An Adventure in the Alps: Hitchhiking From Switzerland to Austria
Austria is a Central European country characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, imperial history and rough alpine terrain. The capital city of Vienna, on the Danube, is home to Schönbrunn Palace and the Vienna Hofburg. Famous residents of the city were Mozart, Johann Strauss and Freud. Other well-known regions of the country are the northern Bohemian Forest, Lake Traun and the hilly wine-growing region in the east of the country.