Austria and especially its capital, Vienna, have become two of the favorite destinations among Spaniards, whether for vacation, work or study. Austria is, along with the United Kingdom, Germany and France, the point of arrival of many who are looking for a job opportunity, as well as being a rising destination for erasmus students. In LA LUNA shipping we are looking forward to helping you with your shipments to Austria and in this article we explain how you should do it.
Between an imperial past and a vibrant present
The image of Austria is usually associated with the imperial era, the times of the splendours and luxuries of the immense Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today, Austria is the heir of its imperial past and it is in its capital Vienna where we find the main vestiges of that past. Far from being an old capital, Vienna is a modern and vibrant city, with a very high quality of life and well connected to Europe and the world both by plane, train or road.
Geographically, Austria borders Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia and Liechtenstein and its main attraction for visitors are the imperial monumentality of Vienna, the simplicity of Salzburg and the incredible landscapes of the Alps.
To live, work, or study in Austria
Austria is one of the richest states in the EU and has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the Eurozone. If you do not know, the official language of Austria is German and it is one of the 3 German-speaking states that make up the so-called DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). DACH in German is the word with which they refer to the 'roof of a house'.
As a state of the European Union, any person with European citizenship can settle without having to apply for a visa, as if they changed their city within their state of origin. In fact, many Spaniards have moved to this Central European country in recent years, although to a lesser extent than they have moved to Germany. There are also many students who choose to go to Erasmus in the city of Graz, a beautiful city at the bottom of the Alps, which its university is one of the most important in the country along with Vienna and Innsbruck.
If you are going to look for work in Austria, you should know that this country builds its economy in tourism and small and medium companies. In fact, the Austrian federal state turns to small and medium-sized companies offering facilities to create very new start-ups. The predominant sectors in the creation of new companies are marketing and communication, services and new technologies.
On the other hand, Austria is one of the big exporters of chemical products, automobile products, electronic accessories or wines. Although beer is immensely popular in Austria, Austrian wine is recognized in the world as one of the most sophisticated, especially white and sweet wines. The Grüner Veltliner, a simple white wine with a hint of pepper is the Austrian national drink.
With all that we have explained, it is easy to deduce that the standard of living in Austria is higher than that of Spain and so are the prices. Of course, transport in Austria is of very good quality and somewhat cheaper than in Spain. For example, Vienna has a metro network, trams and first-class urban buses whose cost for each single ticket is € 2.40 or € 50 for an entire month of unlimited use. Although you can always choose to use the bike, a very popular private means of transport and for which many of the Austrian cities have prepared thoroughly. Vienna, for example, has one of the largest bike lane networks in the Union, with more than 600 kilometers of cycle paths.
In LA LUNA Shipping, we take care of your shipments to and from Austria
If you are going to move to Austria for work or studies and you need to send your personal belongings to your destination, you can use both terrestrial shipping options. The pallets by land load allow you to send your belongings to any country in the EU to facilitate your move.
If you are a company and you are looking for how to apply your business by opening up to sales in this country, at LA LUNA we advise you and help you with the entire distribution process, from planning to logistic execution.
And if you have any questions or require a transport service to or from Austria, you can call us at 985 353 331 or contact us at email@example.com.