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Austria is situated in Central Europe and is bordered by Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy. Since Austria is not a particularly big country, you can easily take a trip to one of its border countries by train or by car.
Austria is one of the most economically-developed countries in Europe. The most important industrial branches include the food industries, the machine and steel industry, chemical and vehicle industry and the electric and electronic industry.
The Alps Mountains cover most of the country and Austrian ski resorts are famous worldwide. The weather in Austria is temperate and you’ll experience all four seasons, with cold and snowy winters and exquisitely warm summers.
Austrian culture is an eclectic mix of German, Italian, Hungarian and Czech elements. This unique character can be seen everywhere in the people’s personality, food, and even the city architecture.
German is the official and most spoken language, but you don’t have to worry if you don’t speak German. Most people in Austria speak English quite well.Iconic places to visit
Austria’s natural wonders along with its Baroque style buildings making it a fascinating place, amazing every visitor who comes through. The scenic beauty of the Alpes draws tourists during any season, while Vienna and Salzburg are stepped in history, and a simple walk on the streets of these cities reveals essential details of Austria’s culture.
Emblematic sites worth seeing in Austria are:
- The Vienna Hofburg: Austria's Imperial Palace
- Schonbrunn Palace
- Melk Benedictine Abbey
- The Sisi Museum
- Krimmler Ache: Austria's Tallest Waterfalls
- Hallstatt and the Giant Ice Cave
- Hohensalzburg Castle
- Vienna State Opera
- The name Austria derives from a Germanic word ‘austro’, meaning ‘east’.
- Every day during lunch time, Austrians take a small break and enjoy their daily coffee and cake.
- The world's largest emerald is located in the Imperial Treasury of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace) in Vienna.
- Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, was Austrian.
- Austria has been home to many famous composers, such as Mozart, Beethoven, Johann Strauss, and Joseph Haydn.
- The founder of the German sports car company 'Porsche' was Austrian and his name was Ferdinand Porsche. He also designed the Volkswagen (the "people's car").
- Austrians have a long tradition in cake baking and still today, every town and city compete to produce the finest cakes.
10 most popular study destinations for students in Austria
1. United Kingdom
5. United States