Austria is located in Central Europe. It borders on eight countries. Germany and the Czech Republic are bordered by Austria to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Austria has no access to the sea, so it is a landlocked country.
To a large extent, Austria is located in the Alps. That is why the country is also called the Alpine Republic. 63 Percent of the country belongs to the Eastern Alps and is therefore mountainous, only about a third is lower than 500 meters. The highest mountain is the Großglockner with a height of 3789 meters. Almost a thousand peaks are higher than 3000 meters!
The Alps run in a west-east direction through Austria. They are divided into the northern, central and southern Alps. They are separated by deep and wide valleys. The northern Alps include the Tyrolean and Salzburg Alps. The Central Alps include many mountain regions, including the Ötztal Alps, the Zillertal Alps and the Hohe Tauern. The Großglockner is also located there. At its foot spreads the largest glacier in Austria, the Pasterze. Below you will find a photo of her. Finally, the Southern Alps include the Carnic Alps and the Karawanken on the Austrian-Slovenian border.
The mountain ranges are broken through by passes. The most famous of them is the Brenner Pass. If you want to go from Germany to Italy, go this way.
On the other hand, the country is becoming flatter in the northeast and east. It is hilly in the foothills of the Alps and in the Bohemian Highlands, which extends from the Czech Republic to Austria. It is flat in the area that forms the edge of the Pannonian Lowland as well as in the Vienna Basin. The Pannonian Lowland is mostly located in Hungary and has its westernmost edge here in Austria.
The Danube also flows here. Coming from Bavaria, it crosses Austria in the northeast and also flows through the capital Vienna.
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