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Austria's summertime attractions can be found from one end of its map to the other. In cities, towns, and mountain villages, across Austria, summer brings with it a sense of renewal, not only with nature in its fullest bloom, but also in collective spirit. We hope you enjoy this special glimpse into summertime in Austria, and that it will perhaps inspire you to come and share some of your holidays with us. Prepare to be enchanted.
 
Looking for new and unforgettable experiences in Austria? Look no further: we have created a series of videos to introduce Austria's cities and sights to you. Take a road trip with Kelly and Justin - our team from the US - and explore Austria. Visit Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck and of course Vienna or take a trip to Burgenland's countryside. We hope you enjoy this special glimpse into Austria, and that it will perhaps inspire you to visit. Join Kelly and Justin and explore the unique side of Au ...
 
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Ludwig Holzer is the head of wine exports at Winzer Krems, a unique wine production business, with over 1000 members who contribute to the production. The grapes are combined to create outstanding wine at the Winzer Krems' winery: Sandgrube 13. In our podcast he explains "Winzer Krems" and also reminisces about the largest festival for traditional …
 
Come see a new trend in wine production in action at Fred Loimer's winery in the beautiful Kamptal region of Lower Austria, about 1 1/2 hours away from Vienna. What is it that sets Fred's highly successful wines apart from others? He relies on a different approach, one that is both traditional and yet revolutionary: Fred chooses to grow his grapes …
 
For the ultimate Alpine experience, head to Innsbruck, which is located right in the heart of the Alps. The mountain sports destination is also a great place for shopping, culinary experiences and history buffs will love the medieval city center. Great modern architecture, such as the Bergisel Ski Jump by Zaha Hadid adds magnificent contrasts.…
 
Willi Klinger is the Head of Austrian Wine Marketing and was born as the son of Viennese restaurateurs. So aside from his vast knowledge on everything concerning Austrian wine, Willi's wisdom of the country's cuisine is similarly extensive. He tells us about what foods you shouldn't miss on your trip to Vienna and shares some of the secrets of the …
 
What happens when you combine wonderful wines with live music, nature, fashion shows, and fantastic food? You get the Carnuntum Experience! Wine expert and co-organizer Dorli Muhr gives us the low-down about this two-week long festival in Lower Austria that is sure to be fun for the entire family.By Austrian National Tourist Office
 
You love airplanes, cars, art, food and a heavy dose of architecture? Then Hangar-7 in Salzburg is your place of pilgrimage. Founded by Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder and CEO of the Red Bull energy drink empire, Hangar-7 houses a stunning collection of historic aircraft and helicopters. Much of the fascination of Hangar-7 lies in its architecture.…
 
Have fun touring the truly unique water trick fountains at Salzburg's Hellbrunn Palace. This lovely example of Mannerist architecture is the only surviving example of the water fun parks that were a popular amusement and status symbol among the Italian aristocracy. Its first owner, the Archbishop Marcus Sittikus had a faible for delighting his many…
 
The Burgenland is Austria's most easterly state. It used to belong to Hungary, but became a part of Austria in 1921, which makes it the most recent addition to Austrian states. The result is a region so multicultural and diverse, perfect for travelers with a free spirit, as Christian Zechmeister, Marketing Director of the Burgenland, explains in ou…
 
Rainer Christ is the proud owner of Weingut Christ, a winery that effectively combines ancient family tradition with modernity. For more than four centuries Rainer's family has produced wine in Austria. Today, Rainer is one of the most successful winemakers in the country and a member of WIENWEIN, a group of four Viennese winemakers, whose goal is …
 
Visit the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, one of the most beautiful Baroque palaces in Austria. It presents a fascinating picture of the resplendent life once lived at the court of the Princes Esterhazy. The palace's most famous room is the Haydn Hall named after the family court composer Joseph Haydn. Today, the palace hosts outstanding exhibition…
 
There's much more to Zell am See-Kaprun than the gorgeous lake and pretty town. Take the cable car up to Gipfelwelt 3000 (and beyond), to the Hohe Tauern National Park, and you're in for a real treat - as Matt finds out. National Park ranger Andrea gives him an insights into the mystic world inside the mountain. A highlight of the tour is the visit…
 
Austria is not all 'chocolate box' huts you know. As Matt Carroll finds out, if you head to Lech-Zürs and the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg you'll find a curious blend of traditional Austrian architecture and cutting edge contemporary art. Matt is exploring a stroll into the mountains to check out 'Horizon Field' - the stunning contemporary art proje…
 
In a world where we're constantly bombarded by bleeping mobile phones, urgent emails and never-ending deadlines, it's good to know that there’s a place like Alpbachtal - just a few hours from home. Travel journalist Matt Carroll heads to the beautiful Alpbach valley - a refreshing antidote to modern life stress - where life is relaxed, traditional …
 
Austria's Burgenland province is unique in that it combines beautiful landscapes and nature reserves, vineyards that have been family owned for generations and yield some of Austria's best wines, as well as unrivaled classical music festivals inspired by Joseph Haydn and Franz Liszt.By Austrian National Tourist Office
 
If you're looking for a dose of culture - both classical and cutting edge - then the region of Lake Constance in Vorarlberg - or Bodensee in Vorarlberg like the Austrian's call it - is the place to get it. The exciting region is home to a variety of renowned music festivals throughout the summer. Matt hires a bike for a cruise round the city, to fi…
 
If you're the kind of person who shudders at the prospect of 'doing' exercise - and you believe that keeping fit should come naturally - then you will love the Montafon in Vorarlberg. As Matt finds out, being fit here is part of everyday life - just another way to enjoy the amazing landscape. Whatever you're into (Hiking, mountain biking or somethi…
 
Contrary to what you might read in the newspapers, kids do still love to play outdoors. If you need proof of this then come to Saalbach-Hinterglemm - a giant outdoor adventure park where kids of all ages get to let off steam. Matt Carroll takes a trip around the high rope course, a stroll across the 'Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps' - and even tries…
 
For food, history and culture, you can't beat the Austrian cities of Graz, Innsbruck and Salzburg - as travel writer Matt Carroll finds out. In Graz he meets 'slow food' pioneer Andi, who takes him shopping; in Salzburg he soaks up some culture at a classical concert; and in Innsbruck a local guide walks him through the ancient streets. Three diffe…
 
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