Austria is mountainous country of Central Europe, surrounded by 8 other countries: Switzerland and Liechtenstein (west), Germany and Czech Republic (north), Slovakia and Hungary (east), and Slovenia and Italy (south).
In the south and west, the amazing Alps, make of Austria the winter sports capital of Europe. Nevertheless, it is also a very popular destination for summer tourists who visit its historic cities and villages and hike in the splendid landscape of the Alps.
REASONS TO GO
Vienna and its amazing palaces and Opera House.
The amazing quality of the skiing areas.
The beautiful city of Salzburg, where Woflgang Amadeus Mozart was born.
GOOD TO KNOW
Population: 8.2 millions
Area: 83.858 sq km
Calling Code: +43
Voltage: 230V, 50 Hz
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time ZoneUTC +1
Austria has a temperate continental climate, with the four seasons well defined. Summer temperatures are around 25° C (77° F), but can often reach 35° C (95° F). Winters are cold, with temperatures sometimes around -10° C (14° F), but sunny and with good levels of snow for the winter sports.
Jannuary: 1, 6
December: 8, 25, 26
Other Public Holidays: Easter, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi