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Austria Country Quickfacts

  • Archduke Charles Memorial
  • Schonbrunn Palace
  • Vienna Skyline by night
  • Village Square in Hallstatt
  • River Salzach
  • Salzburg at night
Area:  83,879.3 km2
Capital: Vienna
Country Code: 43
Country Population: 8,579,747
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted in tourist areas: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Diners Club
Currency: Schilling
Departure Tax: Approximately €45
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 230 V
Ethnic Groups: 

81% Austrian; 2.7% German; 2.2% Turks

Flag: Austrian Flag
Location:  Central Europe
Official Language(s): German
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant
Time Zone: CLT (UTC -4 and -6)
Tipping: Tipping is expected but servers are not dependent on tips, so 5 - 10% is acceptable for a major meal.


Austria Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Austria.

Learn about the history and culture of Austria, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Austria's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Austria for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Austria tours today!


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