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About Austria

Austria is a relatively small country in the heart of Europe, yet it is also one of the most visited travel destinations worldwide. In fact, Austria welcomes over 32 million guests every year. This figure, compared to Austria's population of only 8 million, illustrates the popularity with travelers from around the globe. 

In this section, you’ll find out why Austria is such a popular travel destination. From its climate and geography to the country’s history and cultural heritage, from the uniquely Austrian brand of hospitality to a run-down of the best sights and attractions, here is a short yet detailed overview that will supply you with the most important information you need to put together a great trip.

You’ll also find lots of travel tips, practical information and sample itineraries to make planning even easier. Of course, if you need assistance, please contact us at any time. We are always happy to assist.

In the Heart of Europe

Located in the center of Europe, Austria's temperate climate and varied topography contribute to its popularity as a vacation destination.

What to Do in Austria

Why do people travel to Austria? What is the main draw? Learn more about Austria's breathtaking natural beauty, thousand-year old history, and vibrant and lively cultural scene.

Austria's Provinces

Each of Austria's provinces and regions has its own special charm. Learn more about what to see and do from the Alps in the West to the vineyards in the East.

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Austria Itineraries

From 3-day city stays to roadtrips through the Alps or a full-immersion Austria itinerary, here is some inspiration for how to plan your next trip to Austria.

Tourism in Numbers

How many Americans choose Austria as their travel destination? Where do they stay? Which regions are becoming more popular? Find out about our statistics tool which lets you see the latest travel trends to Austria.

Travel Planning

Here is everything you need to know about traveling to Austria, from how to get around in Austria to opening hours and dress codes. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us!



Austrian Tourist Office
New York

Telephone: (212) 575 7723
Fax: (212) 730 4568
E-mail: info@austria.info



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