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Cheap Train Tickets to Austria

Austria Train Tickets

Austria is situated in the continent of Europe in its east-central region. It is a federal republic country and it is surrounded by land all over. The population of the country is nearly 8.5 million. The country shares its borders with the Czech Republic and Germany in the north, Slovenia and Italy in the south, Hungary and Slovakia in the east, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the west. The country has a moderate and alpine climate. It is mostly covered by mountains due to the Alps. German is the official language, and people often speak local Bavarian dialects of German as their indigenous language.

Austria is a federal republic with a democratically chosen parliament. The president is elected by the people for a term of six years. The president then nominates a federal chancellor who is the leader of the most prominent party in the parliament for a period of four years which is the term if the parliament also. The president also appoints the cabinet ministers upon the chancellor’s proposal who head the administrative section of the government. They also devise and address the national policy. All citizens older than 24 years of age are eligible to serve the parliament. And voting rights are allowed from the age of 18. Presidential voting is compulsory.

Austria is a high ranked amongst the tourist countries of Europe. The tourism of Austria doesn’t depend upon the seasons. Winter tourism includes the famous skiing resorts and the spectacular musical events in Vienna. Summer tourism includes the attraction of scenery, sports, and cultural festivals, especially in Salzburg and Vienna. There are nearly two thousand communities in Austria, which are considered as tourist centers. Tourist spots in the capital consist of the Vienna State Opera and more fifteen state theatres. They also include the Vienna Boys’ Choir, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Schonbrunn and Belvedere palaces and the Spanish Riding Academy having renowned Lipizzaner stallions. On the outskirts of the city, there we could see the Vienna Woods with their beautiful wine taverns. In the winter, Alpine skiing becomes the main tourist attraction. Other than this, motor racing, motorcycle racing, speedway racing are also very well-known sports in Austria.

The transportation network in the country is thick. The railway consists of 5,565 kilometers of standard gauge track in which some distance is electrified while a total 456 kilometers of electrified narrow gauge track. It also has paved highways with included expressways. Passenger cars are commercial vehicles that are largely used. Austria also consists of inland waterways generally navigated by motor-powered vessels. There are 55 airports in Austria of which, Schwechat airport is the most important one.

As Austria is a landlocked country, people travel there more by cars, flights, and trains rather than ferries. Getting to Austria by car is simple and fast due to its fast, well-maintained highways throughout all the surrounding countries. All the main border checkpoints are open day and night, and the roads are excellent. Displaying a Motorway Vignette on the inside of the windshield is compulsory as you enter Austria. Otherwise, heavy on the spot fine will be charged. It can be obtained from borders, Automobile clubs or petrol stations. The ferry is also an option to get into Austria. Some ferries can use a rail pass instead of money. Others can give you a discount. Getting to Austria through flight is the most convenient way though it is a mountainous country. Cheap flights are available here. As it is centrally located in Europe, flights are easily available from all the countries. It is easy to travel from the UK to Austria through the train. Traveling on the train is cheap, fast, convenient and a good alternative to flying. Visitors entering Austria only need a valid passport if you are from the European Union Countries or the US but for visits, more than three months need a visa from Austria.

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THE HOFBURG – tickets starting from € 9,00

The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty rulers and today serves as the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. It is located in the center of Vienna and was built in the 13th century and expanded several times afterwards. HURRY...Show More

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Belvedere Palace – tickets staring from €6

The Belvedere is a historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces i.e. the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its center. It houses the...Show More

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Austria Attractions and Things to Do

There are a number of exciting attractions to visit in Austria, some of which can be seen below.

The Hofburg

The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty rulers and today serves as the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. It is located in the center of Vienna and was built in the 13th century and expanded several times afterward.

Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere is a historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces i.e. the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its center. It houses the Belvedere museum.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in the country.Visit also the park and the showrooms or make a virtual tour.

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