Austria

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Austria is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the scenery unfold as you drive up Grossglockner Road, marvel at the grandeur of imperial Vienna, or ski down Austria's many pistes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Austria and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Austria Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, sports, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and wine
- Free, convenient pull-out Vienna map (included in print version), plus over 72 local maps
- Useful features - including What's New , Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Austria Outdoors
- Coverage of Vienna, Burgenland, Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Styria, Carinthia, the Salzkammergut, Salzburg, Salzburgerland, Hohe Tauern National Park, Tyrol, Vorarlberg, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Austria, our most comprehensive guide to Austria, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
- Looking for a guide focused on Vienna? Check out Lonely Planet's Vienna guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer or Lonely Planet's Vienna Encounter, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Haywood, Caroline Sieg, and Kerry Christiani. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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About the author (2011)

Anthony was born in the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia, and pulled anchor early on to travel Europe and the US, mostly hitchhiking in those days. At that time Aberystwyth in Wales and Ealing in London were his wintering grounds. He later studied comparative literature in Perth and Russian at university in Melbourne. In the 1990s, fresh from a spell in post-Soviet, pre-anything Moscow, he moved to Germany. Today he works as a German-based writer and journalist and divides his time between Göttingen (Lower Saxony) and Berlin. Since a first encounter with Austria and the Austrians in the 1980s he's frequently returned to explore regions, swim lakes and annoy Viennese waiters.