Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses | Austria
What should you know to make it easier to get used to life in Austria? In this section you will find information about various aspects of life in Austria such as public transportation, driving licences, entry and re-entry of pets, culture and leisure in Austria's provinces, maps of Austria's main towns and other useful links.
Lower Austria is the largest federal state with an area of 19,186.27 km². It surrounds the Austrian capital Vienna and borders the Czech Republic and Slovakia. With 414 km, the country has the second longest external border of all Austrian provinces.
Upper Austria is an Austrian state with the state capital Linz. It is the fourth largest in terms of area with 11,982 square kilometres and the third largest in Austria with 1.47 million inhabitants. It borders on Germany, Czech Republic.
Styria is one of the nine provinces of the Republic of Austria. Its capital is Graz. It is the second-largest province in terms of area, the fourth largest in Austria in terms of population and it borders on the Republic of Slovenia.
The public transport system in Vienna is particularly well developed and enables you to get from one point to another quickly. The Wiener Linien is running most of the public transportation system in the city of Vienna.