Located in the Alps in Europe, Austria is home to beautiful mountainous landscapes, picturesque villages, incredible castles, architecture and a rich musical heritage. These are a couple more reasons why you should visit:

Why Visit Austria

LANDSCAPES

From snow capped Alpine peaks to beautiful natural reserves and crystal clear lakes, Austria’s scenery is nothing but inspiring, with many natural wonders that are worth visiting. 

ART, MUSIC & CULTURE

Austria is known for its contributions to music, especially during the Classical and Romantic periods. The country is considered to be the heart of European classical music, and its streets are usually filled with multiple musicians playing the sounds of its treasured composers. 

ARCHITECTURE

Austria is filled with picturesque villages and diverse architectural styles representing many periods, ranging from Baroque structures to modern buildings. And, of course, its remarkable castles. 

THE CAKE

In case you didn’t know, Austria self-proclaimed as the capital of cake, as Franz Sacher created in 1832 in Vienna what is known today as the Sachertorte. Probably the most famous chocolate cake of all-time. Nowadays, there is at least one bakery on every street in Austria, something austrian takes great pride in. Their pastries and cakes are a must try.

Located in the Alps in Europe, Austria is home to beautiful mountainous landscapes, picturesque villages, incredible castles, architecture and a rich musical heritage. These are a couple more reasons why you should visit:

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Why Visit Austria

LANDSCAPES

From snow capped Alpine peaks to beautiful natural reserves and crystal clear lakes, Austria’s scenery is nothing but inspiring, with many natural wonders that are worth visiting. 

ART, MUSIC & CULTURE

Austria is known for its contributions to music, especially during the Classical and Romantic periods. The country is considered to be the heart of European classical music, and its streets are usually filled with multiple musicians playing the sounds of its treasured composers. 

ARCHITECTURE

Austria is filled with picturesque villages and diverse architectural styles representing many periods, ranging from Baroque structures to modern buildings. And, of course, its remarkable castles. 

THE CAKE

In case you didn’t know, Austria self-proclaimed as the capital of cake, as Franz Sacher created in 1832 in Vienna what is known today as the Sachertorte. Probably the most famous chocolate cake of all-time. Nowadays, there is at least one bakery on every street in Austria, something austrian takes great pride in. Their pastries and cakes are a must try.

  • Name: Republic of Austria 
  • Capital: Vienna
  • Official Languages: German
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Zone: UTC+1:00
  • Name: Republic of Austria 
  • Capital: Vienna
  • Official Languages: German
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Zone: UTC+1:00

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

German is the official language in Austria, but english is spoken by a lot of people, especially young ones, and it can get you by.

ELECTRICITY

In Austria the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

The Euro is the official currency in Austria, as it is a member of the European Union. 1 USD equals 0.92 euros (as of 2020). Europeans prefer cash, and even though debits cards are widely accepted, not all the places will let you swipe for small transactions. It would be better to get some cash from the ATM or exchange it at a bank. 

SAFETY

Austria is a very safe country. Pickpocketing could happen just like anywhere else. Take common sense precautions and keep your valuables out of sight just in case. 

VISA POLICY

Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Austria for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period and do not take up employment:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu. 

How to get around Austria

By plane

Although it is possible, it makes more sense to travel around Austria using ground transportation due to the size of the country. Austria only has 6 airports, located both in the biggest cities and the most important touristic regions.

By Car

Renting a car is a good idea in Europe in general. It gives you freedom and allow you to enjoy the scenic views at your own pace. Depending on where you want to go (like the Alps), it might be necessary. However, renting a car in Austria is not cheap (Gas is pretty expensive in Europe). Be aware that there might not be signs in other language but german. 

By Bus

Buses can take you to the more remote destinations (in comparison with trains) like ski resorts. OBB’s Postbus network covers 900 routes that have a combined 40,000 bus stops. 

By Train

Train is the best and most efficient way to move around Austria while enjoying the magnificent views. There are three classes offering different prices based on the amenities you are looking for. The railway network is pretty extensive in Europe in general, providing routes to/from major cities and small towns. Because Austria is fairly small, train travel between cities is relatively short. Rail passes are a good option to save some money.

By boat

Austria has beautiful rivers and lakes that are worth cruising in. The Danube, which courses through 10 countries on its journey from Germany to the Black Sea, is one of Europe’s most famous rivers. You can get on a boat tour along the river, or try kayaking instead if you are feeling adventurous. 

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