A country in Central Europe which shares borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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Train from Zurich to Vienna - anything to look out for?

I will be soon be travelling by train from Zurich to Vienna, with 8- and 5-year-old children. Obviously we will be packing 'things to do', but are there any things along the way we should be ...
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Austria in September

I am planning a trip to Austria in September for myself and my wife (both Canadians). The rough plan is to spend 7-8 days, and we'd like to visit Vienna, Salzburg, and Hallstatt. So far I am ...
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Is there a reason to prefer the bus to the train in the Czech Republic?

I'm traveling to Brno for a conference, and am making last-minute travel plans. The recommendation is to fly into Vienna and take ground transportation from there, as Brno's own airport is very small. ...
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Is it true that a “dekoriert”-sign means that naked women are dancing?

During carnival in German-speaking Europe, there are a lot of bars that have a sign at the front door stating "dekoriert", which means decorated. However, when you go inside, there are no decorations ...
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Is there a map that shows Austrian winter road closures?

Some highways in Austria close for the winter season. For example, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is closed until sometime in May. Where can I find a map that shows which roads are currently ...
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Pass in the Alps that can be crossed by mountain bike?

I'm looking for a pass in the Alps that I can cross with my mountain bike. I know that if there's a road, I could just use it, but my question is a little bit more special. Ideally this pass ...
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Is the Wachau Valley interesting only to skiers?

I'm doing a trip from Vienna to Salzburg just after the beginning of the new year, probably 2-3 January. I'd like to stay for a day and night in Salzburg, but would also like to do another day and ...
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I am travelling to Austria for 6 months, is there any travel/health insurance I could get if I have a European (Spanish) passport?

I'm a 25 year old Uruguayan who will be living in Austria for 3 to 6 months. I have a European passport/nationality (Spanish). I am in the process of getting health/travel insurance here, but all the ...
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Preparing food yourself in hostels in Vienna?

Is it generally allowed to prepare own food in hostels in Vienna, and should I expect them to have a kitchen appropriate for it? When staying in Berlin, I've met a group of Spaniards who were cooking ...
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Can I go ski in Innsbruck at the end of November, beginning of December?

I'm planning to go to Innsbruck for the weekend of 30th November - 2nd December. However I'm not sure if the ski runs will have enough snow. Or at least the most beautiful ones. In particular, I was ...
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Will I be able to catch a connection in the Austrian train in 2 minutes?

I'll be headed from Zell am See to Vienna on the 8th of march, on a train that leaves Zell am See at 10:19. There are two connections on the way - first in Schwarzach-St.Veit, then in Salzburg. The ...
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In Austria (OEBB), what does “Book reservation for trains” give me?

I'm booking a train from Vienna to Graz on February, taking the Railjet train. I have an option to reserve my seat via the site, and I was wondering what would happen if I do not do this: will there ...
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How can I reach the Austrian alps by public transport from Vienna?

I'm planning a trip to the Austrian Alps, probably Gesaeuse National Park, or maybe Kalkalpen, leaving from Vienna. Does anyone have any tips on how to get there (the mountains) most easily using ...
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Tax refund in stores that are not close to the border

I'm living in a border region, and every time I'm shopping abroad, I can fill out a form at the store, let the border officer sign it, go back to the store and get the sales tax back. Now I'm ...
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Would I be able to communicate in Vienna in German?

I'm planning a trip to Vienna. Since I know German quite well, I didn't foresee any problems... but after reading Wikipedia articles about dialects in Austria, especially about Bairisch dialect, I'm a ...
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Romantic restaurants in ski area in Austria

I'm looking for a romantic restaurant (fireplace, view of the snowy mountains, not too big) in Austria within ski region. The region should be reachable in about 2.5 h from Munich by car. How can I ...
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Advice on a road trip to Dolomites [closed]

This year, at the beginning of September, I am planning a road trip with my GF. The plan is to visit some sites in the Dolomites, Italy. Also, I would like to visit Franz Josef Hohe (I was there once ...
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Vienna - groceries opening hours during weekend

In which hours are the groceries opened during weekend in Vienna? I will arrive there Saturday before noon, I'd like to know if I should take the food for 2 days with me, or can I expect to buy some ...
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Are the ski runs easily connected to the Salzburg airport and city?

Im planning to go to Salzburg (Austria) by plane, to ski. How are the connections between the ski runs and the airport or the city?
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Prepaid SIM card for Austria, with mobile internet and relatively cheap foreign calls

I'm planning to spend about a week in Austria. I'd like to have mobile internet (mostly for geocaching). 100MB should be enough, however, it would be good to have a bit more. I'd like also to have ...
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How expensive is parking in Dachstein?

I'm planning to hike in Dachstein this September and I consider getting there by car. Only information that I can't find is the cost of parking somewhere near trail entrance. I'm not looking for exact ...
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Do I need an ESTA for Austria as a US citizen?

I am American. My Italian girlfriend who lives in Vienna says that I may have to apply for an ESTA visa to visit her. Is this correct? The last time I went to Europe (not Austria) I did not have to ...
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Can I use my German T-mobile Prepaid Xtra Tripple card in Austria?

I have a prepaid Xtra Triple card with T-Mobile. I'll be doing some traveling to Austria in the next week, is there anyway to use my data while I'm there without being charged .50 per mb?
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Conditions of train ticket between Vienna and Bratislava

I'm planning a trip to Vienna, and I'd like to visit also Bratislava. I've found a page with prices of train tickets: http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/travel/vienna-bratislava/vienna-train, however, the ...
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Where in Austria can I exchange Swiss Francs to Euros?

My daughter bought Swiss francs and she didn't spend it all, now she is in Austria, where can she change the Swiss francs (CHF) to Euros (EUR)?
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Good, safe place to spend a night by a roadside - Austria, Germany

In summer I want to travel a bit about Western Europe. I think I would start with Austria and Germany. Is it possible to (easily?) find place, where I can just sleep in a car, a place that is free ...
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150 Line Bus Ticket Price in Salzburg

I'm planning to travel to Hallstat from Salzburg on Tuesday. They told me that I can go there by bus (150 line, Salzburg-Bad Ischl) and train (Bad Ischl-HallStat). I found the train and know the price ...
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Inexperienced traveler: move every day or two, or use a home base? [closed]

I am planning a short trip to Bavaria, Austria, and the Czech Republic. This will be my first trip to Europe. I will arrive to Munich by plane on 15 of September and I am going to leave from Prague on ...
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Will my German Aldi Talk work in Austria?

I'm going to be traveling to Vienna in a few days. Will my german Aldi Talk flat rate plan work in Austria? I just want to be able to use my phone to contact people there as well as use train apps ...
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Austria - Czech Republic - Germany - What is the best option for mobile phone

I'm planning to spend about 10 days in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany, starting in Austria. I'd like to have mobile internet for maps and getting information about cities. I'd like also to have ...
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Hostels in Vienna - reservation and prepaid

I'm planning to spend a few days in Vienna, in hostel, 2 person. I haven't started looking for hostel, so I have the question about the specific of finding hostel there: Do I need a reservation at ...
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insider restaurant tip for traditional cuisine in Vienna [closed]

we would like to find a non-touristy place where locals go to, serving Austrian dishes, downtown Vienna
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Prepaid cellphone (Handy) or SIM card for Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary?

I'm going to spend all May 2014 in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungry and I want to have a smart phone to have the possibility to see maps and thins kind of data and of course make some ...
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Best way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg to Munich to Venice and back to Vienna, by car or train? [closed]

I've planned a trip to go from Vienna to Salzburg to Munich to Venice. So I'm basically going through 3 countries. What I don't know is how do I go there. Do I purchase train tickets or just rent a ...