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population

8,7 million (2017)

CURRENCY

Euro (EUR)

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TIME DIFFERENCE

UTC + 1

On our first trip to Austria, the plan was to hike in the Alps. After two days of torrential rain, we gave up and went to the sun in Lake Garda instead. Since then we've been back several times, but I can't recall ever having particularly good weather? But Vienna in its Christmas colors is adorably beautiful, the Alps are always beautiful (unless the clouds are low), and Hallstatt and Salzburg are real gems.

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Photo album from Salzburg

(14 images) It is very strange that "Fika" is a Swedish word. When our fika traditions range from dry cinnamon buns to crumbly sugar cookies, Salzburg is a true oasis of fluffy cream pastries and creamy coffee.

Facts about Austria

population

8,7 million (2017)

CURRENCY

Euro (EUR)

Drive on

Right side

TIME DIFFERENCE

UTC + 1