Discover Austria: A Guide for Event Planners

Welcome to the Heart of Europe 

Located in central Europe, Austria beckons with its timeless charm, cultural richness, and Alpine beauty. Beyond the classical architecture and picturesque landscapes, the country unveils itself as a splendid canvas for extraordinary events. This guide is your key to unlocking the treasures of Austria, offering insights into local expertise, diverse activities, luxurious accommodations, and unique venues that define Austria as a premier destination for unforgettable gatherings. 

Local Expertise: Orchestrating Austrian Excellence 

Discover Local Expertise: Crafting Seamless Experiences 

At the core of our approach lies a profound understanding of Austria’s cultural and natural wonders. With roots deeply embedded in the local culture, our team navigates the country’s enchanting landscapes with finesse. Our longstanding relationships with local vendors and suppliers ensure a seamless execution of events, from intricate logistical details to creative conceptualization. As esteemed partners with Austria’s top hotels and venues, we bring a wealth of local expertise to the table, offering exclusive access to historic palaces and unparalleled service for an elevated event experience. 

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Expanded ‘Beyond the Classics: Unveiling Austria’s Diversity’ Section 

Austria, a country synonymous with classical music, stunning Baroque architecture, and picturesque landscapes, offers a myriad of experiences that transcend these traditional images. From the enchanting, fairytale charm of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, to the contemporary pulse of Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, Austria is a land of contrasts where tradition and innovation coexist harmoniously. 

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Hosts Global | Discover Austria | Sourcing Guide For Event Planners

Salzburg’s Fairytale Charm 

Salzburg, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Alps, captivates visitors with its storybook beauty. Beyond being the birthplace of Mozart, this city is a mosaic of lush gardens, historic fortresses, and winding medieval streets. Beyond its musical heritage, Salzburg’s rich history as a prince-archbishopric unveils at every corner, from the majestic Hohensalzburg Fortress to the serene St. Peter’s Abbey. 

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This enchanting city, renowned for “The Sound of Music,” invites you to experience its musical heritage and explore the landscapes that served as the backdrop for the iconic film. Hosting an event in Salzburg means enveloping your attendees in an atmosphere of timeless elegance and cultural richness. 

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Vienna’s Modern Allure 

Vienna, the capital, contrasts its imperial past with vibrant cultural innovation, especially evident in the MuseumsQuartier. This dynamic area, one of the world’s largest cultural quarters, blends historic buildings with modern museums, offering spaces for contemporary art, architecture, and digital culture. The MuseumsQuartier is not just a place to view art; it’s a living, breathing space for creative exchange and inspiration, making it a perfect locale for events that seek to blend tradition with contemporary flair. 

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Hosts Global | Discover Austria | Sourcing Guide for Event Planners

Innsbruck’s Alpine Heritage

Innsbruck, nestled in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps, offers a unique mix of Olympic sporting history and Alpine heritage. This city, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, provides a plethora of outdoor adventures, from skiing to mountain biking, which can serve as exhilarating team-building activities. Innsbruck’s Old Town, with its Golden Roof and Gothic architecture, also tells the tale of a rich medieval past, inviting attendees to explore its charming streets and historic landmarks. 

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Graz’s Culinary Delights 

Graz, Austria’s culinary capital, is a haven for food lovers. This city is celebrated for its vibrant food scene, from traditional Styrian dishes to innovative culinary creations. The local farmers’ markets, such as the iconic Kaiser-Josef-Markt, offer a feast for the senses, with stalls brimming with fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and regional specialties. Don’t miss to dive into a culinary adventure in the rolling vineyards of Styria, known as Austria’s Tuscany and pair your visit to the vineyards with a culinary workshop that explores the local cuisine. 

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Hosts Global | Discover Austria | Sourcing Guide for Event Planners

Austria’s Artistic Venues 

Austria’s world-renowned art galleries and cultural institutions serve not only as cultural landmarks but also as enchanting event venues. Spaces like the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, with its breathtaking Baroque gardens and extensive collection of Austrian art, offer an elegant setting for galas, receptions, and conferences. Similarly, the Kunsthaus Graz, with its futuristic architecture, provides a striking backdrop for modern, dynamic events. These venues, blending tradition with innovation, reflect Austria’s commitment to preserving its cultural heritage while embracing contemporary creativity. 

Elevating Experiences 


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 Transform your event into an unforgettable journey through Austria’s diverse and picturesque landscapes, a country where every region offers its unique charm and adventure. Begin with an exploration of the majestic Austrian Alps, which provide not only a stunning backdrop but also a playground for nature enthusiasts. A private hiking tour through regions like Tyrol or the Salzkammergut can offer breathtaking views and a chance to connect with Austria’s natural beauty, making for a perfect team-building or leisure activity. 

Dive into a delightful boat cruise along the Danube in the picturesque Wachau Valley, where the river gracefully winds through vine-covered landscapes. The beauty of this charming region, famous for its vineyards and historic villages allows to relax in a more rural part of Austria. As part of this enchanting journey, savor the flavors of Wachau by going on a culinary adventure in wine tastings amid the lush vineyards. Sample exquisite varietals, including the region’s renowned Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. 

Engage your attendees in team-building exercises that draw upon Austria’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Activities could include an interactive waltz class in Vienna, where the elegance of Austria’s ballroom tradition comes to life, or a medieval-themed challenge in one of Austria’s well-preserved castles. Culinary tours or cooking classes can provide an immersive experience into Austria’s gastronomic delights, offering a taste of the country’s diverse flavors like Schnitzel, Strudel and Kaiserschmarrn. These experiences not only foster teamwork and communication but also immerse participants in the spirit of Austrian tradition and heritage. 

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Hosts Global | Discover Austria | Sourcing Guide for Event Planners

Hosts Global | Discover Austria | Sourcing Guide for Event Planners

Hosts Global | Discover Austria | Sourcing Guide for Event Planners

Luxury Accommodations

Elevate your stay in Austria with a selection of luxury accommodations that span from urban opulence to lakeside retreats, each offering a unique window into Austrian elegance and hospitality. In Vienna, the Hotel Sacher, famous for its delectable Sacher-Torte, epitomizes opulent elegance with its sumptuous rooms, exquisite dining, and prime location near the State Opera and Hofburg Palace. This iconic hotel provides guests with a taste of imperial Vienna, combined with modern luxuries and impeccable service. 

Situated on the shores of Lake Fuschl, The Rosewood Schloss Fuschl in Salzburg offers a serene and majestic lakeside retreat. This historic castle hotel, with its stunning views, luxurious spa facilities, and direct lake access, serves as a tranquil haven for relaxation and inspiration. Its blend of historical charm and contemporary comfort makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful escape amidst natural beauty. 

Austria’s range of five-star hotels and palaces, including the modern art-filled Le Méridien in Vienna and the alpine luxury of Hotel Edelweiss in Großarl, redefine hospitality with their commitment to excellence, distinctive character, and personalized service. Each property offers a unique experience that captures the essence of Austria’s rich cultural landscape and breathtaking natural beauty. 

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Hosts Global | Discover Austria | Sourcing Guide for Event Planners

Unique Venues and Entertainment Options

Austria boasts a treasure trove of unique event venues that cater to a wide range of tastes, from the imperial grandeur of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace to the avant-garde architecture of Kunsthaus Graz. Schönbrunn Palace, with its Baroque architecture and expansive gardens, offers a regal setting for gala events, receptions, and conferences, allowing guests to step into a world of historical elegance. 

For a more contemporary setting, Kunsthaus Graz, with its futuristic design and flexible spaces, stands as a testament to Austria’s vibrant modern art scene. This venue, located in the heart of Graz, provides a stimulating backdrop for creative workshops, product launches, and exhibitions, inspiring innovation and forward-thinking. 

Enhance your events with exclusive access to Austria’s rich tapestry of cultural performances. Imagine hosting a private classical music concert in the Mirabell Gardens of Salzburg, Mozart’s hometown, or arranging an opera soirée in Vienna’s ornate Kursalon, where the melodies of Strauss and Mozart fill the air. These performances not only entertain but also connect attendees to Austria’s profound musical legacy. 

Austria’s unique venues and entertainment options offer endless possibilities for creating memorable and engaging events. From historic palaces and modern museums to the enriching experiences of its cultural performances, Austria provides a backdrop that is both diverse and uniquely captivating, ensuring every event is as exceptional as its setting. 

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Giving Back To Our Communities 

Would you like to do your bit during your event in Austria? Here are some possibilities: 

  • VinziRast (homeless shelter): Food and material donations as well as a variety of support options 
  • Gruft (homeless shelter): Accepts catering leftovers 
  • Wiener Tafel (food bank): With the “Tafelbox” participants can donate leftover food from an event 
  • Hilfswerk: Leftover promotional material from an event can be donated 
  • Support a NGO by organizing a call for donations during the event: Ärzte ohne Grenzen or SOS Kinderdorf 
  • CO2 compensation for people arriving by plane, train or car at, mindful flights or 
  • Austrian National Library: Become a book sponsor on a topic of your choice 
  • Vollpension (social business against poverty in old age): Get baked goods and an integrational keynote from grandma 
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Sustainable Efforts 

The “Umweltzeichen” ecolabel, the country’s high-profile, state-certified environmental quality seal, is also awarded in the category Green Meetings & Events. 

Participants at ecolabel-certified Green Meetings and Green Events can rest assured that the organizers are committed to sustainability and responsibility in the following areas: regional value added, environmentally friendly travel to and from the event by participants, sustainable products for participants (waste avoidance), locally-sourced, seasonal and organic food for catering and food services, resource-aware management of materials, waste prevention and eco-friendly waste disposal. Plan your Green Event by specifically choosing ecolabel certified venues and suppliers. 

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Meet Eurotravel Solutions, A Hosts Global Member  

As a leading travel designer, we specialize in bringing customized MICE experiences to life. We are passionate about crafting extraordinary, innovative events that exceed our clients’ expectations! Our travel designers from Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Germany collaborate closely with clients to comprehend their objectives and unique requirements.  

Our company is devoted to creating events that embody the extraordinary, from awe-inspiring conferences against Berlin’s iconic skyline to incentive trips immersed in Salzburg’s musical heritage, exclusive exhibitions in Vienna’s regal venues, picturesque coastal views in Croatia and a sustainable and green experience in the hidden gem of Europe: Slovenia. 

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As you navigate the possibilities of Austria, consider this guide your compass to crafting events that harmonize with the country’s diverse and enchanting rhythm. Discover, engage, and create moments that resonate with the unique charm of Austria. 

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