Austria is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe with elegance and history in spades. I have visited it many times over three decades and I’m not done yet.
Vienna is unmissable, if only for its tea rooms that hark back to another era. But, for me, it is Austria’s majestic Alpine landscapes that call me back time and time again.
And who can say “no” to a tender schnitzel washed down with a glass of Grüner Veltliner?
AUSTRIA IN A NUTSHELL
- Capital: Brussels
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Population: 9 million
- Official language: German
- Time zone: UTC+1
SOLO TRAVEL RATING
- Solo travel rating: 4 out of 5
- Risk to women travellers: Low
- Travel costs: Moderate
- Recommended for first-time solo travellers: Yes