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Guided Tours to the sur­round­ings of Vienna

  • Burgen­land
  • Rust by Lake Neusiedl
    The "dis­covery-tour" in Eisen­stadt, the Haydn-town, starts in the Berg­kirche in front of the Haydn-Mauso­leum, then leads us to the so-called "Musiker­haus" and the former re­sidence of Joseph Haydn. The high­light is a guided tour in the Ester­házy Palace.
    Get to know Rust, known as the "stork capital", during a round trip and relax during a boat trip on Lake Neu­siedl (Neu­siedler See).

    Further possibili­ties for ex­cursions on request.

    Link tips:
    Eisen­stadt, the capital of Burgen­land - www.eisenstadt.at
    Ester­házy Palace - esterhazy.at
    Insiders' tip: wine tasting at family business Wein­gut Remus­hof Jag­schitz - www.remushof.at

    My music tip:
    "Horizonte" - charm­ing violin music by Toni Stricker

  • Wachau
  • Abbey of Melk
    I should be glad to ac­comp­any you on your ex­cursion to the Wachau valley. On the way we will visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk (alternative: Abbey of Gött­weig). After a short drive we will arrive in Dürn­stein, where the famous English king Richard, "The Lion­hearted", was im­prison­ed in Dürn­stein castle. There we can taste and buy the wine of this region.
    After a boat trip on the Danube (approx. 90 minutes) we will arrive in Krems, where we will enjoy a final walk through the old town centre.
    Further possibili­ties for ex­cursions on request.

    My link tip:
    Bene­dictine Abbey of Melk in the Wachau - www.stiftmelk.at

  • Wiener­wald (Vienna Wodds)

  • A round trip through the Vienna Woods - with the possibi­lity of taking pictures of the recently re­novated Castle of Liechten­stein and an optional visit of the show mine See­grotte Hinter­brühl - will lead you to the Monastery of Heiligen­kreuz. There you can choose between a short stop or a visit of the monastery.
    From there we will go to Mayer­ling and, driving through the romantic Helenen­tal valley, to Baden, a health-resort known as the "Town of Roses". In Baden we will enjoy a walk in the "Kur­park"garden. Of course there will be enough time for taking pictures of the famous "Haus der Neunten", where Beet­hoven composed the 9th symphony during his summer holidays in Baden. On request we will stop at the Heuriger Spaet­rot in Gumpolds­kirch­en.

    Link tips:
    Show mine See­grotte Hinter­brühl - www.seegrotte.at
    Monastery Heiligen­kreuz - www.stift-heiligenkreuz.org
    Hunting lodge Mayer­ling - www.karmel-mayerling.org
    "Heuriger" (wine tavern) Spaet­rot in Gumpolds­kirchen - www.heuriger-spaetrot.com

Ex­cursions to "Green" Styria

I should be glad to ac­company you on your ex­cursion to the nearby surround­ings of Graz (capital of Styria) as well. On the way you will get to know the different regions and customs and enjoy a typical Styrian speciality in a wine tavern.
Here are a few examples (further possi­bili­ties for ex­cursions on request). I should be glad to help you planning your trips and mak­ing reservations.
Feline Holi­days, holi­day homes in Styria - www.feline-holidays.de
Styria - www.steiermark.at
"Volks-Rock'n'Roller" Andreas Gaba­lier - www.andreas-gabalier.at
Bus tour operator in Styria, Josef Pötz - www.poetz-reisen.at
My tip for Upper Styria:
New hotel in Schlad­ming-Rohr­moos: Hotel Planai - managed by Carina Hart­weger
    Kornberg Castle
  • Schlösser­straße (Castle Road)

  • Round trip along the Castle Road, visit to Castle Riegers­burg. To­gether we have lunch in the comfortable castle tavern of Kornberg. On special request - ad­vance booking provided - we can make a side trip to the "Chocolate Theatre" Zotter or visit a Styrian oil mill where we can taste or buy different types of oil.

    My link tips:
    Castle Riegers­burg / Styria - www.riegersburg.com
    Castle tavern of Korn­berg / Styria - www.schlosswirt.com
    Chocolate factory Zotter, Riegers­burg / Styria - www.zotter.at

    'Apfelstraße' (Apple Road)
  • "Apfel­straße" (Apple Road)

  • Our ex­cursion takes us along the "Apple Road" to the "Apple Village" Puch. We visit the apple museum, taste the delicious Apple "Schnaps" (= hard liquor) and visit an oil mill. Of course we also visit the "Styrian Peter's Cathedral" in Pöllau respectively the "Flower Village" Pöllau­berg.

    My link tip:
    Obst­bau Wil­helm, Ling­stätten / Styria - www.wilhelm.at

  • West Styria

  • Hundertwasser - Barbara Church in Bärnbach Visit of the "Bar­bara" Church in Bärn­bach, well known as "Hundert­wasser­kirche". In the stud farm at Piber we have the possibi­lity to watch the snow-white Lippiza horses. Then our trip takes us to the "Schilcher"-Wine Road, where we stop at a typical wine tavern. We taste different "types" of wine and enjoy a typical Styrian "Brettl­jaus'n" (cold food).

    My link tip:
    City of Bär­nbach - www.baernbach.at

  • South Styria - "Styrian Tuscany"

  • A drive along the South Styrian Wine Road becomes an un­forgettable ex­perience because of the magnificent view across the country's boundaries as far as Slowenia and the mediterranean temp­eratures. Have a typical Styrian "Brettl­jause" and a glass of cool "Welsch­riesling" (white wine) to get to know the culinary delicat­essen of this region. And visit a typical oil mill where you can taste the delicious Styrian Oil. On the way to Kitz­eck we pass some Klapotetz, which is the symbol of the Styrian Wine Road. Enjoy the beautiful view from Europe's highest wine producing village or visit the little wine museum there.

    My link tips:
    Oil mill Hart­lieb, Heim­schuh - www.hartlieb.at
    Labuggers oil press, Lebring - www.labuggers-kernoel.at
    Wine tavern in South Styria - Wein­gut Muster Gam­litz - www.muster-gamlitz.at
    Wine tavern with the first South Styrian "Schau- und Paten­schafts­wein­garten" - Wein­gut Pronegg-Lorenz, Einöd/Kitzeck - www.weingut-lorenz.at
    Austria's steepest vineyard - Wein­gut & Buschen­schank Malli, Ein­öd/Kitz­eck - www.weingut-malli.at

    Price for groups and dates on request.

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