Austria: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)
Revised & updated edition.Austria has produced some of the world's finest composers,dazzled us with an imperial Baroque architecture, and led the waywith groundbreaking psychoanalysis. It has taught us to waltz,defined what a real coffee house is, and given us one of Europe'smost 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 Danuberoute, and the meeting of Germanic, Mediterranean, and EasternEuropean peoples helped to shape the Austrians of today. They haveturned their heritage and culture to good advantage, developed newhigh-tech industries, established relationships with their formerCommunist neighbors as well as their EU partners, and have enjoyeda small economic miracle.Culture Smart! Austria describes the real people in the picturepostcard, offering key insights into everyday Austrian life andequipping you to discover for yourself the many qualities of thislively people.