Some of the very tools of a musician’s trade come from the Alps. Violin-makers who trace their skills to the 17th century workshop of Antonio Stradivari still work in Cremona, south of Milan, and as far north as Mittenwald, in the Bavarian Alps. International soloists and entire orchestras pack their instruments each summer to, Read More

Innsbruck – Snowboarders’ paradise Tirol’s capital, Innsbruck, is not only popular with skiers from around the world, it has become a favorite with snowboarders as well. Great powder stashes and outstanding cliffs for all levels of skill offer everything a rider’s heart could possibly desire amid Innsbruck’s ultimate snowboarding paradise. Innsbruck is the hometown, Read More

Of all the supernova talent currently blazing through the culinary firmament, none burns quite as brightly as Nobu. With his innovative and wholly original combination of traditional Japanese ingredients and Peruvian sensibilities, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa is the toast of the international celebrity dining circuit and serious epicures from New York to Vegas, London to L.A., Read More

AUSTRIA Often referred to as the birthplace of downhill skiing, Austria is home to some of the world’s most sought-after slopes. Downhill runs frequently end at the doorstep of your hotel. Many of the ski villages date back to the Middle Ages and have preserved their traditional charm and ambience. Austrian hospitality is legendary, Read More

Austria is one of the four ATC member countries offering a plethora of events throughout 2004. U.S. tour operators offer excellent packages to all the Alpine countries. Moreover, the Austrian Tourist Office has prepared exciting packages to some of the notable happenings. For example, “Art in Vienna and Graz”: Art lovers are familiar with, Read More

The opportunity to visit the grand capital cities of Budapest, Vienna and Prague, and the chance to play some of Europe’s best golf courses in Germany, Austria and Hungary would normally be enough for the average cruise enthusiast. But it still may come down to “little things that make a difference,” as one travel, Read More

PrideWorld, one of America’s premier gay and lesbian tour operators, has the distinction of being selected as America’s exclusive tour operator to promote this year’s Vienna Life Ball — one of the largest and most colorful AIDS charity events in Europe as well as Austria’s most important fashion event. The 12th Life Ball will, Read More

Austrian ski resorts, like those of its Alpine neighbors, are typically nestled in valleys. The surrounding mountains are artfully carved with long open runs that begin above the timberline and lead into the resorts below. While Innsbruck, St. Anton, Kitzbuehel, Lech-Zuers are well known beyond Austria’s borders as ski resorts, the MONTAFON valley deserves, Read More

Hiking is a popular pastime in Austria and throughout the Danube republic there is a vast network of well-maintained hiking paths. The far-flung hut system in the Austrian Alps makes it possible to go on long cross-country hikes. In Austria, as in other Alpine countries, a popular variation is “hiking without luggage”. These are, Read More