Austria is a German speaking country in Central Europe and includes much of the mountainous territory of the eastern Alps (about 75% of the area). The Danube is the principal river and forests and woodlands cover about 40% of the land.

Austria is the winter sports capital of Europe. But It is just as popular for summer tourists who visit its historic cities, villages, lakes and hike in the magnificent scenery of the Alps.

Austria is a federation with a population of 8.2 million in 2013. Each of its nine federal states has a unique and distinct culture.

One quarter of Austria's population lives in the capital city of Vienna on the Danube.

Austria is known for its beautiful lakes most famous are the Lake District between Salzburg and the beautiful town of Bad-Ischl one should not miss.

Klagenfurt, located in southern central Austria on the lake Wörthersee bordering Slovenia, is another beautiful city recommended to visit.

Visit the beautiful Tyrol state and its capital city Innsbruck in the west of Austria.

See more tourist information on Austria.

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