Austria - the home of Mozart, the von Trapps and one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. In fact, most warnings from fellow travellers are about avoiding the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg rather than crime hot spots! But that doesn't mean travellers should drop their guard completely.
One of the draw cards of visiting this beautiful country is the majestic snow-capped Alps. They're Europe's major mountain range and span from the south of France, through Switzerland, Northern Italy, Austria, Slovenia and the extreme south of Germany. The Eastern Alps covers much of Austria.
Driving in Europe can strike fear in the hearts of any adventurous traveler. The autobahns (motorways) resemble a grand prix with locals driving at ridiculously high speeds. The roads signs are not often in English, so you can easily miss exits, take the wrong one and just become hopelessly lost.