If you want to getaway this winter, but still want to stay toasty and warm and can’t afford a break to an exotic island, then here are some top places to go from Wellbeing Escapes.
Most people associate skiing with winter, but if you can't wait that long then you may be interested to hear that there are several places in Europe that start receiving significant snowfall from September onwards. Naturally, anyone who fancies a spot of alpine action at this time of year will find their options slightly limited, although this isn't necessarily a bad thing, as we'll explain in this guide to autumn skiing.
If you want to have a happy life, then go to the Nordic countries and stay away from Central African ones, according to the new World Happiness Report released by Columbia University’s Earth Institute on Monday.
Sometimes you just have to get away for a few days. Perhaps work has got too much, or your family is driving you up the wall. Maybe you're just fed up of the gloomy skies and prospect of non-stop rain for the next few months. Well, why not book yourself on a weekend ski break? There are loads of alpine destinations you can get to within a couple of hours on a plane, so you can leave your desk and be on the piste in no time.
It can be difficult choosing a ski resort that caters to every member of your group's requirements. That is why many parents decide to leave a family ski trip until their children are older and more proficient at snowplowing and parallel turning.
The Austrian capital of Vienna is to hold monthly Coffeehouse Conversations to bring together visitors and residents.
Last year the Viennese tourism industry saw its best year ever with 12.3 million overnight stays in the city.
While London may ground to a halt when the white stuff begins to fall and end up with piles of brown slush on the sides of the road, there are some cities that just look better in the snow, covered with a dusting of sparkling white. From the romantic spires of Tallinn, to chocolate-box Salzburg backed by the snowy white Alps - here are our favourites.
Sonja, Thomas, Moritz, Luca and Momo are the hosts of a new 50 seat cafe, which opened in Vienna earlier this month. But they aren't people - they're cats.
Austria is home to some of the finest scenery in Europe, with towering alpine peaks and mountain lakes dotted around the landscape. As well as looking good in photos, this terrain is perfect for exploring by bike.
Follow us on a walking tour around the elegant city of Salzburg in Austria, famous for castles, composers and musicals. This 48-hour guide allows you to pack in the all the city’s main sights in a short weekend break.
IdealShortBreaks.co.uk heads to the elegant Austrian capital of Vienna to get the insider secrets from local Patrizia Büchele.
If you are looking for the ideal destination for walking holidays with the whole family, Austria's lake district could tick all your boxes. The region around Salzkammergut is truly beautiful, with plenty to see and do during any short break here.
2012 marks the 150th anniversary of iconic Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. To celebrate, several of Vienna’s museums will be holding special exhibitions dedicated to the painter – making Austria’s capital city the place to be for art lovers in 2012.
One of the best ways to pack visiting a number of great locations into a single holiday is to book a river cruise. Choose a major European waterway and you can enjoy trips to some fascinating destinations and relax in luxury while you travel between them.
Austria is among the finest destinations to visit in Europe if you enjoy history, culture and spectacular landscapes. One of the best places to experience that is in the Alpine city of Salzburg, which is a great choice for family villa holidays.
Some cities just do winter better than others. They know how to wrap up warm, have fun in the cold and make the most of the snow. They’re prepared; don’t come to a standstill with the smallest scattering of snowflakes and know how to do winter in style. Here is our pick of the best winter city breaks.
The Christmas season is officially upon us and it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit. What better way to get into that festive feeling, than organising a short break to one of Europe’s best Christmas markets? Here’s a list of our top ten favourites to get you started.
Anyone who has been skiing before knows the action on the slopes is only one part of the getaway and that the socialising is every bit as important. Book ski holidays for 2012 in Austria and you can expect a mix of challenging runs and partying.
City breaks can bring fun, excitement and adventure and make a long weekend feel like a week long, however sometimes they’re hectic, crowded and stressful and we feel like we need another one as soon as we’ve come back! So, we’ve scoured the cities of Europe to find you the continent’s most laidback capitals so you can relax, unwind and come back from your city break feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Due to Europe’s prominence as an upmarket and well trodden tourist destination, holidays to the continent are easy, breezy and relaxed. And while traditional package holiday hotels line the Med, boutique pads have sprung up in cultural enclaves...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep in an igloo? Or how about a 1970s jumbo jet? All this and more is now very possible due to a growing number of unusual hotels opening up all over the world. From treehouses to caves...
If you want to indulge in a bit of ‘me’ time before the pitter patter of tiny feet become the focus of all your attention (and sleepless nights become the norm!), then this could be just the thing for you! Babymoons are a relatively new phenomenon...
Treat your partner to a truly luxurious Easter break with the special new package from Aurelio Lech. This two-night deal includes champagne reception, a spa treatment and a five-course gourmet dinner.
Treat yourself to pure luxury this year with the special three-day package at Hotel Aurelio Lech in Austria. This five-star couple's package includes helicopter transfers and a five-course dinner.