Category: Austria

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 Gr?ner 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Central Europe might not conjure images of luxury when you?re planning the perfect holiday, but that?s an outdated perception that means only those in-the-know are taking advantage of this vibrant region?s best options.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 M?hldorf 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 […]

Lights... camera... action! 10 film locations you must visit

Lights… camera… action! 10 film locations you must visit

?Lights, camera, action…!? And you should definitely have your camera ready for these amazing breath taking film locations. So many times I have watched some fabulous films and been inspired by the backdrop, wishing I could be transported there or indeed know where they are in order to get my itinerary arranged and tickets booked […]

5 of the best swimming pools in the Alps

5 of the best swimming pools in the Alps

Even a few years ago a list of the best swimming pools in the Alps would be a struggle to put together. In some resorts, you?d be restricted to a 10m swimming pool in the only five-star hotel in town. Or if there was a public pool, then was probably built 30 years ago and […]

4 reasons to choose a reverse ski weekend

4 reasons to choose a reverse ski weekend

Taking a ?reverse ski weekend? is a great way to enjoy some of the most luxurious hotels, chalets and activities in ski resorts at a more affordable price. A reverse ski weekend is different from a ?regular? ski weekend because instead of travelling on the usual days – out on a Thursday and back on […]

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