Language: German is the principal language
Weather: Temperate Continental climate with cold winters, frequent rain and some snow; moderate summers with occasional showers.
Visa Requirements: Visit Project Visa Austria
A rich assortment of architecture and culture awaits you as a visitor to its urban landscape, while the mountainous regions provide some of Europe’s premier wintersport locations.
For centuries, Austria has been a European centre of art, music and literature, and this tradition has carried through to the modern era.
National Parks in Austria
Austria has six National parks and 60 nature preserves, the Alps, the Danube and lots of unspoilt countryside, which is why Austria is a very popular destination for hill walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts.
Skiing in Austria
Austria has some of the finest Ski slopes in Europe with numerous resorts dotted throughout the Alpine regions. Some of the best locations are Alpbach, Ellmau, Saalbach, St. Anton, Wildschönau and Zürs.
Some of the most famous classical composers were born in Austria and everywhere in the country this musical heritage is celebrated.
In Vienna it is impossible to ignore the love of music with concerts, recitals and performances to be found at all times of the day.
The Salzburg Festival is a celebration of the works of Mozart.
Art and Architecture
Vienna and other cities in Austria are full of fantastic architecture including castles, churches, castles and palaces. The Schönbrunn Palace, the Esterházy Palace, Schloss Hof, Fortress Hohensalzburg, Riegersburg Castle and Tratzberg Palace are just a few of the fascinating historic buildings in Austria.
Alpine villages have their own unique architecture and charm.
There are many fine art collections in Austria. The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) in Vienna has a large collection spanning many centuries and including works of Rubens, Dürer, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Van Dyck and many more.
Our top 5 Places to Visit in Austria
- Schönbrunn Palace
- St Anton
- Hofburg Imperial Palace
- Hohensalzburg Castle