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experience Destination Austria Holiday Journal

Austrian art, music and culture HOLIDAY PLANNER FOR AUSTRIA Flights, City Stays, Austrian Tours, Danube Cruises, Ski Packages // FRANZ LISZT 2011 A musical birthday celebration // KLIMT 2012 A kiss changes the world // CULINARY AUSTRIA Delicious revolution in food and wine // TRAVEL PRACTICALITIES Rail Passes, Map of Austria

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At this very moment someone is reading the latest headlines surrounded by Old Masters. Where are you reading your paper? For further information please contact the Vienna Tourist Board: Phone: +43-1-24 555-0 Fax: +43-1-216 84 92 E-Mail: info@vienna.info WWW.VIENNA.INfo

CafĂŠ restaurant under the dome of the Kunsthistorisches Museum


Cover: St. Charles Church & Secession, Vienna, Vienna Tourist Board, Manfred Horvath / Page 3: Austrian National Tourist Office, Galzig Cable Car St. Anton, Arlberg, TVB St. Anton, Burger Wolfgang

If you ask me... ....pleasure above all has to do with the art of living in the moment. I can enjoy an exclusive Liszt-concert or a Klimt exhibition just as I can an exhilarating ski run down a winter-white slope in the Austrian Alps. There is virtually no end to pleasurable moments you can experience in my home-country. Austria is a unique mix of tradition and innovation. A country, where cultural treasures from the past face modern art and architecture, where warm hospitality blends with contemporary design. With our newly conceived journal devoted to holidays in Austria, we would like to inspire you with an abundance of impressions and ideas. Immerse yourself in a wide array of experiences and culinary worlds and get to know the land between the Alpine and the Danube regions. To assist with the planning for your trip we have incorporated a detailed listing of Australian travel companies selling a large product range of Austrian holiday options - from city stays to Danube cruises, music, art & cultural packages to skiing and Christmas & New Year’s tours - all designed to showcase our unique offerings. We have also included flight information, travel tips and handy listings like a website directory, distance charts and a chapter on rail travel. I cordially welcome you to Austria and your next holiday - experience this exciting tension and let yourself be carried away into a world where past and present have merged into a perfect blend. Enjoy the journey, Astrid Mulholland-Licht Director Australia/New Zealand

What’s in store

04 PRELUDE News and views about events, festivals, art, music, food and wine 14 MUSIC, ART & CULTURE Austrian tours with an emphasis on music, art & culture 16 MUSIC AND DANCE Festivals throughout the year 18 CITY STAYS events, sightseeing and more 21 FLIGHTS TO AUSTRIA 22 EXPERIENCE CULTURE major Austrian events 26 AUSTRIAN TOURS and European Tours including Austria 32 DANUBE CRUISES 36 ACCOMMODATION 41 SKI PACKAGES AND SKI TIPS 43 CHRISTMAS and new year‘s eve packages 44 RAIL travel Austrian Rail Passes / European Rail Passes including Austria 48 MAP Austria at a glance 50 WEBDIRECTORY 51 CONTACTS Australian contact details

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Lisztomania 2011 With an extensive concert schedule, Burgenland - the most eastern province of Austria - celebrates the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt. He was a superstar of his time: Franz Liszt – the manic acrobat of the piano who performed to packed concert halls all over Europe and composed nonstop, and who in his spare time was also a cosmopolitan, intellectual and heartthrob. “Lisztomania”, a term coined by German writer Heinrich Heine as early as the nineteenth century, is the motto of all the events of the Liszt Year 2011. The modern Liszt Centre in Raiding/Burgenland (1hrs outside of Vienna) - well known for its outstanding acoustics - is located directly adjacent to the shingled house in Raiding where the composer was born on 1811. Organisers are staging an annual event, simply called “Listfestival” – small but sophisticated – located right at the genius’ birthplace. This year the festival devotes itself to different facets of this versatile composer: tribute is paid to Liszt the European, the symphonist, the vocal composer and, of course, the pianist.

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Franz Liszt Centre Raiding, Ulrich Schwarz / Der Kuss, Gustav Klimt, Belvedere Wien

Klimt 2012 In 2012, Austria will comprehensively recognise Gustav Klimt in celebration of his birth 150 years ago: His paintings, in particular The Kiss – one of the world’s best-known masterpieces – are rightly seen as epitomizing the spirit of optimism that heralded the dawn of the modernist era. With 22 pieces by the artist, Vienna’s Belvedere is home to the world’s largest Klimt collection. There are also major works on display at the Leopold Museum, the Wien Museum and the Albertina. Contemporary documents and other exhibits at the MAK and the Austrian National Library reveal yet more about Klimt and his life. During 2012, Klimt’s anniversary year, visitors to Vienna can experience how the artist and his Wiener Moderne contemporaries shape our thoughts and lives to this day, and discover why this era has lost nothing of its allure over time.

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Heart Songs

The “Glatt&Verkehrt� festival is a wonderland of magical encounters. It is the musicians, the people and the delicacies of the Wachau that join together to conjure up this very special atmosphere 6

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Swing your partner: The “Glatt&Verkehrt” festival brings together musical styles from all over the world in the Wachau Valley – here at the Bell Concert at Göttweig Abbey.

The Wachau Valley, located in Lower Austria, extends from Krems thirty kilometres downriver along the Danube.

hen the scream. The breaking of the dams. The audience screeches, claps, takes up the rhythm of the piece that has just ended. The people dance and jump about, and if they had enough space, they would stand on their heads for joy. On the stage the members of the band exchange looks. One nods his head, and the drummer goes back into action, while the horns get ready for a final fanfare. And when the last note has died away, there is nothing left but happiness that one has spent the evening here, in the roofed yard of the “Sandgrube”, where every autumn hundreds of small farmers deliver their grapes, which will be made into wine in the cellars of the winegrowers’ cooperative. And speaking of wine, the sound of corks popping from bottles in the tents on the edge of the yard remind one that it’s high time for a cool spritzer. “Glatt und verkehrt” is a specialized term in the field of needlework that refers to a particular knitting pattern: the “knit” stitch, followed by a “purl” stitch. One loop is lifted onto the needle from above, and one from below. This results in a harmonious structure, a surface that is smooth despite consisting of contrary elements. A few clever people from the music department of Ö1, Austria’s “highbrow” radio station, borrowed the term “glatt und verkehrt” and used it as the title for a splendid new music festival: a folk-music festival with music from all over the world. And since 1997, when the first edition of “Glatt&Verkehrt” was presented, stupendously proficient practitioners of every imaginable kind of music have made their way to the town of Krems and its surrounding area: Pakistani falsetto singers, Mexican mariachi trumpeters, Nigerian funk artists and Tunisian oud virtuosos, but also the brass band right from Krems, along with grandsons and nephews. The music fills the air for two summer weeks at very remarkable venues – in the courtyard of the Winzer Krems winery, at Göttweig Abbey, in the castle courtyard in Spitz and at the Minorite monastery in Stein. “Glatt&Verkehrt” performs the feat of getting audiences to come to the concerts in droves with no apprehension about strange sounds, with open hearts and full of faith in the musical warmth and sincerity that characterize the festival. And then there is the view of the stage and the wonder when one turns for a moment and glimpses the illuminated Göttweig Abbey perched high on the other side of the Danube, the moon and the stars. What a stage set. The vineyard terraces where the Grüner Veltliner and Riesling grapes grow. The remnants of the Middle Ages one encounters on the way down to the old section of Krems. Places and impressions that take anyone with a bit of imagination on a journey back through history, just as the “Glatt&Verkehrt” musicians bring the world with them to Krems and take their listeners on a trip around the world. Beyond Krems begins the Wachau Valley, which extends some thirty kilometres downriver to the Baroque Melk Abbey. The Wachau was named by UNESCO as a World Cultural Landscape, and it lacks for nothing: the mighty river is lined with terraced vineyards rising from the banks, forests, orchards, broad-shouldered patrician houses, picturesque villages, rocky outcrops, and colourful church steeples. 7


A journey through the Wachau nonetheless has its perils. One is constantly detained along the way by inns, wineries and restaurant terraces where one can enjoy views of the river while sampling the traditional apricot dumplings – the “Marillenknödel”. The Wachau is blessed with a wealth of culinary riches. It is known for its fruit, especially the famed “Wachau apricots”, but the real celebrities are its wines. White wines of outstanding quality grow on the terraces and steep inclines between Krems and Spitz. A large number of vintners, in particular those producing Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, have achieved cult status far beyond the borders of Austria. No one who studies wine lists in top restaurants around the world is surprised to find names there like F.X. Pichler, Emmerich Knoll, Leo Alzinger, Rudi Pichler, Franz Hirtzberger or Josef Jamek. The robust and fruity white wines of the highest quality level have received their own classification: “Smaragd”. Knit and purl: while the voluminous Smaragd wines have found appreciative audiences, new philosophies are sprouting between the traditional wine estates of the area. In Spitz, Peter Veyder-Malberg is vinifying white wines that follow the philosophy of the more elegant, mineral and clear German Rieslings. The PichlerKrutzler winery is striving to replace the typical Wachau opulence in its whites with more elegance. Knit and purl, “glatt und verkehrt”: this also applies to the enviable culinary offerings in the Wachau. The area has its traditional strongholds of fine middle-class cooking – first and foremost Landhaus Bacher, in Mautern, beloved by restaurant reviewers and a leader in the refined treatment of regional products, often with the odd Mediterranean pirouette. And Loibnerhof, in Unterloiben, with a garden of unrivalled beauty and an astonishingly precise touch in its preparation of the classics of Austrian cuisine. And Restaurant Jamek, in Joching, where the light and delectable fare is as much of a tradition as the renowned house wines. Apart from these well-known fixtures of the gourmet scene, however, a great variety of fine but lesser-known eateries flourish on the Wachau’s periphery. Krems’s Gasthaus Jell, situated on one of the town’s loveliest squares, celebrates hearty, stomach-filling fare. Restaurant Nigl, with the ruins of Senftenberg Castle towering in the background, serves fish and venison of superb quality (and halfportions are entirely sufficient unless one has been fasting for a year). In Nöhagen, Gasthaus Schwarz specializes in carefully prepared stews and roasts, and it possesses a cellar full of exquisite vintages, especially French wines whose prices bring tears of joy to the eyes of the oenophile. The applause shows no signs of stopping, and the band marches back onto the stage. A collective sigh of relief goes up. The musical bliss is not over yet, and although one knows it will return in the form of other singers and instrumentalists at one of the “Glatt&Verkehrt” venues – beneath the towering vaulted ceiling of the Minorite Church, at Spitz Castle, on the high plateau of Göttweig Abbey, or on the terrace of Zöhrer Winery, right around the corner – it should still linger a bit longer, this bliss. Then the trumpets enter, as keen and quick as an Arabian stallion. Eating and drinking can wait. 8

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Visitor information

The next “Glatt&Verkehrt” music festival will be held from 9-31 July 2011. www.glattundverkehrt.at

Online

www.austria.info

Detailed information on all festivals from spring to autumn. Classical, crossover, performance, jazz and electronic music from Bregenz to Burgenland.


Österreich Werbung/Horvath (o. li.)

Wachau, well-being and world music add up to a perfect trio: view of the vineyards along the Danube between Krems and Weissenkirchen. When it’s festival time, musicians from many cultures meet here and enjoy the hospitality they are shown. And the audiences? They experience exotic sounds and the specialities of the region, such as goose liver on glazed apricots – accompanied by a glass of splendid wine!

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TASTE CULTURE

Over the years, Austria has become a real heaven for gourmets. Ambitious chefs are staging a delicious revolution in the culinary arts while dynamic winemakers taking Austrian wines to a new premium level of quality.

A culinary feast!

The fish route can be followed in the Salzkammergut with its crystalclear lakes, rivers and pristine waters.

SalzburgerLand, Austrian National Tourist Office, Salzkammergut

Getting to sample local specialities and savour fine cuisine is as much part of any holiday as taking snapshots or writing post cards. The Via Culinaria, a creative initiative in the SalzburgerLand, provides a true gourmet experience. Seven culinary tours cater to cheese devotees, fish fans, sweet tooths, alpine hut addicts and beer aficionados, among many others. The tours are leading to a selection of 60 award-winning restaurants, all well known for using local, fresh products. Amongst them is the Hotel Hubertus located in the small village of Filzmoos, where Johanna Maier, one of the world’s best female chefs, pampers her guests with outstanding regional specialities. The culinary pathway for cheese devotees can be discovered while hiking from mountain hut to mountain hut with an experienced cheese-sommelier and for every sweet tooth it will be hard to resist classic Salzburger pastries while visiting bakeries, cafes and patisseries throughout the country. www.via-culinaria.at

Austria has a long tradition in winemaking! Grapevines have been cultivated

Exceptional Austrian Wine can be tasted at the Loisium, a modern “temple of wine” in Lower Austria.

in the same viticultural regions for thousands of years. Austrian wines are synonymous with the landscape, the culture and daily life, coupled with ideal geological and climatic elements. These days, Austrian wine is better known than it was. The new winemaker generation have been taking their home-grown experience even further and a vibrant wine scene is earning a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation. The Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s most significant white wine variety, can be found on every good wine list and is appreciated by wine experts all over the world. The most outstanding feature of “Grüner” or “GV” – as it is commonly known – is its food-friendly nature! It’s perfect with white-meat dishes and seafood and pairs equally well with sushi or sashimi and welcomes the spiciness of Asian food! Well then….Prost! www.austrianwine.com

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Melbourne hosts Vienna From 18 June - 9 October 2011, the spotlight will be on Austria’s capital city Vienna during the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Series at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV): Vienna: Art & Design. Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Josef Hoffmann were central to this artistic revolution which transformed Vienna into a dynamic metropolis at the forefront of ground-breaking modernism. The NGV will present a dazzling display of over 250 extraordinary works including painting, drawing, graphic and decorative art, furniture, fashion, jewellery and photography, most never before seen in Australia. In a most timely lead up to “Klimt Year 2012” visitors will experience the inventiveness and brilliance of this famous artist and a unique generation who laid the foundations for life in the twentieth century - a legacy still vividly alive today. www.ngv.vic.gov.au

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Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Emilie Flรถge 1902, NGV, Wien Museum / Christmas Market, Golden Roof, Innsbruck Tourist Office

Austria for Australians With this new design of our Destination Austria Holiday Journal we would like to provide you with the most comprehensive information for your next holiday to Austria. On the following pages you will find detailed listings of Australian travel companies offering cultural experiences, city stays, Austrian tours, leisurely cruises down the Danube, or ski packages. Pick your favourite tour and get in touch with a professional travel partner of your choice. At the back of this brochure you will find contact details of all travel companies listed so you can get in touch directly. This holiday journal is the must have research tool for anyone planning a holiday to Austria and furthermore incorporates handy tips about flights to Austria, a chapter on rail travel, inside-information on cultural events throughout the year, a map of Austria and much more. Your journey starts now! On the following pages you can find out why experienced travellers are coming back again and again to the country in the heart of Europe.

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Music, Art and Cultural Tours Throughout Austrian cities and the countryside of Austria. Company

NIGHTS

Inclusions

ALUMNI TRAVEL

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Summer Music in Austria, Hungary and Poland. Including Vienna, Mayerling, Baden and Eisenstadt.

APT Group

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Artistic Visions of Europe Cruise. River cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam including Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk & Salzburg with an emphasis on art.

CLASSIC VOYAGES

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Danube Classic Music Cruise. Danube river cruise from Passau to Budapest return, including selected music program on board and ashore, including tickets for Opera performances in Vienna.

Gullivers sport & music travel

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Summa Cum Laude Festival. Vienna‘s international music festival.

Martin Randall Travel

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Walking the Danube. Combined walking and classical music tour with 6 private concerts.

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Salzburg Summer Festival. Including Opera/Concert tickets and guided walks.

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Connoisseurs Vienna. Including 3 concert tickets and several special arrangements.

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Schubertiade. Including 6 tickets to the „Lieder recitals“ and 2 tickets for chamber concerts.

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Habsburg Austria. Including castles, abbeys and art, led by an art historian.

MARY ROSSI TRAVEL

River Cloud Cruises. River Cloud II. European river cruises with emphasis on art, music and culture.

*Contact details for all companies mentioned in the above listing can be found on page 51.

THE IMPERIAL HABSBURG COLLECTIONS IN VIENNA

khm

COMBINED TICKET Treasures of the Habsburgs Kunsthistorisches Museum + Imperial Treasury Adults: € 18,– · Groups: € 14,– p.p. · Tel. +43 1 525 24 4031 · tourist@khm.at

www.khm.at


Music, Art and Cultural Tours Throughout Austrian cities and the countryside of Austria. Company ODYSSEY TRAVEL

RENAISSANCE TOURS

TEMPO HOLIDAYS

WANDERWEG HOLIDAYS World Wide Ticketing

NIGHTS

Inclusions

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Music and Art of the Habsburg Cities. Including Austria, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.

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European Winter Odyssey Winter Festival of Music & Art. Including Vienna, Prague and Budapest.

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Easter Festival. Opera tour led by Peter Bassett, including Salzburg and Munich.

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Great Ballet Companies of Europe. Including 3 concert tickets and several special arrangements.

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Villas, Gardens and Art from the Veneto to Vienna. Including 6 tickets to the "Lieder recitals" and 2 tickets for chamber concerts.

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Classic Vienna - Art & Design. Including accommodation, Belvedere Palace, Leopold Museum and Wiener Werkstätte Museum tickets.

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Art in Vienna. Including accommodation, Albertina tour and dinner or brunch at the famous Museum of Fine Arts.

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European Art & History Tour. Including Vienna, Blue Monasteries of Moldavia, Slovenia and Czech Republic. Events Tickets for venues and events including: Vienna State Opera, Volksoper, Vienna Boys’ Choir, Spanish Riding School, Musikverein, Schönbrunn Palace concerts, Vienna Mozart Concerts, Opera Ball, Schubertiade, Bregenz Festival, Salzburg Festival & Kaiserball.

*Contact details for all companies mentioned in the above listing can be found on page 51.

Stage of the world

| www.salzburg.info

Salzburg is not only world famous for its renowned son, W.A. Mozart, but also for its unparalleled architectural beauty, its rich cultural offer as Sound of Music City and its lovely surroundings. Explore Salzburg with the popular SalzburgCard for 24, 48 or 72 hours. All of the attractions and many other benefits on one card. Highlights 2011 Mozart Week (Jan. 21 – 30, 2011) • Salzburg Biennale (March 3 – 27, 2011) • Easter Festival (April 16 – 25, 2011) • Salzburg Whitsuntide Festival (June 10 – 13, 2011) • Salzburg Festival (July 27 – Aug 30, 2011) • Salzburg Culture Days (Oct. 11 – 24, 2011) • Autumn Jazz Festival 2011 (Oct. 27 – Nov 6, 2011) • Advent and Christmas Events (Nov. 17 – Dec 26, 2011)

TOURISMUS SALZBURG GMBH · Salzburg Information · tourist@salzburg.info · www.salzburg.info

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Info: Music and Dance

Austria, the land of festivals: experience international stars or newcomers at prominent venues or hidden ones 1 Wellenklänge: July

The idyllic natural backdrop of Lake Lunz serves as the location for the Wellenklänge Festival, which this year celebrates its fifteenth anniversary. For the festival’s artistic director and founder Suzie Heger, this is the fulfilment of her dream of “bringing art from the noise of the big city to the countryside”. The festival offers a very eclectic programme of events, ranging from classical, contemporary and traditional Alpine folk music to rap, break-dance, jazz, and blues. The schedule also includes performances and readings, which can be experienced on the festival’s architecturally superb floating stage on warm summer evenings.

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2  Salzburg Festival: July – August

Each summer the lovely Baroque city of Salzburg is dominated by the Salzburg Festival. Some of the greatest artists of classical music appear on the stage of the Festspielhaus, and international stars such as Anna Netrebko, Ricardo Muti and Edita Gruberova have become regular guests here. In the splendid ambience of the city’s Domplatz, thousands of spectators each year experience the harrowing story of the life and death of the rich man in Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “Everyman”, which has been performed here every year since the beginning of the festival in 1920. Visitors can also experience contemporary theatre on Hallein’s Perner Island, in the middle of the Salzach River. Be sure to secure tickets well in advance! www.salzburgfestival.at

In 1984 the first Vienna International Dance Weeks were held, which in 1988 grew into the ImpulsTanz Festival, now one of the largest dance events in the entire world. Professional dancers and choreographers meet here to present their latest productions, while dance instructors pass on their knowledge in workshops – and above all communicate the joy of dance. This mixture of contemporary dance and trend-oriented productions enthrals thousands of dance enthusiasts every year. An added attraction is the festival’s main event venue: the halls of the city’s lively MuseumsQuartier. Among the 2011 highlights are performances by La La La Human Steps, Marie Chouinard and ROSAS. www.impulstanz.com 4 SCHUBERTIADE: May – October

For over 25 years the Schubertiade Festival has been mastering the seemingly impossible: To maintain intimacy, yet becomes the most important Schubert festival in the world. Nowhere else are so many lieder recitals presented in such a short frame of time by such world-class singers. Chamber concerts and piano recitals of the highest calibre represent another branch of the annual Schubertiade programme, which additionally features some orchestral concerts, readings and master classes. In contrast to the hustle and bustle prevailing at other festivals, the Schubertiade takes care to preserve the more intimate character of a music festival where energies can be concentrated on what really matters: music-making of exemplary quality. This music was feature by 5 Wiener Festwochen: May – June

Innovative, contemporary theatre will be the focal point of Vienna’s Festwochen event again in 2011 – with many points of contact with music, dance, and the visual arts. Artists and ensembles from all over the world present celebrated productions that can be seen in Vienna only at the 2011 Festwochen. At the same time, this is a festival that emphasizes openness toward other worlds and cultures and provides ample space for forward-looking works. Among the highlights of the 2011 Festwochen, in addition to the open-air event to kick off the festival on Vienna’s Rathausplatz, is artistic director Luc Bondy’s evocative staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic opera “Rigoletto”. www.festwochen.at

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Salzburger Festspiele 2010, Marc Coudrais, F. Auer, CS/Ferdinand Neumöller / Vienna Tourist Board, Claudio Alessandri, Roberto Masotti, J. J. Kucek

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Small masterpieces

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An unparalleled blend of culture, architecture and nature – this is the hallmark of the Grafenegg Music Festival. Each summer the world’s top orchestras take their seats on the Cloud Tower stage and seduce the audiences with their lush sound. There is no better place than Grafenegg to tune out the outside world and completely lose yourself in the music. But your lovely surroundings are something you should certainly not tune out: the enchanting castle grounds and Grafenegg Castle, which has stood on this spot for over 700 years. Under the artistic direction of pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, numerous internationally renowned orchestras, soloists and conductors appear here each year. Not only the audiences, but also the artists are enthralled by the interaction between the traditional and the modern in the beautiful Weinviertel region. www.grafenegg.at

In 1988 the “Monument against War and Fascism”, by the Austrian sculptor Alfred Hrdlicka, was erected on Vienna’s Albertinaplatz. He always referred to it as his most important work.

The annual three-week festival, named after Anton Bruckner an Austrian composer, welcomes the international world of music and includes a wide range of events. There are operas, dance recitals, theatrical performances, film screenings and art exhibitions, as well as concert by famous symphonies, and choral and chamber orchestras. The classical and free event “Klangwolke” will traditionally mark the opening of the Bruckner Festival (September/October). It offers a musical experience of the extraordinary kind. The visualised sound cloud “Klangwolke” will attract thousands of visitors each year, where they can enjoy this composition of light, sound and fire.

Garden of Quiet. Altenburg Abbey is impressive not only for its splendid architecture, but also for its spacious park complex. The abbey’s Garden of Quiet is conceived as a place of silence and introspection.

9 Klangspuren: September

Each year the festival for contemporary art in the Styrian capital of Graz guarantees unexpected perspectives at unusual performance venues – like abandoned factory buildings, swimming pools and underground mine tunnels. One of the festival’s hallmarks is the incorporation and networking of both international and regional artists, and in the process taking productive advantage of Graz’s proximity to Slovenia, Croatia and the Central and Eastern European regions. For over forty years the steirischer herbst has enjoyed the reputation as the festival of production and processes, of enabling and initiating. In particular, the cross-linking of the various artistic disciplines makes the series of events a very special experience.

The Klangspuren Festival, in the Tirolean town of Schwaz, offers a platform for contemporary music and has been a fixture of the international music scene since 1994. Since its founding, what has become western Austria’s largest and most successful music festival has stood for innovation, open-mindedness, and tolerance. Every year the festival features a different country as the focal point of the events – in 2011 it is Spain. The highlights of this year’s festival include an extensive portrait of the late Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero, a new project by the Bolivian Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos, a performance by the Arditti String Quartet and a concert by the Klangforum Wien.

www.steirischerherbst.at

www.klangspuren.at

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City stays

Events, sightseeing, culinary experiences, transport and more Company

NIGHTS

AUSTRIA Travel DIRECT

Inclusions

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Vienna Magic Package. Including city tour, 72-hour Vienna Card.

3

Salzburg Magic Package. Including city tour, 48-hour Salzburg Card.

3

Innsbruck Magic Package. Including 48-hour Innsbruck Card.

3

Discover Graz Package. Including city tour, Lippizzaner World.

3

Discover Klagenfurt Package. Including special dinner, city tour.

3

Discover Seefeld Package. Including bike rental. Salzburg Concerts. Including Mozart dinner concert at St. Peters Stiftskeller. Vienna Concerts. Packages and arrangements including visit to the opera, dinner concerts, Vienna Boys Choir. Bregenz Festival. Including performance tickets for the Bregenz Festival.

BEYOND TRAVEL

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Salzburg Spotlight Package. Including city tour Salzburg.

1+

Innsbruck City Stays. Including transfers and sightseeing options.

1+

Graz City Stays. Including transfers and sightseeing options.

4

Vienna Spotlight Package. Including 72-hour Vienna Card, city tour and Viennese Grinzing tour.

5

Grand Vienna Package. Including Vienna Woods and Danube Valley tours and 72-hour Vienna Card. Transfers. Vienna, Salzburg & Innsbruck.

CIT HOLIDAYS

Sightseeing and Events. Vienna, Salzburg & Innsbruck. EASTERN EUROPE TRAVEL

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Stopover Package. Vienna.

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Stopover Package. Salzburg. Vienna Rhapsody Package. Including historical Vienna tour, Schönbrunn Palace, ticket to Johann Strauss concert, 72-hour Vienna Card.

EXPLORE HOLIDAYS

Salzburg Rhapsody Package. Including Mozart tour, 48-hour Salzburg Card. Vienna Boys Choir. Tickets to Vienna Boys Choir Concert. Mozart & Strauss Concert at Kursalon. Tickets to the Music performance. Vienna Mozart Orchestra. Tickets to the Vienna Mozart Orchestra performance. Mozart Dinner Concert Salzburg. Concert performance. HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

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Vienna Classics. Including transfer, coffee and cake at famous Café Sacher. 2-course traditional Austrian Lunch, Viennese concert.

2

Vienna Value Pack. Including transfer, 2-course traditional Austrian lunch. Half-day Vienna city tour, Schönbrunn Palace coach tour.

3

Vienna the City of Dreams. Including transfer, 3-course traditional Austrian dinner, coffee and cake at famous Café Sacher, half-day Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace, coach tour of the city‘s highlights OR Danube River Cruise, 72-hour Vienna Card, entry to the House of Music.

3

Memories of Vienna. Including transfer, Schönbrunn Palace tour, 3-course candlelight dinner, admission and concert of classical music at Schönbrunn Palace Orangerie.

3

Salzburg Music and Mountains. Including 3-course Traditional Austrian Dinner, 48-hour Salzburg Card, coffee and cake at Café Fürst, choice between Mozart Dinner Concert or Sound of Music Concert.

2

Linz Experience. Including 24-hour Linz Card, coffee and cake in the Promenadenhof, 3-course lunch at Klosterhof Restaurant, city walking guided tour.

2

Hallstatt Experience. Including Salzkammergut Card, entry to Salt Mine and cable car ride. Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra Concerts. Variation of packages available (including dinner). Essence of Vienna. Vienna Mozart Orchestra, Vienna Residence Orchestra, Vienna Boys Choir. Vienna Entertainment Packages. 8 Vienna Entertainment Packages available.

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City stays

Events, sightseeing, culinary experiences, transport and more Company

NIGHTS

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Day tours in and around Vienna. Vienna Schönbrunn Palace, Following Sisi‘s Footsteps, Vienna Woods Mayerling, Cruise the Danube, Romantic Danube Valley, Grinzing and Serenade.

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Intercity Day tours from Vienna. Salzburg, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague. Vienna Transport. Vienna Airport Transfer and 72-hour Vienna Card. Salzburg Entertainment. 4 Entertainment Packages available. Mozart Dinner Concert. Dinner & Concert. Day Tours in and around Salzburg. Salzburg City Tour, City and Country Highlights, Lakes and Mountains, Original Sound of Music, Salt Mines. Day Tours from Salzburg. Following Mozart‘s Footsteps and The Eagle Nest. Salzburg Transport. Airport Transfer and Salzburg Card. Salzburg Winter Deer Feeding. Including deer Feeding (5 hours), private 8-seater minibus or 4-seater mercedes Limousine E-Class, transfer, private driver guide, Hotel pick-up and drop off Innsbruck Transport. Private Car Transfers. TEMPO HOLIDAYS

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Info: Flights to Austria Austrian AIRLINES

Emirates

Austrian operates daily flights to Vienna via Bangkok with code share partner Thai Airways from Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane (six times a week from Perth). Connect six times a week to Vienna via Beijing with partner airline Air China from Sydney and four times from Melbourne. Austrian flies to over 130 destinations worldwide via Vienna, the perfect gateway to Europe.

Fly Emirates from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth via Dubai to Vienna – the heart of Europe - 11 times a week. Emirates’ stunning onboard facilities include a state-of-the-art entertainment system with up to 1200 channels, gourmet food and wine service for all passengers, generous baggage allowances including 30kg in Economy Class and 40 kg in Business Class.

Convenient connecting flights from Vienna to Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, Klagenfurt and Linz. Contact: Reservations: 1300 655 727 www.austrian.com

Contact: Reservations: 1300 303 777 www.emirates.com/au

Travel agent enquiries: 1300 655 727, www.lufthansaexperts.com

Travel agent enquiries: 1300 880 599 or contact your Emirates Sales Team

Qatar Airways

Korean Air

Qatar Airways offers 4 weekly services from Melbourne via Doha to Vienna.

Korean Air, one of the largest Asian airlines, flies to Vienna 3 times per week from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne via Korea.

The award-winning airline is one of the fasted growing carriers in the world and services over 90 key destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North and South America.

Contact: Reservations: 02 9262 6000 www.koreanair.com

Contact: Reservations: 1300 340 600 www.qatarairways.com

EVA Airways

EVA Airways flies twice a week from Brisbane to Vienna via Taipei. The airline has been recognized worldwide for their flight safety record, flies to 57 destinations worldwide and offers most comfort in-flight facilities. Contact: Reservations: 07 3860 5555 www.evaair.com

Other Airlines

Airport Transfer in Vienna

Several other carriers fly to Austria via their European hubs. For example connect to Austria’s cities such as Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz via London or Frankfurt.

The quickest and easiest way to get into the city centre from the airport is by the CITY AIRPORT TRAIN (CAT). It departs every 30 minutes from 6.05am till 11.35pm and takes just 16 minutes. Cost is € 9.00 for adults and children up to the age of 14 years always travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult. www.cityairporttrain.com

The western part of Austria and the ski resorts in Tyrol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg region are best reached via Zurich or Munich. Some airlines offer free luggage allowance up to 30 kilograms in economy class or carry ski equipment for free! Also a number of low cost carriers such as Ryanair, FlyNiki or Air Berlin include Vienna & other Austrian cities like Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Linz & Klagenfurt in their networks.

The S7 railway runs every 30 minutes between the airport and Vienna Central (Wien Mitte) via North Station and takes 24 minutes. Cost is € 4.40. Also, busses are running every 30 minutes (from 6am to midnight) and link the airport with the major train stations Westbahnhof (West Station) and Südbahnhof (South Station). The journey takes approx. 20 minutes. www.oebb.at Taxis cost around € 35.00 for a ride into the city centre and can take 30-45 minutes. For more information, please visit the website of Vienna airport: www.viennaairport.at

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Haas Haus, Vienna, Austrian National Tourist Office / Residence Square Salzburg, Salzburg City Tourist Office / Hungerburg Innsbruck, Innsbruck Tourist Office / Attersee, Austrian National Tourist Office / Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel Tourist Office

Traveling to Austria by air couldn‘t be easier. Daily flights are available from most Australian capital cities.


Info: Experiencing culture Culture as far as the eye can see: Austria has an extensive array on events filled with music, dance and a great collection of museums

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Music-Film Festival. July – August, music on the screen and culinary delicacies in front of Vienna’s City Hall, www.wien-event.at Viennale. November, Austria’s most important international film event, www.viennale.at New Year’s Concert in the Musikverein. 1 January, traditional concert by the Vienna Philharmonic in the world-famous Golden Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein, www.musikverein.at Vienna Boy’s Choir. September – June, mass performances in the chapel of the Imperial Palace are held every Sunday morning. The standing room is free of charge, www.wsk.at Spanish Riding School. February – June and September – December, performances, training sessions and other performances like classical dressage or evening gala performances, www.srs.at Viennese Epicurean Festival. May, regional specialties made by small producers from all over Austria, www.genuss-festival.at 1  MUSEUMSQUARTIER WIEN

Opened in 2001, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the largest cultural complexes in the world and offers about 60,000 square meters of space for modern and contemporary art and culture. Historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, including a 400-meter Baroque facade, are joined with contemporary museum architecture to create a one-of-a-kind architectural setting. www.mqw.at

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Sommerszene. June – July, the 14-day festival focuses on the contemporary world of dance. www.sommerszene.net Salzburg JazzHerbst. October – November, this event is featuring international and Austrian jazz stars, www.salzburgerjazzherbst.at Salzkammergut Mozart Festival. July – August, a “mostly Mozart” music festival in the beautiful lake-district villages of Hallstatt and Bad Goisern, www.mozartfestival.org 2  Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

The Museum der Moderne is located directly in the centre of Salzburg, perched above Salzburg’s old town on the steep cliffs of the Mönchsberg mountain. The focal point of the museum, which opened in 2004, is the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The four levels of the futuristic structure, whose façade is panelled with marble from the region, offer the necessary flexibility for the various exhibition formats. Panorama windows, a sculpture terrace and a restaurant designed by the star architect Matteo Thun combine to create a visually unified space. In addition to displaying art from its own collection, the museum will in 2011 present an exhibition of works by the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (26 March – 3 July 2011), whose “L’homme qui marche” was recently sold at a public auction for the record sum of seventy-two million euros. Art lovers will look forward with anticipation to the famous works to be displayed in Salzburg. www.museumdermoderne.at

Vienna State Opera, Austrian National Tourist Office / Salzburg and Everyman, Salzburg City Tourist Office / Golden Roof, Innsbruck Tourist Office / Kunsthaus Graz, Austrian National Tourist Office

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Music, Art, Cultural Events anD Museums throughout Austria

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Graz Styriarte. June – July, the Styrian Festival, synonymous for avant-garde artist performances in stately historical rooms. opera, choral and orchestral concerts, www.styriarte.com

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Bregenz Festival. July – August, theatre, operas and concerts on a floating stage in Lake Constance, www.bregenzerfestspiele.com

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Schubertiade. May - June, August - October, the Schubertiade is the most significant and most distinguished Schubert festival in the world, www.schubertiade.at

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Mörbisch Festival on the Lake. July –August, the operetta “The Zarwitsch” performed on the floating stage on Lake Neusiedl, www.seefestspiele-moerbisch.at

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Liszt Festival Raiding. All year, concert series centring on the composer Franz Liszt, www.lisztfestival.at

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Linz Bruckner Festival. September – October, the festival with international artists performing music by and from the time of Anton Bruckner opens with a “classical cloud of sound”, www.brucknerfest.at

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Danube Festival. April – May, avant-garde pop festival with music performances and installations, www.donaufestival.at

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Loisiarte: March, this festival in Lower Austria’s Kamp Valley introduces audiences to music from all corners of the earth and composers will be subjects of musical portraits.

Innsbruck Summer of Dance. June – July, international dance performances from classical ballet to various modern dance forms, jazz and modern expressive dance, www.tanzsommer.at Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. July—August, 2011 the festival is featuring three opera productions by Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Adolf Hasse and Francesco Cavalli. www.altemusik.at Tyrolean Festival Erl. July, masterpieces like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Magic Flute” and Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman,” www.tirolerfestspiele.at 3  Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Change and transformation are the symbolic concepts that one associates with crystal. In Tirol’s Swarovski Crystal Worlds one experiences wondrous transformations at every turn, which is not surprising, since each of the artworks in this dream world is made of crystal. The centrepiece of the Crystal Worlds is the ingeniously designed water-spouting giant whose interior conceals fourteen “Chambers of Wonders”, including fantastic crystal paths and Austrian artist André Heller’s Crystal Dome, which is covered by 590 mirrors. The spaces are shrouded in harmonious fragrance compositions and mysterious music. For over fifteen years the extraordinary glittering labyrinth has fascinated adults and children alike. www.crystalworlds.com

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Graz’s Kunsthaus was built in 2003, the city’s year as “European Cultural Capital”, and is part of the Universalmuseum Joanneum. Referred to as the “friendly alien” by its architects, Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, the structure nearly makes one think that a spaceship has just landed in the historic city centre of the Styrian capital. The Kunsthaus Graz does not have a collection or permanent exhibitions; rather, it serves as a platform for art presentation and communication. It features international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art as well as spotlighting new media and photography. In 2011 two major exhibitions of visual art will be presented in the Kunsthaus in cooperation with the Steirischer Herbst Festival: “Franz West: Auto-Theatre, Cologne – Naples – Graz” and “Robot Dreams”, a co-production with the Tinguely Museum in Basel, Switzerland. www.museum-joanneum.at

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Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), painting genius and pioneer of the Modern era around 1900, would have celebrated his 150th birthday in 2012.

to the beginnings of abstraction. His works generated a lot of criticism in Austria; abroad, the artist won numerous prizes. Klimt died in Vienna from a stroke in 1918. His works continue to fascinate to this day.

Klimt spent most of his life in Vienna. His best-known painting „The Kiss“ can now be seen at the Vienna Belvedere. And this particular Kiss changed the world. The picture and Gustav Klimt stand for the Modern era, an epoch that was trendsetting. Klimt revolutionized the art of painting. His pictures decorated with gold ornaments are amongst the most expensive in the world today. His extraordinary portraits of women document the rise of the middle classes. Artistically, Klimt‘s work reflects the journey from the „Ringstrasse era“

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© Vienna Tourist Board / Peter Rigaud, Belvedere

Klimt 2012 A kiss changes the world


Art nouveau and modernism in architecture Visitors to the Austrian capital will find evidence of the turning artistic tide in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Vienna everywhere they look. Architecture in the city was shaped by the nascent Jugendstil (art nouveau) as well as the Secessionist style. The Secession building, completed in 1898 by Joseph Maria Olbrich, is one of the best known examples of Viennese art nouveau. This pioneering building near the Naschmarkt was the first exhibition hall in Central Europe to be dedicated exclusively to modern art, and is widely credited as being one of Europe‘s most original art nouveau constructions. Gustav Klimt submitted two designs for the building in 1897, which was commissioned as an alternative to the Künstlerhaus. Other than the Secession building, which provided exhibition premises for Klimt and his younger contemporaries, Vienna is packed with thoughtprovoking architecture that bears witness to the progressive spirit of Klimt‘s day. Architects Otto Wagner and Josef Hoffmann shaped the Austrian capital like no others, accounting for a large slice of the city‘s art nouveau building stock.

Ankeruhr, Vienna Tourist Board, Claudio Alessandri / Jugendstilfenster, Vienna Tourist Board, Hedwig Zdrazil

The stations, viaducts and decoration of the former Stadtbahn (urban railway), the Majolikahaus and Musenhaus on the Wienzeile, Europe‘s first modernist church (St. Leopold am Steinhof) and the Postsparkasse Savings Bank on the Ringstrasse were all designed by Otto Wagner. There is a permanent exhibition dedicated to Wagner‘s oeuvre at the Postsparkasse (www.ottowagner.com).

Josef Hoffmann‘s villas in the 19th district are well worth a look. v Two more of Wagner‘s students, Josef Plecnik and Max Fabiani, came up with the design for the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Artaria House and the Urania building. One landmark building in the history of modern architecture in Vienna has lost none of its appeal to this day - but when it first appeared the Adolf Loos building on Michaelerplatz was reviled by Emperor Franz Joseph and a population more at home with historicist architecture. Josef Hoffmann and Gustav Klimt joined forces to work on the Palais Stoclet in Brussels. Between 1905 and 1909 Klimt designed the Stoclet Frieze. His nine study sketches are on display in Vienna at the MAK. The MAK also owns the estate of the world-famous Wiener Werkstätte which contains studies, model books, photo volumes, original fabric patterns, embroideries and the full company archive. In 2012 numerous Wiener Werkstätte exhibits will go on show at the MAK including furniture, vases, tableware, and postcards from Josef Hoffmann, Kolo Moser, Dagobert Peche and other Wiener Werkstätte artists. www.mak.at All of these buildings, and countless more art nouveau gems throughout the city, have a timeless appeal. Visitors can discover them under their own steam or on one of the countless art nouveau tours, conducted by government-approved tour guides. www.vienna.info

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Unique Austria

If you’ve never been to Austria, you have no idea what you’re missing. Yes, you’ll find all the picturesque landscapes you’re expecting—from charming villages to breathtaking Alpine vistas—but beyond Austria’s quaint cobblestone streets are phenomenally designed contemporary buildings, innovative wares and collectibles, and world-class art collections just waiting to be discovered. It is the unique combination of the traditional and the modern that makes exploring Austria’s cultural landscape such a fascinating experience. Take a tour through the eastern half of the country, where the landscape takes on a distinctly different look at every destination = the gently rolling hills of Vienna, the Mediterranean feel of Graz, or the steppe-like surroundings of Burgenland’s Lake Neusiedl. Likewise, each region has its own history and different cultural backgrounds.

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If Alpine charm paired with fantastic modern architecture is what you are looking for, this itinerary is made for you: From Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg to Tirol’s charming villages and its medieval capital, Innsbruck, on to Vorarlberg’s breathtaking landscape, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful Alpine scenery on the one hand and stunningly modern – even provocative – architecture and exhibitions on the other. While travelling through the beautiful countryside of Austria, you should also have an eye on local events. Over 200 festivals are held throughout Austria each year. From prestigious world-class festivals to smaller events closely tied to a particular region, they are all greatly influenced by the special history of this country, by the interaction with the surrounding landscape, the aura of the cities and the manifold culinary traditions. And, of course, by the people who live here.

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Austrian Tours

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NIGHTS

ABERCROMBIE & KENT AUSTRALIA

Inclusions A Tale of Three Cities. Including Vienna, Budapest and Prague.

ALBATROSS TRAVEL GROUP

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Heartlands of Austria & Germany. Including Tirol, Bavaria and Black Forest.

AUSTRIA TRAVEL DIRECT

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Circle Austria by Train. Including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Klagenfurt.

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Passport to 4 Capitals. Including Vienna, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest.

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Bohemian Rapsody. Including Austria, Germany and Czech Republic.

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Trail of the Lipizzaners. Including Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia.

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Thermal Package. Bad Gastein

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Thermal Package. Warmbad Villach

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Thermal Package. Bad Blumau

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Eastern European Panorama. Including Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Berlin and Prague.

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Warsaw to Vienna. Including Vienna, Warsaw, Krakow and Prague.

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Prague to Vienna. Including Vienna and Prague.

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Vienna to Bucharest. Including Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest and Transylvania.

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Moscow to Vienna. Including Vienna and Moscow.

BEYOND TRAVEL

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Cosmos

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Three Imperial Capitals. Including Vienna, Budapest and Prague.

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European Contrasts. Including Vienna and Tyrol.

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Winter Wanderer. Including Vienna.

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European Encounter. Including Innsbruck.

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Bohemian Rapsody. Including Vienna, Krems, Danube River, Melk and Salzburg.

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Alpine Adventure & Glacier Express. Including Innsbruck, Kitzb端hel and Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

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Prague, Vienna & Budapest. Including Vienna and Salzburg.

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European Masterpiece. Including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Velden.

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Three Capitals. Including Vienna, independent tour.

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Four Capitals. Including Vienna, independent tour.

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Imperial Trail. Including Vienna, escorted coach tour.

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Austria and Hungary. Including Vienna, escorted coach tour.

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European Panorama. Including Vienna, escorted coach tour.

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A Taste of Austria. Vienna, independent culinary tour. Flavours of Austria, Hungary and Transylvania. Indluding Vienna, escorted culinary group tour.

Eastern EuroTOURS

GLOBUS HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

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Vienna & Budapest. Vienna to Budapest.

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Vienna to Bucharest. Vienna to Budapest and Bucharest.

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Eastern European Panorama. Including Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague.

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Vienna to Warsaw. Including Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw.

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The Best of Austria & Switzerland. Including Vienna, Danube River, Melk, Mondsee and Salzburg.

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Alpine Countries. Including Salzburg, Vienna, Semmering Pass, Villach, Brenner Pass and Innsbruck.

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Austrian Rail Adventure. Including Vienna and Salzburg.

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Austrian Rail Highlights. Including Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck.

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Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria. Including Innsbruck, Salzburg, Mondsee, Melk, Vienna and St. Veit an der Glan.

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The Bohemian. Including Vienna.

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European Grandeur. London - London, including Vienna and Salzburg.

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European Treasures. London - Athens, including Vienna and Innsbruck.

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Romantic European. London - London, including Vienna.

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Highlights of Eastern Europe. Including Vienna.

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Best of Central Europe. Including Vienna.

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Europe Winter Wonderland. Including Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck.

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Vienna to Athens. Vienna, including 2 hour introduction walking tour of the city.

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Vienna to Athens. Vienna, including 2 hour introduction walking tour of the city.

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Berlin to Rome. Including Vienna.

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Berlin to Venice. Including Vienna.

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Eastern Explorer. Including Vienna.

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Europe Uncovered. Including Vienna and Salzburg.

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Eastern Melody. Including Vienna.

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Central Europe. Including Vienna and Salzburg.

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Europe Reveald. Including Salzburg and Vienna.

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Winter Rhapsody. Including Vienna.

ODYSSEY TRAVEL

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Adriatic Odyssey. Including the Austrian Alps, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro.

PEREGRINE ADVENTURES

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Danube Cycle. Vienna to Budapest. Including Vienna, Wachau Valley and Bad Deutsch Altenburg.

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Splendours of Eastern Europe. Including Vienna and Wachau Valley.

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Journey through Central Europe. Including Vienna and Wachau Valley.

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Prague to Vienna. Including Vienna and Wachau Valley.

TEMPO HOLIDAYS

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Salzkammergut Lakes & Walking Tour. Including Salzkammergut.

TOPDECK TRAVEL

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European Odyssey. Including the Tirol and Mauthausen.

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Europe Uncovered. Including Salzburg.

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Discover Europe. Including Vienna.

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Eastern Escape. Including Salzburg and Vienna.

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Europe Unplugged. Including Vienna.

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Essential Europe. Including Salzburg.

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Sound of Music. Including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Mondsee, Wachau Valley, Heiligenkreuz, Mayerling and Germany.

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Best of Germany & Austria. Including Innsbruck, Salzburg, Wachau Valley and Vienna.

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Switzerland & Austria. Including Innsbruck, Piber, Graz, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Salzburg and Switzerland.

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INTREPID TRAVEL PTY LTD

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Prague, Vienna & Budapest. Including Vienna, Prague and Budapest.

TRAVELTICKET

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Majestic Experience Tour. Including Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck.

UTRACKS

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Info: Travel practicalities Useful information for your next holiday in Austria CLIMATE: Austria has a moderate climate with

POST: Stamps are sold at post offices, tobacco stores

temperatures varying across the country according to altitude & geographical location. The 4 seasons are clearly defined – expect blooming flowers in spring (Mar. – May), warm days in summer (Jun. – Aug.), magnificent colours in autumn (Sep. – Nov.) and a wonderland in winter (Dec. – Feb.)

and hotels. Post offices are open Monday - Friday 8am–12pm & 2pm–6pm.

or operas formal attire is required. Casual clothing such as T-shirts, jeans, sneakers or rubber thongs are usually not permitted. Please always check the dress code of specific cultural event, often noted on the ticket or invitation. CURRENCY: The EURO (€) is the official currency in

Austria. If your banking card features the Maestro or Cirrus symbol it can be used for withdrawing money from Austrian cash machines. There is usually a fee charged, please check with your bank. Credit cards are widely accepted, though some restaurants and shops in regional areas may only accept cash. Foreign currency and traveller cheques may be exchanged at banks and foreign exchange offices. Banks in Austria are closed on the weekends but exchange offices at airports and major city rail terminals are open 7 days a week. CUSTOMS: Travellers residing in a country such as

Australia which are outside of the European Union (EU) are not liable to pay duty on personal articles for their own use for performing their business tasks. ELECTRICItY: The electric current in Austria is 220

volts AC at 50 cycles per second which suits most Australian small electrical appliances and computer equipment. You will need a two-pin Europe adaptor. ENTRY VISA: Holders of an Australian passport do not need a visa if their stay in Austria does not exceed 3 months. www.austria.org.au INTERNET & EMAIL: Internet in Austria is fast and

efficient with internet cafes commonplace in major cities and resorts. Newer and larger hotels are equipped with modern outlets in their rooms or have business centres which have the necessary connections for you to take your notebook with you. LANGUAGE: German is the official language in Austria

but English is widely understood and spoken by most people working in tourism-related jobs.

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2011 2012 New Year’s Day 1 Jan 1 Jan Epiphany 6 Jan 6 Jan Easter Monday 24 Apr 9 Apr Labor Day 1 May 1 May Ascension Day 2 Jun 17May Whit Monday 13 Jun 28 May Corpus Christi 23 Jun 7 Jun Feast of the Assumption 15 Aug 15 Aug National Holiday 26 Oct 26 Oct All Saints’ Day 1 Nov 1 Nov Feast of the Immaculate Conception 8 Dec 8 Dec Christmas Day 25 Dec 25 Dec St. Stephen’s Day 26 Dec 26 Dec SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP: From the slick boutiques

on Vienna’s Mariahilferstraße to the curious and souvenirs on regional markets. Austria is a great destination for shopping. Opening hours are generally from 9am – 6pm (supermarkets from 8am) Monday to Friday and Saturdays to 1pm or 5pm. Shops in areas frequented by travellers and at transport hubs are usually open longer. Note that most shops are closed on Sundays. Austrian SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2011 and 2012:

2011 2012 Christmas holidays: 24 Dec-06 Jan 24 Dec-07Jan Winter holidays: 07 Feb-12 Feb 06 Feb-11 Feb Easter holidays: 16 Apr-26 Apr 31 Mar-10 Apr Pentecost holidays: 11 Apr-14 Jun 26 May-29 May Summer holidays: 02 Jul-10 Sep 30 Jun-09 Sep TIME: Austria is on Central European Time = GMT +1 VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) REFUND: Residents of non EU countries purchasing goods in excess of € 75.01 in one store per purchase day can apply for a refund of the Value Added Tax paid if they export these within 3 months. Ask the store’s staff to complete the required tax-free check. Then present this check together with the goods purchased to customs officials when leaving the European Union for validation. Alternatively you can send the form for a refund by mail. Please be aware that customs validation can only be obtained when leaving the last EU country on your trip. www.globalrefund.com

Publishing information Editor and publisher: Austrian National Tourist Office, Lvl. 1, 36 Carrington Street Sydney NSW 2000 Ph (02) 9299 3621 info@antosyd.org.au www.austria.info/au Editor-in-chief: Astrid Mulholland-Licht Editor: Iris Pichler Graphic Design / Production: DNF Creative Solutions Print: Superfine Printing Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate as at February 2010. Always check the descriptions with the supplier before making travel plans. The Austrian National Tourist Office does not accept responsibility or liability for any claims arising out of descriptions or information supplied to it.

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TIROL – THE LEADING SPORTS LAND IN THE ALPS Karin Rösler Market Manager Overseas Markets Tirol Tourist Board Maria Theresienstraße 55 Innsbruck, Tirol, 6010 Austria Tel. +43.512.5320-644 Fax +43.512.5320-92644 karin.roesler@tirolwerbung.at www.visittirol.com

Tirol, the Austrian federal province in the heart of the Alps, might be geographically tiny on the map of the world with its modest 12,684 sq. km., but sportswise it is at the forefront of the top league. Major sports events have a long tradition in the Tirol. The region of Tirol is Austria‘s skiing mecca. First-timers to seasoned ski veterans will find a resort to suit them with more than 150 ski areas to choose from, including 5 glaciers, across a total of 3,500 km of superbly groomed slopes.

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Ruine Aggstein, Austrian National Tourist Office

Danube Waltz

The Danube flows elegantly through some of Europe’s most charismatic cities. The river was made famous by Johann Strauss’s waltz “An der schönen, blauen Donau” and a cruise along here can indeed feel like a dance, as you are lifted by the tide and carried along to one charming destination after another. Relax on the sun-deck as a landscape of vineyards, fairytale castles and rolling hills glides by, then go ashore to discover the many pretty towns and historic cities along the Danube. Depending on your itinerary, you might stop at the great imperial capital Vienna famed with its elegant coffee shops, classical music and charming atmosphere. You cruise along the 900-year old Benedictine abbey of Melk at the entrance to the World Cultural Heritage Region Wachau before you go ashore in Dürnstein where you walk through medieval cobblestone streets and discover the magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche.

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Danube Cruises

A selection of the most popular Danube Cruises Company

NIGHTS

APT Group

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European Masters Cruise. APT Class Ships. Amsterdam to Budapest including Linz, Melk, Dürnstein and Vienna.

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Culinary Master Cruise. APT Class Ships. Budapest to Amsterdam including Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk and Linz.

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Photographer’s Europe Cruise. APT Class Ships. Budapest to Amsterdam including Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk and Linz.

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Rivers of the Emperors Cruise. APT Class Ships. Istanbul to Paris including Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Weissenkirchen and Vienna.

14

Across Europe. Amadeus Royal/Elegant/Diamond. Amsterdam to Budapest or v.v. including Linz, Melk and Vienna.

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Beautiful blue Danube. Amadeus Royal. Passau to Black Sea or v.v. including Vienna, Dürnstein and Melk.

AUSTRIA TRAVEL DIRECT

AVALON WATERWAYS

3 to 4

Inclusions

A Taste of the Danube. Vienna to Budapest including Dürnstein, Melk, Grein and Linz.

12

European Splendor. Vienna to Amsterdam including Grein and Melk.

14

Magnificent Europe. Budapest to Amsterdam including Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk, Linz and Salzburg.

7

Romantic Danube Cruise. Viking fleet. Budapest to Nürnberg including Vienna and Melk.

15

Heart of Europe. Viking fleet. Tour Eastern Europe and cruise the Danube including Vienna and Melk.

14

Grand European Cruise. Viking fleet. Amsterdam to Budapest including Melk, Dürnstein and Vienna.

7

Danube Waltz Cruise. Viking fleet. Passau return including Vienna, Melk, Dürnstein and Salzburg.

7

Danube Rhapsody. Amadeus Class Ships. Passau return including Vienna and Budapest.

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Beautiful Blue Danube. Amadeus Class Ships. Passau to Black Sea or v.v. incluidng Vienna, Dürnstein and Melk.

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Danube & Prague. Amadeus Class Ships. Budapest to Prague including Linz, Melk & Vienna, plus 3 days Prague.

7

Best of Europe. Amadeus Class Ships. Berlin to Budapest including Linz, Melk and Vienna, plus 5 days Prague-Dresden-Berlin.

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Danube, Rhine & Moselle. Amadeus Class Ships. Vienna to Trier including Melk and Linz.

CRUISE ABROAD

5

Beautiful Blue Danube. CroisiEurope. Vienna to Vienna including Melk, Bratislava and Budapest.

EASTERN EUROPE TRAVEL

14

Grand European Tour. Viking Fleet. Amsterdam to Budapest including Melk, Dürnstein and Vienna.

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Romantic Danube. Viking Fleet. Budapest to Nuremberg including Melk and Vienna.

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Danube Rhapsody. Amadeus Royal. Passau return including Vienna and Melk.

BEYOND TRAVEL

BEYOND TRAVEL

CLASSIC VOYAGES CRUISES

EASTERN EUROTOURS

Hydrofoil. Vienna to Budapest.

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

SCENIC TOURS

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Danube Discovery. River Princess, River Countess. Vienna to Nuremberg including Melk.

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Grand European Discovery. River Countess. Basel to Vienna including Melk.

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Paris & the Heart of Europe. River Princess. Paris to Vienna including Melk.

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Imperial Capitals of Europe. River Princess, River Duchess. Istanbul to Vienna.

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Jewels of Europe. Scenic ‘‘Space-Ship’’. Amsterdam to Budapest including Vienna, Linz, Melk, Dürnstein and Salzburg.

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Paris to Prague & Jewels of Europe. Scenic ‘‘Space-Ship’’ River Cruise. Jewels of Europe cruise including a tour from Paris to Prague.

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Amsterdam to the Black Sea & Gallipoli. Scenic ‘‘Space-Ship’’. Amsterdam to the Black Sea including Vienna, Linz, Melk, Dürnstein and Salzburg and tour to Gallipoli.

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Danube Cruises

A selection of the most popular Danube Cruises Company

NIGHTS

SCENIC TOURS

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

VIKING RIVER CRUISES Wings Away Travel & Cruiseland

Inclusions

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Christmas Market Cruise. Scenic ‘‘Space-Ship’’. Amsterdam to Budapest including Vienna, Linz, Melk, Dürnstein and Salzburg.

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Grand Alpine Tour & Jewels of Europe. Scenic «Space-Ship». Amsterdam to Budapest including Vienna, Linz, Melk, Dürnstein and Salzburg plus tour to Innsbruck, Seefeld and Mondsee.

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Gems of the Danube. Scenic ‘‘Space-Ship’’. Nuremberg to Budapest including Vienna, Linz, Melk and Dürnstein.

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European Serenade. River Duchess, River Countess. Vienna to Amsterdam including Linz.

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Imperial Capitals of Europe. River Princess, River Duchess. Istanbul to Vienna.

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Danube Discovery. River Princess, River Countess. Vienna to Nuremberg including Melk.

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Grand European Discovery. River Countess. Basel to Vienna including Melk.

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Paris & the Heart of Europe. River Princess. Paris to Vienna including Melk.

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Romantic Danube. Viking fleet. Budapest to Nuremberg including Melk and Vienna.

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Danube Waltz. Viking fleet. Passau to Budapest including Linz, Salzbug, Melk, Dürnstein and Vienna.

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European River Cruise Tour. Frankfurt to Vienna including Linz, Dürnstein and Melk.

*Contact details for all companies mentioned in the above listing can be found on page 51.

Uniworld - the world’s ONLY boutique cruise line A Uniworld Boutique River Cruise combines the pleasure of discovering the multitude of charms and landmarks of different destinations with the same exquisite accommodations, award-winning hospitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel.

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Info: Distance Chart Bregenz

Bischofshofen

196

493

347

110

532

100

85

326

148

100

174

76

193

214

225

396

Bregenz

352

673

510

369

488

281

296

536

390

200

610

143

425

Brenner

181

528

259

219

345

110

125

286

275

40

Graz

262

200

175

277

225

354

308

137

188

427

243

Innsbruck

146

495

362

187

313

74

93

389

Bad Ischl

123

287

196

58

105

168

140

223

236

Klagenfurt

209

325

39

228

250

315

Kitzbühel

56

392

209

82

210

36

Kufstein

90

423

289

114

240

132

Linz

235

203

327

Salzburg

107

315

200

Villach

181

362

Vienna

383

Brenner

178

187

Graz

Bad Ischl

414

60

Innsbruck

Klagenfurt

291

147

Kitzbühel

466

336

Kufstein

600

50

Linz

Salzburg

259

Vienna

Arlberg Bischofshofen

Zell am See

Villach

Car Hire and Motoring Tips

DRIVING RULES. Right-hand side traffic with min. driving age 17.

Seatbelts are mandatory; with children under 12 not allowed in the front seats. Third party insurance is compulsory and a high-visibility warning vest must be carried at all times in case of an accident/breakdown. Drink-driving limit is 0.05%.

Bergisel, Innsbruck Tourist Office / Grossglockner, Austrian National Tourist Office

Car rental Book with…

Austria Holidays Autohome Rentals International Pty. Ltd. Avis Australia Beyond Travel CIT Holidays DriveAway Holidays Explore Holidays Hertz Australia Pty. Ltd. Holiday Autos Sixt Rent a Car Tempo Holidays World Drive Holidays *For contact details please refer to page 51.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS. Australians require an international driving license together with the Australian

licence. SPEED LIMITS. 50 km/h in towns, 100 km/h on the open road, 130 km/h on motorways unless posted

otherwise. TOLL ROADS. If you are using the motorways, toll stickers are required on the windscreen of your vehicle. They need to be purchased before using the motorways, also if you are driving into Austria from another country on a highway. These window stickers (‘Vignettes’) are available at petrol stations, tobacconists, automobile associations, post offices and border crossings. Prices 2011 for a car are: €7.90 (10 days), €23.00 (for 2 months) and €76.50 (for 1 year). Visitors should check if their hired car has the ‘Vignette’ attached to the windscreen. High on-spot fines apply for using the motorways without a valid toll sticker. Prices for 2012 subject to change. TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. Driving in Austria is uncomplicated and offers greatest flexibility. Roads are well

maintained, from the motorway to small country roads. Conditions are broadcasted daily between 6am and 6pm on the English radio station “Blue Danube Radio”.

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Info: Accommodation Where to stay in Vienna and Salzburg Vienna Book with…

Vienna – now or never!

Accor

Vienna Card: 72 hours/€ 18.50 Get 210 discounts, unlimited free travel by underground, bus and tram. Available at hotels and the Tourist Information Centre on Albertinaplatz, at all sales and information points of the Vienna Transportation Lines. From outside of Austria just call +43-1-798 44 00-148

Austria Travel Direct Beyond Travel CIT Holidays Creative Holidays Eastern Europe Travel Estours Travel Eurovillas Explore Holidays

WWW.VIENNA.INFO. Browse the website of the Vienna Tourist Board to find out more about events, special travel tips & to book your accommodation online. There are always great packages available including accommodation, city cards or other cultural highlights.

Hilton Hotels Holidays on Location Interhome Marriott International Preferred Hotel Group Small Luxury Hotels of the World Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Tempo Holidays The Leading Hotels of the World

WWW.ARTICKET.AT. Enjoy contemporary art and architecture in Vienna with just one ticket. The ARTICKET entitles you to admission in the Architekturzentrum

Travelplan Holidays Travel 2

SALZBURG Book with…

Salzburg – feel the inspiration!

Accor Beyond Travel CIT Holidays Creative Holidays Eastern Europe Travel Estours Travel Eurovillas Explore Holidays Holidays on Location

WWW.SALZBURG.INFO. Browse the website of Salzburg Tourism to find out more about events, special travel tips & to book your accommodation online. There are always great packages available including accommodation, city cards or other cultural highlights.

Interhome Marriott International Preferred Hotel Group Tempo Holidays Travelplan Holidays Travel 2

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FORTRESS CARD. Discover Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Fortress Museum, Rainer Regiment Museum and Marionette Museum all with just one card. A multimedia show and the return ticket for the funicular is included as well. More information on www.salzburg-burgen.at

Hotel Altstadt Vienna / Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Salzburg Card: 24 hours/€ 25.00, 48 hours/€33.00 and 72 hours/€ 38.00 Get free single admission to all the city’s attractions, free use of public transport throughout the city, incl. Fortress funicular, panorama boat Salzach and cable car Untersberg. Furthermore lots of discounts for cultural events. Children until 15 years of age, half price. Available at hotels at all Salzburg Information Offices, the Salzburg airport and online.

Austria Travel Direct


The Hotel-Pension Suzanne, in the historic center of Vienna is located only 50 metres away from the famous Viennese State Opera House as well as the historic shopping district Kärntnerstrasse. Nearly all places of interest in the wonderful Austrian Capital are within walking distance from the Hotel. The 26 rooms are all furnished in a marvellous old Viennese Style and have a private bath or shower, toilet, hairdryer, cable TV and telephone in the room. You will also find an Internetcorner and a Wi-Fi section in the reception which can be used free of charge. For two generations the Hotel-Pension Suzanne has been managed by members of the Strafinger family - and they still care for your well-being! Looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!

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Info: Accommodation Where to stay in Innsbruck and throughout Austria INNSBRUCK Book with…

Innsbruck – the Capital of the Alps!

Accor Austria Travel Direct

Innsbruck Card: 24 hours/€ 29.00, 48 hours/€34.00, 72-hours/€ 39.00 It gets you admission to Innsbruck’s most important sights, such as the mint tower in Hall or the Swarovski Crystal. Worlds Free use of all public transport in Innsbruck and rides with the sightseer bus are also included. Sales and information at all tourist information offices of the Innsbruck Tourist Board, all ticket windows at the ski areas and at larger museums. www.innsbruck.info

CIT Holidays Eastern Europe Travel Estours Travel Eurovillas Explore Holidays Hilton Hotels Holidays on Location Interhome Marriott International Tempo Holidays Travelplan Holidays Travel 2

2012 – Youth Olympic Games

WWW.INNSBRUCK.INFO. Browse the website of Innsbruck Tourism to find out more about events, special travel tips & to book your accommodation online. There are always great packages available including accommodation, city cards or other cultural highlights.

Innsbruck – the capital of the Alps will be the host city for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games from 13 – 22 January 2012. Over 1000 winter athletes between the age of 14 – 18 will be competing in Innsbruck, which hosted the Olympic Games already twice! www.innsbruck1212.com

COMBI TICKET SWAROVSKI. Enjoy a very special, great value day with free admission to the Hungerburg funicular, Alpine Zoo Innsbruck and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds. More information on www.swarovski.com/kristallwelten

THROUGHOUT AUSTRIA Book with…

LOCATION

Holiday service: these tips come from the heart

Accor

Graz, Linz, Bregenz

Austria Travel Direct

Linz

Beyond Travel

Graz

Eastern Europe Travel Estours Travel Eurovillas Explore Holidays

Graz, Bregenz, Hallstatt, St. Wolfgang

Holidays on Location

Graz

Interhome

Over 1.500 holiday apartments, villas and chalets throughout Austria.

Preferred Hotel Group Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Obergurgl, Lech am Arlberg, Hallstatt, Bad Gastein, St. Wolfgang

Feldkirchen Tempo Holidays The Leading Hotels of the World

Kitzbühel, Zürs

Travelplan Holidays

Ski resorts in Salzburg und Tirol

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We love our homeland of Austria and are always searching for unique experiences. Whether you are looking for a sleek accommodation, a music festival in the country side or a quaint winery with guest rooms, we can help you finding your own unique travel experience. Simply get in touch with us via email or Facebook! We are also happy to send you free brochures and leaflets. You can also sign up for our newsletter which gives you the latest information on Austria, holiday deals, competitions and much more to inspire your holiday to our charming home-country. info@antosyd.org.au www.austria.info/au Austrian Official Travel Info

Innsbruck Tourist Office

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St. Anton am Arlberg

T + 43.(0)54 46.22 69-0

St. Christoph

T + 43.(0)54 46.22 69-0

Stuben

T + 43.(0)55 82.39 90

Z端rs

T + 43.(0)55 83.22 45

Lech

T + 43.(0)55 83.21 61-0


SKIING

For many ski enthusiasts, Austria conjures up the spirit of a winter sports playground Austria’s skis fields today provide the skier with some of the most beautiful scenery and terrain nature can offer, combined with the very best technology to get skiers on to those slopes quickly and safely.

Kitzbühel Tourist Office

It plays host to more than 800 ski resorts, with 22,000 square kilometres of groomed slopes. They are accessed by 3000 ski lifts and serviced by more than 500 ski schools. Austrian ski instructors are at the cutting edge of modern teaching methods and can also take experienced skiers to new levels by bringing their skills to perfection or by taking them for a day’s guided skiing in some of the countries’ most beautiful ski areas in glorious solitude.

Ambitious skiers of all levels enjoy themselves on the great variety of slopes on offer. From family friendly resorts to off-piste skiing and racy downhill sections. And of course the perfect infrastructure does not end with slopes and cable cars: inviting mountain huts, world-class gourmet restaurants or famous Après Ski bars can be found right next to the ski runs. A substantial lunch and unwinding after a day on the slopes is just as important as the skiing itself. Skiers can reward themselves with a hearty, traditional lunch in one of the cosy alpine huts where recipes have been passed on from generation to generation. Over the last years, more and more stylish lounges disappeared on the Austrian mountains, where a good glass of wine can be tasted in a modern designed ambience in high altitude.

Company

Inclusions

AUSTRIA Travel DIRECT

Packages to Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Mayrhofen, Seefeld, St. Anton

CONTIKI HOLIDAYs

Stay in Hopfgarten at Contiki‘s very own chalet, Gasthof Schöneck

ESTOURS TRAVEL

Escorted/Individual tours to Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Lech, St. Anton, Seefeld, Zürs and Zell am See

MOGUL SKI WORLD

Packages to the Arlberg, Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Saalbach, Seefeld and Sölden

SKIMAX PTY LTD

Packages to Innsbruck, Kitzbühel and St. Anton am Arlberg

snow‘n‘ ski tours

7 - 10 nights ski packages and school trips to Austrian Skiresorts

VALUE TOURS

7 night packages to Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Lech and St. Anton am Arlberg

TRAVELPLAN AUSTRALIA

Weekly accommodaiton from charming B&Bs to apartment and deluxe hotels in Innsbruck, Ischgl, Lech/Zürs, Mayrhofen, Neustift, St. Anton, Lech, Stubai Valley, Zell am See/Kaprun. City stops in Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna can be arranged, as well as car hire

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SKIING: The name of the game Tips for your next ultimate Austrian ski experience Après-Ski

Ski Guides

Austria is the birthplace of après-ski, and what better way to accomplish the last run than with a cool beer or a Glühwein in one of the famous aprèsski bars. If you prefer it a bit quieter, relax in front of a cosy open fire place with a good glass of wine or a hot tea.

For a day off piste in powder or to check out new terrain, we highly recommend getting an experienced ski guide, which can be booked at most Austrian ski schools.

Flying to the snow

Austria’s ski resorts in the western part of the country are best reached via Zurich, Munich or Innsbruck.

Ski Rental

Skis, poles, boots, snowboards, snow shoes or toboggans! Whatever it is you need, it is readily available for hire in all winter resorts in Austria with a wide range of products and styles to choose from. Note that while some resorts have ski wear for hire, this is not yet standard. Ski Schools

Free Shuttle Buses

Most ski resorts offer free shuttle buses within the resorts for holders of valid ski passes. Check local timetables for pick-up and drop-off times. Ski events:

Nordkette, Innsbruck Tourist Office / Zillertal, Austrian National Tourist Office / Lech, Arlberg Marketing

Kitzbühel: Hahenkamm Race, January Sölden: Ski World Cup Opening, October Innsbruck: 1st Youth Olympic Winter Games, 13-22 January 2012

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Experienced skiers will love the variety the 500 ski schools offer. Improve your skiing skills with a technique or telemark course, fun carving or racing training. Weather and Snow forecasts

Almost every ski resort offers its local “Panorama TV Channel” with the most up-to date information on snow conditions, weather and panoramic views of the ski resort! Season Periods: The ski season in some Austrian ski resorts starts in late November and finishes in April. Check with your ski resort for more detailed information. Christmas time is the peak season, but from January 6 until end of January is off-peak season!


Christmas and New Year‘s Eve Wintermagic in Austria’s ski resorts and on the Danube Company ALBATROSS TRAVEL GROUP

NIGHTS

Inclusions

7

Austrian Christmas Break. A festive Christmas tour staying 7 nights in the enchanting Austrian Alps.

11

Christmas in the Austrian Tirol. Experience Christmas in the heart of a Tyrolean village in the snow covered Stubai Valley.

9

Austrian White Christmas. Christmas in the enchanting Austrian Alps on a 10 day leisurely paced tour.

11

Austrian White Christmas. Christmas tour including Vienna, Salzburg and Seefeld.

7

Austrian Alpine Christmas Seefeld. Including Christmas festivities and sleighride in Seefeld in Tirol

7

Austrian Alpine Christmas St. Anton. Including Christmas festivities and sleighride in St. Anton am Arlberg.

7

Austrian Alpine Christmas Kitzbühel. Including Christmas festivities and sleighride in Kitzbühel in Tirol.

6

Magic of Advent. Amadeus Royal/Pricess/Diamond. Winter cruise including Christmas Markets, from Vienna - Nuremberg or v.v.

8

Christmas Cruise. Amadeus Royal/Princess/Diamond. Christmas Cruise from Passau - Budapest and return.

BEYOND TRAVEL

7

Danube Christmas Cruises. Viking River Cruises. Winter cruises including Christmas Markets in Vienna, Dürnstein and Salzburg.

CLASSIC VOYAGES

6

Advent Danube & Christmas Market Cruises. Amadeus Class vessels. Christmas Cruise from ViennaNürnberg or v.v.

6

Christmas Cruise. Amadeus Class vessels. Christmas Cruise from Vienna-Nürnberg.

6

New Year Cruise. Amadeus Class vessels. Danube River Cruise Passau-Vienna-Budapest.

AUSTRIA TRAVEL DIRECT

EVA’S EUROPEAN TOURS HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

The Magical White Christmas Tour. Including 4 days in Vienna, sightseeing and visit of Schönbrunn Palace and the Vienna Woods. 3 or 4

Christmas in Vienna. Including a Christmas gift

3

Christmas in Salzburg. Including coffee and cake at famous Café Sacher in Salzburg, Christmas Concert, Christmas Eve dinner, full day Alpine tour and sleigh ride and a sweet souvenir.

3

New Year in Salzburg. Including coffee and cake at famous Café Sacher, full day Alpine Tour and sleigh ride, New Year‘s Eve Gala Dinner, New Year‘s Day Concert and a souvenir of Salzburg offered on departure.

4

New Year in Salzburg. Including coffee and cake at Café Sacher, 24-hour Salzburg Card, Salzburg City Tour, full day Alpine Tour and sleigh ride, New Year‘s Eve Gala Dinner, New Year‘s Day Concert and a souvenir of Salzburg. Salzburg Winter Horse Drawn sleigh Ride. Daily. Horse drawn sleigh ride, private tours and regular tours available, including transfer. Salzburg Winter - Silent Night, Holy Night. Day trip. Includes Silent Night carols at the Silent Night Memorial Chapel.

INSIGHT VACATIONS

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Winter Wonderland. Includes Christmas Markets of Salzburg and Vienna.

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Vienna, Prague & Budapest. Includes Christmas Markets and magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.

RENAISSANCE TOURS

6

Christmas in Vienna. Art tour led by Brian Ledd.

SCENIC TOURS

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Christmas Market Cruise. Amsterdam - Budapest including Vienna, Linz, Melk, Dürnstein and Salzburg.

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Christmas and New Year River Cruise. Amsterdam - Budapest including Vienna, Linz, Melk and Dürnstein.

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Info: Rail Travel

Austrian Rail Passes / European Rail Passes including Austria Eurail Pass

Austria-Czech Pass

Austria is one of 24 countries in the Eurail Pass network. These passes offer big savings on rail travel and let you customise your journey with a combination of days over a 2 month period or a series of consecutive period options. Prices start at AUD $308 for a 3-country Youth Eurail Select Pass for 5 days.

Visit the birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg and the birthplace of Friedrich Smetana in Bohemia with 4 to 10 days rail travel in 2 months. Eat cream cake and drink cinnamon-sweet coffee while taking in the cultural wonders of Austria and the Czech Republic.

AUSTRIA RAIL PASS

Unlimited train travel on the entire network of the Austrian Railways for 3 to 8 days within a 1 month period to visit Austria’s great cities & scenic countryside - from the World Heritage listed shores of the Danube River, to the high mountain passes of the Tirol and the Salzkammergut Lake District. In 2011, the special travel bonuses for the Austrian Rail Pass are: • Danube river trips: from Melk to Krems (Wachau) and Vienna to Dürnstein return (Sundays only) as well as river sightseeing in Vienna. www.ddsg-blue-danube.at • Special rates for river trips from Linz to Passau by Wurm & Köck. www.wurm-koeck.de • Special rates on boat trips on Lake Constance (May - Oct.). www.bodenseeschifffahrt.at 1st Class price per adult pp: AUD $248 1st Class adult saver pass price pp: AUD $211 2nd Class price per adult: AUD $174 2nd Class adult saver pass price pp: AUD $148 Duration: 3 days/1 month SAVER: Applicable for 2 - 5 people travelling together at all times. CHILD: Under 4 years free when sharing a paying adults seat. 4 - 11 years inclusive: 50% of adult fare Austria-Switzerland Pass

Unlimited travel for a maximum of 10 days on the national network of Austria and the SBB network in Switzerland. 1st Class price adult pp: AUD $417 1st Class adult saver pass price pp: AUD $355 2nd Class youth price pp: AUD $281 Duration: 4 days/2 months SAVER: Applicable for 2 - 5 people travelling together at all times. CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult or Saver Pass fare (if travelling in a group). YOUTH: Under 26

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1st Class price adult pp: AUD $275 1st Class adult saver pass price pp: AUD $236 2nd Class youth price pp: AUD $173 Duration 4 days/2 months SAVER: Applicable for 2 - 5 people travelling together at all times. CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult or Saver Pass fare (if travelling in a group) YOUTH: Under 26 Austria-Hungary Pass

Discover the two countries along the Danube intertwined in history. Unlimited rail travel from 4 to 10 days in 2 months to experience the two imperial cities of Vienna and Budapest and their surroundings. 1st Class price adult pp: AUD $275 1st Class adult saver pass price pp: AUD $236 2nd Class youth price pp: AUD $173 Duration 4 days/2 months SAVER: Applicable for 2 - 5 people travelling together at all times. CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult or Saver Pass fare (if travelling in a group). YOUTH: Under 26 Eurail Austria-Slovenia-Croatia Pass

Three fascinating countries - one comprehensive pass with unlimited train travel on the national rail networks from 5 to 10 days. 1st Class price adult pp: AUD $290 1st Class adult saver pass price pp: AUD $253 2nd Class youth price pp: AUD $200 Duration 4 days/2 months SAVER: Applicable for 2 - 5 people travelling together at all times. CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult or Saver Pass fare (if travelling in a group). YOUTH: Under 26 All fares are based on 2011 and are subject to change for 2012.

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where to book in australia

Note that these passes can only be purchased in Australia prior to your departure! The Austrian Rail Pass and other European Passes are available from the following operators: RAIL SPECIALISTS DOWNUNDER:

Rail Plus Rail Europe International Rail You can also book a rail journey with: Austrian Holidays Beyond Travel CIT Holidays Eastern Eurotours Eurovillas Euroscape Travel Explore Holidays Contact details for all companies mentioned in the above listing can be found on page 51. For more information about the Austrian Federal Railways, please visit www.oebb.at


Central Europe Triangle Pass

The Central Europe Triangle Pass is a great way to see the most popular Central European cities Vienna, Budapest and Prague, or Vienna, Prague and Salzburg. Just choose one of the two rail itineraries, start in the city of your choice and travel in any direction. Inclusions: • 3 one-way rail trips between selected cities • Your choice of 2 itineraries: Vienna - Prague – Budapest or Vienna - Prague - Salzburg • Your choice of city to start your travel • Your choice of direction of travel • 1 month to complete travel once started Adult AUD $148 Prices pp Child AUD $74 Prices pp CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult Other Rail Options in Austria

Please note that the following tickets and passes can only be purchased in Austria.

HANDY HINTS

Premium Service Railjet It is faster, more modern and more comfortable than any other train service currently operated on the Austrian rail network. The 23 multiple-unit Railjet trains operates in two hour intervals on Austria’s Western rail axis between Vienna and Bregenz and between Bregenz and Munich. With a maximum speed of 230 km/h, journey times will be markedly reduced. ICE – Luxury Train This new high speed train connects Vienna with Salzburg, Munich and Bregenz, offering highest quality standards, maximum comfort and minimum travel time.

VORTEILScard<26 and VORTEILScard Senior For those under 26 years of age and women over 60 and men over 65 - regardless of nationality - the VORTEILScard offers up to 50% discount on all trains operating in the Austrian Railway network. You can obtain your card over the counter at train stations across Austria - you just need a photo ID for proof of age and a passport-sized photo for the card. The VORTEILScard is valid for an entire year and costs €19.90 for <26 and €26.90 for seniors.

Rail Fares Are based on kilometres travelled and return tickets are exactly double the one-way fare.

Group Ticket If you are travelling in a group of 6 or more, this is the best option for you. For journeys up to 100km the entire group gets a discount of 30% and for 101km and more, 40%.

Seat Reservation Available in advance for a small charge. Although not necessary for most journeys, it is advisable to book seats if you are travelling long distances or during school holidays.

First Class Travel Costs are approx. 50% more and buy more space and softer upholstery. Save money by travelling 2nd class which provides more than enough comfort. Break of Journey With a ticket for a distance greater than 201km the journey may be interrupted within the validity of the ticket. However, the conductor must record your break on the ticket before you get off.

130 Austrian Railway Ticket Counters Availability throughout Austria, also accepting all major credit cards.

Railjet, Train Station Graz, ÖBB

Luggage onboard There are no weight restrictions on luggage on most trains. All trains have either overhead storage racks, space behind the back of seats or luggage areas at the end of the car. Most stations provide storage rooms or lockers. Train stations Most stations are located conveniently in the heart of the city, offering easy access to hotels and sightseeing as well as a wide range of services, including restaurants, gift shops, foreign exchange, telephones, reservations and information. Austrian Rail Network Rail reaches into virtually every corner of the country through forests, fields and mountains. Trains operate 365 days of the year, in every weather condition and without traffic jams. A rail journey offer the opportunity to meet the locals, learn more about their country and get tips of the best kept secret destinations.

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Info: Rail Connections Examples of most frequented rail routes JOURNEY

NUMBER OF DAILY SERVICES

FIRST DEPARTURE

LAST DEPARTURE

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2ND CLASS FARE EURO

1ST CLASS FARE EURO

Vienna – Arlberg

Every 2 hours

6.14am

5.14pm

6-6 ½

58.70

102.60

Vienna – Budapest

Every 2 hours

6.00am

8.09pm

3

36.00

56.60

Hourly

6.02am

9.02pm

33.70

59.00

Every 2 hours

6.14am

10.26pm

5

58.30

102.10

Vienna – Graz Vienna – Innsbruck Vienna – Kitzbühel

Every 1-2 hours

6.14am

7.14pm

5-5 ½

51.90

90.90

Vienna – Prague

Hourly

5.50am

10.23pm

4 ½-5 ½

60.60

94.00

Vienna – Salzburg

Hourly

5.44am

11.56pm

2 ¾-3 ½

47.50

83.20

Salzburg – Innsbruck

Hourly

6.02am

10.02pm

2

37.80

65.90

Munich – Innsbruck

Hourly

7.31am

9.02pm

2

37.00

60.60

Munich – Kitzbühel

Hourly

7.31am

9.42pm

2-3

32.00

53.00

Munich – Salzburg

Hourly

6.39am

11.40pm

1 ½-2

34.00

54.00

Munich – Vienna

Hourly

7.27am

7.42pm

4-5

83.40

135.80

Munich – Zell am See

Hourly

7.31am

7.42pm

3 ½-4

56.40

91.20

Frankfurt – Salzburg

Hourly

6.54am

7.54pm

5 ½-6

104.00

168.00

Every 1-2 hours

8.40am

10.40pm

53.60

89.40

Zurich – Kitzbühel

Every 2 hours

8.40am

10.40pm

5-5 ½

66.20

110.20

Zurich – St. Anton

Every 2-3 hours

8.40am

10.40pm

2 ½-3

38.80

64.80

Zurich – Vienna

Every 2-3 hours

8.40am

10.40pm

9

94.00

156.40

Zurich – Innsbruck

The above information is intended as a general overview, schedules and fares are subject to change without notice. The Austrian National Tourist Office is not responsible for any changes or inaccuracies.

What better way to explore Austria than by rail?

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Info: Web Directory

Useful websites for planning your next holiday in Austria

We love our home-country and we are always in search for new unique experiences. Whether you are looking for a quaint winery, a cultural city hotspot, a music festival in the country side, or a ski resort with magical powder runs, we can inform you and take the time to help you finding just the right place and experience for your holiday. Simply get in touch with us via email, phone or on Facebook! www.austria.info/au info@antosyd.org.au Austria Official Travel Info AUSTRIAN REGIONS:

Burgenland. www.burgenland.info Carinthia. www.kaernten.at Lower Austria. www.niederoesterreich.at SalzburgerLand. www.salzburgerland.com Styria. www.steiermark.com Tirol. www.tirol.at Upper Austria. www.oberoesterreich.at Vienna. www.vienna.info Vorarlberg. www.vorarlberg-tourism.at

Vienna Konzerthaus. www.konzerthaus.at Vienna Musikverein. www.musikverein.at Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. www.wienerphilharmoniker.at Vienna State Opera. www.wiener-staatsoper.at Vienna Symphony Orchestra. www.wiener-symphoniker.at Vienna Volksopera. www.volksoper.at TRANSPORT:

Austrian Airlines. www.austrian.com Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB). www.oebb.at City Airport Train (CAT) Vienna. www.cityairporttrain.com DDSG Blue Danube Cruises. www.ddsg-blue-danube.at Emirates. www.emirates.com Europe Express Coach Network. www.eurolines.at Innsbruck Airport. www.innsbruck–airport.com Majestic Imperator Train de Luxe. www.imperialtrain.com Salzburg Airport. www.salzburg-airport.com Vienna International Airport. www.viennaairport.com ACCOMMODATION:

MAJOR CITIES:

Bregenz. www.bregenz.ws Eisenstadt. www.eisenstadt-tourism.at Graz. www.visitgraz.com Innsbruck. www.innsbruck.info Klagenfurt. www.info-klagenfurt.at Linz. www.linz.at/tourismus Salzburg. www.salzburg.info St. Pölten. www.st-poelten.gv.at Vienna. www.vienna.info CULTURAL WEBSITES:

Albertina Museum. www.albertina.at Bregenz Festival. www.bregenzerfestspiele.com Graz Jazz Summer. www.jazzsommergraz.at Haus der Musik. www.hdm.at Gustav Mahler. www.gustav-mahler.at Kunsthaus Vienna (Hundertwasser). www.kunsthauswien.com Liszt Festival. www.lisztfestival.at MuseumsQuartier Wien. www.mqw.at Salzburg Festival. www.salzburgerfestspiele.at Schubertiade. www.schubertiade.at Spanish Riding School. www.srs.at Styriarte. www.styriarte.com Vienna Boys’ Choir. www.wsk.at Vienna Festival. www.festwochen.at

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Apartment Service Vienna. www.apartment.at Bed & Breakfast Austria. www.bedandbreakfastaustria.com Farmstays. www.farmholidays.com Holiday Home Rental. www.pego.at Private Rooms Salzburg. www.privatvermieter.com Private Rooms Tirol. www.privatzimmer-tirol.at SIGHTSEEING:

Castles, Palaces & Monasteries. www.viaimperialis.at Panorama Tours. www.panoramatours.om Salzkammergut. www.salzkammergut.at Schönbrunn Palace. www.schoenbrunn.at Small Historic Towns. www.khs.info Swarovski Crystal Worlds. www.crystalworlds.at Tratzberg Castle. www.schloss-tratzberg.at Vienna Sightseeing. www.viennasightseeing.at WINTER RESORTS:

Ferienregion Hohe Salve/Hopfgarten. www.hohe-salve.com Innsbruck. www.ski-innsbruck.com Kitzbühel. www.kitzbuehel.com Lech/Zürs. www.lech-zuers.at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. www.serfaus-fiss-ladis.at St. Anton. www.stantonamarlberg.com

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Stuben. www.stuben.com Zell am See-Kaprun. www.zellamsee.com TICKET OFFICES:

Classic World. www.classicworld.at Innsbruck Ticket Service. www.innsbruck-ticket-service.at ÖTicket. www.oeticket.com Salzburg Ticket. www.salzburgticket.com Vienna Classics. www.viennaclassic.com Vienna Ticket. www.viennaticket.com Wien Ticket. www.wien-ticket.at Vienna Ticket Office. www.viennaticketoffice.com Zentralkartenbüro Graz. www.zkb.at

Innsbruck Tanzsommer, Innsbruck Tourist Office / Hangar 7, Austrian National Tourist Office, Melk Abbey, Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus, Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Linz, Austrian National Tourist Office

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Info: Contacts

On this page you will find the contact details of all companies listed throughout this journal. Company

Toll free number

Phone

Webcontact

Abercrombie & Kent Australia

1300 851 800

03 9536 1800

www.abercrombiekent.com.au

Kumuka Worldwide

1800 517 0867

www.kumuka.com

Accor

1300 855 975

02 9280 9888

www.accorhotels.com

Marriott International Inc.

1800 251 259

www.marriott.com

Albatross Travel Group

1300 135 015

07 3221 5353

www.albatrosstravel.com.au

Martin Randall Travel

1300 55 9595

Alumni Travel

1300 799 887

02 9290 3856

www.alumnitravel.com.au

APT Group

1300 278 278

Austria Travel Direct

1800 830 820

Austrian Airlines

1300 655 727

www.austrian.com

Austrian Holidays

1300 651 065

www.austrian-holidays.com

Autohome Rentals

1800 226 479

Avalon Waterways

1300 230 234

www.aptouring.com.au 02 6674 0365

02 9481 9200

www.austriatraveldirect.com

www.ari.com.au www.avalonwaterways.com.au

Avis Australia

136 333

02 9353 9033

www.avis.com.au

Beyond Travel

1300 363 554

02 9080 0400

www.beyondtravel.com.au

CIT Holidays

1300 361 500

02 9267 1255

www.cit.com.au

02 9267 6661

www.classicvoyages.com.au

Classic Voyages

Company

Toll free number

Phone

Webcontact

07 3377 0141

www.martinsrandall.com

Mary Rossi Travel

1800 815 067

02 9957 4511

www.maryrossitravel.com

Mogul Ski World

1800 335 724

03 9525 2555

www.mogulski.com.au

Odyssey Travel

1300 888 225

02 42 247 000

www.odysseytravel.com.au

Peregrine Adventures

1300 655 433

Preferred Hotel Group Qatar Airways

1300 340 600

03 8601 4301

www.peregrineadventures.com

02 9089 8801

www.preferredhotelgroup.com

03 8676 6400

RAIL EUROPE

www.qatarairways.com www.raileurope.com.au

Rail Plus Australia

1300 555 003

03 9642 8644

www.railplus.com.au

Renaissance Tours

1300 727 095

02 9299 5801

www.renaissancetours.com.au

Scenic Tours

1300 723 642

Sixt rent a car

1300 660 660

Skimax Pty Ltd

1300 136 997

02 9267 1655

www.skimax.com.au

02 9220 3583

www.slh.com

www.scenictours.com.au www.sixt.com.au

Contiki Holidays

1300 266 845

www.contiki.com.au

Cosmos

1300 230 234

www.cosmostours.com.au www.creativeholidays.com

Small Luxury Hotels of the World

1800 251 958

131 222

www.cruiseabroad.com.au

Sno'n'Ski Tours

1300 766 754

www.driveaway.com.au

Tempo Holidays

1300 558 987

1300 558 987

www.tempoholidays.com

The Leading Hotels of the World

1800 222 033

02 9377 8400

www.lhw.com

Topteck Travel

1300 886 332

www.topdeck.travel

Trafalgar

1300 663 043

www.trafalgartours.com.au

Travel 2

1300 361 221

www.travel2.com.au

Travelplan Australia

1300 754 754

02 9958 9747

www.travelplan.com.au

Travelticket

1300 366 390

02 9279 2121

www.travelticket.com.au

Uniworld Boutique River

1300 780 231

02 9028 5199

www.uniworldcruises.com.au

CREATIVE HOLIDAYS Cruise Abroad

1300 669 369

02 9900 7200

DriveAway Holidays

1300 723 972

Eastern Europe Travel

1300 668 844

02 9262 1144

www.eetbtravel.com

Eastern Eurotours

1800 242 353

07 5526 2855

www.easterneurotours.com.au

Emirates

1300 303 777

Estours Travel

1800 888 386

Eurovillas Eva's European Tours

1300 509 049

EVA Air

www.emirates.com 02 4284 1688

www.estours-travel.com.au

03 9593 2170

www.eurovillas.com.au

02 9327 4757

www.europeanspatours.com.au

02 9267 8872

www.evaair.com

Explore Holidays

1300 731 000

www.exploreholidays.com.au

Globus

1300 230 234

www.globus.com.au

Gullivers Sport & Music Travel Hertz Australia Hilton Hotels

UTracks

1300 303 368

02 8270 8488

www.utracks.com

1300 361 322

02 8913 0600

www.valuetours.com.au

www.hertz.com.au

Viking River Cruises

1800 829 138

www.hilton.com

Wanderweg Holidays

www.holidayautos.com.au

Wings Away Travel & Cruiseland

1800 800 640

03 9337 3744

www.wingsaway.com.au

World Drive Holidays

1300 653 270

02 9466 2400

www.worlddriveholidays.com.au

www.gulliverssporttravel.com.au

133 039

03 9698 2545

1300 445 866

02 9266 2059

holiday Autos

1300 554 507

Holidays on Location

1800 651 065

Insight Vacations

0800 656 1111

09 300 1581

Interhome

1800 257 171

02 9453 2744

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International Rail Australasia

1300 387 245

03 9571 2003

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Intrepid Travel Pty Ltd

1300 018 871

03 9473 2626

www.intrepidtravel.com

02 9262 6000

www.koreanair.com

Korean Air

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Value Tours

02 9267 8655

02 8404 3552

www.snonski.com.au

www.austrian-holidays.com

www.vikingrivercruises.com.au 02 6655 9685

www.insightvacations.com

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