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  • A fresh view of art

    The only thing you won’t find in Austria’svast array of museums is monotony.Here is anoverview of theactive and diverseart scene in a country that has something for every taste.

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  • Music to your ears

    All over the world Austria enjoys a reputation as the “land of music”. The classical tradition has always been carefully cultivated here–and it still lives on today.

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  • Off the Beat Track

    Rural Austria was the birthplace of the country’s oldest folklore and of the traditional costumes so subtly differentiated that they declared which village the wearer came from....

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  • All that jazz

    In dim nightclubs, on classical concert stages or at open-air events: there are countless variations on the theme of “jazz in Austria”.

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  • Gustav Mahler: His Work

    Gustav Mahler’s work is characterised by the tension between this world and the afterworld, between the earthly-natural and the spiritual-supernatural worlds.

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  • Mahler’s Wife: Alma Mahler-...

    Alma Mahler-Werfel is one of the most fascinating as well as one the most controversial women of the 20th century. Her biography reads like a who’s who of intellectual life from...

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  • Between Tradition and Avant...

    For more than 600 years Austria was part of the Hapsburg dynasty, whose territory was eight times the size of the country today. The cities of Vienna, Graz and Salzburg exerted ...

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  • Magical Advent In Salzburge...

    At Christmastime, the winter-and ski paradise of SalzburgerLand inspires a contemplative journey of discovery through its traditions and customs—from the golden city’s Old Town ...

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  • Everything is architecture!

    Only very few metropolises can boast a cityscape as intact as Vienna’s – which represents a special challenge for new architecture, since it unavoidably enters into a dialogue w...

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  • Non-picturesque Building

    For several decades now Tirol’s neighbours in Vorarlberg have been demonstrating how appealing unfussy architecture can be. The Tiroleans have now caught the building fever. Giv...

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  • Plain Postmodernity

    In 1967 Austrian architect Hans Hollein published his creed under the title: “Everything Is Architecture”: architecture, he wrote, is no longer perceived as a separate art form ...

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  • Festivals for all the Senses

    Austria lies in the very heart of Europe. The diversity of the country’s landscape and culture create a one-of-a-kind festival environment.

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  • Perpetual motion

    Austria’s cultural landscape is characterised by countless festivals, devoted to nearly every artistic discipline one could think of: dance, music, film, the visual arts, theatr...

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  • Colourful and diverse

    Year for year hundreds of thousands of fans converge at Austria’s music festivals. International artists of all genres appear at open-air events both large and small.

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  • By Hand – with loving care

    Crafts in Austria have a very long tradition. Some of the workshops have become global players and others still operate as they did 300 hundred years ago. We have visited a few ...

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  • Viennese best form

    Jugendstil’s grandchildren are remaking today’s international design scene. With humour, charm, and exciting intellectual concepts Vienna’sdesign scene is in the passing lane. H...

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  • Timelessly modern almost si...

    The celebrated Thonet chairs were invented in Austria, and 100 years ago the capital city’s Wiener Werkstätte designed fabrics and furniture that still remain timeless. Today Vi...

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  • Fashion from Austria

    Austria’s innovative fashion scene is also making its mark abroad. More and more young fashion designers–first and foremost in Vienna–are slipping into the international limelight.

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