Few places exude elegance as effortlessly as Austria. This landlocked country in central Europe dishes up more spectacular baroque architecture and classical sights than you could possibly fit into one visit. Immerse yourself in Viennese culture with visits to some of their fine art institutions, from the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic Choir, to the magnificent Belvedere Palace exhibiting the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt.
Take in the scenery with a train ride from the pristine streets of Vienna to the soaring Austrian alps. You can even waltz in the footsteps of Maria Von Trapp, through Salzburg’s Mirabell Gardens and its idyllic city streets. Make sure you indulge in plenty of apfelstrudel (apple strudel) along the way.
Jan Jiracek von Arnim is Professor for Piano at the prestigious Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Here, he talks about the history of classical music in Vienna and where to go to find a star-studded performance Professor Jan Jiracek von Arnim is arguably one of the most influential concert pianists in the...Read more
Austria is Europe's most dynamic wine destination thanks to its diverse environment, organic practises and grape The Barossa Valley, Tuscany, Bordeaux, the Wachau Valley? Austria’s wine regions might not be household names just yet but Austria is punching far above its weight when it comes to producing top-notch wines...Read more
Crystal clear glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains and rolling Alpine hills, the Austrian countryside is as picture postcard perfect as a still from the Sound of Music Austria has no shortage of storybook countries, and if you're favourite genre is romance, you're in luck. From the lakes to the mountains to the hills,...Read more