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If you want to travel to Austria, there are a few things you should know. Austria is a landlocked, German-speaking nation in the center of Europe. It is bordered by Switzerland, Lichtenstein, the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Italy. In that sense, Austria is an ideal location for an extended European vacation, as so many other nations are easily accessible from it.

Austria is quite famous for its winter sports, as the Alps allow it some of the best skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in Europe, on par with Switzerland. It is a popular destination year-round too because of its friendly locals, rich history, and bustling cities. Vienna in particular is a big destination for travelers: being highly populated with university students, one can stay for relatively cheap in Vienna and enjoy cheap beer, food, and great music. Jazz, classical, and opera are the three genres Austria excels in, and tickets are comparatively inexpensive.

Vienna and other cities are also famous for their café culture, similar to Paris in the early 20th century. Go and enjoy some coffee and snacks, or order some wine. Austria is known as a first-rate producer of white wines. Ask your waiter for a 'G'spritzter' if you'd like your wine mixed with mineral water.

Bread and pastry are taken quite seriously by the Austrians, and nearly every village has its own bakery. Entrees are similar to German food; very hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meals, like the Viennese 'knodel' (boiled dumplings) or tafelspitz (beef boiled with potatoes and horseradish). In general, Austrians are quite friendly and will do their best to make you feel welcome.

Quick Info:

Capital: Vienna

Language(s): German

Religion(s): Christianity

Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)

Electricity Voltage: 230V

Calling Code: 43

Popular Travel Destinations:

  • Schloss Hof
  • Admont Monastery
  • Graz, Salzburg and Innsbruck

Official Website: www.austria.info/

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*Note* - Some of the graphics on this page were taken from the CIA World Factbook which contains a wealth of information on every country in the world. I highly recommend it.

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