Exploring the Culture of Austria
Throughout history, Austria has always played a special role in the center of Europe: as a bridge-builder, meeting place, and venue for cultural exchange. Austria is a country of diverse possibilities, from historic cities like Vienna to the stunning views of the Alps. Austrian culture is known for its characteristic way of enjoying life (Gemutlichkeit), art, strong coffee, healthy lifestyles, and sports. Popular national pastimes include attending concerts, playing music, and taking walks (Spaziergänge).