Austria, the mountain country with its many borders. Austria borders against no less than 8 different European countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. A nirvana for mountain bikers, hikers and skiers.
Weather and Climate
Best time to visit Austria is from June to September.
May to October is perfect for hiking and mountain biking. However, be aware of high temperatures in July and August.
Winter starts with a cold November and lasts until March and might be very sunny but with plenty of snow. The ski season starts in December and lasts until March.
Austria is a mountainous country in the heart of Europe.
The country can be divided into three geographic regions: The Alps constitute the majority of the country, about 63%. The eastern area with the plain and other flat areas account for 27%. North of the Danube lies the small mountain range Böhmerwald, which account for 10% of the total size.
Danube is the largest river in Europe and runs through Austria to end in the Black Sea. Besides the Danube, there are also three other major rivers in Austria, the river Inn in Tyrol, Salzach in Salzburg and Enns in Upper Austria.
Austria’s highest mountain is the Grossglockner at 3.798 metres (12.460 ft.).
5 things Austria is known for, outside Austria
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Pianist & composer, 1756-1791)
- Sigmund Freud (Founder of Psychoanalysis, 1856-1939)
- Arnold Schwarzenegger (Hollywood actor, born in 1947)
- Swarovski Crystal (Crystal glass sculptures and jewelry, founded in 1895)
- Red Bull (Energy drink, founded in 1987)