For a long time, Vienna was a major world capital. What a pleasure it is to walk along its avenues in the early morning and smell the daybreak coffee as the shops begin to open. Vienna has it all: buildings with character, wonderful parks, amazing pastry shops and magnificent concert venues such as the prestigious Musikverein. In less than an hour’s journey by car or train from the Imperial Palace, you can discover vineyards producing terrific sweet wines, lakes for mid-winter iceskating and castles filled with music. This route leads you into landscapes of such beauty that they have been listed by UNESCO. A route leading all the way down to the beautiful “Blue Danube”…
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Restaurant and hotel in the country. On crossing the threshold of Taubenkobel, you will be welcomed by the owners, the Eselböck family, in the unique atmosphere of this cosmopolitan haven in a Burgenland village. This charming 19th century vintner’s house is dedicated to well-being, the appreciation of art and love of the surrounding nature of the Pannonian lowlands. The remarkable cuisine of Chef Alain Weissgerber will enchant your palate. Created in 1984, the former farm hosts not only one of the best culinary addresses but is also a romantic hotel, a grocery store in the middle of a beautiful garden that will seduce you. ... Learn moreless
Produced next to Lake Neusiedl, the Kracher House's wines benefit from a continental climate and a particularly favorable soil. With its great sweet wines, the vineyard feels like an Austrian Château d’Yquem! Alois Kracher, who passed away in 2007, was awarded the title of “Winemaker of the Year" by...Read More less
Three or four times each winter without fail, the people of Vienna head for Lake Neusiedl. Families come and slide on the big frozen lake, feeling great that they are able to take advantage of winter in this way. Everyone enjoys the cafe terraces between two arabesques. Anyone can skate: children, dogs,...Read More less
Esterhazy Castle is one of the jewels of the city of Eisenstadt. The princes of the same name had it built in the second half of the 17th century. It was within these walls that the famous composer Joseph Haydn, who was the choirmaster to the Court of Esterhazy, presented many of his compositions. Every...Read More less
It was a defining episode in Austrian history: January 30, 1889, Archduke Rudolph, the son of Emperor Franz Joseph the 1st of Austria and Empress Elizabeth (the famous Sissi), the heir to the crown, was found dead along with his young mistress in the Mayerling hunting lodge. Known to all Austrians as...Read More less
Prior to taking the name of Baden, this charming little town was called Aquae in ancient times. Located close to Vienna, many personalities from the nobility used to come and bathe in its springs. Queen Béatrice of Hungary used to bath here to fight against sterility and Emperor Franz 1st and Beethoven...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. The majestic 19th-century facade of The Amauris stands proudly on the main boulevard of the Ringstrasse, encapsulating all of the charm of Vienna’s historical centre. A stone’s throw away from the opera and just 150 metres from the Musikverein, in the bustling heart of the city, The Amauris is both an elegant and contemporary treasure, combining the old with the new throughout its interior. The beautiful original elevator provides access to the well-appointed rooms and suites from which you can gaze upon the cheerful procession of red and white tramways. The hotel’s crown jewel, the Opera suite, features a balcony with an exclusive view of the famous state opera. In the evening, the gourmet restaurant, Glasswing, offers a perfect mix of innovation and tradition in which only the best products are used; be it those from the region or the sea, the main focus is always on delivering the highest of quality. ... Learn moreless
On the edge of Vienna’s historic centre, Amador restaurant is a universe of surprises. From the outside, who would suspect a hidden vaulted cellar lined with rows of red brick? But it is indeed here, where Juan Amador, a German–Spanish chef with two Michelin stars, has created Vienna’s most avant-garde...Read More less
Located on Bognergasse 5, this institution first opened its doors in 1618. What started out as a simple store selling exotic produce and spices has become a must in the city. People come here and meet with friends or family in a very "Viennese" atmosphere. Astonishing waiters in tailcoats oversee proceedings...Read More less
This is one of the finest concert halls ever invented and is known to all classical music lovers. The Vienna Musikverein was officially opened in 1870 and its New Year's Concert is always followed by hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide. Tickets here are both rare and expensive. Finding a seat there...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a village. In the heart of the Wagram wine-growing region, the village of Feuersbrunn is the place to enjoy Austrian “art de vivre”, and is also the home of the Mörwald family. Mörwald Gourmet “Toni M.” will delight food lovers with a classical haute cuisine enlivened by the chef ’s modern touch: Toni Mörwald likes to tease the best out of the finest regional ingredients to create a surprise with dishes such as Medallion of Poached Wild Samlet. This fusion style is reflected in the contemporary decor of the restaurant as well as in the beautiful design of MÖRWALD Hotel am Wagram where guests can take some time to broaden their knowledge of wine culture or visit the area. ... Learn moreless
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Hotel and restaurant on a big river. A table dressed under the trees and, as a backdrop, breath-taking landscapes: Schloss Dürnstein promises unforgettable dinners on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Danube. You are in Lower Austria, in the charming Wachau valley, listed as world heritage. The forested slopes along the river are marked by orchards, small villages, vineyards, monasteries and castles. This 17th century castle has a splendid décor as well as a sauna, hammam and pools. Should your thoughts turn to a waltz melody, then it will probably be the masterpiece by Johann Strauss, On the Beautiful Blue Danube. The title could not be more fitting. ... Learn moreless
An incredible music festival has been held under the windows of Grafenegg Castle in recent years. This event brings thousands of spectators and the most prestigious orchestras in the world together (the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, etc.). It is said that...Read More less
This is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Austria: you can walk between castles and monasteries, vineyards and rivers in this Danube valley. From Krems to Melk, you can explore paths leading to the mountains. You can eat the best apricots in the country and the area also produces great wines. It...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.