These few rule changes add a very particular charm to the scenario.
The game map reflects the geographical features of Austria. The positions of the cities roughly correspond to their actual geographical position, and the distribution of the terrain hexes also corresponds to Austria's geography. For each city, Anette Nora Kara created an image of its landmark, and a short text informs about the landmarks' significance. During play, in a very casual fashion you'll also learn interesting facts about Austria and some of its cities.
The Austria edition can be played by 3 or 4 players. If you use the CATAN for Two variant, the game can also be played by 2 players.