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{{infobox Country
|country = Austria
|map = <map lat='47.3333' lng='13.3333' zoom='6' view='0' country='Austria'/>
|language = German
|capital = [[Vienna]]
|pop = 8,316,487
|currency = Euro (€)
|hitch = {{good}}<rating country='at' />
|neighbour = [[Germany]], [[Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia]], [[Hungary]], [[Slovenia]], [[Italy]], [[Liechtenstein]], [[Switzerland]]
|BW = AT
'''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. On the Motorways, 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.
It is surrounded by [[Germany]], [[Hungary]], [[Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia]], [[Switzerland]], [[Slovenia]], [[Liechtenstein]] and [[Italy]].
People in Austria speak Germanis surrounded by [[Germany]], [[Hungary]], [[Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia]], but knowledge in English might also be enough to communicate.[[Image:MrTweek.jpg|thumb|right|200px|MrTweek hitching in AustriaSwitzerland]], [[Slovenia]], [[Liechtenstein]] and [[Italy]]- to any of these countries one can get easily by hitchhiking.
=== Hitching Vienna is by far the country's largest city. Graz is second in Austria===* [[size, with 291,007 inhabitants, followed by Linz (206,604), Salzburg (155,031), Innsbruck]](131,989), and Klagenfurt (101,303). All other cities have fewer than 100,000 inhabitants. * [[Linz]]* [[Salzburg]]* [[Wien]] People in Austria speak German (in some parts locally also Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian) but if you are not a German speaker you won''Vienna'')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 [[GrazCrossable rest areas in Austria|features of all motorway service stations along the Austrian motorways]]<map lat='47.3333' lng='13.3333' zoom='6' view='0' country='Austria'/>
== Border crossings ==
* [[Hegyeshalom-Nickelsdorf border crossing]] with [[Hungary]]
===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]]
* Most of the traffic going through '''Passau''' is heading '''East''' to [[Linz]], [[Vienna]], [[Budapest]]
* Most of the traffic going through '''Salzburg''' is heading '''South''' to [[Trieste]], [[Italy]], [[Slovenia]], [[Balkans]]
!regionRegions!cityCities|- | style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:3em;"|* [[Vienna]] * [[Burgenland]]* [[Lower Austria]]* [[Upper Austria]]* [[Styria]]* [[Salzburg]]* [[Carinthia]]* [[North Tyrol]]* [[East Tyrol]]* [[Vorarlberg]] 
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* [[Wien]] * [[NordtirolVienna]](''Wien'')* [[OsttirolEisenstadt]]* [[SüdtirolSankt Pölten]]| style=" padding-right:3em;" |* [[WienLinz]]
* [[Graz]]
* [[Salzburg]]
* [[Klagenfurt]]
* [[Innsbruck]]
* [[LinzLienz]]* [[SalzburgBregenz]]
* [[Villach]]
== Links ==
[ Austrian Hitchhiking Infoplattform]
[[File:MrTweek.jpg|thumb|left|270px|[[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]] hitching in Austria]]
== Personal Experiences ==
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