Why should I visit Austria?
Located in the heart of Europe, Austria has welcomed guests for centuries, and its fantastic geographic location helps make Austria a fascinating combination of many European cultures as well as one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. Austria offers its visitors breathtaking scenery (more than half of the country is covered by the Alps, the Danube region, Austria’s lake districts), over a thousand years of history and tradition, and above all, music.
For centuries, music has been both an integral part of everyday life and the crowning glory of special occasions. There is hardly a country that is similarly bountiful in both folk and classical music as Austria. And there is no other country that has made such enormous musical contributions to the world or had such an enduring influence on the international musical scene as has Austria over the course of its long and distinctive history.
Will they understand me?
Austria's official language is German which is spoken with a variety of different dialects within the country. English is by far the most prevalent second language. Most Austrians have at least a rudimentary understanding of English and a majority, in fact, speak it quite well, especially people working in hotels or restaurants.
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