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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
Crime Museum
Crime Museum
Visitors of the Crime Museum should have good nerves: here, the most sensational Austrian crimes of the past are documented, as well as the different methods of capital punishment.
Museums
Vienna
House of Music
House of Music
In the musical world in the heart of the city, you can experience music with all of your senses.
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.
Misc
Vienna
Das Möbel - the shop
Das Möbel - the shop
An totally creative shop near the shopping mile at Mariahilfer Strasse that invites visitors to marvel and explore.
Museums
Vienna
MUMOK - Museum of Modern Art LFV
MUMOK - Museum of Modern Art LFV
Major works by international artists from Pop Art, Fluxus, Nouveau Réalisme and Viennese Actionism can be seen here.
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