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Austria

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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Museums
Vienna
Kunst Haus Wien
Kunst Haus Wien
The house, built in Friedensreich Hundertwasser's typical style, offers an exhibition of Hundertwasser's works as well as changing exhibits of exciting contemporary art.
Hotels
Vienna
Hotel Sacher
Hotel Sacher
5-star deluxe hotel, among the world’s top hotels, member of Leading Hotels of the World (LHW Member). Location: in the city centre, opposite the Opera House, the Kärntner Straße, and a five-minute walk away from the Hofburg Imperial Palace
Tourist attractions
Salzburg
Getreidegasse street
Getreidegasse street
A long yet narrow street running parallel to the river in the centre of town, with lots of shops, famous for the old (or old-style) signs of profession outside each store.
History heritage
Salzburg
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
One of the most important and historic landmarks in central Salzburg, the Altes Rathaus was built at the turn of the 15th century and remains in remarkable condition.
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