Austria - Understand Austria and Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)

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All the info you need on everything from history: civilisations and empires, to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for gay and lesbian travellers, travellers with disabilities, and travellers with kids. And get the most out of your conversations with a handy language guide and glossary.

  • a rundown on the masters of architecture and their masterpieces, from sugary baroque to upbeat contemporary design
  • info on visual arts and music: colourful frescoes, Klimt and the expressionists that vie for attention with Mozart, Haydn, Falco, Naked Lunch and others in music
  • full coverage of Austria’s coffee houses, the living rooms of the nation, where life in all its known and notorious forms is played out
  • details on the Austrian Alps; Austrians hike, climb, ski and cycle them, or they cruise them in cable cars for magnificent views

Coverage includes: Austria Today: Tables Turn on Immigration, Presidential Election: A Nation Divided, Right vs Left, Silver Linings and Oh Vienna!, History: Civilisations & Empires, Early Habsburg Monarchy, Napoleon, Revolution & Empire, Fine-de-Siècle Austria, Jewish History in Austria, Anschluss & WWII and Austria after 1945, Architecture: Baroque Rocks, Back to the Future – - Neoclassicism & Revivalism, Secession & Art Nouveau and Contemporary Icons, Visual Arts & Music: Visual Arts and Music, Kaffeehäuser – Austria’s Living Rooms: Magic Beans and Literary Coffee Houses, The Austrian Alps: Alpine Landscapes, Wildlife in the Austrian Alps, National Parks in the Austrian Alps and Austria’s Alpine Environment, Directory A–Z, Transport, and Language.

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