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About Austria

Learn more about Austria's government & people, history, climate, fauna & flora as well as our trade and industry.

About Austria

Parliament in Vienna © Österreich Werbung/Robert Pfeifer Parliament in Vienna © Österreich Werbung/Robert Pfeifer

Government & People

Austria is a federal republic state with a parliamentary democracy, consisting of 9 independent federal regions.
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The Imperial Palace in Vienna © Österreich Werbung/ Diejun The Imperial Palace in Vienna © Österreich Werbung/ Diejun

History

Austria looks back on a very eventful history. Yet there are some elements of the Austrian character that haven’t changed much over the centuries: the partiality for indulgence, beauty, and cultivation has always been a driving force in the country’s past and present.
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Uno City, Vienna © AHST--M. Sekine Uno City, Vienna © AHST--M. Sekine

Trade & Industry

Austria has a strong economy with machinery, metallurgical products and textiles being of particular importance. The country's most important industry, however is tourism.
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Kaunertal, Kaunergrat Tirol © Österreich Werbung/Mallaun Kaunertal, Kaunergrat Tirol © Österreich Werbung/Mallaun

Austria's Green Credentials

As more and more of us strive to live a less energy-intense lifestyle, Austria is now firmly on the map as an eco destination. Organic products are on offer whilst the consumption of energy and waste is carefully watched.
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Interaktive Karte Österreich © Österreich Werbung Interaktive Karte Österreich © Österreich Werbung

Route Planner

Want to know the quickest way to your holiday destination? Use the convenient route planner on our interactive map of Austria to plot your journey from A to B.
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W.A. Mozart Painting / B. Kraft © Österreich Werbung / Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde W.A. Mozart Painting / B. Kraft © Österreich Werbung / Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde

Famous Austrians

Austria's 'great' sons and daughters have left their mark all across the centuries in politics, art, science and sport: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gustav Mahler, Gustav Klimt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christoph Waltz to name just a few...
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Mirabell Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg Mirabell Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg

Austria's Cities

Austria’s cities fascinate with their monumental buildings spanning all major epochs from Gothic to Renaissance, from Baroque to Jugendstil, and Post Modernism. Historic settings for modern events, leisurely shopping tours and wonderful culinary experiences. Let yourself be charmed!
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