Lush green pastures of Austria and its iconic cityscape of Vienna and Salzburg is worth visiting and excellently perfectly for that wonderful holiday trip. The capital city of Austria is Vienna. This popular city is the most densely populated and was elected as one “Metropolis with the highest standard of living worldwide”. The least densely populated place is the province of Carinthia. The country is surrounded by the countries of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, and Italy. It composes nine provinces namely; Vorarlberg, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Burgenland, Carinthia, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, and Vienna. The Austrian culture is deeply connected with the influences of the Roman Catholic tradition and it is also a country of religious freedom. German is the official language of Austria. For lovers of classical music, or if you’re wanting to discover the roots of this marvelous country, Austria is the right place for you.
1. Importance of Traditional LanguageThe official language of the country is Austrian German. It is necessary for participating in the workforce, business, the economic, media, schools, and formal announcements. The language is influenced by Austro-Bavarian, which differs a lot from Standard German. Other languages recognized languages are Croatian, Slovenian, Turkish, Hungarian and Serbian. English is taught as the first foreign language in most schools from primary to tertiary.
2. World's Capital of Classical MusicAustrian culture has been greatly influenced by its neighbors: Italy, Poland, Germany, Hungary, and Bohemia. The country-folk music includes the most, Schrammelmusik, played with an accordion and a double-necked guitar. The Alps also give rise to Yodeling, or juchazn in Austria. It features the use of both nonlexical syllables. The folk song under several names, Ländler or Landl ob der Enns was denounced by some church authorities because it requires close contact between the opposite sex. At present, ländler is now called waltz. The country is home for great poets, writers, and novelists namely; Arthur Schnitzler, Stefan Zweig, Thomas Bernhard, and Robert Musil, Georg Trakl, Franz Werfel, Franz Grillparzer, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Adalbert Stifter, Elfriede Jelinek and Peter Handke.
3. Unlimited Musical and Arts EventsThe Viennale International Film Festival that takes place during the month of October. It features a range of unique films like documentaries, short films, and experimental cinema. The Vienna Popfest is the masterpiece of the Karlsplatz Church. It is a Popfest four-day festival during the month of July. The Mörbisch Operetta Festival is a light version of an opera in terms of its themes and musical style. Lake Neusiedl is popular among tourists because of its natural beauty. The Danube Island Festival takes place on June 23 to 25, where musicians from all over the world take pride in contributing to the 600 hours of concert and unlimited food, drinks and party time for all visitors and the locals.
4. Souveniers; A Part of the Special TripWondering what to take home from Austria. As the country is known for its classical music. The box of Mozart ball or traditional Austrian sweets is wrapped up in a foil that features the composer’s face described as a sphere of chocolate containing a marzipan center. Gustav Klimt, the famous symbolic artist painter of Austrian culture, which features his artistic work on any item such as t-shirts, mugs, umbrellas, and much more. A variety of toy animals wearing the traditional attire known as Tracht, leather breeches for men and frilly corset for the women. The enchanting snow globe or snowdome is famous all over the world. It is made of glass and encloses a miniaturized scene of the town or landscapes. This is a popular collectible item for children as well as adults.
5. Gastronomical AdventuresFor a truly delightful experience, have a taste of their national food, Viennese Apfelstrudel, a flaky pasta that is lined with apple filling and qualifies as vegetarian Austrian food. The exciting filling is spiced with cinnamon, sugar, and raisins. The Wiener Schnitzel or the Vienna Schnitzel is counted as a national food. It is fried delight served with fried potatoes, sour cream and onions. Vienna Sausage is among the favorite food of the Austrians. It’s a parboiled made of pork and beef and smoked at low temperatures. It is mainly used to add ingredients for main dishes or simply fried.
6. Austrians Friendly-NatureHere are some of the important things to remember while enjoying your stay in Austria. Put your napkin on your lap as soon as you sit down. You should not start eating until the hostess says ‘Guten Appetit’. Remember not to keep your hands under the table while you eat. The fork is held in the left and the knife in the right while eating. Finish everything on your plate and offers a toast of thanking the host at the end of the meal. The traditional greeting of the Austrians is a quick and firm handshake while maintaining eye contact. Remember not to put your hands in your pockets while conversing as it implies rudeness for the Austrian. Make sure you use the person’s title and surname to denote respect. Austrian people take pride in their homes keeping it tidy and neat because it is where people relax.