A visit to the KHM, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, can provide a memorable cultural and culinary experience
Van Eyck, Arcimboldo, Rubens, Brueghel, Titian, Dürer - I've seen them all. In a single day. Vienna's KHM is far more than a cultural institution. Impressive, massive, unique…Words fail me when trying to describe this museum and its masterly occupants. I stand open-mouthed in the portrait gallery as Lisa takes me by the hand and leads me through the splendid rooms. Just a little later I'm seated at one of the stylishly decorated tables in the breathtaking Cupola Hall, where a day with the Old Masters ends in an equally masterly gourmet dinner.
Make it an extra long weekend and stay 3 nights but pay for 2 in Graz. Includes a 24-hour museum pass.
Ascend from Innsbruck with the Nordkettenbahn and hike at your leisure for an overnight stay in the Pfeishütte mountain hut.
Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron / House Meierhof stay with breakfast, Original Sound of Music Tour and coffee break at Café Fürst.
Ripe with recreation, Linz and the Danube region in Upper Austria also impress with cool culture.