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Austria's illustrious history leaves a lot of memories behind. Uncover the delights of former glory.

Discover Austria's Culture


Born in Hamburg in 1833, Brahms first went to Vienna in 1862 and discovered Muerzzuschlag in 1884; where he started work on his Symphony No.4.

Brahms Museum:
Wienerstrasse 4, Muerzzuschlag, Steiermark.

Concerts are held at the museum throughout the year.

Opening hours:
1st May to 30th September:
Daily from 10:0 -12:00 and 14:00-17:00.

1st October to 30th April:
Daily from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00.

Around Austria

Ars Electronica Center: (Linz)
Tagged Museum of the Future, the Ars Electronica Center is a unique project which facilitates and implements the harmonious collaboration of art, technology and society.

Bregenzer Festspiele:
The Bregenz Festival takes place on a floating stage in Lake Constance (Bodensee). In the last few years, the Bregenz Festival has developed into one of the most important European cultural events. A highly sophisticated program and unique productions, combine with the breathtaking landscape to draw around 200,000 visitors to Lake Constance annually.

The Archaeological Park Carnuntum, approximately 40 kms east of Vienna, comprises the towns of Petronell-Carnuntum and Bad Deutsch-Altenburg and holds secrets of Roman history.


By road:
A4 and B9 from Vienna (30-45mins).

By train:
S7 from Vienna station Wien-Mitte or Wien-Nord to station Petronell-Carnuntum or Bad Deutsch-Altenburg takes about an hour. You can rent bikes at both train stations.

Deutsch Akademie:
German language courses and accommodation in Vienna. Learn the German language rapidly with these intensive classes and experience the Austrian culture while you're at it.

German Language School in Vienna:
ActiLingua Academy offer special packages for people who want to study language and culture in Vienna.

Jewish Museum:
Judisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Dorotheergasse 11,  Vienna.
Open Sunday to Friday, 1000 - 1800, Thursdays 1000 - 2000. Closed Saturdays. Site is in German.

Kunsthaus Wien:
Exhibitions run by the City of Vienna. Its main focus is international contemporary art and the modernist tradition.

Laxenburg, about 15km south of Vienna, was the favourite summer residence of the Habsburgs.

Sigmund Freud Museum:
Sigmund Freud Society, Berggasse 19, Vienna.

Via Imperlialis: (in German)
Promoting the cultural heritage of Austria; castles, palaces and monasteries.

Vienna's English Theatre:
Founded in 1963, Vienna's English Theatre is the oldest foreign language theatre in continental Europe. Year-round productions of English and American classics, thrillers, comedies and farces as well as guest appearances by international star performers.

Well-known stage and screen personalities to the Josefsgasse include Anthony Quinn, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Leslie Nielsen and Princess Grace of Monaco.

Vienna Musicals:
What will be the sound of music when you're in the capital of Austria?

Vienna State Opera:
What's playing at the opera.

Wiener Symphoniker:
Concert program in Vienna.

Wien Museum:
Collection of museums of historical interest around Vienna; with pictures, commentary and opening hours. Only in German.

Enter Austria:
Getting to Austria, and other information for tourists.

Austria Travel Notes

Kaffehauskultur Wien.

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