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Austria - Culture Smart!
Austria - Culture Smart!

Austria - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!

TRAVEL

168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

EPUB, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9781787022386

Rights: WOR

Kuperard (Jan 2018)

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Overview

Austria has produced some of the world's finest composers, dazzled us with an imperial Baroque architecture, and led the way with groundbreaking psychoanalysis. It has taught us to waltz, defined what a real coffee house is, and given us one of Europe's most popular winter playgrounds. All this from one small nation, roughly the size of South Carolina. Historically the country was a land of transit along the Danube route, and the meeting of Germanic, Mediterranean, and Eastern European peoples helped to shape the Austrians of today. They have turned their heritage and culture to good advantage, developed new high-tech industries, established relationships with their former Communist neighbors as well as their EU partners, and have enjoyed a small economic miracle. Culture Smart! Austria describes the real people in the picture postcard, offering key insights into everyday Austrian life and equipping you to discover for yourself the many qualities of this lively people.

Reviews

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel 

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel 

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer 

"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine 

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

Author Biography

After a long career in educational training in London, Peter Gieler became General Secretary of the Anglo–Austrian Society and editor of the UK quarterly Felix Austria.