Austria is located in central Europe and has a population of 8.2 million people. The largest city in Austria is Vienna, which has a rich history and a wide array of palaces and museums to visit. Beyond the city Austria has the beautiful Alps and fresh mountain landscapes straight from a fairytale. The official language is German, although English is widely spoken.

Medical tourism

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Best time to travel

Austria is a great destination to visit any time of year, but keep in mind you may have to pack your skis if planning a winter visit. Between April and October are the warmer months, with crowds peaking in July though to August.

Money and costs

The official currency is the Euro (EUR, symbol €). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Tourists from The USA, Canada, Australia and the EU do not need to apply for a visa for stays of up to 90 days.

Getting there

Austria is a well-connected destination with Vienna servicing international flights from all over the globe, as well as several other airports being served by a number of Europe's low-cost airlines.

Dialling codes

To call Austria, the country dialling code is +43.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Austria at:

Lonely Planet -​austria

Austria Embassy in the USA -

Austria Embassy in the UK -

NHS health information on Austria -​NHSEngland/​healthcareaustria/​Pages/​healthcareaustria.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011