LANGUAGE German is the official language spoken by 98% of the population. There are distinct differences between the many regional dialects, and also a wide variation in the ‘standard’ Hochdeutsch spoke from region to region
CURRENCY Since 1999/2002, the Euro has been the official currency in Austria. Click here for the conversion rate.
GEOGRAPHY Austria is a small, predominantly mountainous country in Central Europe, approximately between Germany, Italy, and Hungary. It has a total area of 83,879 km², about twice the size of Switzerland
ECONOMY & BUDGET The economy of Austria is a well-developed social market economy and one of the fourteen richest in the world in terms of GDP per capita. The estimated budget to travel in Austria is around $200 per day/ person.
SAFETY Austria is a very safe country. Visitors will generally have no trouble walking around at night in cities. Theft Take usual common-sense precautions: keep valuables out of sight. Pickpockets occasionally operate on public transport and at major tourist sights. It is still recommended to have Travel Insurance to Travel to Austria.