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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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Shopping malls
Vienna
Swarovski Wien
Swarovski Wien
The entire range of glittering, shimmering products from the world-renowned crystal designer can be admired and purchased here.
Restaurants
Vienna
Anna Sacher
Anna Sacher
This restaurant, which has been recognized with two toques, is just as multifaceted as the character of its namesake.
Theaters and art galleries
Vienna
Theater an der Wien
Theater an der Wien
Almost one premiere a month, twelve months of the year – that 's what is offered by Theater an der Wien, which opened as an opera house in 2006.
Museums
Vienna
Snow Globe Museum
Snow Globe Museum
For over 100 years, the glass globes made by the Vienna firm Perzy have enchanted people with their romantic winter landscape themes.
Nightlife
Vienna
B72
B72
One of the most popular restaurants on the Gürtel, beneath the subway. Special feature: two levels. Live music and DJs.
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