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The Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich) is a state in Central Europe located in the Danube River valley. Austria got its name from the ancient Upper German Österreich ("Eastern state") in 996. Since then, the German language has remained the official language of the state.

Austria is one of the richest and most peaceful countries in the European Union. It has common borders with Switzerland and Germany and the Czech Republic in the north, Slovakia and Hungary in the east, Slovenia and Italy in the south.

Austria has no access to the sea.

The nature of Austria is very beautiful because of the huge number of mountain lakes and rivers, the majestic Alps with ice caves and ski slopes, the international river Danube, with cruise liners running along with it. Thanks to the millions of tourists coming and going on holiday in Austria, tourism has become one of the most important components of the state's income.

The capital of Austria is Vienna.

The security level is high.

The national currency is the euro.

Climate

Due to its location, the climate in Austria is highly dependent on the terrain. Summer is cool in the mountainous areas, winter is snowy and cold. In the valley of the river Danube, summer is warm, winter is snowy but warm. The climate is temperate, transitional to the continental climate.

Favourable time to visit

The best time to visit Austria for sightseeing is in June-September, for skiing - in November-March.

How to get there

You can reach Austria by plane, train, bus, river and private transport.

We choose the plane:

main airports :

  • Alpe-Adria
  • Vienna-Swedishat
  • Blue Danube
  • Graz-Talerhof
  • Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport
  • Innsbruck

We're picking out a train:

main stations:

  • Franz Josef station in Vienna
  • West Westbahnhof Station in Vienna
  • Wien Simmering Bahnhof Station in Vienna
  • North Station in Vienna
  • South Station in Vienna
  • Central railway station in Graz
  • Central Station in Salzburg
  • Western Railway Station in Innsbruck

We're picking a bus:

main bus stations:

  • Vienna: Erdberg, Stadium, Main Station
  • Graz bus station
  • Dornbirn bus station

Bus service inside Austria is not popular and is used only for communication between small towns and mountain villages.

Chooses the river:

main ports (Danube basin):

  • Ans
  • Krems-on-Dunai
  • Linz
  • Vienna (via the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal connected to Rotterdam in the Netherlands)

Vessels travel on the Danube from mid-April to the end of October, in the large lakes of Austria from May to September.

Chooses private transport

Main roads:

  • A1 Westautobahn
  • A2 Südautobahn
  • A3 Südostautobahn
  • A4 Ostautobahn
  • A7 Mühlkreisautobahn
  • A8 Innkreisautobahn
  • A9 Pyhrnautobahn
  • A10 Tauernautobahn
  • A11 Karawankenautobahn
  • A12 Inntalautobahn
  • A13 Brennerautobahn
  • A14 Rheintalautobahn
  • A21 Wiener Außenringautobahn
  • A22 Donauuferautobahn
  • A23 Südosttangente
  • A25 Welser Autobahn

The length of the roads is more than 200,000 kilometres with 100 per cent hard surface, of which 2,000 kilometres are high-speed roads.

Toll road toll

More than 2000 kilometres of roads in Austria are toll roads. On motorways and expressways, all vehicles (cars, motorcycles, small vans weighing up to 3.5 tons (except rental cars)) are required to have a vignette to pay the fare. You can buy a vignette at any gas station.

Public transport

Public transport is very convenient for use by passengers because of the high quality of services provided and the unified form of fare payment. In large cities of the country, the operating subway, buses, trams and trolleybuses are very popular. Long-distance transportation of passengers is carried out mainly by rail, fewer buses, planes and ships.

Excursions and tours

Austria is famous for its countless cultural events and historical sights. Every tourist can easily satisfy his or her most exquisite requests for acquaintance with the richest culture and history of this country.

The magnificence of natural attractions will impress anyone who loves the natural beauty of lakes, rivers, mountains, valleys of Austria.

Interesting cities and sights recommended for visiting

Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, Linz, Galstatt, Zillertal, Dürnstein, Gohostervitz, Dürnstein, Fockersee, Bad Gastein, Melke, Feldkirch, St. Gielgen, Cretz aan der Donau, Villach, Kufstein, Vienna, Zell am See, Bad Bloomayou, Finkenberg, Imst, St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Purchach am Wertherse, Baden, Krems-Land, Klosternoiburg, Eisenstadt, Medling, St. Pelten, Klagenfurt, Bregenz.

Cuisine

The main dishes of the mall menu, which are associated with tourists with Austria, are:

Viennese schnitzel, Viennese sausages, soup with meatballs from liver, soup with pancakes, Tafelspitz, "Sacher" cake, Viennese mélange.

Austria is a country with delicious national cuisine.

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