For Austrians, formalities and etiquette are very important and good manners are essential. When drinking alcohol, one should always toast first saying either “prost” or “cheers”. When entering and leaving a store, one should always say hello, “Guten Tag” and goodbye, “Auf Wiedersehen”. Finally, it is important to remember that Austrians do not like to be compared to Germans.
German is the official language of Austria, but there are some significant vocabulary differences. Alemannic is spoken in Vorarlberg, Austro-Bavarian is spoken outside Vorarlberg while minority languages including Serbian, Turkish, Burgenland Croatian, Hungarian and Slovene are also spoken.
The majority of the population of Austria is Roman Catholic while other religions followed include Buddhism, Protestantism, Orthodox Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.
Austria Travel Information
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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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