Top things to do in Lower Austria & Burgenland

Top Choice Abbey in Melk

Stift Melk

Of the many abbeys in Austria, Stift Melk is the most famous. Possibly Lower Austria's finest, the monastery church dominates the complex with its twin spires and high octagonal dome. The interior is baroque gone ba…
Top Choice Palace in Eisenstadt

Schloss Esterházy

Schloss Esterházy, a giant, ochre castle-palace that dominates Esterházyplatz, is by far Eisenstadt’s most compelling attraction. Dating from the 14th century, the Schloss received a baroque makeover and a later one…
Top Choice Winery in Rust

Gut Drauf at Gut Oggau

It's worth planning ahead to visit this wonderful cellar door, a few kilometres north of Rust, in the hamlet of Oggau. Young winemakers Eduard Tscheppe and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck create highly individual, biody…
Top Choice Austrian in Krems an der Donau

Zum Kaiser von Österreich

The 'Emperor of Austria' is one of Krems' most well-loved upmarket restaurants. Interiors recall a hunting lodge, which sets the scene for menus built around the region's bounty of game, from deer to pheasant to rab…
Top Choice Gallery in Krems an der Donau

Landesgalerie NÖ

From one side it looks like a squashed cube, from the other as though it's about to topple over – welcome to the latest addition to Krems' Kunstmeile: a bold, 21st-century statement in grey aluminium tiles that loom…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Eisenstadt

Selektion Vinothek Burgenland

Occupying one of the erstwhile, columned gatehouses of Schloss Esterházy, with a summer terrace that has a fabulous outlook across to its buttercup yellow loveliness, this wine emporium is a very pleasurable way to …
Top Choice Austrian in Dürnstein

Restaurant Loibnerhof

Situated 1.5km east of Dürnstein’s centre, this traditional, family-run restaurant inside a Biedermeier, 400-year-old vaulted cellar serves up creative takes on Waldviertel cooking. In summer, there are tables out i…
Top Choice Gallery in Krems an der Donau

Forum Frohner

Part of Krems' Kunsthalle network, this contemporary white cube is named after the artist Adolf Frohner and is housed in the former Minorite monastery. It has an impressive calendar of conceptual work, both internat…
Top Choice Austrian in Podersdorf am See

Zur Dankbarkeit

This lovely old restaurant has been serving some of the best regional cooking around for over two decades. The inner garden, with its trees and country ambience, is the ideal spot to knock back some local wine.
Top Choice Museum in Baden bei Wien

Arnulf Rainer Museum

Located inside the former Frauenbad (Women’s Bathhouse) near the tram terminus, this interesting museum showcases the work of its namesake Arnulf Rainer, who was born in Baden in 1929. A recalcitrant art-school drop…