The official language in Østerrrike is German, but Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian are recognized minority languages.
The landscape in Austria is mountainous – the Alps which covers 60% of the country. Austria is a well-known winter sports destination and has great tourism throughout the year. The highest mountain is the Grossglockner, which is 3798 meters above sea level Otherwise, the landscape consists of hilly terrain and fertile plains.
Østerrrike has an alpine climate in the Alps, as well as a continental Central European lavlandsklima.
The capital Vienna is located northeast of the country by the river Danube, and has 1.8 million inhabitants (2009).Vienna is the country’s center for culture and science, and has world famous museums, and theaters and operas. Vienna is a big tourist town, and the most famous sights are the Cathedral St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace.
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