Category: Austria

Top 5 villas for practising wellness

Top 5 villas for practising wellness

For most people, every day life can be stressful. A holiday should be about relaxing and reconnecting with yourself. Wellness holidays are on the rise, but what better way to unwind than in your own private villa with no one to interrupt you? Sungai Bali’s Villa Sungai is a five star traditional village escape, and […]

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8 of the best gourmet restaurants in the Alps

Summer season is perfect to explore the Alps: Whether you like hiking, biking, sightseeing or relaxing, there’s something for everyone. All activities have one thing in common: you will eventually get hungry. Now, a considerable part of restaurants in the Alps have an unexciting and monotonous menu that is not really worth the stay. To […]

The most stunning Austrian castle hotels for a night out from Vienna

The most stunning Austrian castle hotels for a night out from Vienna

While cultural tourism is booming in Vienna Austria the quaint castle hotels in its lush green surroundings have largely gone unnoticed. At a maximum an hour and a half’s drive from Wien history, luxury and nature enthusiasts will find a welcome break from their city break. Here are the top 6 Medieval and Renaissance Austrian […]

Wine Experiences Vienna: Loisium Wine World

5 of the most rewarding wine experiences in and around Vienna

Unlike orange juice wine connects Austrian travellers with typical places, people and things to enjoy. Knocking back a glass of Grüner Veltliner in a vineyard is only one of them. Learn more about 5 of the most rewarding wine experiences in Austria’s capital Vienna and surroundings. Wine biking in the Danube Valley of Wachau Almost since the Romans left their vines […]

7 great reasons to visit central Europe

7 great reasons to visit central Europe

Central Europe might not conjure images of luxury when you’re planning the perfect holiday, but that’s an outdated perception that means only those in-the-know are taking advantage of this vibrant region’s best options. From admiring opulent architecture to pampering yourself at mountainside spas, Central Europe offers more than enough options for luxury travel. Here are […]

Elegant evenings in Vienna: Fete Imperiale

5 of the most elegant evenings in Vienna

If you can’t spruce yourself up in Vienna, where else could you? While Austria’s capital boasts tons of old-world-glamour, the idea of true elegance often stops at the individual. Consequently, a few less savvy visitors stick out in elegant evening wear among a crowd of casual locals attending a concert or opera. Here are five occasions your […]

The 6 most relaxing spa retreats in the Alps

The 6 most relaxing spa retreats in the Alps

In today’s fast and ever-changing world, finding some time to relax is key. If you are looking to recharge your batteries and regain inner peace, the next step is figuring out the best place to go. For myself, I can’t imagine something more relaxing than enjoying the features of a high-class spa. In this article, […]

Austrian Danube: Schloss Muehldorf

The Austrian Danube’s 7 most charming hotels

It has been mostly bikers and river cruisers who explored the Austrian Danube, if only en passant. However, once you figure out where to stay, take back a few gears to connect more deeply with history, culture – and wine – of Austria’s Danube valleys. Feldkirchen an der Donau: Hotel Schloss Mühldorf A beacon of history and […]

The most beautiful mountain passes in the Alps

The most beautiful mountain passes in the Alps

Spring slowly but surely returns to the northern hemisphere. The sun shines brightly and pushes us out of our homes. The obvious conclusion: we want to drive in a convertible! But which mountain road and which cars are ideally suited? Find it out here. No area is better suited to cross a mountain pass than […]

Austrian Cakes: Patisserie Demel

9 of the best Austrian cakes… and where to eat them

Real luxury food in Austria comes in the form of dessert. Torten have outruled  Habsburg Emperors, calorie counters and health gurus. Here are nine of the most powerful Austrian cakes, along with the best Viennese patisseries that serve them. Sacher torte Simple ingredients, delicate manufacturing:  Vienna’s signature cake by Hotel Sacher is a chocolate sponge with a […]

Top 5 venues in Vienna for classical music connoisseurs

Top 5 venues in Vienna for classical music connoisseurs

Every day, Austria’s capital Vienna stages one to three dozen classical music events. Many of them take place in luxurious spots but not all of them offer a luxury experience. Here are Wien’s top five classical venues for music connoisseurs. Wiener Musikverein The home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is the epicenter of classical music. […]

Vienna Neighbourhood: Otto Wagner House Koestlergasse

5 Vienna neighbourhoods with rare gems

Most Vienna travellers don’t afford the luxury of going beyond its main attractions: Inner city, Ringstrasse, Schonbrunn Palace, and key museums and coffeehouses. They will never know the neighbourhood gems hiding in the ‘world’s most livable city’ (Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Rankings). If you go on a Vienna neighbourhoods walk  you can find charming places few travellers […]

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5 of the best ski resorts for corporate ski trips

In my 12 years working in skiing, I’ve been asked many times which are the best ski resorts for a corporate ski trip. Of course, it depends on the age range of your group, ski ability, budget and how much time you can spare. However, I’ve organised hundreds of corporate ski trips over the years […]

10 fabulous Alpine luxury ski resorts you can visit by train

10 fabulous Alpine luxury ski resorts you can visit by train

If someone ever invents a teleport machine, it’s going to be an instant hit with skiers. As you might well know, even when you fly, what looks like a short hop on paper can take the best part of a day – once you factor in tedious queuing and airport transfers. It might come as […]

5 best ski resorts in Europe

5 best ski resorts in Europe

Whether you live in or outside of Europe, finding a ski resort that suits you can be overwhelming. Perhaps you want guaranteed snow, decent variety of accommodation and chalets, or getting the right mix of skiing, relaxation and partying. Is it family-friendly, are the pistes challenging or for beginners? Well, we’ve put together our top […]

5 of the most idyllic lakeside holiday destinations in Europe

5 of the most idyllic lakeside holiday destinations in Europe

Idyllic scenery, invigorating mountain air and refreshing pure melt waters are just a sample of what awaits those who choose a lakeside holiday. Whether you come to trek among the snow-capped peaks that ring these glorious lakes, cycle the lanes that wind along the roots of the mountain or recline on a vintage ferry, there […]

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