What Language do they speak in Austria?

Austrian German is different from the regular German spoken in Germany. Many words or expression have a different meaning, and you might not always know what these Austrians are trying to tell you.

Austrian German is the standard version of German in the Austrian country.

Dialects variations exist from West to the East. Special regional word occurrences are very common, so that’s why it can get a bit confusing with the language.

Native German speakers from Germany do not understand these words, yet some words may appear in Bavaria (Bayern) in Germany and South Tyrol (Südtirol) in Italy because of the cultural similarities and rich history.

Grüß dich, Grias di, Grüß Gott, Servus, Hallo, Heil greetings and all valid ways to say hello to someone in Austrian German.

To say goodbye in Austrian German say Servus, Baba, Pfiat di, Wiederschauen or Wiederschaun, Tschüss