Famous as a bridge builder and a venue for cultural exchange in Europe, Austria boasts spectacular landscapes and urban sleeves. Officially the Republic of Austria, it is a landlocked country that covers an area of about 83, 879 Sq Km. A federal republic in East Central Europe, Austria shares its borders with Germany and Czech Republic in the north, Slovakia and Hungary in the east, Italy and Slovenia in the South, and Liechtenstein and Switzerland in the west. The country is blessed with deep carved valleys, rocky flank of mountains and many picturesque lakes.
Austria is dominated by the Alps mountain range in the west and the south.Grossglockner mountain is its highest point with a height of 3,798 meters. The major rivers in the country include the Inn, the Salzach, the Enns, Gali and Drau rivers, and the Murz and Mur rivers.
Vienna, the capital of Austria, is the largest city of the country. Regarded as the ‘City of Music’, it houses a MuseumsQuartier that hosts some magnificent museums, and is one of the largest cultural quarters of the world. Many famous music icons like Beethovan, spent a major part of their life in Vienna. Also, the world famous intrumentalist – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born in the country, in the city of Salzburg. Graz and Linz are other prominent cities in Austria that are known for their architectural splendours. Tirol city is famous with tourists for its enchanting mountain landscapes while Innsbruck has cultural pleasures along with adventurous expeditions.