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Small, landlocked Austria offers alpine scenery, impressive Habsburg architecture, cobbled quaintness, and much more. While exploring Austria you can still feel the elegant, opulent past of what once was one of Europe’s grandest empires. Situated in the Alps, Austria is famous as a winter holiday destination. However, there’s no other country in this world that waltzes so effortlessly between the urban wild mountainesque outdoors. Are you planning to visit Austria soon? Check out some of our helpful Austria travel tips & tricks to learn some things you need to know before visiting!

Basic Information About Austria

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Austria is home to 9 million people. Almost 81% of the total population are ethnic Austrian. The main minority ethnic groups are ex Yugoslavians, German and Turks .

Official Language

The official language is German, other recognized languages are Hungarian, Slovene, Burgenland Croatian. 

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Austria is a part of Euro zone and its official currency is the Euro. 


With a territory of 83,879 square kilometers, Austria is a largely mountainous country because of its location in the Alps and the 20th largest in Europe. The Central Eastern Alps, Northern Limestone Alps and Southern Limestone Alps are all partly in Austria.

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Austria’s climate is temperate and alpine with four different seasons. Austria is cold in the winters (December- March) regularly have temperatures between (−10 to 0 °C)while the summers are relatively hot with the average temperature ranging between 30 and 35 °C.

Economy & Budget

Austria is a developed country with a social market economy, and one of the fourteen richest countries in the world in terms of GDP (gross domestic product) per capital. The average monthly income is 2500-3000 euro per month, making traveling in  Austria relatively expensive. Backpackers can survive with around $55 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $90 and $120 per day on average.

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Vienna is the capital city of Austria with total population of 1.8 million.

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