Austria

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Language: German
Capital: Vienna
Population: 8,316,487
Currency: Euro (€)
Hitchability: <rating country='at' />
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Austria is a member state of the European Union as well as of the Schengen Agreement. It is a good country for hitchhiking, with fabulous views of the surrounding Alps and small lakes. While hitchhiking by motorway you can easily “hop” from city to city - ramps are usually easy to get to and easy to hitch from. Good places are service stations, too.

Austria is surrounded by Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Liechtenstein and Italy - to any of these countries one can get easily by hitchhiking.

People in Austria speak German (in some parts locally also Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian) but if you are not a German speaker you won't be in big trouble since almost every Austrian speaks at least basic English.

In Austria most motorway service stations serve both directions of the motorway and there is one situated in the junction of the A9 and A1, serving all four directions! This is an overview of features of all motorway service stations along the Austrian motorways

Border crossings

From Germany

If you're coming from Germany and plan to come to / pass by Autria, There are two main points to cross the border : Passau and Salzburg

Regions Cities

Practical links

MrTweek hitching in Austria

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