Austria is the ultimate culture hub of Europe- even being there I felt I was automatically more sophisticated than I actually am. Although it is a little pricier than some of its neighbours; it has the THE most beautiful architecture in the world and is a must see destination.

Places to See

  • Vienna
  • Salzburg 
  • Daunbe
  • Innsbruk

Top Attractions

  • The Alps
  • Belvedere
  • St Stephens Cathedral
  • Hofburg Palace
  • Melk Abbey
  • Rathaus
  • Austrian National Library


Local Currency- Euro

Big Spender-£70-80 p/p a day. This would include staying in luxury hostels, eating in restaurants at least 2 meals day, visiting all top attractions and experiencing the nightlife.

Sensible Thinker-£55-£60 p/p a day. This would mean staying at good hostels-possibly private rooms, eating out for at least one meal a day, visiting some top attractions and sometimes experiencing the nightlife.

Shoestring-£40 p/p a day. Staying in dorms in okay hostels, cooking your own food the majority of the time and getting local transport.

How to get around

Austria is a dream to travel as the trains are so advanced you can get around the country- or out of it very quickly and comfortably. Like everything else here, tickets can be quite expensive so make sure you book in advance or use your interrail ticket- beward, you will most likely need a seat reservation too.

Best Time to Visit

This entirely depends on your personal preferences- the weather is beautiful in the Summer time, however experiencing Winter in Austria really is unreal. I would also recommend checking events in your chosen destinations; it would be a shame not to experience an opera or symphony whilst here- tickets can be cheap when booked in advance.

Best Vegan eateries

  • The Green Garden-Salzburg
  • The Heart of Joy cafe- Salzburg
  • Swing Kitchen- Vienna

The Language

Yes, please/No, thank you.
Ja, bitte/Nein, danke.
yar bitt-er/niyn dang-ker
Thank you.
You’re welcome.
Here is/are…
Hier ist/sind…
heer ist/zint…
Hello/Good morning/afternoon.
Hallo/Guten Morgen/Tag.
hal-lo/goot-en mor-gen/targ
Hello/Good evening.
Hallo/Guten Abend.
hal-lo/goot-en ar-bent
Auf Wiedersehen.
owf vee-der-zay-en
Good night.
Gute Nacht.
goot-er naxht
How are you?
Wie geht es Ihnen?
vee gayt ess een-en
Very well, thanks.
Danke, gut.
dang-ker goot
Excuse me.
Entschuldigen Sie.
ent-shool-dig-en zee
Do you speak English?
Sprechen Sie Englisch?
shprexh-en zee eng-lish
Can you help me?
Können Sie mir behilflich sein?
kern-en zee meer be-hilf-lixh ziyn


WhereKatieGoes Rating


Austria is a really beautiful country and is not one to be missed. However it wasn’t one of my favourites- it almost felt too beautiful and too clean that I was spoiling it just being there. It was also too pricey for me to enjoy, but I would still recommend a short trip here.

Happy travelling!