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See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow. ... Read More

Clocks keep time and clock-watchers lose it: the traveler knows this more keenly than anyone. My first trip to Vienna was only two days long, a dizzy... Read More

For those who suffer from what Cocteau called the "red-and-gold disease," relief is found only in the glittery, cavernous darkness of an opera house.... Read More

These are challenging times for intrepid gourmands seeking the Authentic. Trek halfway around the globe and what do you find?Nobu No. 1,236, or... Read More

Europe without cafés?As unimaginable as a house with no living room, a theater without a stage — a continent without content. And as any European worth... Read More

Many Viennese do their best to ignore them, but neither dynamite nor wishful thinking can rid the Austrian capital of the six anti-aircraft towers built... Read More

Leave it to those innovative Scandinavians to improve simple strolling, with Nordic walking. In the sport, walkers use adapted ski poles with spiked... Read More

A lost footnote among the horrific legacies of the Third Reich's takeover of Austria in 1938 was that it closed, seemingly forever, a unique door to the... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast ... Read More

Johann Donabaum’s mother was stirring an eight-gallon pot of apricot jam when we interrupted her in the kitchen of the family winery in Spitz. For the... Read More

Early-20th-century Viennese painter Egon Schiele seems the quintessential indoor artist, his wildly erotic nudes and haunting self-portraits fueled by... Read More

In Salzburg, modern art has a sparkling new pink-marble palace to call home. Through an entrance just steps from the Festspielhaus, an elevator inside... Read More

My European friends smiled and raised their eyebrows when I told them I was planning a visit to Kitzbühel. “High society,” they said. “Famous downhill.”... Read More

Greetings from the bunny hill, where I am very happy. If no one objects, the bunny hill is where I would like to remain. I enjoy going to the top of the... Read More

Before leaving New York for Schloss Velden, in southern Austria, and Capella Castlemartyr, in County Cork, Ireland, just as I was choosing which ties to... Read More

'Vienna was always a meeting point,’ Dr. Erhard Suess was saying. ' Now we are a gateway.’ Suess, the fiancé of a close friend, was having a coffee in... Read More

Good design enhances every aspect of the travel experience. Walking into a beautifully built air terminal or railway station can ease the stress of... Read More

At home in New York, my husband and I always celebrated the Christmas holidays with music. He would make a list of recordings for each day during the... Read More

You reach the Hapsburg-era spa resort of Marienbad the way you reach a destination in a dream or a fairy tale: through a dense, dark wood, on a long and... Read More

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express—a reconstruction of the train that inspired Agatha Christie's famous mystery—glides from Paris to Istanbul in six days... Read More

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