Country Profile

colourful graffiti in Vienna (detail)

You think Austria is all about high mountains, classical music, Sisi, chocolate cakes and the Sound of Music? That people drink a lot of wine and beer, waltz around and burst out yodelling from time to time? Well … then you're perhaps right!

But there's also another side to this small country with its turbulent past and lively present. A side where you can notice lots of different traditions and influences, a vibrant mix of people and cultures, and a sharp contrast between cities and the countryside, between East and West.

So take a closer look: Austria is a very special mix – maybe not easy to grasp and understand, but all in all interesting, tasty and loveable!



Updated: 17.9.2012
Photo: Donaukanal Graffiti 67 © Douglas Sprott /, license: