Austria Travel Guide

Austria Travel Guide

Sitting in one of the austrian gardens surrounded by the most beautiful flowers in the world with great view of city and austrian tasty beer in the hand, when far away you can hear Mozart perhaps Beethoven, wait that’s Schubert or maybe just imagination recollect their memories.. whatever many places in Austria are just fucking amazing, just go and check yourself.

Austria Travel Guide

Capital: Vienna

Language: Austrian German  /   Population: 8,5 millions  /  Currency: Euro

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Climate Austria is located within a temperate climatic zone. In the west and northwest the influence of the temperate Atlantic climate is felt more strongly, in the east the influence of the continental climate. Temperatures depend largely on altitude, with averages 5°C lower for each additional 300 m of elevation. Summers can be hot, with temperatures sometimes reaching 30°C or more, summer evenings are usually cool.

Suggested Clothing: lightweights with rainwear for summer, waterproof Medium  to Heavyweights for winter. A sweater is necessary almost any time of year.

Cuisine Austrias kitchen is very diverse. It has many elements Hungarian cuisine, Italian, Serbian, Czech. Until today about some elements of the cuisine is fighting is taking place. For example, it is believed the Veal breaded escalope (Wiener shnitzel) is nothing but a copy of the Italian Costoletto alla Milanese. In the kitchen of Austrian soups are important. The most popular is the Beef broth with pancakes inside (Frittatensuppe). There is a lot of dishes of meat (beef, pork, geese, chicken and veal). But the desserts are the most important in the diet of the Austrians. If you’re there you do not care about your weight try desserts. Try chocolate cake (Sachetorte) or nut cake with jam (Linzentorte). Do not forget to warm strudel with apple stuffing served on heat. If between one and the other dessert you will be hungry, eat small open sandwiches served with 1/8 L beer (called Pfiff). Austria credited with the introduction of coffee to Europe. You can try there coffee in many styles. My favorite is the Mocha Iced coffee with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream (Wiener Eiskafee).

Foreign Relations: member of the United Nations and European Union since 1955.

How to save Money

I wrote full article Top 10 How to save money in Austria, if you interested have a look, that’s just short brief.

  • 1. Make lunch your main meal
  • 2. Shop in discount
  • 3. Compare organised trips and tours
  • 4. Accommodation To stay cheaply, try to find hostels
  • 5. Transportation: hitchike and use discounts
  • 6. Use Combination-cards
  • 7. Go to Free Concerts
  • 8. Think about low season and avoid crowds
  • 9. Food and drink for the really budget in Mensa
  • 10. The cheapest beer: Sold in cans by Hofer supermarkets

Expense Report

Expense report for Austria travel guide are based on my individual experience, big Mac index and online research. (2015)

Big Mac € 2,90
Bread  from 1,60
Budget Lunch for 1 (with drink) € from  8,00
Budget Dinner for 1 (with drink)  from 15,00
Beer (0,66)  from 1,00
Wine (0,75) €from 3,00
Kunsthistorisches Museum € 14,00
Bus Ticket € 2,20
Hotel (**** double room)  from 70,00
Budget Hotel (double room) € from 50,00
Hostel  from 15,00

Places and Attractions to Visit in Austria

1. Schonbrunn Palace The best tourist attractions in Vienna. It’s fucking amazing even  comparable in grandeur to Versailles, this palace have 1,441 rooms!!! palace was built between 1696 and 1712 very fast. The Palace You can find there Privy Garden, the oldest zoo in the world, a maze and labyrinth, and a marble summerhouse situated on top of a 60 meter high hill.

Austria Travel Guide

2. Hallstatt The village Hallstatt is such an unbelievably spectacular place. Can you imagine that even the Chinese have made a copy of the ancient salt mine village! But only in the original will you discover this truly unique culture with such a history all in a breath-taking mountain setting.

3. Innsbruck: Innsbruck is the capital of the Alps. With the Nordkette Mountains in the background and historic buildings in town. Austria travel guide suggest Innsbruck as unique destination for culture lovers and utdoor enthusiasts. One of the city’s most popular postcard subjects is the Bergisel Ski Jump, venue of the Four Hills Tournament.

4. Grossglockner Alpine Road This Panoramic road takes you up to the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe Visitor Center. From there, you get the unobstructed view of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner. The Grossglockner Alpine Road is a toll road, but the fabulous high alpine scenery more than makes up for the expenses. The road is normally open from the beginning of May to the end of October.

5. Hofburg Imperial Palace Until 1918 the extensive palatial complex at the heart of Vienna was the political centre of the monarchy. Today it fulfils the same role for the democratic Republic of Austria. The rooms where once Emperor Joseph II drew up his revolutionary programme of reforms, where the Congress of Vienna met and danced and where Emperor Franz Joseph held audiences. The Vienna Hofburg is a must for anybody wanting to explore the world of the Habsburgs. This museum is really huge so hmm prepare a lot of time.

6. Seefeld, Tyrol Two time home to the Winter Olympics, Seefeld is an important cross-country skiing center with terrain that is compatible for beginner and intermediate skiers. Located on a spectacular nature reserve, it is the perfect spot, not only for cold-weather sports, but for warm-weather strolls and hiking. It’s one of the best Austria travel destinations. Offering the most luxuriously upscale accommodation.

7. St Anton am Arlberg Located in Tyrol, this village famous ski resort area  offers serious, legendary ski terrain for those who are seeking a challenge. Often attracting adventurous youths, St Anton is notorious for living up to the saying “work hard, play hard”. The vast landscape welcomes its loyal winter crowd, as well as its summer mountaineers, who come to trek the landscape each year.

8. Hohensalzburg Castle Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher peaking out high above the baroque towers of the city. The castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark providing the city’s world famous silhouette. Even from afar the visitor is able to appreciate the might of this edifice. Up close the history contained in these powerful walls is almost tangible.

9. Melk Abbey  is a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk. The abbey contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, Austria’s first ruling dynasty.

10. Vienna State Opera The Vienna State Opera is a stunning architectural structure in the middle of Austria’s capital. and quite possibly the most celebrated opera house of all time. The orchestra is recognized as one of the top in the world. While there, take in one of history’s most famous operas or ballets.


1. Walk Austria’s Alps: There are numerous ways to explore and experience a destination but none as intimate and personal as taking the time to enjoy your vacation destination on foot. Walking and hiking in Austria will get you close to nature and allow you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions in Austria.

2. Winter Fun : Austria travel guide recommend go skiing no more laziness and after relax. You’ll be surprised how fun, recreational and affordable a winter vacation in Austria is.

3. National Parks: Austria has six National parks, almost 60 nature preserves and „nature parks“, about 35 „hot spots“ for bird-watching, 20 Alpine gardens and many other opportunities to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty.

4. River Cruises: Looking for a great way to explore Austria’s beautiful countryside? Simply take a day-cruise and enjoy the natural beauty…

5. Cycling throughout Austria: I love cycling and it’s popular ways to experience the unique Austrian countryside, small towns and cities.

Emergency Numbers

The European emergency number 112 is not the only one. Austria travel guide suggest that you can use as well: 122 – fire brigade, 128 – gas-related emergency, 133 – police, 140 – mountain rescue, 141 – doctors, 142 – telephone counselling, 144 – rescue/ambulance, 147 – emergency services for children and young people.

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