Welcome to your individually compiled brochure on holidays in Austria.

22. 4. 2008 www.austria.info

Welcome to the heart of Europe! Round delicacies The gates of Austria. Far away from the everyday grind. Innsbruck– Tirol Salzburg / SalzburgerLand Klagenfurt / Carinthia Vienna Match schedule, game venues and travel tips.

Expect emotions
The countdown has begun – in June 2008 Austria will welcome Europe’s best football players and their most loyal fans.


IMPRINT: Publisher, media owner: Austrian National Tourist Office, Margaretenstrasse 1, A-1040 Vienna, DVR NR. 0008133 and EURO 2008 Location Marketing Switzerland (provided by Switzerland Tourism Zürich). Pictures by: Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zürich and Switzerland Tourism Offices. Cover image Switzerland: Swiss fans, 2006 World Championships, France – Switzerland (Keystone/R.Wittek). Cover image Austria: Thomas Topf. Production: Falter Publishing House, UB Corporate Publishing, Mark Aurel Strasse 9, A-1011 Vienna. Print: SOCHOR Group GmbH. Status: December 2006. Data subject to change. Circulation: 400,000 copies. This brochure was produced with the kind support of MasterCard. MasterCard is one of the six Eurotop partners of the 2008 European Championship final rounds.

Pristine landscapes, intensive experiences – welcome to the most charming holiday land of the world

welcome to the heart of europe!
he countdown has begun – in June 2008 Austria will welcome Europe’s best football players and their most loyal fans. One thing is for certain: The list of hosts alone promises an unforgettable sports celebration. The four host cities Vienna, Klagenfurt, Salzburg and Innsbruck will work their charm and attract guests with fun and entertainment far beyond the ninety minutes. The most attractive sports offers, indulgence in all corners of the country and the best cultural and lifestyle events in Vienna, Tirol, Salzburg and Carinthia will score the winning goals, while Austria’s most charming hosts take care of the fans and teams. The result is already certain – in Austria the UEFA EURO 2008™ will be a home game for all! ■

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CZ Rakouská Národní Turistická Centrála/ Österreich Werbung Tel. 800 180 800 (bezplatná telefonní linka v cestine), ˇ ˇ ˇ info@rakousko.com DK/N Østrigs Turistbureau Tel. 33 73 08-80, austria@austria.info GB Holiday Service of the Austrian National Tourist Office Tel. 0845 101 1818 (local tariff), holiday@austria.info IRL Holiday Service of the Austrian National Tourist Office Tel. 1890 930 118 (local tariff), holiday@austria.info H Österreich Werbung Magyarország Kft. Tel. 06800 12726, ausztriainformacio@austria.info PL austria.info Sp. z o.o. Tel. 00800 12 12 581, aoit@austria.info S/FIN Österrikiska Turistbyrån Tel. (08) 22 46 00, stockholm@austria.info


Styrian cosiness Three days through Styria: Bad Aussee, Eisenerz, Apfelland, Graz and the wine region. Overnight stays in 3- and 4-star hotels, dinner at a ‘Kulinarium Steiermark’ (Culinary Styria) inn – 299 Euro per person. Styrian Tourism Board, Tel. +43/316/40 03-0, www.steiermark.com, www.kulinariumsteiermark.at Champagne pearls for breakfast Champagne at arrival, natural bathing pond, steam bath. In the evening: summer menu on the terrace, gourmet breakfast – starting from 226 Euro per person. Relais & Chateaux Hanner, 2534 Mayerling 1, Tel. +43/2258/23 78, www.hanner.cc Wellness for bodies and palates Two nights incl. half-board in the restaurant VitaVesta and a 4-course menu in the evening in the gourmet restaurant VitaTella, massage, cosmetic treatment, sun tanning on the desert sand in the Karawanserei, water and sauna facilities – starting from 265 Euro per person. VilaVita Hotel & Holiday Village Pannonia, 7152 Pamhagen, Tel. +43/2175/21 80-0, www.vilavitahotels.com

Austria may not be European champion, but when it comes to gormandizing it certainly is in the first league.


round delicacies
he leather football isn’t the only round ball in Austria, many delicious Austrian treats are round as well: the crispy Kaisersemmel (bread), the noble Serviettenknödel (sliced dumpling), the sweet Mozartkugel (chocolate), the fine truffle praline, the tasty Krapfen (doughnut) or the heavenly fluffy Marillenknödel (apricot dumpling) with bread crumbs. And “Wuchtel” is not only the affectionate nickname for the leather football in Austria, it is also a wonderful yeast dumpling, ideally served with vanilla sauce. But not everything that tastes good is also round: your palate will also be pampered by world class wines from Lower Austria, Styria and Burgenland. A young Zweigelt from the wine region will please wine connoisseurs just like the spicy Schilcher from the green heart of Austria. In the wine and indulgence regions of Austria an abundance of charming treats await the epicure – and if it tastes good, then the best thing to do is to take it along with you, so you’re prepared for the home game as well. ■

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Architectural success story in Vorarlberg Individually tailored round trips to select works of modern architecture. Contemporary living, regional cuisine and lively events from Vorarlberg’s range of cultural offers. www.vorarlberg.travel All roads lead to Linz Preparations are in full swing – Upper Austria’s provincial capital Linz will be the centre of international cultural interest in 2009. Detailed information on the programme of the cultural capital can be found at www.linz09.at Enjoyment to the fullest The sound of the whistle blowing will not only set the players on the field in motion, but entire trains as well. The ÖBB (Austrian Railways) has put together special offers, for your stress-free comfort. www.oebb.at Ticket for all of Vienna Reduced admission fees to numerous sights, shopping discounts, coffeehouses, for Viennese wine and in restaurants. 72-hour ticket for subway, bus and tram lines for just 18.50 Euro. www.wien.info

Past meets modern – Austria’s cities entertain with charm, culture and zest for life

B R E G E N Z E R F E S T S P I E L E / C H R I S T I A N G R A S S , W T V / R O B E R T O S M A R K , R O L A N D F E R R I G AT O , L E N T O S K U N S T M U S E U M L I N Z

the gates of austria
he most thrilling sites of Austria are best seen not on television but live in the most beautiful cities of the country! Whether it’s a mighty castle gate (the Burgtor), the large gate of a baroque city palace or wooden doors to a traditional restaurant – open doors are always an invitation to visitors out to discover something new. If you want to experience the contemplative atmosphere of the historical city centres and the dynamic, elegant style of modern architecture in Vienna, Salzburg, Bregenz or Linz, you will be certain to succumb to the charm of their urban lifestyle. From Vorarlberg to Vienna you will be astounded by the sights, enticed to try the sweet treats in the coffeehouses and swept away by the large concerts and small cultural events. The gates in Austria’s cities open into another world, where charm is at play and young art and a hip lifestyle will leave you cheering for more. An exciting match, in which the visitors are always the winners. ■

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Following the eagle’s trail The Tirolean hiking hotels offer one-week tours with mountain guides and half-board along the Eagle Route. The luggage always arrives at the overnight accommodation before the hikers do. Tirolean Hiking Hotels, Tel. +43/664/221 50 22, www.wanderhotels.at, www.adlerweg.tirol.at Breakfast on the alpine pasture Two nights incl. half-board in a 3-star hotel and two nights at a hut (alpine breakfast, alpine summer snack and hiking taxi) in the Grossarltal valley. Starting from 139 Euro per person. SalzburgerLand, Tel. +43/662/66 88-44, info@salzburgerland.com, www.almsommer.salzburgerland.com Kids kick off in Carinthia Introductory training for children in the Football Youth Camp at the Wörthersee lake, sports massage, Carinthia Card, alternatively biking, hiking or Nordic Walking tour, four overnight stays, 3-star hotel, half-board for two adults and a child up to 12 years of age. Starting from 659 Euro. Tel. +43/463/30 00, info@kaernten.at, www.fussball.kaernten.at

A fitness studio can’t get any better than this: Austria’s lakes and mountains – an unbeatable backdrop

far away from the everyday grind

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ff the beaten track – in Austria this means the promise of being whisked away from the everyday grind,

hectic pace and boredom, where can one enjoy the freedom to run and hike in magnificent nature. Athletes will be blown away by the breath-taking mountain and lake scenery and the expert support service in all types of sport. Top athletes are also cheered on at the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam in Klagenfurt or at the World Cup Ski Race in winter. And when your muscles ache, it is only a short way to the expert hands of wellness and health specialists. They can be found in the elegant well-being oases of the leading hotels, of which even top football players can only dream of after a match. The wellness programme is called “Alpine Wellness” and is particularly effective in the famous alpine landscapes of Tirol, Salzburg and Carinthia. Whether you’re hiking, skiing or mountainbiking – Austria is the perfect arena for your own personal top performance. ■

innsbruck– tirol/olympic city
he heart of the UEFA EURO 2008™ beats in Tirol and Innsbruck. Not only are the Tiroleans famous and Championships, the Winter Universiade, the exciting Ski World Cup races in Kitzbühel and Sölden, the traditional ski jumping at the Bergisel in Innsbruck as well as the challenging Tirolean mountain stages of the classical cycling tournaments such as the Giro d'Italia, Tour de Suisse or Germany Tour. Tirol is the meeting place for international sports giants both in winter and in summer. But not only top-level sports popular for their cordial hospitality, the hearts of sports fans from all over the world rejoice in Tirol and its capital Innsbruck. Every year Tirol steps into the international limelight both as host of two Olympic winter games and as venue of spectacular sports events, such as the Ice Hockey World

Innsbruck Tourism Office Tel. +43/512/598 50 Fax +43/512/598 50-107 office@innsbruck.info www.innsbruck.info

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Tirol Info Tel. +43/512/72 72-0 Fax +43/512/72 72-7 info@tirol.at www.tirol08.at

at the heart of the alps
enjoy high standing in the region – all around the UEFA EURO 2008™, the leading alpine wellness oasis Tirol proves to be an active recovery region for a broad audience. Tirol means variety and diversity for sports fans: High-alpine mountain paths for hiking and mountainbiking, pure adrenalin at canyoning or climbing and feelings of freedom in the winter on perfect slopes, cross-country tracks and toboggan runs. The heart of the Alps offers the right challenge for everyone. And after the sports activities, the capital Innsbruck entices with its many shopping possibilities, culinary treats and cultural highlights. The new Nordkettenbahn railway, museums, the “Golden Roof” and the venerable Hofburg, the architectural gem, the Bergisel Ramp, the Casino and lively nightlife will leave no trace of boredom… ■

salzburg – salzburgerland/fo
hat makes Salzburg so distinctive and special? Some rave about its playful lightness of being, others famous that the Salzburg Festival is among the most wellknown in the world. In the Mozart city nature, sports, the past and modern trends are in harmony: coffeehouses steeped in tradition, comfortable middle-class inns, trendy bars and alternative event locations flourish side by side. 21st century architecture and centuries-old cultural treasures shape the townscape, in which one knows how to celebrate are inspired by the silhouettes of the fortress, cathedral and church towers of the baroque city at the northern edge of the Alps. But all are in agreement about one thing: Salzburg is a metropolitan city on a small scale – so beautiful that it has long been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, and so

Salzburg Tourism Tel. +43/662/889 87-0 Fax +43/662/889 87-32 tourist@salzburg.info www.salzburg.info


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SalzburgerLand Tel. +43/662/66 88-44 Fax +43/662/66 88-66 info@salzburgerland.com www.euro2008.salzburgerland.com

otball festivals for europe
football festivals. At the outskirts of the city of Salzburg the newly renovated football stadium of the Red Bulls, that accommodates 30,000 seats, awaits the UEFA EURO 2008™! In Salzburgerland, follow the call of the mountains that promises idyllic alpine summers, such as in the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest national park in the alpine region. Salzburgerland – from the Salzkammergut in the north to the national park in the south – is a sports and outdoor activity paradise all year round. Athlete’s hearts will skip a beat at the sight of the 4,500 kilometres of cycling and mountainbiking paths and 1,700 kilometres of slopes in the alpine winter sports regions. When it comes to sports and activity-packed holidays – absolutely anything is possible in Salzburgerland! ■

klagenfurt – carinthia/charmi
lagenfurt is the event capital of Austria! There is always something going on here at the banks of the Wörthersee stadium in Klagenfurt are the arena for top-level athletes. All of Carinthia is an outdoor fitness centre for sports enthusiasts. The most beautiful semi-marathon route in Austria leads along the Wörthersee lake; all of Carinthia’s lakes are of drinking water quality. Cycle along thousands of kilometres of bike paths through lush green meadows or golf in front of a castle. Carinthia, the “southern Wörthersee Lake. Hundreds of thousands of visitors join in the wave at the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam tournament, cheer on the athletes at the Carinthian Iron Man Austria and at the semi-marathon “Carinthia Runs”. The largest lake in Carinthia – the Wörthersee Lake – and the brand-new

Klagenfurt Tourism Board Tel. +43/463/537 22 23 tourismus@klagenfurt.at www.info.klagenfurt.at

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Kärnten Werbung – Euro 2008 Tel. +43/463/30 00 info@kaernten.at www.fussball.kaernten.at

ng event city
curve” of Austria, boasts other top events as well: the GTI meeting at the Wörthersee lake, the body painting festival at the Millstättersee lake, the Villacher Kirchtag (city festival) and European Bike Week – the largest Harley meeting in Europe at the Faaker lake. Training camps and international football club tournaments also take place between the mountains and lakes. Vibrant flair in the Renaissance city of Klagenfurt: shopping in the pedestrian zones with designer boutiques. Going out to the hotspots and coffeehouses in the Old Town. Celebrating in cosy inns. Getting pampered in elegant haute cuisine restaurants. Come to the sunny south and let your soul take flight while you enjoy the finer sides of life. ■

vienna/where the UEFA EU
ive Art, Love Life” – this is the slogan accompanying the final rounds that will decide the winning team of the Footamusement park with the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. The Prater is just the right place to celebrate the newly crowned European champions. Here the legendary Schweizerhaus inn in the beer garden serves real Budweiser beer. And in the nearby Copa Cagrana, the barkeepers mix the best cocktails in town. In the summer the Danube island turns into the largest outdoor solarium and sports mile of Vienna. The larball European Champion 2008 in Vienna. After six matches, which take place in Vienna, the excitement will reach a breaking point on Sunday, 29 June, at the final match in the Ernst Happel stadium (Viennese Prater stadium). Right next to the newly renovated stadium you’ll find the Prater, Vienna’s large

Vienna Tourist Board Tel. +43/1/245 55 Fax +43/1/245 55-666 info@wien.info www.euro2008.wien.info

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gest party in Europe takes place here every year: the Danube island festival with free live music on several stages – definitely not for recluses and sensitive ears! Half of the city of Vienna is just as green as the Danube island and thus ideal for exercise and leisure activities. Boris Becker agrees: “In Vienna there really is sports at every corner.” During halftime Vienna’s culinary specialties await hungry guests. Try the Viennese wine and toast to the cosiness in the wine taverns or relax in the Museum’s Quarter. Dance in extraordinary discos like the Flex and U4 and indulge in shopping on Mariahilferstrasse, Vienna’s long shopping mile. Afterwards visit the Nasch street market, the multicultural meeting place of the city, for a snack or have a spicy hotdog at one of the hotdog stands that serve warm snacks until 4 in the morning. In short: Vienna awaits you! ■

the match schedule

the football festival at the heart of europe


n 7 June 2008, at exactly 6:00 p.m., the UEFA EURO 2008™ will kick off in Basel, and – 31 games later – on

Innsbruck, Zürich, Basel, Berne and Geneva, of whom around 600,000 will come from aboard. This event is the world’s third largest sports event after the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Summer Games. Based on TV viewing figures (EURO 2004: a cumulative 7.9 billion viewers) the European Championship final round is bettered only by the World Cup. www.euro2008.com

29 June 2008, the new European champion will be crowned after the final round in Vienna. The co-hosts Austria and Switzerland will be entirely dedicated to football for 23 days. More than one million spectators are expected to fill the stadiums of the eight venues Vienna, Klagenfurt, Salzburg,

game venues and travel tips

Distances and Travel Times
Basle Basle Berne — — — 1:30 1:05 2:30 1:00 0:58 2:42 1:06 — — 1:40 1:30 1:46 0:58 — 2:50 2:43 7:30 8:55 8:40 3:47 5:49 Berne Geneva Zurich Vienna Basle Berne Klagenfurt Innsbruck Salzburg


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85 128

840 874 1032 755

750 791 850 665 320

365 408 560 280 477 320

539 587 740 461 300 227 185
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Plane / Car / Train

Plane / Car / Train

Geneva Zurich Vienna Klagenfurt Innsbruck Salzburg


Geneva Zurich Vienna Klagenfurt Innsbruck Salzburg 0:50 1:15 0:50

8:30 10:21 3:302) 8:40 10:05 1:50 10:00 11:50 1:20

4:001) 7:10 11:08 4:203) 7:45 10:25 4:001) 8:10 12:01 3:101) 6:20 3:00

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4:45 3:16 3:201) 1:50

3:101) 5:30

7:15 4:203) 5:50

6:59 4:001) 7:15

8:44 3:201) 4:40

2:37 2:451) 2:15

1) via Vienna 2) via Munich 3) via Munich and Vienna

as at July 2006

1) via Vienna 2) via Munich 3) via Munich and Vienna

ticket sales for the UEFA EURO 2008™


icket sales for the UEFA EURO 2008™ will be exclusively sold through the Internet at www.euro2008.com.

sold starting from 1 June until they are sold out – likewise through www.euro2008.com. Applicants may purchase a maximum of four tickets per day and per match. The overall number of tickets available will be around one million. Around 75 per cent of the tickets will be available for public sale (through the Internet or the participating national associations).

Ticket sales will commence on 1 March 2007 and end on 1 April 2007. In the event that there is more demand for individual matches than the actual number of tickets available, a random ticket lottery will be held. If there are still tickets available after this first phase, these tickets will be continued to be

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