Austria – Fact Sheet, Rough Costs, Places of Interest

Austria, not to be confused with Australia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is famous for Sacher Torte, a sinful-looking chocolate cake, classical music composers Mozart, Schubert and Johann Strauss and Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis. The outline of the country takes the shape of Sigmund Freud, facing left with mouth open, right arm outstretched holding a cigar.  Austria is also and famed for its castles, palaces and spectacular mountain scenery.

Austria Map showing rough location of Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg Airports

Fast Fact Austria

Full Name: The Republic of AustriaAustria on the map
Capital: Vienna (WIen)
Airports :Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna
Language: German, English widely spoken in tourist areas
Currency: Euro €
Climate: Moderate continental, warm summer, high winter snowfall
Area: 83870 sq km
Population: 8.3 million
Tourist Information

Rough Costs

Daily budget: €40 – €70
Dorm: from €15
Budget hotel: from €50 (double room @ Hostel Pfeilgasse, Vienna)
Food : coffee €2, a slice of original Sacher-torte with all the trimmings from Sacher Hotel about €3, Sacher-torte from other confectionery chains €1


Salzburg -Sound of Music tour, Mozart
Vienna - coffee, cake, art
Innsbruck - Austrian Alps and related adventure activities such as hiking, mountain-biking.
Innbruck Buildings, photo by James Cridland
Photo by James Cridland
Hallstatt, Salkammergut -  Picture-postcard village
Hallstatt, Austria, photo by Oliver WaldPhoto by Oliver Wald


Austria (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by DK PublishingVienna (Eyewitness Travel Guides)Vienna (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)Rick Steves' Germany and Austria 2008 (Rick Steves)

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