Map of Austria
Use the interactive map of Austria below to find places, plan your trip and gather information about destinations in Austria that interest you.
You can view the map as a
- satellite photo (as it is when you arrive on the page),
- road map, or
- terrain map (see hills and valleys).
Just select from the buttons in the top right hand corner of the map.
How to move about this map of Austria:
- Zoom in or out by clicking on the plus and minus signs in the navigation buttons at the top left. More detail appears (like city and street names) the closer you zoom in.
- Move the map to see a new area by left clicking on the map and dragging it in your chosen direction, or use the arrow keys in the navigation buttons at the top left to pan up or down and left or right.
Austria is a small, predominantly mountainous country located in south-central Europe. It borders Germany and the Czech Republic in the north, Hungary and Slovakia in the east, Slovenia and Italy in the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the west. Austria’s most densely populated state is the city state of Vienna (Wien), the heart of what is Austria’s only metropolitan area.
Austria divides roughly into three regions, the heavily forested Böhmerwald, an older, but lower, granite mountain range north of the River Danube, the Pannonian plain in the middle and the Alps to the south. The Alps cover 62% of the country, falling away into the plateau of Upper and Lower Austria and the plains of Burgenland. Austria is very mountainous, the highest point being Grossglockner at 3,798 m and its lowest point Neusiedler See at 115m. In the summer you can travel along the famous alpine Grossglockner road.
Austria is also one of Europe’s most heavily wooded countries, with 47% of its total area being covered by forests.
The Danube has its source near Donaueschingen in southwestern Germany and flows through Austria before emptying into the Black Sea. The major rivers north of the watershed of the Austrian Alps (the Inn in Tyrol, the Salzach in Salzburg, and the Enns in Styria and Upper Austria) are direct tributaries of the Danube and flow north into the Danube valley, whereas the rivers south of the watershed in central and eastern Austria (the Gail and Drau rivers in Carinthia and the Mürz and Mur rivers in Styria) flow south into the drainage system of the Drau, which eventually empties into the Danube in Serbia.
The most important pass in the Austrian Alps is the Brenner Pass, located on the Austrian-Italian border in Tyrol.
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Linz, Austria: Linz is rich in historic buildings and the city has become an important cultural centre.
Melk, Austria: Situated on an isolated rock with its commanding the Danube, Melk’s Benedictine monastery is the largest in Austria and at its time and day was the most important work of sacral Baroque in Europe.