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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 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.  
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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.
 
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.
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Vienna is by far the country's largest city. Graz is second in 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.
  
 
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.
 
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 [[Crossable rest areas in Austria|features of all motorway service stations along the Austrian motorways]]
 
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 [[Crossable rest areas in Austria|features of all motorway service stations along the Austrian motorways]]
 
==Vehicle registration plates of Austria==
 
XX - one or two letters which indicate the local registration office (district where the registered possessor resides). As a general rule, State capitals have one letter; other districts have two letters.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!Code !!City, District and official vehicles !!Notes
 
|-
 
|A || Federal officials ||[[File:A 1000.png|100px]] Federal president's plate.
 
|-
 
|AM || [[Amstetten]] ||
 
|-
 
|B || [[Bregenz]], [[Burgenland]] official ||
 
|-
 
|BA || [[Bad Aussee]] sub-district ||Suspended on July 1, 2013; replaced with [[Liezen District|LI]].
 
|-
 
|BB || [[ÖBB|Bundesbahnen]] (Federal Railways) ||Obsolete, ÖBB vehicles now use <code>W&nbsp;∇&nbsp;XXX&nbsp;BB</code> plates
 
|-
 
|BD || Kraftfahrlinien Bundesbus (Bus Service) ||Since 2008 for ''Postbus'' coaches only, until 1997 also for ÖBB coaches
 
|-
 
|BG || [[Gendarmerie (Austria)|Bundesgendarmerie]] (federal police) ||Obsolete since July 2005, when ''Gendarmerie'' and police merged <!--there are no more BG-cars-->
 
|-
 
|BH || [[Austrian Armed Forces|Bundesheer]] (Federal Army) ||
 
|-
 
|BL || [[Bruck an der Leitha]] ||
 
|-
 
|BM || [[Bruck-Mürzzuschlag]] ||Since 2013, [[Bruck an der Mur]] until 2012.
 
|-
 
|BN || [[Baden, Austria|Baden]] ||
 
|-
 
|BP || [[Bundespolizei (Austria)|Bundespolizei]] (federal police) ||Since July 2005 for all new registered police cars
 
|-
 
|BR || [[Braunau am Inn]] ||
 
|-
 
|BZ || [[Bludenz]] ||
 
|-
 
|DL || [[Deutschlandsberg]] ||
 
|-
 
|DO || [[Dornbirn]] ||
 
|-
 
|E || [[Eisenstadt]] ||Also for the city of [[Rust|Rust, Burgenland]].
 
|-
 
|EF || [[Eferding (district)|Eferding]] ||
 
|-
 
|EU || [[Eisenstadt-Umgebung]] ||Eisenstadt surrounding area
 
|-
 
|FB || [[Feldbach, Austria|Feldbach]] ||Suspended on July 1, 2013; replaced with [[Südoststeiermark District|SO]].
 
|-
 
|FE || [[Feldkirchen District|Feldkirchen]] ||
 
|-
 
|FF || [[Fürstenfeld]] ||Suspended on July 1, 2013; replaced with [[Hartberg-Fürstenfeld District|HF]].
 
|-
 
|FK || [[Feldkirch, Vorarlberg|Feldkirch]] ||
 
|-
 
|FR || [[Freistadt]] ||
 
|-
 
|FV || Finanzverwaltung (Financial Administration) ||since 2005
 
|-
 
|G || [[Graz]] ||
 
|-
 
|GB || [[Liezen (district)|Gröbming]] sub-district ||
 
|-
 
|GD || [[Gmünd, Lower Austria|Gmünd]] ||
 
|-
 
|GF || [[Gänserndorf]] ||
 
|-
 
|GK || [[Consular corps]] in [[Styria]] ||
 
|-
 
|GM || [[Gmunden]] ||
 
|-
 
|GR || [[Grieskirchen (district)|Grieskirchen]] ||
 
|-
 
|GS || [[Güssing]] ||
 
|-
 
|GU || [[Graz-Umgebung]] ||Graz surrounding area.
 
|-
 
|HA || [[Hallein]] ||
 
|-
 
|HB || [[Hartberg]] ||Suspended on July 1, 2013; replaced with [[Hartberg-Fürstenfeld District|HF]].
 
|-
 
|HF || [[Hartberg-Fürstenfeld District|Hartberg-Fürstenfeld]] ||Since July 1, 2013.
 
|-
 
|HL || [[Hollabrunn]] ||
 
|-
 
|HO || [[Horn, Austria|Horn]] ||
 
|-
 
|I || [[Innsbruck]] ||
 
|-
 
|IL || [[Innsbruck-Land]] ||Innsbruck countryside area.
 
|-
 
|IM || [[Imst]] ||
 
|-
 
|JE || [[Jennersdorf]] ||
 
|-
 
|JO || [[St. Johann im Pongau]] ||
 
|-
 
|JU || [[Judenburg]] ||Suspended on July 1, 2012; replaced with [[Murtal District|MT]].
 
|-
 
|JW || Justizwache (Justice police) ||
 
|-
 
|K || [[Klagenfurt]] ||
 
|-
 
|KB || [[Kitzbühel]] ||
 
|-
 
|KI || [[Kirchdorf an der Krems]] ||
 
|-
 
|KF || [[Knittelfeld]] ||Suspended on July 1, 2012; replaced with [[Murtal District|MT]].
 
|-
 
|KK || [[Consular corps]] in [[Carinthia (state)|Carinthia]] ||
 
|-
 
|KL || [[Klagenfurt-Land]] ||
 
|-
 
|KO || [[Korneuburg]] ||
 
|-
 
|KR || [[Krems-Land]] ||Krems countryside area.
 
|-
 
|KS || [[Krems an der Donau|Krems]] City ||
 
|-
 
|KU || [[Kufstein]] ||
 
|-
 
|L || [[Linz]] ||
 
|-
 
|LA || [[Landeck (district)|Landeck]] ||
 
|-
 
|LB || [[Leibnitz (district)|Leibnitz]] ||
 
|-
 
|LE || [[Leoben]] City ||
 
|-
 
|LF || [[Lilienfeld]] ||
 
|-
 
|LI || [[Liezen]] ||
 
|-
 
|LL || [[Linz-Land]] ||Linz countryside area.
 
|-
 
|LN || [[Leoben (district)]] ||Leoben countryside area.
 
|-
 
|LZ || [[Lienz]] ||
 
|-
 
|MA || [[Mattersburg]] ||
 
|-
 
|MD || [[Mödling]] ||
 
|-
 
|ME || [[Melk]] ||
 
|-
 
|MI || [[Mistelbach]] ||
 
|-
 
|MT || [[Murtal District|Murtal]] ||Since July 1, 2012.
 
|-
 
|MU || [[Murau]] ||
 
|-
 
|MZ || [[Mürzzuschlag]] ||Suspended on July 1, 2012; replaced with [[Bruck-Mürzzuschlag|BM]].
 
|-
 
|N || [[Lower Austria]] official ||
 
|-
 
|ND || [[Neusiedl am See]] ||
 
|-
 
|NK || [[Neunkirchen District, Austria|Neunkirchen]] ||
 
|-
 
|O || [[Upper Austria]] official ||
 
|-
 
|OP || [[Oberpullendorf]] ||
 
|-
 
|OW || [[Oberwart]] ||
 
|-
 
|P || [[St. Pölten]] ||
 
|-
 
|PE || [[Perg]] ||
 
|-
 
|PL || [[St. Pölten-Land]] ||St. Pölten countryside area.
 
|-
 
|PT || Post & [[Telekom Austria]] (national mail and phone company) ||Actually for postal cars only.
 
|-
 
|RA || [[Bad Radkersburg]] ||Suspended on July 1, 2013; replaced with [[Südoststeiermark District|SO]]
 
|-
 
|RE || [[Reutte]] ||
 
|-
 
|RI || [[Ried im Innkreis]] ||
 
|-
 
|RO || [[Rohrbach in Oberösterreich|Rohrbach]] ||
 
|-
 
|S || [[Salzburg]] City and official ||
 
|-
 
|SB || [[Scheibbs]] ||
 
|-
 
|SD || [[Schärding]], [[Diplomatic corps]] in [[Salzburg]] ||
 
|-
 
|SE || [[Steyr-Land]] ||Steyr countryside area.
 
|-
 
|SK || [[Consular corps]] in [[Salzburg]] ||
 
|-
 
|SL || [[Salzburg-Umgebung]] ||Salzburg countryside area.
 
|-
 
|SP || [[Spittal an der Drau]] ||
 
|-
 
|SO || [[Südoststeiermark District|Südoststeiermark]] ||Since July 1, 2013.
 
|-
 
|SR || [[Steyr]] City ||
 
|-
 
|ST || [[Styria]] official ||
 
|-
 
|SV || [[St. Veit an der Glan]] ||
 
|-
 
|SW || [[Schwechat]] City ||
 
|-
 
|SZ || [[Schwaz]] ||
 
|-
 
|T || [[Tyrol (state)|Tirol]] official ||
 
|-
 
|TA || [[Tamsweg]] ||
 
|-
 
|TD || [[Diplomatic corps]] in [[Tyrol (state)|Tirol]] ||
 
|-
 
|TK || [[Consular corps]] in [[Tyrol (state)|Tirol]] ||
 
|-
 
|TU || [[Tulln]] ||
 
|-
 
|UU || [[Urfahr-Umgebung]] ||
 
|-
 
|V || [[Vorarlberg]] official ||
 
|-
 
|VB || [[Vöcklabruck]] ||
 
|-
 
|VD || [[Diplomatic corps]] in [[Vorarlberg]] ||
 
|-
 
|VI || [[Villach]] City ||
 
|-
 
|VK || [[Völkermarkt]], [[Consular corps]] in [[Vorarlberg]] ||
 
|-
 
|VL || [[Villach-Land]] ||Villach countryside area.
 
|-
 
|VO || [[Voitsberg]] ||
 
|-
 
|W || [[Vienna]] ''('''W'''ien)'' ||
 
|-
 
|WB || [[Wiener Neustadt-Land]] ||Wiener Neustadt countryside area
 
|-
 
|WD || [[Diplomatic corps]] in [[Vienna]] ||
 
|-
 
|WK || [[Consular corps]] in [[Vienna]] ||
 
|-
 
|WE || [[Wels]] City ||
 
|-
 
|WL || [[Wels-Land]] ||Wels countryside area
 
|-
 
|WN || [[Wiener Neustadt]] City ||
 
|-
 
|WO || [[Wolfsberg District|Wolfsberg]] ||
 
|-
 
|WT || [[Waidhofen an der Thaya]] ||
 
|-
 
|WU || [[Wien-Umgebung]] ||Vienna surrounding area; will be suspended in 2017; replaced with BL, KO, PL, TU
 
|-
 
|WY || [[Waidhofen an der Ybbs]] ||
 
|-
 
|WZ || [[Weiz (district)|Weiz]] ||
 
|-
 
|ZE || [[Zell am See]] ||
 
|-
 
|ZT || [[Zwettl]] ||
 
|-
 
|ZW || Zollwache (Customs officials) ||Obsolete since 2005 when Zollwache merged with federal police
 
|}
 
  
 
== Border crossings ==
 
== Border crossings ==
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[https://ausfahrtlinks.wordpress.com/ Austrian Hitchhiking Infoplattform]
 
[https://ausfahrtlinks.wordpress.com/ Austrian Hitchhiking Infoplattform]
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[[File:MrTweek.jpg|thumb|left|270px|[[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]] hitching in Austria]]
 
[[File:MrTweek.jpg|thumb|left|270px|[[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]] hitching in Austria]]
  
== Trashwiki & Nomadwiki ==
 
  
[[nomad:Austria]] [[trash:Austria]]
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== Personal Experiences ==
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Latest revision as of 16:53, 5 February 2021

Flag of Austria Austria
Information
Language: German
Capital: Vienna
Population: 8,316,487
Currency: Euro (€)
Hitchability: <rating country='at' />
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<map lat='47.3333' lng='13.3333' zoom='6' view='0' country='Austria'/>

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.

Vienna is by far the country's largest city. Graz is second in 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.

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

Links

Austrian Hitchhiking Infoplattform

MrTweek hitching in Austria


Personal Experiences

Pls add info

Nomadwiki & Trashwiki

Check Nomadwiki for info on accommodation, showers etc. or Trashwiki for dumpsters...and share your wisdom :)