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Austria

Austria is known for its nature! The many mountains attract skiers in winter and hikers in summer. Perfect for your next active vacation! But the proximity to nature means that relaxation is not neglected either...

Destinations in Austria:

Overview

 


Capital

Austria's capital is Vienna.


Language

The national language is German, although some also understand or speak English.


 

Currency

In Austria, payments are made in euros.


 
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Entry & Visas

Austria is a member of the EU, which is why EU citizens do not require a visa. In addition, there are generally no border controls within the EU. You only need to carry your identity card with you.


Time

Central European Time (UTC+1) applies.


 

Credit cards & ATMs

There are a few ATMs in the cities. Outside of cities, however, you should always have enough cash with you. In restaurants and other establishments, it is best to ask in advance whether card payment is possible.


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Best time to visit

It depends on what you have in mind. Mid-December to mid-March are best for skiing. The summer months are better for hiking. City trips are possible all year round.


 
 

Driving

A national driving license is sufficient for EU citizens. The road network is well developed and the roads are usually in good condition. The traffic signs and rules are largely standardized within Europe.

The speed limits are 130 km/h on freeways, 100 km/h on motorways, 100 km/h outside built-up areas and 50 km/h within built-up areas. The blood alcohol limit is 0.5 per mille.

You can find more information here.


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Phone

If you have a phone contract from the EU or the Schengen area, you do not pay any roaming charges. You can therefore use your phone at the same rate as at home.


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