Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy. The capital and largest city, with a population exceeding 1.8 million, is Vienna. Austria is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with a nominal per capita GDP of $46,972 (2018 est.). The country has developed a high standard of living and in 2016 was ranked 24rd in the world for its Human Development Index. Austria’s capital is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.
· Vienna : Austria’s capital is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence, is one of Vienna’s most popular sights. The sumptuous palace with its beautifully tended formal gardens, the Gloriette monument, Palm House and zoo attracts hordes of visitors each year.
· Hohensalzburg Fortress, the landmark of Salzburg, is Central Europe’s largest intact fortress and offers fantastic views of the city. Visit the Princely Residence, a magnificent early baroque edifice with splendid halls and a gallery featuring European paintings dating between the 16th and 19th century.
· Hallstatt is considered the most beautiful village in Europe. Even if it is just a small village with up to 1000 villagers, every year, more than 1 million tourists come here for some breathtaking views and amazing culture. Due to its salt extraction, the region was very wealthy and this is another reason why you can call Hallstatt Pearl of Austria. the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut has attracted millions of travellers, both those who are seeking for some adventurous activities or those who are seeking for mind relax.
· Innsbruck is located at the Inn river and this is also what the emblem of the city illustrates. “Bruck” comes from the German word “Brücke”, which means bridge, that is to say the “bridge over the Inn river”. Its beneficial location and the possibility to cross the Alps has already been appreciated by Romans, who built the important commercial road Verona-Brennero-Augsburg in the 4th century.