Language: The official language is German. Austria is home to some seriously funky dialects. In Vienna they speak Wienerisch, but each city has its own way of speaking and, if you end up in the mountains, often towns in individual valleys will have their own dialectical differences.
Currency: Euro. Click here for exchange rate.
Time Zone: CET
Weather: Depending on where you are in the country, Austrian winters can be anywhere from around 0°C in Vienna to -20°C on a particularly chilly year in Innsbruck. Summers can be very warm, often well above 30°C for the majority of the season.