Austria is all about culture. From Klimt to Mozart, this small country is packed with beauty and culture. With its sunny valleys, alpine meadows, sky-high mountains and crystal clear lakes, Austria is truly a magical destination all year round.
The city of Vienna has been one of the most important European cities in history. This elegant city was the former imperial capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and it is rich in history, architecture, art, music, food, and wine, schnitzel, opera, art, coffee shops, and also Freud, Mozart, and the Habsburgs are some of the things that spring to mind when you think about Vienna.
All this, and more, can be found by visiting Austria’s capital city. What makes Vienna such an excellent vacation spot is its beautiful Baroque buildings, immaculate streets, delicious food, and lots to do both indoors and outdoors.
Hotel Sacher Wien
One of the most important aspects of planning your trip is where to stay in Vienna. It affects not only the character of your vacation but also how much of the city you will experience. One of the top suggestions is Hotel Sacher Wien, which occupies a wonderful location directly across from the Vienna State Opera, right in the heart of Vienna. All city attractions can be easily reached by foot.
Since its opening in 1876, Hotel Sacher Wien has its own special place in Austria’s cultural history. It has been a meeting place for both artists such as Gustav Klimt and grand personalities such as Queen Elizabeth II. Guests of the hotel value it especially for its luxurious suites, rich decoration, and old world elegance.
Salzburg is the 4th largest city of Austria, and also known as “Stage of the World”. First and foremost, it is a musical city, and the birthplace of Mozart. The city hosts every year thousands of cultural events, including the internationally renowned Salzburg Festival.
Salzburg is a city full of charm, with its beautifully preserved old baroque town center, and its unmissable museums and sights, such as the Mozart’s Geburtshaus. The city is built with the typical style of the Habsburg and their distinct atmosphere. Those who love outdoor activities will be pleased to know that the city is surrounded with fabulous lakes and mountains.
Bristol Salzburg is a 5 star family run hotel, which is strategically situated in Salzburg Old Town, thereby allowing you easy access to the city’s most famous sights, such as the famous Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, Mirabell Palace and the Festival Houses.
With its elegant rooms, sublime crystal chandeliers, and exquisite paintings, Hotel Bristol Salzburg is the best place in town to relax after the day’s excitement. Inside the hotel there is also an award-winning restaurant which serves its guests with both international and Austrian specialties. The hotel’s Lounge hosts regular piano evenings, giving you the opportunity to experience first hand Salzburg musical inheritance.
Mozart Dinner Concert
Mozart Dinner Concert is a restaurant unlike any other. By visiting the restaurant, you will be taken back to Mozart’s time. What it offers it guests is the unique opportunity to combine a historical menu along with the music of Mozart, both in the same evening.
The Baroque Hall is lit with candles, the dinner based on recipes of 1790, and you will listen to a concert with musicians, all dressed in authentic Rokoko costumes. You will be able to listen to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his most famous operas, such as “Don Giovanni” “The Marriage of Figaro“and “The Magic Flute”.
You can have a candlelight dinner anywhere – but only at the Mozart Dinner Concert will you completely immerse yourself in Mozart’s world!
Alpbach is one of Austria’s most beautiful villages. It has its own unique architectural style, and there are strict building regulations still in place which ensure that the resort continues to develop in the traditional style.
Being located in a valley at the foot of Mt. Gratlspitz, it offers beautiful outdoor sights, panoramic views, and fresh mountain air. Alpbach is frequently described as a place you must visit at least once for your winter holiday. It is a well know winter resort, and offers a wide range of opportunities for winter sports, such as skiing and winter hiking. It is perfect for families or for those just searching for a charming, quiet winter getaway.
Alpbacherhof Hotel is the ideal family-friendly hotel for those who are looking for a quiet location and a relaxing getaway. Located in the in the middle of the Alpbach Valley, Alpbacherhof Hotel offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, combines with a wide range of hotel amenities, such as a concierge, room service, newspapers, free breakfast and free parking. Best of all, there is a practice slope for beginners is only a short walk from the hotel, and there are organized guided walks, winter walks and snow shoe walks.
The kitchen staff of the hotel’s restaurant loves to be creative, so you can enjoy a wide range of fine dishes and refined wines. The quality of the food is highly recommended. And in the evenings you can enjoy a cocktail or schnapps at the bar.
The historic town of Rattenberg is only 10 km away, and in the surrounding area there is a wide variety of sports and leisure options to choose from. Not only that, but by booking a room in the hotel, all guests automatically receive the Alpbachtal Card free of charge. This card provides you many free benefits in the region, such as free admission to all swimming lakes and free use of buses and cable cars in the surrounding area.