Things to Do in Austria

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Housed in a Karl Schwenger–designed architectural marvel built in 1958 for a World Exposition, this modern-art wing of the Belvedere had a massive... Read More

Founded in 1692 by court painter Peter Strudl (who would later become Baron of Austria), the Academy of Fine Arts remains one of Vienna's most... Read More

Once a stately Hapsburg home, the Albertina art collection was established in the mid-18th century. It is known for its more than 6,000 drawings, and... Read More

One of the world's smallest bars, American Bar resides in none other than central Vienna. After a visit to the United States, legendary architect... Read More

An essential stop in Vienna for any amateur (or professional) chef, Babette’s Spice & Books for Cooks Shop is part bookstore, part restaurant,... Read More

Numerous works by Klimt (including his masterpiece, The Kiss), Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka. Read More

Swedish wine writer and author Britt Karlsson, a Paris resident since 1990, organizes 20 tours annually to wine regions in France, Spain, Italy,... Read More

Against the backdrop of Lake Constance, this 6,880-seat architectural wonder features a “floating stage” (the largest in the world) and... Read More

What to Expect: Salzburg's Christkindlmarkt is one of Europe's oldest markets; there are documents from the 15th century describing the fine crafts... Read More

What to Expect:Vienna's venerable Christkindlmarkt on Rathausplatz flings open its stall shutters in mid-November, and three million visitors flock here... Read More

Downtown, the Contemporary Art Tower, a World War II anti-aircraft tower with concrete walls thicker than most sidewalks, has been converted to a... Read More

Located on one of Vienna’s chicest streets, repurposes household and office items into furniture, including lamps made of used celluloid and a... Read More

Stand in the middle of Michaelerplatz to admire Loos's 1910 Goldman & Salatsch Buiding, now a bank. The six-story green marble-clad structure was... Read More

Hajszan’s eponymous Heurige, a renovated grape-pressing house, has become one of the city’s hippest destinations. Read More

The kaiser of kaiser rolls sells a tiny portion of his production at retail from his plant, squeezed between car dealerships on the outskirts of Tulln.... Read More

Many possessions of the Hapsburgs, as well as period rooms from two centuries of Austrian design. Read More

The city of Haydn and Strauss invites choirs from around the world—more than three-dozen Advent season concerts—to perform Christmas music... Read More

The original Jewish Museum of Vienna was the first of its kind when it debuted in the late 19th century. Its contents would later be used for anti... Read More

A nearly 40-year-old bar that lures skiers with copious helpings of Jägermeister and rock ’n’ roll. Read More

Rotating exhibits of photography make this gallery-like museum one of the best-loved stops in the Museums Quartier. A vanity-themed show a few years ago... Read More

The glass-and-steel building, designed by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, showcases rotating exhibits. Read More

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