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.
Police are recommending charges against seven Bulgarians and one Afghan over the deaths of 71 migrants in August 2015. The refugees suffocated while being transported in a container truck at the Austrian border.
Despite a goal from Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, Wales were held to a 1-1 home draw with a spirited Georgia side. Meanwhile, Italy needed an injury time winner to squeeze past Macedonia and Serbia edged out Austria.
A quarter of a century ago two hikers stumbled upon a dead body three thousand metres up in the Tyrolean Alps - where Austria meets Italy. Ötzi the Iceman, as he's known, is now the world's most famous mummy. But has fame brought happiness? 25 years after the find, Kerry Skyring delivers a postcard from Ötzi.