Austria: Geography & Maps
A landlocked country located in Central Europe, Austria is bordered by Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the west, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia in the north, Hungary to the east and Slovenia and Italy in the south. A federal republic, Austria is divided into nine states, with the city-state of Vienna serving as the capital and the country’s largest city. The landscapes of Austria are dominated by the famous Alps, the Danube Valley and river and the Bohemian Forest.
Covering two-thirds of the country, the Alps are made of various peaks, the highest ranges being the Hohe Tauern, the Zillertal Alps and the Otztal Alps with peaks reaching more than 3,350 m (11,000 ft). The highest mountain in Austria is Grossglockner at 3,797 m (12,457 ft).
The Danube Valley is the most densely populated area in Austria as the land here is very fertile. The Danube River, the second largest river on the European continent and the largest in the European Union, runs through parts of Austria, including the capital, Vienna. Finally, the Bohemian Forest in northern Austria covers 10% of the country. It consists of heavily forested mountains creating a natural border between the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria.
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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