Other Resources

Local Media

English-language papers are widely available, especially in big cities and tourist resorts. The Austrian national press is in German, and includes such publications as Der Kurier, Der Standard, Die Presse, Neue Kronenzeitung and Wiener Zeitung.

There are public service TV channels (ORF 1, ORF 2) and ATV operates a national, commercial television service terrestrially and via cable. Cable or satellite are available in most Austrian homes and are often used to watch German stations.

The public broadcaster ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk, literally "Austrian Broadcasting") also operates Radio Oesterreich 1 (cultural and principal news station), pop music station OE3, youth station FM4 and nine regional services - one for each state. A version of Ö1 is broadcast internationally via short wave (and satellite in Europe) as Radio Österreich 1 International. Its schedule includes a small number of programmes in English and Spanish.

Austria also has a number of commercial radio stations, such as Energy 104.2 (pop music, based in Vienna), Krone Hit Radio (pop music, nationally-networked) and Radio Arabella (music station, based in Vienna).

Tourist Boards in UK

Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO), 9-11 Richmond Buildings, Dean Street, London, W1D 38F, tel (020) 7440 3830, fax (020) 7440 3848.