Austria

By Everett Potter Vienna’s urban sophistication and verve are a world away from Salzburg’s stately Italianate baroque architecture, with its squares and palaces and domes. It’s vaguely Vatican in feeling, as befits a former papal state. But this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a city that seems pleasantly cosmopolitan and

Story and photos by Denise Mattia A pale wintry light pierced the Vienna sky at dawn, revealing the tops of roofs and the silhouette of the Hofburg Palace Dome. I returned to my room ready for a journey by train from Vienna to the Wachau Valley in Krems, traveling on

By Nan Lyons Most people read restaurant reviews as if they were searching for a combination of elements that will bring with them not only a confirmation that this is the newest, the hottest, the in-est place to exercise their credit cards but also the promise of one of the

I had lunch yesterday with 12 ski resorts from the Swiss, French, Italian, German, and Austrian Alps. Travel to the Alps from America was up a whopping 50 percent this past summer and 30 percent last winter.

Hiking from the Steirlochjoch to the Spullersee. Story and photos by Ed Wetschler This town in Austria's Arlberg region feels like a Sound of Music set, and that isn't just my opinion. Hiking through alpine meadows with wildflowers and tame cows, I heard two other hikers — hip young women,

Becky Aikman and Fred Plotkin perusing the menu at Osterreicher im MAK in Vienna. Photo by Lana Bortolot. By Becky Aikman There may be no bigger gamble in travel than taking a trip with a friend; the results can fall anywhere between the disastrous and the sublime. But the odds were