Austria: Waltzing around the Alps

Austria has a rich and ancient history whose most notable points were during the the Habsburgs times and Austro-Hungarian Empire. Also, it was either the origin or main destination for many musical people and events. Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Strauss, Kálmán - they all had very close ties with Austria. Vienna Opera Ball, Viennese Operetta and Viennese Waltz are apparently also related to this place.
Because of this, and many other attractions, Austria is very popular among tourists. And of course, its ski resorts are arguably the best in the world.

Some official statistics on Austria can be seen here.

There's also information on laws, transport, health, education and work in Austria.

Current prices on essential and not-so-essential things and latest news are also covered.

Reflections of those living in Austria and visiting it are shared under the Subjective section which also presents Plus, Minus and Interesting aspects of this country as well as its photos.

Finally, a couple of useful links and tips are here for you too.

And, of course, the most up-to-date and hands-on source of information about this country is a dedicated forum.