Estimate population 8,219,745 - Capital: Vienna
Whether your interests are the National Parliament Building in Vienna, or Gosau Lake in the Dachstein Mountains, beautiful Innsbruck, the Praxmarerkarsp Mountains, or Salzburg with the magnificent Fort, Dome, and St. Michel Church it matters not, Austria has something to offer for everyone. Rich in history it was once at the centre of a great empire and one of the great powers of Europe.
It occupies the eastern end of the great mountain ranges of the famous Alps, with the highest peak being the Grossglockner (3,797 metres / 12,457 feet), located in the Hohe Tauern range. Well known rivers are the Danube, the Enns, Inn, Drava, Ill, Salzach, and Murhe, all waiting to be explored. Come and visit wonderful Austria where you are most welcome.