Austria rounds out the GPI’s top three, with one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. Popular tourist areas in Austria sometimes see instances of pick-pocketing or scams aimed at travelers, though these are almost never violent crimes. Exercising caution with valuables in busy areas is typically enough to avoid theft.
Reasons why you should visit Austria
Austria’s rich history and culture have drawn visitors for centuries. Immerse yourself in Mozart or “The Sound of Music.” Ascend to lofty heights in the Alps for hiking or skiing or just to soak in the views. Tuck into hearty traditional meals in pubs or raise a toast to fine Austrian wine. Austria has something for everyone, wrapped up in a neat little package.