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AUSTRIA TRAVEL GUIDE

The city of Salzburg, Austria, is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


As with many European countries, size is not an issue. Austria may be small, but as a travel destination it's filled with sights and attractions. Just think of its picturesque Alpine vistas, quaint villages, world-class skiing and rich cultural heritage. From a cheese exploration in the Bregenzerwald to sampling apfelstrudel in Styria, and from a stay in a charming Pension to a romantic trek that leads through Salzburg and Vienna, the birthplace of Mozart and Schubert is a year-round traveler's delight.


GRAZ

Set-up for the Long Table of the Capital of Culinary Delights in Graz, Austria

A GOURMET AFFAIR
Long Table of the Capital of Culinary Delights
Known as the gastronomic mecca of Austria, Graz is a dream destination for food connoisseurs. The area is home to many vineyards, vegetable farms and gourmet restaurants, as well as popular annual events such as the Long Table of the Capital of Culinary Delights. During late summer in Graz's main square, guests are seated at elegant tables to enjoy a five-course meal created by local chefs and paired with regional wines. Live entertainment and the surrounding historic architecture make the feast all the more memorable.

Indulge in the flavors of Graz


VIENNA & NEARBY CITIES

Explore museums during your 72 hour stay in Vienna, Austria

72-HOUR VACATION
The Imperial Air of Vienna
Vienna oozes stately charm, with its grand façades, soaring gothic spires, Art Nouveau apartments and hefty Baroque and rococo palaces. But if you think the city is just a moving museum, you're in for a surprise, because there is also a happening nightlife, luxurious hotels and innovative cuisine.

Plan your itinerary with GAYOT's guide




A view of the Kunsthistorische and Naturhistorische Museums in Vienna, Austria

BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Exploring Vienna

Elegant Vienna is rich with history and musical culture. Business travelers will want to take time out to visit one of Vienna's Baroque palaces, attend the opera and sample Viennese cuisine — a distinctive blend of Bohemian, Hungarian, Polish, Italian, French and Jewish influences.

See what to do in Vienna when you're off the clock




A room at the LOISIUM Wine Spa in Langenlois, Austria

TOP 10 WINE SPAS
LOISIUM Hotel Wine & Spa Resort
The first Aveda destination spa, the LOISIUM is located just an hour from Vienna. It features 12 treatment rooms with regimens such as the Grape Elixir Body Peel and Grape Essence Hand and Nail Care.

Immerse in absolute relaxation



A Deluxe Room at Le Méridien Vienna Hotel

MAKE A RESERVATION
Hotels in Vienna
Planning a trip to the Imperial City? Make sure to go prepared by booking a room before you set foot in Vienna. Find the best lodgings with these hotel reviews, ratings and room photos.

Start searching for accommodations


KITZBÜHEL

A night of festivities is capped off with a stunning fireworks show on New Year's Eve in Kitzbühel, Austria

TOP NEW YEAR'S EVE DESTINATIONS
Party in the Austrian Alps
Combining skiing, singing and plenty of hot wine, Kitzbühel's New Year's celebration ranks among the world's best. While there is plenty to do around town, the highlight has to be the fireworks display — one of the biggest in the Alps.

Countdown to the New Year in Kitzbühel



Hotel Schloss Lebenberg in Kitzbühel, Austria, dates back to the 16th century

TOP 10 SKI RESORTS
Hotel Schloss Lebenberg
This 16th-century castle — also known as "Pearl of the Alps" — is ideally located at the foot of the slopes near the ski lifts, just a short shuttle ride to partaking in cross-country-, heli- and paraskiing.

Grab your gear and hit the snow



A Double Room Deluxe at the Grand Tirolia in Kitzbühel, Austria

STAYING IN
Hotels in Kitzbühel
Whether you came to Kitzbühel for the skiing, the casino or a bit of both, why not find a hotel that meets all of your needs? Review these hotel descriptions, ratings and room photos before making a reservation.

Book your stay in Kitzbühel


LECH-ZUERS

Lech-Zuers in the Austrian Alps offers world-class skiing

DESTINATION ARLBERG
Less is More When Skiing the Alps
Lech-Zuers in the Arlberg region of the Austrian Alps, one of the most exclusive Alpine winter sports resorts in the world, goes by the motto: "More space, more time."

Learn more about this skier's paradise



A guest room at the Kristiana Lech Hotel in Austria

TOP SKI RESORTS
Kristiana Lech Hotel
This resort offers super stylish, completely individually designed accommodations with access to a private ski teacher, a ski butler who will organize your day to a 'T,' and a ski nanny, who will take the kids sledding or entertain them by making a snowman all day.

See what else the hotel has to offer



A guest room at Hotel Goldener Berg in Oberlech am Arlberg, Austria

BOOK A ROOM
Hotels in Lech
After a long day of skiing the slopes, you'll want a warm place to retreat. Luckily, Lech boasts numerous hotels. Find your ideal accommodations with these hotel reviews, ratings and room photos.

Browse your options


SALZBURG

Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg, Austria

TOP HOT EUROPEAN HOTELS
Hotel Goldener Hirsch
A stone’s throw from Mozart’s original home, this former 15th-century inn boasts authentic Salzburg-style décor, while the restaurant serves traditional Austrian fare and a superb selection of the country’s wines.

Get details on the Salzburg hotel




Soprano Maria Agresta and pianist Julius Drake performing at the Salzburg Festival

MUSIC OF MOZART AND MORE
Salzburg Festival
Austria hosts the renowned "Salzburger Festspiele," showcasing classical music and opera with an emphasis on Mozart and Schumann. Renowned conductors, singers, actors and orchestras provide superb entertainment.

Enjoy a night at the concert



Hotel Schloss Mönchstein in Salzburg, Austria

WHERE TO STAY
Hotels in Salzburg
If you're coming for the festival or one of Salzburg's many other attractions, make sure to get the most out of your time. Review these hotel descriptions, ratings and room photos before booking a room.

Choose a hotel that suits you


SPAS

Bio und Wellness Hotel Stanglwirt, Thalasso, in Austria

DECADENT TREATS
Spas Throughout Austria
From "bio hotels" to luxury retreats, GAYOT's tested the top hotels and visited top retreats to find the best spas in Austria.

Rejuvenate at one of these spas in Austria

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