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From charming towns with unique cultures and traditions to adventurous hikes and relaxing spas, travel beyond major cities to enjoy real Austrian hospitality.

About Austria

Austria is a beautiful country in central Europe, famous for its stunning Alpine landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and picturesque cities.

Countries neighbouring Austria: Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy and Slovenia.

Driving Distances in Europe

Driving From Graz - Driving From Innsbruck - Driving From Salzburg - Driving From Vienna.

Travel Map Mapping Austria

Map of Austria

Map of Austria

Austria is bordered by Germany to the north-west, the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the north-east, Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.

The capital of Austria is Vienna.

Austria Overview

Austria, Osterreich in German, is an Alpine country; once you get out of Vienna.

Austria Economy

Austria has a diverse economy, with a strong focus on services, including tourism, banking, and insurance.

The country is also known for its production of high-quality wines, chocolates, and other luxury goods.

Austria is a member of the European Union, the United Nations, and other international organizations.

Austria Geography

Austria is known for its beautiful Alpine scenery, including snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and picturesque towns and villages.

The Danube runs across the north of the country, from Passau through Linz and Vienna and out towards Bratislava.

The rest of the country is very mountainous, especially in the south and west.

Of Austria's numerous lakes, two of them form borders with her neighbours.

In the west, Lake Constance, or Bodensee, is shared with Germany and Switzerland; while Neusiedlersee, south-east of Vienna, adjoins Hungary in the east.

Austria's Bodensee town is Bregenz, in Voralberg, and the region is popular with cyclists in the summer; crossing between Germany and Switzerland.

There's also some cycle activity around the Neusiedlersee - Ferto, in Hungarian.

The area makes a great escape from the capital in the summer, and it's also a bird sanctuary.

Austria History

Austria has a long and fascinating history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the Paleolithic era.

The country was ruled by various empires and kingdoms throughout its history, including the Roman Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Habsburg Monarchy.

Austria played a significant role in World War I and II, and the country's history is closely linked with that of its neighboring countries.

Austria Language and Culture

German is the official language of Austria, and the country is known for its rich cultural history, stunning landscapes, and excellent quality of life.

Austria is famous for its classical music, art, and architecture, with Vienna being home to many of the world's most famous cultural institutions.

Austrian Tourism

Visit Austria

Austria has a rich cultural heritage, stunning Alpine scenery, and many historic cities and towns.

Some of the top destinations to visit in Austria include Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, and Hallstatt.


Located in south-eastern Austria, Graz is a picturesque city known for its historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some of the top sights in Graz include the Schlossberg, the Eggenberg Palace, and the Kunsthaus Graz.


A small village located in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, Hallstatt is known for its stunning Alpine scenery, picturesque houses, and historic salt mines.

It's a great destination for outdoor activities like hiking and skiing, as well as for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery.


Located in the Tyrol region of Austria, Innsbruck is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, thanks to its proximity to the Alps.

Innsbruck is also an historic city with a charming old town and many cultural attractions, such as the Hofkirche and the Tyrolean State Museum.


Located in western Austria, Salzburg is famous for its charming old town, baroque architecture, and being the birthplace of Mozart.

Some of the top sights in Salzburg include the Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and the Salzburg Cathedral.


The capital city of Austria, is known for its elegant architecture, rich history, and vibrant cultural scene.

Map of Vienna
Map of Vienna.

Some of the must-see sights in Vienna include the Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Belvedere Palace, and the Hofburg Palace.

Enter Austria:
Getting to Austria, and other information for tourists.

Austria is also known for its cuisine, which includes dishes like Wiener Schnitzel, apple strudel, and Austrian wines.

The country also has many spas and wellness centers, which are great for relaxing and rejuvenating after a day of sightseeing or outdoor activities.

Austria Attractions

Regional Austria

Austrian Regions:
Austria is divided into nine provinces.

Austrian Cities

Austrian Cities:
The main attractions for visitors to Austria.

Austrian Culture

Austrian Culture:
Austria's illustrious history leaves a lot of memories behind. Uncover the delights of former glory.

The official language of Austria is German, although many people speak English.

Learn German in Vienna

Alpha Sprachinstitut is a private language school specialised in German as a foreign language, for visitors to Vienna.

Austrian Media

Austrian News:
News from Austria. A selection of Austrian news resources online.

Austria Maps and Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Austria (Travel Guide) DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Austria Travel Guides - Austria Maps.

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