gardens. But it is only on a tour of the state rooms that...
The Schlossberg, which literally means Castle Mountain, is in many ways the heart of Graz. It is after all where the city’s unconquerable fortress once stood and where young and old still go to escape the busy streets today. Schlossberg makes for...
Herrengasse 16, 8010 Graz, Austria
Graz boasts the only historic armory in the world. The “Zeughaus” is home to about 32,000 pieces of armor and weaponry and has been since 1642. There was dire need for such a massive collection of arms, as the region had to fend off eastern...
Belgiergasse 1, 8020 Graz, Austria
Experience the delicious hedonism of Styrian living at Graz’ staple “Der Steirer.”The restaurant, which is dedicated to serving you an authentic yet modern local cuisine, has everything a gourmet could wish for. You can either enjoy a full meal or...
Murinsel, 8600, Austria
The river Mur traverses the city of Graz in its very heart. While there are no longer boats making their way down towards the Black Sea, the Mur remains a great attraction. In 2003 when the city was named Cultural Capital of Europe, New York based...
Kristallweltenstraße 1, 6112 Wattens, Austria
Swarovski, world-famous Austrian crystal maker, has made it its mission to amaze. While the glittering creations do that on their own, the family has also built a whole world of wonder for you to enjoy. The Crystal World is a dream-like place of...
Rennweg 1/3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
The Gothic style Imperial Palace of Innsbruck was built by Archduke Sigmund the Rich, and standing in front of this grand structure, you acknowledge that nomen est omen indeed. While the palace was built simply for the Archduke’s personal...
Gramartstraße 8, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
The German proverb “Der Weg ist das Ziel“only roughly translates to the English equivalent of “The journey is the reward.” It is however absolutely accurate when it comes to the Hungerburgbahn, a state of the art funicular, which attracts many of...
Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Innsbruck is embedded in one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Europe – the Austrian Alps. The city finds itself surrounded by snowy, soaring peaks, which you can’t help but want to climb. While this was long impossible unless you were a...
Schloßstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Renaissance prince Franz Ferdinand II left a sizable heritage to the country of Austria. Alongside his striving achievements in culture and technology, the Ambras Castle is a chief reminder of his visionary reign. It is half a millennium old and...
Panorama, 6311, Austria
See Tirol from a different perspective. The Tirol Panorama features a painting, which measures over 1,000 square metres and is curved 360 degrees, depicting the region's historic milestones. The turbulent times Tirol has seen are emphatically...
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria
I saved the best for last. On my final day in Vienna, I at last made my way to the Kunsthistorisches Museum. My favorite artist is Caravaggio, and here is housed a fine selection of his work, as well as an extensive collection of caravaggesque...
Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
The Salzburg Festival is one of the most prestigious assemblies of artists in the world. Each summer, it brings the elite in music and theatre to the charming city where they contend for their audience’s favor. Salzburg becomes a buzzing hub for...
The village of Schwarzenberg in Vorarlberg (Austria’s westernmost province), only has a population of 1,700. Yet, over time it has established itself as a great festival venue (next to Vienna and Salzburg) and hosts the Schubertiade. Surrounded by...
Hofkirchen 51, 8224 Kaindorf bei Hartberg, Austria
The Austrian countryside is a beautiful place for a Hot Air balloon ride, but be aware of the local traditions before you go. It's customary to perform a little ceremony after your first flight which involves: 1. Setting a small bit of your hair...
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria
It might seem strange at first that Viennese locals would go to the MuseumsQuartier without any intention of setting foot in one of the nine museums. While culture buffs are regulars at the galleries and exhibition spaces, they also might come...
Jasomirgottstraße 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
Vienna shows its cosmopolitan side after 9pm at its many wine bars. They are young and chic and attract a dynamic, sophisticated crowd that not only enjoys good wine, but good living. Order some light pasta and crisp white wine by the glass, or...
Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
Café Sacher is an obvious highlight on anyone’s travel itinerary in Vienna. But don’t be fooled, despite its international fame and success, your experience at Sacher will be one-of-a-kind. The Café and Hotel were founded over a century ago and...
Eishohlenstrasse 30, 5450 Werfen, Austria
Considering Austria’s size, the country harbors an immense number of natural wonders. One of them is the largest ice cave in the world, the Eisriesenwelt. Upon entering this magnificent structure you will notice two things: first, it might...
Kot 1, 5230 Bovec, Slovenia
Do no miss out on the pristine mountain town of Bovec if you're in Slovenia, Austria or Northern Italy (it's very accessible from all 3). Situated between several rivers and valleys, Bovec perfectly combines serenity and adventure. I highly...
Hallstatt gets plenty of press, and justifiably so, but taking a drive through the other towns of the Salzkammergut is one of the best road trips in the world and a great way to experience small-town Austria. For a few years, due to the number of...
7071 Rust, Austria
Somewhere, there is a golden wine so exquisite that royals would travel the whole world to find it. That somewhere is the small town of Rust and their wine is the “Ruster Ausbruch,” which has enchanted kings and emperors for centuries. Rust itself...
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