Museums & Palaces

MuseumsQuartier Where baroque stables have morphed into Europe’s finest modern museum quarter.

Vienna’s Hofburg Habsburg HQ for over 600 years and now host to phenomenal museums.

Schloss Belvedere Prince Eugene’s Viennese masterpiece, with sensational art collections.

Schloss Schönbrunn Vienna’s premier palace and gardens where the Habsburg story is told.

Schloss Eggenberg Graz’ magnificent Renaissance palace, with museums and gardens.

Festung Hohensalzburg Salzburg’s mighty 900-year-old fortress, complete with torture chamber.

Salzburg's Residenzplatz Opulence coupled with European grand masters.

Hiking

Pinzgauer Spaziergang An alpine walk affording mesmerising views of the snowcapped Hohe Tauern National Park and Kitzbühel Alps.

Ranger Walks Back-to-nature guided walks in Hohe Tauern with clued-up rangers – from glacier trekking to wildlife spotting.

Zillertal Circuit A classic alpine day hike starting at a jewel-coloured reservoir and offering fantastic views of the Zillertal Alps.

Radsattel Circuit One of Vorarlberg’s most spectacular hikes, through valleys and high into the realms of glaciers and 3000m mountains.

Contemporary Eating & Drinking

Café Drechsler Classic goulash in an ultra-cool coffee house with DJs.

Der Steirer Nouveau Styrian cuisine – wine and the art of goulash.

Supersense Retro rocks at this born-again cafe, mixing coffee, vinyl and cult Polaroid cameras.

Burgenland wines Intimate, small-scale wine producers attracting global recognition.

South Styrian wine roads Cracking white wines with creative food to boot.

Viennese Beisln & Heurigen Seek out new-wave wine taverns and neo-Beisln with a modern spin.

Winter Sports

Major resorts Downhill skiing and snowboarding in Kitzbühel, St Anton am Arlberg and Mayrhofen.

Schladming Alpine skiing on pistes and on a glacier, plus gripping spectator events.

Epic descents Streif in Kitzbühel, Run of Fame in St Anton and Harakiri in Mayrhofen will test your mettle.

Après-ski Never hotter than in St Anton and Ischgl.

Low key Snowshoeing, sledding and cross-country skiing in Seefeld, even for nonskiers.

Lookouts & High Rides

Dachstein Eispalast and Skywalk Dangle precariously at the vertical rock face before reaching the viewing platform at the top.

Hintertuxer Gletscher A cable-car ride to the glacier with views to die for.

Riesenrad Vienna’s iconic Ferris wheel combines a great ride with fantastic city views.

Festung Hohensalzburg Views over the spires, domes and rooftops of Salzburg.

Edelweiss Spitze On the Grossglockner Road; 360-degree views of more than 30 peaks over 3000m.

Balthazar im Rudolfsturm Fantastic views over the Hallstätter See and a great place to sip on a long drink.

Mountain Biking & Cycling

Danube Valley cycle path Pedal from the German border via the vine-clad Wachau and Vienna to Slovakia.

Schladming With 900km of bike trails and some challenging mountain-bike runs.

Bodensee Radweg Highly scenic trail looping around Lake Constance.

Tauernradweg A 310km monster of mountain landscapes in Hohe Tauern National Park.

Dachstein Tour Fab three-day mountain-bike trail.

Nordkette Singletrail Innsbruck’s tough trail, one of the most exhilarating downhill rides in the country.