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The Republic of Austria, land of opera, sausage and schnitzel, is the heart of Europe, both figuratively and literally.

This small country is a cultural treasure trove and an economic powerhouse, and its capital, Vienna, repeatedly tops global indexes as the world’s most pleasant city to live in. German is spoken by 98% of the Austrian population, and English is widely understood and spoken, (and the leading second language in Austria’s educational system). A handle on French or Italian will also stand you in good stead. Socially, Austrians are frank and good-natured, but in the business environment, conservatism is king.


Vienna, ‘City of Music’ is Austria’s capital and by far its biggest city. Vienna’s pivotal role in Europe’s history hinges on iconic figures, from...