Austria

Tips and Articles in Austria

With a focus on extended stays in port and in-depth shore excursions, river cruising has become one of the most popular ways to travel. And for the first time, the industry is going after multi-generational travel—with little ones. Adventures b...
I was sitting in an ornate dining room eating a breakfast out of the Hapsburg Empire: cheeses, meats, smoked fish, black bread with apricot jam—not a cereal bowl in sight. Chandeliers hung from the ceiling. Framed landscapes adorned the walls. Out...
See our slideshow of the World’s Best Secret Dining Clubs. “Look for the man learning How to Cook Everything. He will direct you to the location of the feast.” And so began a recent cloak-and-fork odyssey that ultimately led some 150 food lover...
Lay of the Land First District: Once the seat of the Hapsburgs, the core of imperial Vienna is now known for its pedestrian-only streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Second District: Cutting-edge shops and restaurants occupy this former immigran...
Pancake Bakery, Amsterdam: Bacon-, cheese-, or apple-topped pannenkoeken (larger and thinner than American flapjacks) are the items to order at this intimate canal-side space. 191 Prinsengracht. $$ Lauras Bakery, Copenhagen: In a land obsessed ...
Outside Vienna’s Upper Belvedere Palace, a Baroque steed rears in frozen delirium over a stall peddling teddy bears and toy Santas. Perhaps the marble Lipizzan is in a frenzy for a bite of Kartoffelpuffer, fried potato pancakes the size of the Aus...
Surely you’ve played this game: Are you a hotel person, or an inn person? My answer has always been firm: I am not an inn person. The homey rooms, the cheerful “And what did you do today?” every time you come through the door, the enthusiastic sh...
The Omnia, Zermatt, Switzerland Sitting above one of Europe’s most celebrated ski villages, the Omnia forms an angular wood-and-glass apex that echoes the Matterhorn just beyond. A Modernist take on mountainside log cabins, the hotel is the visio...
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Get more holiday travel inspiration. Midwinter dusk falls as gently as snow on the mountain village, its timbered buildings huddled beneath the towers of twin medieval churches. Shop windows spill their light onto snow-dusted sidewalks as I make ...
Get more holiday travel inspiration. You haven’t experienced Christmas lights until you’ve seen nearly four miles of them artfully hung in patterns dictated by Tiffany’s head designer in Copenhagen’s famed historic amusement park, Tivoli Gardens—...
The thing about a good boat, once you’re on it, ensconced in your perfect soundproof stateroom, walls alternating between pristine white lacquer panels and unvarnished light-colored wood, is that you don’t care where it takes you. If I am not care...
You take an elevator up 60 feet and step out into your room, which is decked out with Eames chairs and plasma TV’s and has a panoramic view out over Holland’s Wadden Sea. Sure, the luxuriously appointed room has a touch-screen lighting system, a s...
Cleopatra was not the first to use valerian, a soothing flower found throughout the Austrian Alps, for her daily bathing rituals. The remedy ignited world trade routes as far back as 500 B.C. Ancient Romans also made a beeline for the mountains of...
PARIS Hôtel Prince de Conti 8 Rue Guénégaud, Paris; 800/949-7562 or 33-1/44-07-30-40, fax 33-1/44-07-36-34. Hotel Prince de Condé 39 Rue de Seine, Paris; 800/949-7562 or 33-1/43-26-71-56, fax 33-1/46-34-27-95. Doubles at both hotels from $163. ...