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Austrian Artisans

The Austrian people pride themselves in carrying on centuries old traditions in handcraft, architecture, design, food, and the arts. Meet some of the artisans that bring alive Austria's rich cultural heritage!

When you think of Austria, you might imagine lederhosen, beautiful wood-paneled houses, and lovingly crafted culinary specialties. Indeed, you can learn a lot about our culture by meeting the people behind these staples of Austrian life, which have been around for hundreds of years.

Bregenzerwald Wood Architecture

Hear from one of the visionary architects who makes Austria's Bregenzerwald region a hot-spot for exceptional wood design.

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Austrian Beer Culture in Mühlviertel

Meet Karl Schiffner, world champion beer sommelier and proprietor of Biergasthof Schiffner, a sophisticated brewpub.

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Artistry at Vienna's Musikverein

Meet the cellist of the Vienna Musikverein, one of the world's most prestigious concert halls. Find out what it means to her to be playing the iconic Golden Hall.

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Riders of the Spanish Riding School

To become a rider with the famed Spanish Riding School, you have to train for a decade. Learn about the lives of these master equestrians.

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Hand-crafted Goiserer Boots

It began 140 years ago in Bad Goisern with the invention of the first “engineered” mountain boot. Today the Goiserer is still the epitome of top quality, but it has evolved to be fit for city life.

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Salzburg's Dirndl Makers

Find out how Austria's traditional folk wear for women, the famous "Dirndl" is made by hand. Gössl is one of Austria's most acclaimed Dirndl makers.

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