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Austria‘s Hidden Treasures Fresh views and enchanting surprises

Online guide 2012

When you visit Austria in summer for the first time, there’s a good chance you’ll be delightfully surprised, for our country is usually swathed in warm sunshine, the mountains providing a wonderful backdrop to watersports, al fresco dining and all the wonders of summertime in Europe. Take a deeper look inside and let Austria surprise you. www.austria.info/treasures


Photo: Udo Bernhart

On Cloud Nine

Riegersburg, where you can gaze out over the Styrian countryside, sits enthroned atop a steep, 482-metre high volcanic cliff. Encircled by three-kilometre long defensive battlements, it was never captured in all the centuries of its existence. Regardless of being unassailable, it looks back on a very eventful historic past. Nowadays, things evolve more peacefully: on the slopes of this fortress today grapevines thrive. Or visitors can ogle at an array of predatory birds and their dramatic stunts, peruse an exhibition of witches

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inside the fortress or simply stand goggle-eyed and take in the magnificent views. This ‘land of thermal spring sources’ is Austria’s fruit orchard, since its volcanic soil is particularly fertile and rich in nutrients. The warm days and cool nights are perfect for growing great wines. Visitors are advised to simply let themselves go: be spoiled, by the charms of the hilly countryside, your heart-warming hosts, the regional specialties, the sparkle of top white wines or wellness offerings at one of the thermal springs...or all of the above.

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Cultural highlights

The region of Bodensee-Vorarlberg provides a perfect backdrop for the arts, its cities hosting dozens of annual music and art festivals, including the renowned Bregenz Festival on Lake Constance with its floating stage.

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City of Bregenz at Lake Constance – Bodensee

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Bregenz Festival A musical and theatrical festival like no other, some of the world’s most distinguished operas have performed on the floating stage at the Bregenz Festival. In 2012, audiences will see Umberto Giordano’s ‘André Chénier’ performed amidst stunning set design and the gorgeous backdrop of Lake Constance.

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  ucked away into a four-country corner of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Lake Constance (Bodensee) region in Vorarlberg has a proud identity and a daring imagination. The old adage that ‘opposites attract’ might as well have originated here, as an extraordinary blend of old and new come together in this westernmost part of Austria. The cities of the region – Bregenz, Dornbirn, Hohenems and Feldkirch – combine rural idyll with urban flair, and although uniquely influenced by the Vorarlberg’s geographic crossroads, they remain defiantly distinct in identity, even within Austria itself.

Kunsthaus Bregenz The Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) is not only Vorarlberg’s most important art and exhibition centre, but also an award-winning architectural marvel. British artist and sculptor Antony Gormley’s latest project, the much acclaimed ‘Horizon Field’ is in association with the Kunsthaus Bregenz.

Architecture and design: a dichotomy of old and new

Cultural hotspot

When it comes to culture, Bregenz, the region’s capital, cer­ tainly hits the cultural nail on the head. The renowned Bregenz

Helpful links: Programme Bregenzer Festspiele www.bregenzerfestspiele.com/en Kunsthaus Bregenz www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at Rolls-Royce Museum www.rolls-royce-museum.at Watch the video www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com/en How to arrive www.bodensee-voralberg.com/en Latest Deals www.bodensee-voralberg.com/en

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Rolls-Royce Museum Visitors can enjoy over 1,000 exhibits – including the Queen Mother’s famed Phantom – set over some 3,000m2 and throughout three storeys at the world’s largest Rolls-Royce Museum, housed in an old spinning mill built in 1862.

Festival brings together the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, perfor­ mers, and directors to produce the finest in modern entertainment. A hi-tech floating stage on Lake Constance has become a platform for some of the world’s most distinguished operas. This year, Umberto Giordano’s ‘André Chénier’ (July/Aug 2012) takes floating centre stage packed with high voltage drama. As well as the festival’s staggering feats of set design, Lake Constance provides an inspiring backdrop for each show. Scenic sunsets, ominous clouds or misty evenings only add to the spectacle for the audience seated on the lake’s shoreline. The Bregenz Festival might be its most well-known, but the Bodensee-Vorarlberg region is ripe with festivals throughout spring and summer. The annual music festival in Feldkirch (the Feld­ kirch Festival), headed by Phillipe Arlaud, takes place 06. - 17.06., playing early and modern music, and focusing on a different coun­ try each year. In 2012, the spotlight is on Finland and Norway. Feldkirch is also the venue for one of Europe‘s hottest music and cultural festivals. At the Poolbar Festival, held over seven weeks in July and August, some 20,000 visitors, DJs and musicians from around the world will descend upon Feldkirch to revel in a real party atmosphere where music, art, fashion and architecture coolly intermix within an old indoor swimming pool complex. In contrast to this super-modern event, nearby Hohenems, since 1976, has hosted a festival dedicated entirely to the compo­ ser Franz Schubert. Drawing some 45,000 visitors (both festival sites Schawarzenberg and Hohenems) to its approximately 90 concerts split over May and October, the Schubertiade Festival is considered the most important and distinguished Schubert festival in the world.

A cultural expression not to be overlooked, dance takes its place at the Bregenz Spring Festival (March to May) with modern ballet, contemporary dance and theatre. © Vorarlberg Tourismus/Gruppe S.F.H.; Bregenz Festival/andereart; Kunsthaus Bregenz/M. Weissengruber; Rolls-Royce Museum; poolbar Festival/M. Rohmberg; Kunsthaus Bregenz/Ed Ruscha

Dornbirn, the region’s largest city, has firmly established itself as a leader in innovative architecture. Structures of glass, steel, and concrete astonishingly find their place among more traditional wooden buildings, and even enhance older existing buildings with contemporary additions. Visitors taking just a simple stroll in the natural landscape will be pleasantly surprised at the subtlety of these testaments of modern design, as it all just fits in and strangely makes sense. The area is furthermore a trailblazer in renewable energy sources and passive energy building. Dornbirn is also home to the Rolls-Royce Museum, unique­ ly housing the world’s most impressive collection of Rolls-Royces in an old spinning mill built in 1862. One of Vorarlberg’s most heralded architectural highlights – The Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) – is not only the province’s most important art and exhibition centre, but also a portal to the world of international art. Designed by Pritzker-winning architect, Peter Zumthor, its glass façade, in the shape of a lamp, mirrors the elements and channels the light of Lake Constance. Last year it joined with British artist and sculp­ tor Antony Gormley in presenting ‘Horizon Field’, a unique landscape installation (on display Aug 2010 - Apr 2012) consisting of 100 life-sized figures of the human body standing at exactly 2,039m above sea level across 150km2 of Vorarlberg’s mountain landscape.

Cuisine du jour

As with most facets of Vorarlberg, contradiction can even be found at mealtime. Whilst most cuisine in restaurants is tradition­ al, you will discover that it is complemented with startlingly modern and classic fare. The region is packed with high-quality restaurants, many of which are very fresh in style and 19 which bear the prestigious Gault-Millau distinction. Known for its fine schnapps, be sure to visit award-winning distillers like Freihof Destillerie in beautiful Lustenau, Albert Büchele’s Michelehof Distillery, or go to the village of Fraxern to taste the unique and delicious ‘Fraxner Kriase’ cherry schnapps. The cultural and culinary scene on the Austrian side of the Lake Constance region in Vorarlberg draws attention way beyond its borders. The fresh, modern imagination of the Lake Constance region in Vorarlberg and its inhabitants make it an inspiring place to explore.

Poolbar Festival Over six weeks in July and August, some 20,000 visitors will descend upon Feldkirch for one of Europe‘s hottest music and culture festivals. Set within an old indoor swimming pool complex, come revel in a real party atmosphere where music, art, fashion and architecture coolly intermix. Ed Ruscha exhibition at KUB 07.07. - 14.10.2012 Ed Ruscha is well-known for his paintings in which he has placed individual words or sentences. No less popular are his works with motifs from landscape and architecture. KUB is showing not just one medium, but a wide spectrum, starting with photographs, through painting to his books.

Contact details

Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus Lake Constance Postfach 16, 6901 Bregenz T +43 (5574) 43443-0, F -4 office@bodensee-vorarlberg.com www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com Lake Constance – an enchanting region in Vorarlberg: www.vorarlberg.travel/en

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Bregenz Festival – Égalité 18.07.-18.08.2012 2-night stay including breakfast in your choice hotel 1 welcome drink 1 ticket to André Chénier 1 Bodensee-Vorarlberg Leisure Card (giving access to attractions, transportation and discounts with participating partners) From GBP 176 per person in a double room Information and booking: www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com/en

Feldkirch Festival (06.06. - 17.06.2012) 2-night stay including breakfast in 3- or 4-star hotel 1 welcome drink 2 tickets for two festival events 1 Bodensee-Vorarlberg Leisure Card (giving access to attractions, transportation and discounts with participating partners) From GBP 176 per person in a double room Information and booking: www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com/en For extended stays, plesas contact the Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourism board!

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Austria’s cultural highlights. Klimt 2012. The kiss that changed the world Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) would have celebrated his 150th birthday in 2012. His work, including his best-known painting ‘The Kiss’ (on show at the Vienna Belvedere), helped revolutionise the art of painting in the new modern era. While his works generated a lot of criticism in Austria, Klimt won numerous prizes abroad, and still today his pictures decorated with gold ornaments are among the most expensive in the world. In 2012, many museums will hold special Klimt exhibitions.

Yilmaz Dziewior, Director, KUB “Visitors from around the world are amazed by both the architecture of the Kunsthaus Bregenz and the artwork that it houses. I especially appreciate the openness and the curiosity of our guests when reacting to internationally-known artists and their work.”

Johannes Vonier, MD, Rolls-Royce Museum

Bregenz Spring Dance Festival (30.03.-25.05.2012) 1-night stay including breakfast in a 4-star hotel 1 performance ticket (best available category) Lunch, including aperitif, at the Wolford restaurant (open Mon to Sat) 10% discount at the Wolford boutique and champagne reception Surprise Wolford gift From GBP 102 per person in a double room Information and booking: www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com/en

What’s on in Austria

“I absolutely love working at the world’s largest Rolls-Royce museum, and the opportunity to test drive different cars every day is very appealing! Come visit over 1,000 exhibits collected over the last 40 years, including the Queen Mother’s Phantom 3.”

Ars Electronica Center Linz Interactive, colourful, all-encompassing – the Ars Electronica Center is a museum of the future, presenting innovative projects in the spheres of technology and computer art. In the museum’s Futurelab, visitors discover how art and science are closely interwoven and an inspiration to each other. Above all, the Center is for all to take part: isolate your own DNA, clone plants, or snap a photo of your own retina! Your visit is sure to leave you amazed. www.aec.at Vienna’s mumok With its ever-changing special exhibits, Vienna’s museum of modern art (mumok) is a real draw for visitors. From October 2012 to January 2013, look forward to an exhibition of minimalist Dan Flavin; 14.06. - 16.09.2012 explore how art has influenced fashion using some famous examples, and running from 27.01. - 27.05.2012 is the highly anticipated display by Swedish sculptor Claes Oldenburg wherein MUMOK itself will be part of the installation. www.mumok.at

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Dance. Drama. Music. The glorious festival season of the Bodensee-Vorarlberg region lauds a range of fine arts. Get in the spirit!

© Bregenz Festival/K. Forster; Bregenz Spring Dance Festival/Akram Khan Company, R. Haugton, L. Ziegler; Feldkirch/Stadtmarketing und Tourismus Feldkirch GmbH

Packages

Meet the locals

Carinthian summer music festival Some 10,000 visitors each year attend the “Carinthischer Sommer” music and cultural festival, now running for over four decades. This is not only because of prominent artists, but also a great stage atmosphere whether at the lakeside benedictine monastery in Ossiach or at the congress centre in Villach with its amazing mountain views. The programme gracefully combines old and contemporary music. www.carinthischersommer.at

Styriarte Festival Any discussion about Styrian music is sure to mention world-famous Styrian conductor and pioneer of early music and classical performance, Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The Styriarte Festival was founded in his honour in 1985, each year with a highlight theme such as, Bach, Haydn, Schubert or Händel. This year, the Stabat Mater by Dvořák and the Missa Longa by Mozart are dedicated to Harnoncourt.

Jazzfestival Saalfelden For 33 years every August, thousands of visitors flock to the stunning mountain scenery of Salzburgerland to enjoy the world-class Jazzfestival Saalfelden with its sounds ranging from contemporary jazz to experimental sound. In addition to the main stage at the Congress Saalfelden, concerts also take place at art house Nexus, with free performances at City Hall Square and amidst the surrounding Alps. Full programme details will be released at the beginning of June.

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State of the art

Glass and wood are the building materials favoured by contemporary architects.

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Vorarlberg’s Bregenzerwald is famous for its contemporary architecture. Throughout the region, classic wooden buildings are preserved, yet also enhanced, in bold modern form. Stay at one of the area’s design hotels for further proof.


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Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg Honouring composer Franz Schubert, the Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg draws circa 45,000 visitors to its annual programme of some 50 concerts, lieder recitals and master courses. Runs 16.06. - 25.06. & 27.08. - 09.09.2012

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orarlberg is the European centre of modern architecture, and its Bregenzerwald region is a true architectural feast for the eyes with its unique blend of traditional wooden buildings and steel, concrete and glass-inspired new-builds. Bregenzer­ wald is also famous for the art of cheese-making.

Innovative construction

Wood culture

While the aforementioned village of Hittisau may have its con­ temporary glass structures, it is wood that has ingrained itself as ‘the’ building material. As a raw and building material, wood has always played – and still plays – an essential role in the design of living spaces and daily functions in the Bregenzerwald and Hittisau. Visitors can find out more about wood and the part it plays in the way of life in the Bregenzerwald during rambles and guided tours. In fact, the oldest bridge in Vorarlberg – a wooden one – can even be found here The traditional Bregenzerwald farmhouse

Elegant, sunburned, made of wood: traditional Bregenzerwald farmhouses can still be seen in many places. Normally, the stable

Helpful links: Programme Schubertiade www.schubertiade.at Guided Tours in wood architecture www.bregenzerwald.at/uk Cheese Street www.kaesestrasse.at How to arrive www.bregenzerwald.at/uk Latest Deals www.bregenzerwald.at/uk

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Cheese, glorious cheese! Don’t miss the Bregenzerwald ‘Cheese Street’, a variety of ‘stopping off’ points including small dairy farms, cheese cellars, and delicatessens – all important partners for their part in the cheesemaking process. A real treat for the taste buds this outing is! The beautiful Bregenzerwald scenery in autumn. The traditional local dress worn by the ladies of the Bregenzerwald is made in the Juppenwerkstatt. The Bregenzerwald locals are masters in the art of cheese and cheese culture

and residential house are situated under one roof. Something very typical, and uniquely Austrian, is that the farmhouses are covered with wooden shingles. These shingles give the building an elegant flair. The so-called Schopf, a loggia or winter garden, in the entrance area is another architectural feature. Several exceptionally beauti­ ful farmhouses can be found in: Au-Schoppernau, Bizau, Hittisau (around the Dorfplatz/town square), Schnepfau and Schwarzenberg.

Mon - Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm. Nazes Hus in Mellau, the only listed house in Mellau, was built several hundred years ago and sin­ ce then has been extensively renovated. A delicatessen offering nu­ merous local wine and cheese products can be found in the house to­ day. You can also watch how cheese is made on the Bregenzerwald’s small dairy farms. Visitors welcome at the alpine dairy Bergkäserei Schoppernau, the historic dairy Nostalgiesennerei Au-Rehmen or the modern Sulzberg Dairy.

A street dedicated to cheese

Cheese is undoubtedly ‘the’ product of the region, and if there are any doubts to the contrary just find your way to Bregenzerwald’s famed ‘Cheese Street‘. While not a street in the true sense of the word, the Cheese Street is instead a variety of ‘stopping off’ points including small dairy farms, cheese cellars, and delicatessens – all im­ portant partners in the cheese-making process. Throughout the year this association of cheese partners collectively help organise cheesethemed events and tasting sessions to share the secrets behind the production process. Don’t miss the popular spicy alp and mountain cheeses! Highlights: Farmer Ingo Metzler and his family, in addition to producing whey-based products, also established Vorarlberg’s first dairy school where every student is invited to produce a wheel of cheese which can then be taken home. Andelsbuch is one of Bregenzerwald’s oldest villages, and Andelsbuch Cheese House is just the place to try different varieties of cheese as well as purchase regional specialties. Open daily; cheesemaking demonstration every Sunday at 4pm. At the Bregenzerwald Cheese Cellar in Lingenau you can admire thousands of loaves of cheese stored to age. Shop open for purchases and sampling:

Culinary walks

The Bregenzerwald Tourist Office offers two different, scenic culinary walks. Best of all, the walks include a 3-course menu of regional specialties (with choice), uniquely served in three different mountain inns or restaurants.

Werkraum Depot The werkraum depot is a communal exhibition platform for furniture and other products made in the Bregenzerwald which are then judged and awarded distinctions. Open to public viewing dur­ ing two weekends in October. Packages available. Bregenzerwald Museum Day Every Friday from 15.04 – 30.10.2012 many of the fine museums of the region offer free admission: eggmuseum at Egg, Frauenmuseum Hittisau, Juppenwerkstatt Riefensberg, Angelika Kauffmann Museum at Schwarzenberg, Felder Museum at Schoppernau. Bon Appétit Inspired by your cheese tour? Learn how to make authentic Austrian dishes at the ‘Ms Kaufmann’ cookery school located in a 300-year old former inn, today the Engel restaurant in Egg. Experienced cooks, farmers, and wine-growers are often invited along to this cooking session which includes an aperitif, the prepared meal with wine, a taster for home, and, of course, the all-important recipes.

On show: cultural Bregenzerwald

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Unexpectedly modern, yet simply elegant may best describe the building culture of the Bregenzerwald. Close cooperation between innovative constructors, creative architects and craftsmen ensures that the contemporary buildings of the Bregenzerwald only height­ en the beauty of the old. A splendid example of this is the village of Hittisau, where slick glass façades fit harmoniously alongside the classic pitch-roofs of an era past. Architecturally noteworthy buildings can be found in numerous villages and many of the hotels in the region seem to have achieved this old new balance in particu­ larly exciting fashion. Only in the Bregenzerwald can your hotel be part of your ‘must-see’ attractions! Visual attractiveness aside, the Bregenzerwald is not only built nicely, but also sensibly. Sustainable development is part of the build­ing mantra here, with a focus on renewable energy to heat and generate hot water. Indeed, this idea of preservation – whether of traditions or the environment – is a common theme throughout the Bregenzerwald.

In Hittisau, Austria’s only women‘s museum celebrates the cultural achievements of women through varying exhibits. The Angelika Kauffmann museum in Schwarzenberg explores, from several per­ spectives, the works of this famed baroque painter, a founding mem­ ber of the Royal Academy of Arts. And, for those with an interest in fashion, there’s the Juppe workshop in Riefensberg where one can watch this piece of traditional Bregenzerwald women’s clothing take shape. Finally, don’t miss ‚Handwerk+Form‘ (Oct) – part competition, part exhibition that only takes place every three years, this year in Andelsbuch. Bregenzerwald craftsmen as well as international designers and architects showcase their works.

Contact details

Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH Impulszentrum 1135, 6863 Egg, Vorarlberg T +43 (0)5512-2365, F +43 (0)5512-3010 info@bregenzerwald.at www.bregenzerwald.at/uk Bregenzerwald – an artistic region in Vorarlberg: www.vorarlberg.travel/en

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Packages

Architectural surprises dot the landscape of this part of Vorarlberg, delighting hikers on their many routes through the Bregenzerwald. Schubertiade all-inclusive package: Bregenzerwald tourist office Hotel with breakfast or half-board Concert tickets (min. 3 tickets per person; your choice) Schubertiade shuttle bus service Bregenzerwald Guest Card (free public transport, cable cars, outdoor pools) Assistance with transfers and taxi Info pack and ticket drop off at hotel reception Rates on request Information and booking: www.bregenzerwald.at/uk

What’s on in Austria

Meet the locals

Ingo Metzler, Whey producer “People who have trav­ elled the world always say that Bregenzerwald has one of the most beautiful natural and cultural landscapes. It’s a privilege as a farmer to produce natural products that help contribute to the preservation of this wonderful landscape.”

From Graz with love Despite being one of Austria’s historic cities, Graz is very much forward thinking and full of modernity. Young, up-and-coming designer Lena Hoschek lives in the city and whilst some of her collections draw on the 1950s for inspiration (lots of pantsuits and petticoats with wide skirts), she also designs studded belts, extravagant latex stockings and high heels. Her collections take inspiration from several decades and received rave reviews at Berlin Fashion Week. US singer Katy Perry has even been spotted wearing a Hoschek creation or two. Why not pick one up while you’re in Graz?

Renate BreuSS, Manager, Werkraum Bregenzerwald

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“As an art historian, I really appreciate the history of the local building and home décor traditions as they contribute to improved urban development. In my work as manager at ‘Werkraum’, I enjoy chatting with the craftsmen on the subject.”

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Hiking across Bregenzerwald (01.05. - 31.10.2012) 5 nights on half-board basis in selected 3- and 4-star hotels Luggage transport from hotel to hotel Return transfer from the train station Dornbirn or Bregenz to the hotel Hiking maps incl. route description, bus schedule, village map for individual 4-day hiking tour (across Bregenzerwald from Sulzberg to Au) Bregenzerwald Guest Card From GBP 493 in a double room with half board Information and booking: www.bregenzerwald.at/uk

Modern China Inspired by the word ‘manus’, meaning hand, product designer Hedwig Rotter chose the name Mano Design for her porcelain label. With her studio in the Ottakring district of Vienna, Hedwig specialises in high quality porcelain, producing both traditional pieces such as mugs, bowls and vases, and others in more of an avant-garde style such as lamps that pay homage to the shape of a big ball chair. Humour also plays an important role – porcelain football shoes anyone?

Where wine and art mix The influence of the Weinviertel (wine quarter) region figures prominently throughout the Mistelbach Museum Complex (Museumszentrum: MZM). In the 6,000m2 exhibition space, the focus is on the region’s people, its past, and its present. The museum complex consists of the Nitsch Museum and the Lebenswelt Weinviertel Museum. Local artist Hermann Nitsch, whose ‘splatter paintings’ are a regular source of controversy, is represented here by a broad cross-section of his diverse work. The Lebenswelt Museum features an extensive exhibit on witches and is a rich source of information about the Weinviertel’s varied cultural landscape.

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Hiking & Relishing (16.06.- 07.10.2012, Sun-Thurs or Thurs-Sun) 3 or 4 nights in an accommodation with breakfast or half-board Voucher for the ‘Step by step from course to course‘ offer – a culinary full day tour in Bregenzerwald Bregenzerwald Guest Card If you book from Sunday to Thursday you stay four nights and only pay for three From GBP 116 per person Information and booking: www.bregenzerwald.at/uk

Austria’s Artistic Highlights

Ferlach‘s master gunsmiths The art of gunsmithing has been practiced in the town of Ferlach in Carinthia for over 500 years, with weapons from the Rosental region in high acclaim across Europe. As beautiful as museum pieces when they leave the workshop, they are, however, destined for practical use, renowned and valued for their precision. Even the Empress Maria Theresia appreciated the work of Ferlach‘s armourers, and indeed, these weapons grace the collections of noble houses and museums from St Petersburg to Cleveland. They can be recognised by their approval mark, which is impressed on the lock, stock and barrel, once the master supervisor has certified their excellence. .

Shop chic Specialising in contemporary furniture, products, and shop design, Vienna-based EOOS has created shop space concepts for top brands, including Giorgio Armani and Adidas. One particularly re­nowned piece of work is the ‘Inipi Stone’ remote control device which looks like a small stone and enables users to regulate temperature, humidity, colour of light and music in their home.

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Austria: at a glance

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How To get here

Contact Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus Zentrum 1, 6233 Kramsach/Tirol T +43 (0)5336 600-609 F +43 (0)5336 600-699 info@alpbachtal.at www.alpbachtal.com Zillertal Tourist Board Bundesstrasse 27d, 6262 Schlitters T +43 (0) 5288 87187 F +43 (0) 5288 871871 holiday@zillertal.at www.zillertal.at

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We’re very fond of our homeland and are constantly on the lookout for the latest secret tips... and we know where to go poking around for them. Whether at a winemaking farm with guest rooms and restaurant, a natural swimming lake with accompanying music festival or a mountainous region with special children’s programmes – we are delighted to advise you personally and will take time to listen to your individual holiday wishes.

Lake Constance – BodenseeVorarlberg Tourismus GmbH Postfach 16, 6901 Bregenz T +43 (5574) 43443-15 F +43 (5574) 43443-4 office@bodensee-vorarlberg.com www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com www.vorarlberg.travel/en

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Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH Impulszentrum 1135, 6863 Egg T +43(0)5512-2365 F +43(0)5512-3010 info@bregenzerwald.at www.bregenzerwald.at/uk www.vorarlberg.travel/en Montafon Tourismus GmbH Montafonerstr. 21, A-6780 Schruns T +43 (0)5556 72253-0 F +43 (0)5556 74856 incoming@montafon.at www.montafon.at/en www.vorarlberg.travel/en

Graz Tourismus Herrengasse 16, 8010 Graz T +43 (316) 8075-0 F +43 (316) 8075-15 info@graztourismus.at www.visitgraz.com

Innsbruck Tourismus Burggraben, 6020 Innsbruck T +43 (512) 59 850-148, F +43 (512) 59 850-107 office@innsbruck.info www.innsbruck.info

Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Auerspergstraße 6, 5020 Salzburg T +43 (662) 88987-0 F +43 (662) 88987-32 info@salzburg.info www.salzburg.info

Tirol Tourist Board Maria-Theresien-Strasse 55 A-6010 Innsbruck T +43 (0) 512 72720 F +43 (0) 512 72727 info@tirol.at, www.visittirol.co.uk

Tourist office Wilder Kaiser T +43 5 0509, F +43 50509-55 office@wilderkaiser.info www.wilderkaiser.info Kitzbüheler Alpen St. Johann in Tirol T. +43 5352 63335-0 F. +43 5352 65200 info@kitzalps.cc www.kitzalps.cc

Travelling to Austria by air couldn‘t be easier. With an average direct flying time of only 2 hours from most major UK gateways to a choice of popular Austrian destinations, flights to Austria are probably the quickest, easiest, and most cost effective travel option. For an overview of flight connections to Austria please visit: www.austria.info/uk/how-to-get-there

All prices shown in this brochure are in pounds sterling at the current exchange rate (EUR1 = £0,86)

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