Wine Regions in Austria

Wine Regions in Austria

Wine-growing areas in Austria includes the Lower Austria or also known as Niederösterreich, Styria and Burgenland. On the bottle labels, you can normally see the ratings from certified quality wine, to table wine and wine of quality. The three key words are: Tafelwein for table wine, Qualitätswein for wine of quality, and Prädikatswein for "certified" quality wine. As for the Lower Austria Wine Region, it has less rain, so you can find Wachau with its primary wine Riesling, Grüner Veltli... [ read more ]

Free Things to do in Austria for June

Free Things to do in Austria for June

There are many things you can do for free in Austria. You can enter markets, churches, gardens, galleries and parks seeing those beautiful art, architecture and history other than shopping. If you are traveling to Austria with young children below six years old, they can take any public transportation at no charges. One tip is, when you are traveling with children, always ask for special reductions. Many Austrian cities allows free transportation for children up to 15 years old and maximum o... [ read more ]

Wallersee & Obertrumer See

Wallersee & Obertrumer See

In the town of Salzburg-Umgebung, a place called Seekirchen is one of the oldest Austrian settlement which is still existing today. Five thousand years ago, the early inhabitants of about ten thousand settled down here. In vicinity to Seekirchen is the largest lake in Salzburg Lake District. Its name is Wallersee with an area of six square kilometers. Wallern are catfish, but it does not mean it is catfish or anything related. It was called Wallersee for ‘Walchen’ means stranger in the c... [ read more ]

Best of Austrian Beers

Best of Austrian Beers

Usually you can buy from 0.2 litre, 0.3 liter or 0.5 litre for beers in Austria. Although the most popular is the pale lager, you can also find the naturally cloudy as well as wheat beer. Bock beer are available on Easter holidays or even Christmas time. To start finding the best Austrian beer, one may start tasting the Brauhaus Nussdorf. You can try it in Vienna, but it is originally brewed in Nussdorf, top-fermented. If you like a smokey flavour in the beer, you can get the Old Whisky Bier... [ read more ]

What are Special in Austria?

What are Special in Austria?

First, Wattens in Tyrol Austria. Daniel Swarovski was originally from Bohemia which is now known as Czech Republic. His father was a glass cutter and thus he learned the Art of glass cutting from him. The electric cutting machine patented by him has led him to his fame today. Mainly he is in the crystal glass production, however, he took advantage of hydroelectricity locally thereby producing energy-intensive grinding processes. His business is more than crystal glass sculptures, as they are... [ read more ]

Social Lubricant of Austria, Coffee

Social Lubricant of Austria, Coffee

The famous Kaffeehaus and in particular in Austria, there are the traditional ones that ought to be mentioned. Austrian coffee drinking culture is known to even have a bygone era. That period of time was a time when bohemians, artists, army officers and politicians get together. Besides over philosophical topics, the conversation, or no conversation but over a chess game, even just reading silently at a corner, this engagement is for the intellectuals while taking one small sip at a time, th... [ read more ]

Regional Cuisines and Drinks of Austria

Regional Cuisines and Drinks of Austria

When you are traveling in Austria, you should also soak into their culture by tasting the Austrian dishes. Grouped into eight different regions, from Lower Austria, Burgenland, Styria, Carinthia, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tyrol to Vorarlberg. Do not be limited to just try the most popular Viennese cuisine such as Kaiserschmarrn or the dumpling stuffed with an apricot called the Marillenknodel. There are also many special sweets to discover. Regions in Austria Vorarlberg is different from th... [ read more ]

Linz and Salzkammergut

Linz and Salzkammergut

Other than the fabled road 'Grossglockner', Linz is the other place to see in Austria. Almost all the guide books will tell you to see Vienna's major sights such as the St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Schonbrunn Palace, the Hofburg, the Kunsthistorisches, the Museums Quartier Complex, the Leopold Museum, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Belvedere Palance and the suburb of Grinzing, including this one. However, we are introducing a little different route to see Austria, that is to see Linz. If you take th... [ read more ]

Adventure in Austria

Adventure in Austria

It is really easy to get up close to the nature when you are in Austria. It is also a wonderful way to get to know the beautiful traditions of Austria when you choose Austria as your travel destination. There are varied landscapes and many different choices of places to choose from. Some activities includes walking through the Austrian Alps and biking along the majestic Austrian rivers. Whenever you want, you can always stop to go to the historic city centers or choose to attend the cultural e... [ read more ]

Austrian Cuisine: The Cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Austrian Cuisine: The Cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

The cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is better known as the Austrian Cuisine. Those native regional traditional foods influenced by the Czech, Jewish, Italian as well as the Hungarians have its preparation methods borrowed. A good example is the Goulash. Whether you are planning a trip to Austria or you are already in Austria, you are recommended to try these about to be mentioned delectable Austrian specialities.     Selchfleisch For Sauerkraut Lovers The fir... [ read more ]