red|guide Tipps: Austria
EAT in Austria: Demel
Maybe even the furnishings are made of sugar? The delicacies in the display cabinets definitely are. They don't only look indescribable, but also taste like that, too. The place has a long tradition, having been chosen to be the k.u.k. Court bakery. The candied violets are a decadent relict from the past, and a unique specialty that you won't get anywhere else. The Anna Demel cake is also notorious, a piece of art made of chocolate and truffles. Tip: The extra charge for the tradition is included in the price. It's worth it for the sweet stuff, but not so much for the savoury snacks on offer.
SHOP in Austria: Shanti Yoga Store
Of course, this is not all about yoga mats, yoga bags and cushions. It's interesting for all who look for relaxation everywhere, enjoying cool and comfortable fashion. This doesn't have to be hidden in your gym bag, but can be worn on the streets, too. The manager Birgit Kohl sells beautiful pieces by labels from the American scene, for example colourful shirts with brilliantly coloured Buddha and Chakra appliqués by Lily Lotus. Her advice is great, and you can touch, try and compare everything.
STAY in Austria: The Trieste
In the Trieste it might very well be possible that there are celebrities snoring next door: Robbie Williams is a regular, Kylie Minogue was here and even David Bowie checked in. They all love the style by the British designer Terence Conran. He gave the 300-year-old horse station, in which the elegant hotel is located, a complete makeover. In the Trieste the big city is just as far away as its guests wish. Rooms with their own terrace or green garden are ideal for entirely zoning out. The Silver Bar is also worth a visit - Robbie Williams had this jewel recreated in the backstage area during a concert in Vienna. Doubles start at 293 euros.
SEE in Austria: Schönbrunn
Few Vienna visitors can get by without a single visit to the imperial family. One of the most beautiful destinations with an imperial crown is the Schönbrunn Castle. The imperial residence from the 17th century attracts 6.7 million people a year - just follow the masses, you won't miss the main entrance. You can join a tour though the parlours, side rooms and rooms, or you just retire into the palace garden, where you can make your own discoveries. Find your middle ground in the imperial maze, jaunt to the Roman ruin or climb the glorious Gloriette, the belvedere on the Schönbrunn hill. Too little action? Then go play with the wild animals in the most beautiful zoo in Austria, visit the small desert house or the tropical plants. Attention: A sunny day just flies by in Schönbrunn.