Austria has an abundance of cultural treasures that is immeasurable but not incomprehensible. This includes its “high culture”, of course, but also its everyday culture and the special lifestyle of the people who live here. And the culinary specialties that serve as the landmarks of Austria and its individual regions. And the encounters visitors have with the incomparable people of our country. All of these qualities are today so impressive because they are the result of a great variety of influences from West and East, from North and South. Throughout history, Austria has always played a special role in the center of Europe: as a bridge-builder, as a meeting place, and as a venue for cultural exchange.
Austria is a popular travel destination for guests from all over the world who appreciate its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, delicious local cuisine, hospitality and safety. Austria’s provinces have a lot to offer for everyone: inexpensive packages, top lodgings and more activities and attractions for culture, outdoor or wellness holidays than you can shake a stick at. Beyond all its characteristics and specialties Austria has a universal reputation as “Land of Music”, “Mozart” in the music world a synonym for a classic perfection and Austrians are considered as citizens of the country of Mozart all over the world.
If any city can claim to be the capital of music it is Vienna. In no other city in the world have so many famous composers lived as in Vienna: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler and Johann Strauss. In Vienna, we celebrate any occasion with a song and a dance. Small wonder then, that there are dozens of theaters offering exciting and delightful performances. Choose from the wealth of culture that VIenna has to offer. Or simply enjoy the sweet life in this land of whipped cream between the boutiques and the art galleries.
Vienna is an ideal venue for successful meetings: easily accessible, offering state-of-the-art meeting facilities, experienced meeting professionals, accommodation for every demand, an abundance of cultural highlights and culinary delights as well as exquisite shopping opportunities. There’s more to your incentive in Vienna.
The city of Waltz, long capital of a great empire, nostalgic and romantic dream come true of millions of visitors. Capital of modern Austria, one of the three centers of the United Nations, a leading host city in the world of important meetings and conferences.
Vienna city gives you an overall impression of the most significant historical sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse we show you numerous grand buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts with its world famous art treasures of the Habsburgs and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the MuseumsQuartier, the Hofburg (the former Habsburg winter residence), the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of this city will be a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresia. On the way back to the opera we pass by the Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugen, which houses the largest and the most precious Gustav Klimt collection in the world.
Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, is a city in central Austria, near the German border. It also celebrates its accolade as Mozart’s birthplace by allowing visitors into the home where Mozart was born and running exhibitions in the space. Salzburg may be home to Mozart and all things baroque. Admittedly, it is difficult not to spontaneously burst into song when you’re walking along the Salzach River, or climbing up to the Hohensalzburg fortress which looms over the city. Also brimming with exceptional galleries, museums, a rich array of restaurants and a diverse selection of shopping opportunities ranging from farmer’s markets to upmarket stores the city always seems to live up to visitors expectations.
INNSBRUCK – CAPITAL OF THE ALPS
Alpine, urban and imperial are the three key words when it comes to Innsbruck and if you want an authentic travel experience make sure to add at least one activity to each of these words. For the ALPINE feature go up the Nordkette cable cars – in only 20 minutes from the medieval city centre to 2000m altitude to a sunny terrace and mountain hut restaurant with snow to play with until May and June. On the same mountain there is the Alpine Zoo, Europe’s highest altitude zoo and a fun family attraction with more than 2000 animals of the Alps. The nature park Karwendel, Austria’s biggest nature park is as well on the Nordkette mountain. Or try one of the other 6 cable cars that take you within minutes up to the tranquil nature above Innsbruck. The IMPERIAL history of the baroque and renaissance Innsbruck is present all around. The 800-year-old Old Town with its quaint alleys, the Imperial Palace, Imperial Church and gardens invite you to stroll through the medieval court life. Another highlight is the Ambras Castle Innsbruck, residing in the hills 15 min from the centre. A tram will take you through the forests and hills to this truly romantic sight.
The Styrian capital Graz, with roots dating back to the Roman age, lies on either side of River Mur. Graz is well-known for its striking buildings and architecture. Graz is dominated by the mighty Schlossberg, a forested mountain which rises over the medieval town centre and is criss-crossed with walks from all sides. At the top is a clock tower which once formed part of the now demolished castle and was the emblem of the city. Graz’s new landmark, the Kunsthaus Graz (House of Modern Art), was constructed right next to the River Mur in 2003 where it floats like a giant, blue bubble. Special events include Styriarte, a music festival dedicated mainly to early music, Steirischer Herbst (Styrian Autumn), a contemporary festival spotlighting theatre, fine arts, literature and music, as well as concerts at Eggenberg Palace.
- Luxury Hunting – Europe can boast with particularly high wildlife populations and challenging trophies and has lots to offer for hunting and non hunting companions: rich hunting grounds, breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural and historical heritage. Enjoy traditional spot and stalk style hunting in Austria.
- Wine Tours in Styrian Tuscany – Experience your time-off with private spa surrounded by the distinctive and private setting of the picturesque hilly countryside of the the Sausal region, the region of wine and enjoy in South Styria.
- Romance by the Lake – Enjoy your time at one of the beautiful lakes in Carinthia. Starting from a comfortable stay with a glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy your elegant SPA with indoor pool, saunas, panoramic outdoor pool with lake view or directly at lake-side. And you will get an elegant multiple course dinner at lake-side restaurant.
- Sound of Music – Salzburg, the city of Mozart and “Sound of Music” awaits you during the summer months as well as in the winter period, because there is always many things to explore. The Salzkammergut, well known for its picturesque landscape, idyllic located lakes and historical places like the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors Bad Ischl.
- Skiing Lovers – Skiing in the Ziller Valley, One of Europes largest skiing resorts with over 515km of slopes or hiking in the Ziller Valley in a nature reserve close to Gerlos with a certified guide.
- Designer Outlet Parndorf – Shop till you drop – Designed for the innate shopaholic, Designer Outlet Parndorf near Vienna combines an easy-to-reach location with a relaxing atmosphere. Shoppers will find a variety of luxury and premium designer brands at prices reduced up to 70%.
- Zantho – High End Wines – Enjoy some of the most popular Austrian wines in a unique natural setting. The Seewinkel region with Lake Neusiedl together with the Pannonian climate and the poor gravelous soils give perfect conditions for the production of high-end wines.
- Visit to Wagner – Home of Diamonds and Time – Juwelier Wagner brings international flair to Vienna with its spacious stores. The special, charismatic style of the shops is defined by the strong presence of major, internationally renowned luxury brands such as Rolex, Bulgari and Cartier.
- Private Visit to Lichtenstein Palace Art Collection – We do arrange a privately guided visit to the Lichtenstein Palace’s amazing art collection. You will see the private art collection of the Prince von und zu Liechtenstein, containing masterpieces of art from the early Renaissance to the Biedermeier era.
- Training at the Spanish Riding School – This is the oldest and last Riding School in the world where classic dressage is still practiced in its purest form. This Institute was founded in 1572 and its very name gives away the fact that the horses were of Spanish origin. The Lipizzaner is awarded as the oldest classic horse race in Europe.