Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain. It may look small on the map, but most of Austria is vertical, so there’s always another hairpin-riddled lane, off-the-radar village or knockout alpine view to discover.
Composers such as Mozart, Strauss, Haydn and Beethoven were all either born here or spent the best part of their life creating their masterpieces here. This is due to the wealth and influence of the Habsburg monarchy, it attracted a variety of important artists, resulting in cities full of magnificent baroque palaces and churches, grand castles, fine art and an incredible literary, scientific and musical heritage.
Interesting facts about Austria:
- The Austrian flag is one of the oldest in the world.
- Most of Austria is mountainous and covered by the Alps and about 1/4 of the population lives in Vienna, the capital
- The Krimml Falls are Europes latest waterfalls