Austria Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting

Updated: 2019-05-11.

Republic of Austria | Republik Österreich

Austria, once the center of power for the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is now content as a prosperous democracy. Landlocked in central Europe, it is to the north of Italy and Slovenia, to the east of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, to the south of Czechia and Germany, and to the west of Hungary and Slovakia.

Austria entered the European Union in 1995 and adopted the Euro currency in 1999.

flag of Austria

Austria Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Austria – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Vienna (& largest city)

Population: 8.8 million (2018 estimate)

Language(s): Austrian German

President: Alexander Van der Bellen

Chancellor: Sebastian Kurz

CurrencyEuro € (EUR)

Area: 83,879 km2 (32,386 mi2)

Dialing Code: +43

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Austrian (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Österreich (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 112

Drinking Age: 16-18 (varies by state and alcohol strength)

Smoking Age: 16

Age of Consent: 14

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

ISO Country Code: AT