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Austria: Travel Information


  • Hallstatt is an UNESCO World Culture Heritage Site
  • Hofburg Imperial Palace
  • Aggstein Castle and Danube River
  • Shopping in Vienna
  • Skiing in the Alps
  • Salzburg

Austria (In German, Osterreich, literally "the Eastern Realm" or "Eastern Empire") is a landlocked Alpine German speaking country bordering Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy. Austria, along with neighbour, Switzerland, is the winter sports capital of Europe. However, it is just as popular for summer tourists who visit its historic cities and villages and go walking and hiking in the magnificent scenery of the Alps.

Contrary to popular perceptions, Austria is not all about mountains. While the Alps do cover three quarters of the country, the eastern provinces of Lower Austria, the Burgenland and the federal capital of Vienna are more similar to the geography of neighboring Czech Republic and Hungary. This diverse mix of landscapes is packed into a relatively small area in size. Glaciers, meadows, alpine valleys, wooded foothills, gently rolling farmland, vineyards, river gorges, plains and even semi-arid steppes can be found in Austria. 

Summer and winter, visitors are attracted to Austria's mountain scenery. It's hard to miss the stunning snow-covered peaks and green valleys. Depending on the season, you will find green mountain meadows or white landscapes as far as you can see, but either way, you won't be disappointed by the wonderful views. The River Danube has created some beautiful valley landscapes where you will find interesting vineyards. To make the image complete, the valley landscapes and hillsides are dotted with countless picturesque villages. 


 

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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