Famous as a bridge builder and a venue for cultural exchange in Europe, Austria boasts spectacular landscapes and urban sleeves. Officially the Republic of Austria, it is a landlocked country that covers an area of about 83, 879 Sq Km. A federal republic in East Central Europe, Austria shares its borders with Germany and Czech Republic in the north, Slovakia and Hungary in the east, Italy and Slovenia in the South, and Liechtenstein and Switzerland in the west. The country is blessed with deep carved valleys, rocky flank of mountains and many picturesque lakes. Austria is dominated by the Alps mountain range in the west and the south.Grossglockner mountain is its highest point with a height of 3,798 meters. The major rivers in the country include the Inn, the Salzach, the Enns, Gali and Drau rivers, and the Murz and Mur rivers.