Austria

  • 1 Austria prepares to celebrate the festive season with Christmas markets
    With 'Views to Kill', its no wonder the former Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore couldn't resist attending the opening of the Christmas market in Henndorf, Austria, with his wife Christina...

  • 2 Travel with a twist: the world's most unique hotels
    HELLO! Online has discovered some of the most incredible and original lodgings around the globe. If you want something truly unique from your next vacation, forget the typical bed &...

  • 3 Vienna Opera Ball: a once-in-a-lifetime event
    Protocol for the event is, of course, strict: women must wear floor-length evening gowns and men tuxedo and tails. Then scenery, dress and music all combine to ensure that, year...

  • 4 Ten top ski resorts around the world
    Baqueira Beret, Spain
The finest ski station in Spain boasts state-of-the-art ski lifts, more kilometres of piste than any other, and its strategic orientation pretty much guarantees good snow. This year...

  • 5 Salzburg pays tribute to her most famous son
    Salzburg is a musical city, and it has especially close ties to Mozart and his work. It was here, at number 9 in the Getreidegasse, that he was born on...

  • 6 Authentically urban
    So often, the most reasonable city-centre hotels are international chains with the same functional decor and the same anonymous utilitarian style in all their properties. Once you've gone up in...

  • 7 Travel highlights for 2012
    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to...

  • 8 Christmas carols and concerts in Vienna
    In Vienna, it's Advent rather than simply Christmas, that is celebrated with a pure magical passion. First there are all the little markets selling crafts and knick-knacks and home-baked goodies...

  • 9 Austrian castles and palaces
    Each of the castles and palaces dotted across Austria has its own particular story and its own particular points of interest. Whether it surveys the city below from atop a...

  • 10 A whole 'Liszt' of reasons to visit Budapest

    In reality, Budapest is two cities, Buda and Pest, divided by the Danube, the great river that has marked its history. Buda is the old medieval city on the hill...

  • 11 Austria and Hungary pay homage to Liszt
    October 22nd, 1811: music lovers will be well aware of the importance of the date. That's the day that saw the birth in Raiding, a small town in the east...

  • 12 Ski resorts with star quality
    Not all adventure films have a ski chase, but if there's going to be one, who would do it better than James Bond? In 1999, director Michael Apted chose Chamonix...

  • 13 Europe gets ready to greet 2011
    Forget the world recession and other worries. The night of December 31st is a time to dream; it's a time to focus on the positive and the world of possibilities...

  • 14 Vienna gets into the Christmas spirit
    At this time of year, there's nothing better than to mooch around the stalls of a traditional market, mulled wine in hand, picking out a few last minute gifts and...

  • 15 Spanish horses dance at the Viennese Palace
    Set on the banks of the Danube, the Hofburg Palace is not simply the most magnificent castle in Vienna, it's also a veritable box of delights. The documented seat of...

  • 16 A world of crystal in Tyrol
    Through the summer, until the end of October in the Hall-Wattens region of Austria, the Kristallwanderwochen - Tyrolean Crystal Hiking Weeks - offer a jewel of an opportunity for walkers...



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