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Austria Travel Guide

Quick Facts

💰Currency Euro (€)
🔄Exchange Rate US$1 = €0.92
💬Language German
🗣️English Fluency Moderate
🏙️Capital Vienna
👥Population 8.9 million
🚘Driving Side right
🔌Plugs C, F
🕑Time Central European Time (UTC+01:00)
🍽️Must-Try Wiener Schnitzel, Sachertorte, Apfelstrudel

Backpacker Budget: US$56 ( 52)

Hostel Dorm US$20 ( 18)
Takeaway Meal US$9 ( 8)
Public transport US$3 ( 3)
Long-distance bus US$30 ( 28)
Entrance Fee US$13 ( 12)
Beer US$4 ( 4)

When to go?

May to September high season
October to April low season

What's unique?

Welcome to Austria, a country nestled in the heart of Europe and brimming with history, culture, and natural beauty. Austria is known for its enchanting cities, picturesque landscapes, and world-renowned Alpine ski resorts. As you explore this captivating country, you will be captivated by its rich musical heritage, magnificent architecture, and warm hospitality.

One of the highlights of visiting Austria is experiencing the vibrant capital city of Vienna, where classical music permeates the air and grand palaces stand majestically along tree-lined boulevards. Immerse yourself in the cultural wonders as you visit famous landmarks such as Schönbrunn Palace or attend a performance at the prestigious Vienna State Opera.

Beyond the bustling cities lies an abundance of natural wonders that make Austria truly unique. The breathtaking Austrian Alps offer endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to indulge in activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and mountaineering. Explore postcard-perfect alpine villages like Zell am See or take a scenic drive through Grossglockner High Alpine Road to witness awe-inspiring views of glaciers and mountain peaks.

Whether you're seeking a cultural escape or an adventure-filled vacation amidst stunning landscapes, Austria has it all. Come discover this gem in Central Europe!


Must-Sees in Austria
(1 week)

  1. 1

    Explore the rich history and stunning architecture of Austria's capital city.

  2. 2

    Discover the birthplace of Mozart and visit the famous Salzburg Fortress.

  3. 3

    Immerse yourself in the alpine culture and enjoy breathtaking mountain views.

  4. 4

    Witness the beauty of the picturesque lakeside village known for its charming UNESCO World Heritage site.

  5. 5

    Visit Austria's second-largest city and explore its vibrant arts scene and historic old town.


Fun Fact

Austria is famous for its classical music composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss.


What are some popular tourist destinations in Austria?

Some popular tourist destinations in Austria include Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Hallstatt, and the Austrian Alps.

What is the best way to get around in Austria?

The best way to get around in Austria is by using the extensive train and public transportation network. It is convenient and efficient to travel between cities and towns.

What are some essential phrases in German to know when visiting Austria?

Some essential phrases in German to know when visiting Austria are: - Guten Tag (Good day) - Danke (Thank you) - Bitte (Please) - Entschuldigung (Excuse me) - Sprechen Sie Englisch? (Do you speak English?)

Are there ATMs without a fee in Austria?

Austrian Anadi Bank, BAWAG PSK, Sparda Bank, Oberbank ATMs charge no fee for cash withdrawals.

Travel Tips

  • Money Cards are accepted universally
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge fees, but you can find fee-free ATMs
  • Free ATMs Austrian Anadi Bank, BAWAG PSK, Sparda Bank, Oberbank
  • ATMs to avoid (high fees) Erste Bank, Euronet, Raiffeisen
  • Do say Prost (cheers) before taking a sip of your drink.
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