|country = Austria
|language = German
|capital = [[Vienna]]
|pop = 8,316,487
|currency = Euro (€)
|neighbour = [[Germany]], [[Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia]], [[Hungary]], [[Slovenia]], [[Italy]], [[Liechtenstein]], [[Switzerland]]
'''Austria''' is a member state of the [[European Union]] as well as the [[Schengen Agreement]]. It is a good country for hitchhiking.
On the Motorways, you can easily “hop” from city to city. Good places are service stations.
It is surrounded by [[Germany]], [[Hungary]], [[Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia]], [[Switzerland]], [[Slovenia]], [[Liechtenstein]] and [[Italy]].
People in Austria speak German, but knowledge in English might also be enough to communicate.
=== Hitching in Austria=== [[Image:MrTweek. jpg|thumb|left|150px|MrTweek hitching in Austria]] <map lat='47. 3333' lng='13. 3333' zoom='6' view='0' country='Austria' float='right'/>
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* [[Lower Austria]]
* [[North Tyrol]]
* [[East Tyrol]]
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Linz]]* [[ Salzburg]]