Nestled in the Alps in Central Europe, Austria is a country as rich in beauty as it is in history. With this guide, readers learn about Austria's natural beauty, including mountains, lakes, and wildlife. They'll learn about Austria's history, including important dates in its timeline of independence. Topics like Austria's government, economy, and lifestyle are discussed at length, using age-appropriate language, an engaging design, and fun fact boxes. Vibrant photographs and interesting sidebars add to each chapter, engaging young readers as they tour this country's most important cities, explore the language, and learn about the lives of Austrians today.