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Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked country of roughly 8.47 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.

Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy comprising nine federal states. The capital and largest city, with a population exceeding 1.7 million, is Vienna.

It's a largely mountainous country due to its location in the Alps. The Central Eastern Alps, Northern Limestone Alps and Southern Limestone Alps are all partly in Austria. Of the total area of Austria, only about a quarter can be considered low lying, and only 32% of the country is below 500 metres.

Austria is the 12th richest country in the world in terms of GDP (Gross domestic product) per capita, has a well-developed social market economy, and a high standard of living. Tourism forms an important part of Austria's economy. Vienna attracts a major part of tourists, both in summer and winter. Salzburg receives about a fifth of tourist overnight stays compared to Vienna, which ranks it 2nd in the summer season. In the winter season, a number of winter sport resorts in western Austria overtake Salzburg in the number of tourist overnight stays: Solden, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Ischgl, Sankt Anton am Arlberg, and Obertauern.

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Church of the Most Holy Trinity
Church of the Most Holy Trinity
Designed by Fritz WotrubaThe church on St. George's Hill at the edge of the Vienna Woods was the only architectural work by the famous Austrian sculptor Fritz Wotruba (1907-1975); it was built from 1974 to 1976.
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Cafe Hawelka
Cafe Hawelka
A Vienna institution. Hawelka's unique charm makes it a quiet and beloved gathering place for artists - just a side alley away from the Stephansplatz.
Shopping malls
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Susanne Kitz
Susanne Kitz
Exclusive bags and jewelry exhibits made of semi-precious stones, mother of pearl and horn await customers here.
Museums
Vienna
Cathedral Museum
Cathedral Museum
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Schonbrunn palace in Vienna
Schonbrunn palace in Vienna
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