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Austria - tourist guide for holidays

Austria is a country which is worth your visit. It is full of natural wonders and historical monuments so you can surely spend here a nice time. Austria is a country you can visit on your own - or you can choose one of organized trips with a travel agency as well.

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Austria - the best places to see

Austria If you compare Austria with other countries of the world, you will see it is rather small country. Nevertheless there is a lot of interesting places. We have chosen a few of them.
  • Vienna (Downtown + Hofburg Palace + St. Stephen's Cathedral)
  • Graz (historic old town + Glockenspiel + Clock Tower + Eggenberg Castle)
  • Innsbruck (Schloss Ambras + Golden Roof + surroundings)
  • Salzburg (Hohensalzburg Fortress + Mozart's birth house + Schloss Hellbrunn + Salt Mines)
  • Salzkammergut - holiday region
  • Zell am See - alpine tourist town - good for skiing and mountain walks
  • Kaprun - Ski resort

Austria - useful information

Religion:
~ Roman Catholic: 72.8 %
~ Protestant: 4.7 %
~ Muslim: 4.2 %
~ no religion: 13.8 %
~ unspecified: 4.5 %
Religion - Austria
Austria: flagCapital: Vienna
Area: 83,871 km2
Number of inhabitants: 8,217,280
Currency: euro, EUR, €
Language: German
Time zone: GMT+1 (GMT = London)
International telephone dial code: +43
Mobile phones system: GSM 900/1800
System of measurement: metric
Common languages: german, English in tourist places
Serious travel risk: none
Voltage in electric network: 230 V
Electric plug:
Electric plug - Austria

Austria - Travellers Forum

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  Austria has wonderful mountains
The Alps around Innsbruck, the villages there, are great even in summer. And sometimes I ski around Stubai, where is a glacier with snow almost the whole year. I love Austria!
  Skvěle dostupné
Rakousko je skvěle dostupné a třeba na hory tam jezdíme raději než do Česka - ceny jsou skoro stejné a služby výrazně lepší. A poslední léta občas využijeme i letiště ve Vídni když se chceme podívat někam dál do světa, protože letenky z Vídně jsou většinou o hodně levnější než z Prahy.
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Austria - the map and typical itinerary

Austria - map
Itinerary 1: Vienna (Downtown + Hofburg Palace + St. Stephen's Cathedral) - historical landmarks + culture - days: 3, Graz (historic old town + Glockenspiel + Clock Tower + Eggenberg Castle) - historical landmarks + culture - days: 1, Zell am See - alpine tourist town - good for skiing and mountain walks - trekking - days: 3, Innsbruck (Schloss Ambras + Golden Roof + surroundings) - historical landmarks + walks - days: 2, Salzburg (Hohensalzburg Fortress + Mozart's birth house + Schloss Hellbrunn + Salt Mines) - historical landmarks + culture - days: 2, Salzkammergut - holiday region - walks - days: 2
Itinerary 2: Vienna (Downtown + Hofburg Palace + St. Stephen's Cathedral) - historical landmarks + culture - days: 3, Graz (historic old town + Glockenspiel + Clock Tower + Eggenberg Castle) - historical landmarks + culture - days: 1, Innsbruck (Schloss Ambras + Golden Roof + surroundings) - historical landmarks + walks - days: 2, Salzburg (Hohensalzburg Fortress + Mozart's birth house + Schloss Hellbrunn + Salt Mines) - historical landmarks + culture - days: 2
Itinerary 3: any combination of the previous itineraries

Prices of rooms and meals

Prices symbolAustria is quite an expensive country for tourists. In some seasons and in some areas you can make holidays for a very reasonable price, but generally speaking you should not expect pleasant prices everytime and everywhere. On the contrary - for lower prices you will often get very low quality.
  • Cheap accommodation: $30
  • Medium accommodation: $70
  • Expensive accommodation: $200
  • Cheap meal: $4
  • Medium meal: $8
  • Expensive meal: $18
The prices are per 1 person (and 1 meal or 1 night) and are in US Dollars.
It is often possible to buy cheap meal on streets or in fast-food restaurants. Medium priced meal is usually available in standard restaurants, expensive meal in expensive restaurants. We do not include extreme prices of accommodation and food (for example luxurious apartments in high quality hotels). (Prices are usually very different in different places and in different seasons. In the main season may be in touristic destinations the cheapest rooms unavailable.)

Austria on the Internet

Are you looking for more information? On the Internet there are a lot of information. Here are some advices: Austria may have different names in different languages. For example Rakousko, Österreich, Autriche, Austria. Use these names in search engines. It is good idea to precisely specify what are you looking for. If you need information about a place, use the name in a search engine. You may use other names of the place as well. If you need - for example - an information about history of the place, add the word history to the search engine.

What Others say

Austria (German: Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,855 square kilometres (32,377 sq mi) and has a temperate and alpine climate. Austria's terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 metres (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speak local Austro-Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Burgenland Croatian, Hungarian and Slovene.The origins of modern-day Austria date back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty when the vast majority of the country was a part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Wikipedia

Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic and Monetary Union in 1999.
CIA The World Factbook
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