Austria

  • Winter holidays in the Austrian Tyrol

    Magnificent 'big-screen' landscapes that will take your breath away: majestic mountains that will have you reaching for your skis; Alpine meadows, forests, waterfalls, crystal cold lakes and picture-postcard villages with...

  • Ten top ski resorts around the world

    Baqueira Beret, Spain
The finest ski station in Spain boasts state-of-the-art ski lifts, more kilometres of piste than any other, and its strategic orientation pretty much guarantees good snow. This year...

  • Authentically urban

    So often, the most reasonable city-centre hotels are international chains with the same functional decor and the same anonymous utilitarian style in all their properties. Once you've gone up in...

  • Salzburg: scenes from 'The Sound of Music'

    There are plenty of reasons to visit Salzburg, Austria's fourth largest city set among the beautiful scenery of the Alps: the Old Town is renowned for its many well-preserved baroque...

  • Travel highlights for 2012

    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to...

  • Christmas carols and concerts in Vienna

    In Vienna, it's Advent rather than simply Christmas, that is celebrated with a pure magical passion. First there are all the little markets selling crafts and knick-knacks and home-baked goodies...
  • Austrian castles and palaces

    Each of the castles and palaces dotted across Austria has its own particular story and its own particular points of interest. Whether it surveys the city below from atop a...
  • Dazzling and dancing in Vienna

    The annual Life Ball has been raising funds for the fight against AIDS since 1993 and is, as the name suggests, an exuberant celebration that has gone a long way...
  • Vienna for the family

    For the active
On hot days, the Island in the Danube is a 42-kilometre open-air paradise where you can swim, skate, climb, cycle, waterski or play beach volleyball. The lively Copa...
  • Ski resorts with star quality

    Not all adventure films have a ski chase, but if there's going to be one, who would do it better than James Bond? In 1999, director Michael Apted chose Chamonix...
  • Europe gets ready to greet 2011

    Forget the world recession and other worries. The night of December 31st is a time to dream; it's a time to focus on the positive and the world of possibilities...
  • Vienna gets into the Christmas spirit

    At this time of year, there's nothing better than to mooch around the stalls of a traditional market, mulled wine in hand, picking out a few last minute gifts and...

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