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About Austria 

Austria is a country located in the Europe continent.  It was founded in 1804.

Austria Travel Guide

This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Austria and find the best things to see, do and experience in Austria even  before you arrive here.

Local Attractions

Zell am See

zell am see

Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

Graz

Graz
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Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Salzburg

salzburg

Salzkammergut

Salzkammergut

St Anton am Arlberg

St Anton am Arlberg

Wachau

Wachau

Map

Facts

History [Founded in 1804] • Capital [Vienna] • Government [Federal Parliamentary Republic] • Currency [Euro (€)] • Language [German (official), Austro-Bavarian dialect] • Religion [Roman Catholic, Protestant, Agnostics and Atheists, Muslim ] • Electricity [230V/50Hz (European plug)] • Time Zone [UTC +1] • Country Code [+43] • Internet TLD [.at] • Emergencies [Dial 113 for police, 112 for fire, 144 for medical]

Climate

Events, Festivals and Holiday

January

– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Epiphany, January 6, Wed

March

– Easter Monday, March 28, Mon

May

– Labor Day, May 1, Sun
– Ascension Day, May 5, Thu
– Whit Monday, May 16, Mon
– Corpus Christi, May 26, Thu

August

– Assumption Day, August 15, Mon

October

– National Day, October 26, Wed

November

– All Saints Day, November 1, Tue

December

– Immaculate Conception Day, December 8, Thu
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
– St Stephens Day, December 26, Mon

Tipping

Restaurant – 5% of the bill.
Tour Guide – 1 – 2 Euros
Hotel – 1 – 2 Euros per bag to porter, 1 – 2 Euros per
night for housekeeper
Taxi Driver – 10% of the bill
Spas – 5% of the bill

Money & Duty Free

Currency

Euro with symbol: € = 100 cents
Euro Notes denominations (€):5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
Euro Coin denominations(€): 2, 1
Euro Coin denominations(Cents):1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50

Credit cards

MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.  It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.

ATM

ATMs are available in major towns and cities and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.

Travellers cheques

Widely accepted. Euros, US Dollars, Pounds Sterling.

Banking hours

Mon:0800-1230, 1330-1500
Tues: 0800-1230, 1330-1500
Wed: 0800-1230, 1330-1500
Thurs: 0800-1230, 1330-1730
Fri: 0800-1230, 1330-1500