The guarantee system is managed by an international organisation, which is currently the International Road Transport Union (IRU).
Austrian Customs and Traditions vary according to the region you’re in.
There are distinct differences between the many regional dialects, and also a wide variation in the 'standard' Hochdeutsch spoken from region to region.
Slovene is an official language in the southern province of Carinthia.
Other minority languages include Croatian (0.5%) and Hungarian (0.1%).
All three languages are taught alongside German in some bilingual schools.
Tourists often make the mistake of classifying Austrians as Germans, which despite a common language (well at least on paper), they are not.
Arguably, Southern Germany, especially Bavaria, is a close cultural relative of Austria in many ways.An area rich with these traditions is eastern Tyrol and the Salzkammergut, a very picturesque region shared by Salzburg, a good portion of Upper Austria and Styria.Here one of the most colorful customs is the men dressed in white meet at nightfall, wearing broad leather belts with heavy bells and colorful elaborate lanterns on their heads, which are works of art in themselves, tour the streets of the villages.Customs transit is a customs procedure used to facilitate the movement of goods between two points of a customs territory, via another customs territory, or between two or more different customs territories under customs control.The TIR-procedure – summarised in the Austrian working guidelines ZK-0911 - can only be used in the European Community where the movement either starts or ends in a third country, or where the goods move between two or more Member States via the territory of a third country. Each of its nine federal states has a unique and distinct culture. In fact, the main reason Austrians stand out from their European neighbors is that they don't stand out from the rest for anything in particular.