Austrians speak German -
A common saying in German is, "Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache", which means "German language, difficult language." It is not surprising that many foreigners get confused by complex German grammar and the construction of seemingly endless sentences. Even more in Austria, where some rules differ from the 'german' German.
Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian are recognised as official languages of autonomous population groups in some regions.
English is taught as the first foreign language at most schools.
All over Austria, you will find extensive cultural choices and sports facilities. Daily newspapers and special agendas provide information on current cultural and sporting events.
In recent years, Vienna was elected “Metropolis with the highest standard of living world-
Austrian culture is greatly influenced by the centuries-
In Austria there is religious freedom. According to the last population census in 2001, the larger part of the Austrian population professes to be of Roman Catholic faith (around three quarters). This group is followed by persons without religious faith, Protestants, Muslims and members of the Christian Orthodox faith.