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Travel Tips

Travelling to a foreign country is always an experience.
To avoid troubles check in advance:
  • if you need a visa to go to Austria
  • if your passport is valid
  • health: generally, no particular vaccinations are needed for visiting Austria but do take a first-aid kit
  • health insurance: medical care is expensive, get health insurance esp. if you plan to stay longer
  • find out about etiquette, Austria’s dos and don’ts
  • if you need an adapter (electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz)
  • pack carefully: Austrian weather is not the most reliable, make sure to bring some protection
  • Austria follows the metric system, online metric converter
  • currency: Euro!!
  • time zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Medium Time (+1 GMT)
    Careful: Austria observes Daylight Saving Time from March to Octobre

Getting There

Vienna is Austria’s main airport, but you can also fly to Linz, Salzburg, Klagenfurt or Graz. Austrian Airlines (AUA), a holding company that includes Lauda Air and Tyrolean Airlines as well, flies to numerous international destinies.

Austrian rail road is comfortable, modern and reliable, international buses are cheaper, slower and less comfortable.

The network of streets and highways is excellent and well tended. You can cross the boarder at 24 hours a day on major crossing points.


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