Austria Travel Tips
Austria has few peers as a year-round holiday destination, with plenty of winter sports in the Alps, some of the most impressive and overblown architecture in Europe and an unrivalled musical tradition that even The Sound of Music couldn't sully.
The cities have plenty to engage visitors. Vienna is the capital, hub of the country's musical life and littered with beautiful buildings. Music, art and architecture reach baroque perfection in Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace.
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2012
Visitors to Vienna should all take care to sample the delightful street fare that is ubiquitous throughout the city. Travelers on a budget should make it their religion. Street food throughout ...
Owing to its status as the birthplace of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg has been playing host to influential classical music and drama festivals for more than a century. One of the most ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012
If Vienna was not beautiful enough on its own merits, take it to a new level with the classy and wondrous Spanische Hofreitschule, better known as the Spanish Riding School. Perhaps the world’s ...
Written by Viator, December 2012
A revered beauty whose fashion forward clothing and unconventional ways were ahead of her time, Empress Sisi was a much-celebrated public figure during her life in Vienna, renowned for her liberal ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2011
Cinephiles the world over will stop and take notice upon learning of this privately operated Vienna museum dedicated solely to the celebration of director Carol Reed's 1949 noir classic, The ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
The powers that be generally designate national recreation areas or areas of significance for good reasons, and this certainly holds true in Austria. The country’s parks are great places to enjoy ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, April 2012
Austria’s capital city is nearly always bustling with cultural activity. Whether it’s because of the famous Vienna International Film Festival (October 20-November 2), which attracts more than ...
Written by Viator, April 2013
Wrapped within her isolated mountain valleys, Tyrol remained remote from other regions of Austria for centuries, and so developed a strong sense of regional identity – with its own culture, politics ...
Lying at the very heart of Europe, Austria’s elegant capital city of Vienna offers frothy Baroque architecture, fabulous art galleries and museums, opera performances, a river to explore, and plenty ...
Written by Viator, November 2012
Romantic Vienna has plenty of appeal at any time of year with its Biedermeier architecture, famous choir and exceptional galleries, but it really lights up over the festive season with enticing ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2011
Easily the most important annual film festival in Austria, and arguably one of the most significant of its kind anywhere in the world, the Vienna International Film Festival, otherwise known as the ...
Written by Vienna Expert: Valerie, Austria, March 2011
Vienna has a new museum: Fantastic Realism shown at the magnificent Palais Palffy! Vienna School of Fantastic Realism is legendary. A living legend, that now got it´s home. In a permanent ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2011
Intimacy meets integrity at Schubertiade Schwarzenberg , the most
important and engaging Schubert festival in the world today. Dedicated to the music of Franz Schubert, the Viennese composer whose ...
Visitors to Vienna cannot experience true Viennese culture without participating in what has been officially named by UNESCO as “Intangible Cultural Heritage,” namely, Viennese café culture. ...
There’s so much to see in the Alps around Salzburg, from roaring rivers to snowy peaks, and plenty for outdoors enthusiasts, whatever the weather or season. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was ...
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