German-speaking European country of roughly 8.5 million people; NATO, EU and eurozone member. Landlocked, bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The capital Vienna is also the federal republic's most populous city, with more than 1.8 million residents excluding the suburbs. The mountainous country in the Alps is divided into nine states (Bundesländer). This page collates DW's latest content related to Austria.
It’s one year since the so-called Balkan route for migrants was effectively closed. That route, from Greece up through south-east Europe, saw nearly a million people crossing borders to eventually arrive in the European Union via Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. In Vienna, Kerry Skyring looks at the impact of the closure and what’s happening now.