Austria 🇦🇹

Capital City of Austria:
Vienna

Population:
9 Millions

Official language:
German

Currency:
EUR = Euro

Best time to visit Austria

June to August for best weather and great hikes.
September and October for fewer crowds and awesome colors.
January and February for winter sports.

Top things to see

  • Vienna´s Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market), mug of mulled wine in hand
  • The incredibly beautiful state apartments,  the Lipizzaner stallions and jewels the size of  golf balls in Vienna´s palaces.
  • Salzburg, the city where music, art and architecture are just reaching perfection
  • Innsbruck´s medieval heart overlooked by majestic snowcapped peaks
  • Eisriesen, the world largest accessible ice caves

Top things to do

  •  Admire Vienna´s extraordinary cultural extravaganza. Don’t hesitate to book a ticket for a performance at its celebrated opera house.
  • Catch a Sunday morning concert by the Vienna Boys’ Choir, at the Burgkapelle.
  • Drive through the Hohe Tauern  National Park along the overwhelmingly scenic Grossglockner road. Be aware, however, that the panoramic road closes in winter.
  • Dip into one lake after another in the glassy-blue Salzkammergut lake district.
  • Hurl yourself on skis down the spectacular Harakiri – Austria’s steepest slope – in Mayrhofen. Enjoy a walk in the pretty jetset ski crowded towns of Lech or KitzbĂĽhel.

Eat & Drink

  • Eat a bowl of soup with Knödel (dumplings).
  • Try a Wiener Schnitzel (breaded veal escalope) in one of the best restaurants of Vienna.
  • Enjoy a sweet Salzburger Nockerl (fluffy soufflĂ©)
  • Drink Sturm (semifermented Heuriger wine) in autumn, GlĂĽhwein (hot spiced red wine) in winter.
  • Delight with coffee and cakes in a Kaffeehaus any time of the year as it will make everlasting memories.

Trademarks

  • The Sound of Music
  • Apple strudel
  • Strauss waltzes
  • Edelweiss
  • Mozart
  • Swarovski

Useful words and expressions

“GrĂĽss Gott” 

English German
Hello Hallo
Goodbye Auf Wiedersehen
Thank you Dankeschön
Please Bitte
How much is it? Wieviel kostet es?

 

Festivals in Austria

  • Salzburg Festival in July/ August, alongside the regular residency of the Vienna Philharmonic, musicians and ensembles of the highest calibre fill the alpine city with music and drama.
  • Bregenz Festival in July/ August, whose dramatic, monumental opera productions are held on the world’s largest floating stage on top of Lake Constance.
Weissee in Kaunertal (Austria)

Official website of Tourism in Austria:

https://www.austria.info/us