There where 75% of the Eastern Alps is located, a country totally landlocked but with beautiful lakes. It’s also where the most hated tyrant of Europe comes from, however that same tyrant made our van come to life. A country you shouldn’t drive but hike through.
The local currency is the Euro.
Here you find the current exchange rate.
Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12%.
Austrians 91.1%, former Yugoslavs 4% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs, Bosniaks), Turks 1.6%, German 0.9%, other or unspecified 2.4%.
German (official). Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian are recognised as official languages of autonomous population groups in some regions.
Where is Austria?
Austria is a landlocked country and includes much of the mountainous territory of the eastern Alps (about 75% of the area). It is surrounded by Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland.
Is Austria safe?
Austria has a low rate of serious crime. Petty crime is increasing on public transport and in tourist areas. This includes: bag snatching; pickpocketing.
Do I need a visa for Austria?
It depends on the country you are from. Check here if you need a visa to travel to Austria.
Another country & the first van problems
A lot has happened since the last time I wrote a blog. We’ve crossed borders, visited some castles and experienced our first car troubles. We also have left the rainy and cold days behind, had great hikes with friends and cooked our first meal! So, we feel real...