Destinations of: Austria

They say that music nourishes the soul and what better place to stir the spirit than Vienna, where the genius of Strauss and Mozart can be heard in Vienna’s churches and abbeys. The cosy ambience of a Viennese coffee house offers another kind of soul-stirring adventure.
Burgenland lies on the Austria-Hungary border in the thermal spa region of the country. It is the Austrian province which receives the most sunshine. The area around Lake Neusiedl is especially popular with tourists, and as a weekend getaway for tired and stressed city folk.
Summer fun or winter magic, Carinthia is an all-year-round holiday destination. Pretty market towns invite dilly-dallying and a lake district boasts water clean enough to drink. When the mercury drops, snow bleached slopes transform into a winter wonderland.
The province includes the enclave of Vienna and its famous woods and is laced with hiking trails and themed motoring routes - think wine, cider and flower! Concerts are presented in the many monasteries and castles and there are countless museums and churches to visit.
Once rivalling the Vatican for its grand monasteries and religious buildings this classical, stylish city is much admired. A city of music and culture, Mozart was born here and his compositions of sacred music can be heard in cathedrals and churches all over town.


Jet-setters head for the fashionable ski resorts of St Anton or Ischgl, or the action packed slopes of Kitzbühel. Tourists can enjoy the annual cattle drive, walk in majestic mountains or swim in glistening lakes. Find more ‘glister’ at the Swarovski crystal factory in Innsbruck!
A scenic province of waterside villages, shimmering lakes, crisp mountain air, a cultural scene of opera festivals, plays and concerts Upper Austria has never been more vibrant. Health and spa resorts, many managed by nuns revitalise the body as well as the soul.

Monastery accommodation for pilgrims and tourists. An invaluable online guide for travelers who want to stray off the well-trodden tourist path.
An online destination for modern-day pilgrims and budget travelers of those who seek unique experiences in the convents and monasteries around the world.

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