Austria is a small country, compact, easy to get to know, delightful
to see. There is a spectacular scenery around every corner:
vineyards, ancient castles and palaces open to visitors
than any comparable area in Europe. Great museums and tiny
country churches harbor the most significant art treasures
from many periods and styles. There are capital cities like
Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck
with their sophisticated urban culture, the rich intellectual
environment of their universities, their pulsating life,
and strong economic background. Great artists like Beethoven,
Mozart or Strauss have added charm and glory in the outstanding
cultural heritage of Austria. There
is also an exceptional countryside surrounding these cities.
Picturesque lakes with crystal clear water inviting for
swimming, surfing or sailing; hikers and bikers. This shows
Austria can satisfy every taste and expectation.
Country : Republic of Austria Capital : Vienna Major Cities : Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz and Linz.
Languages : German and English. National Day : 26 October
the latitude of 47° North, the climate is moderate and
generally agreeable. Summer days can be hot, but evenings
are usually cool. Precipitation is quite evenly distributed
over the entire year, but May, September and the first half
of October tend to be the driest, April and November the
wettest periods. From June through August, rain usually
comes in the form of thunderstorms. The winter snow cover
lasts from late December through March in the valleys.
Railpass : This pass is valid for travel through out Austria.
Children between the age of 6-11 years are entitled for 50%
of adult fare and children under 6 travel free but are not
entitled to a seat. This pass also includes various bonuses.
Basically the pass is valid for 15 days from purchase and
can be used on three days of your choice within that period
on all Austrian federal Railways, state and private rail lines.