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In Germany, there are two options that you might use: A Reisemobil-Stellplatz is an officially designated area where you can spend the night in your vehicle, theoretically it's inteded only for RVs. However, many of them also allow cars and I doubt you'd be turned away with a car that you actually intend to sleep on. There are websites such as this and ...


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06:00 to 18:00 at most on Saturdays, not opened at all on Sundays. There are exceptions for stores in airports and train stations. Here's a list of branches with special opening hours for Billa, a large supermarket chain.


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According to the official EU website: In addition to their own valid passport or ID card, all children travelling: alone; or with adults who are not their legal guardian; or with only one parent may need an extra (official) document signed by their parents, second parent or legal guardian(s) authorising them to travel. You should first ...


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Well, yes. Most hostels have guest kitchens, and indeed when I stayed in Vienna at one of the Wombat chain hostels, it had both a bar with food and drink, and a guest kitchen for people to prepare their own meals. As a comment on the question said, it's very rare that hostels don't have kitchens for guests to use. They may be small, they may be ...


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Almost every hostel I've checked on hostelbookers had a kitchen on offer (exception: AOHostel). But the kitchen may be far from what you expect. I was staying in Westend Hostel, a very nice place anyway, but the 'kitchen' there was a microwave and an electric kettle in the common room. There were plates, spoons etc. so you could eat packaged dinners from ...


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While in Germany if you're driving in the Autobahn you can park and sleep overnight in any Raststation‎. You also have toilets in the morning, they cost about 70 eurocents. I've already done it a few times with no problems. Once I slept in a car parking in Köln, near the river, but it is not allowed in the city. I don't remember the exact source of this ...


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In Vienna they speak Viennese, which is their city dialect of standard German (Hochdeutsch). However they have no problem in speaking or communicating with you in Hochdeutsch. You will be perfectly fine . In addition most young Austrians speak English, so if the German were to play up (although highly unlikely) you can always communicate in English.


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yesss! classic might be what you are looking for. The default rate for mobile data is 1 Cent/MB (10 Euro/GB): https://www.yesss.at/tarife-wertkarte/yesss%21-classic/7/109 And they offer 1GB data options for 4 Euros: https://www.yesss.at/tarife-wertkarte/daten-paket/7/111 For international calls you can get the 'yesss! international' option (14 Euros for 14 ...


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Once in winter/spring, I traveled to Kitzbühel by public transport. That was no big deal: They have a regular train station. I booked my ticket in advance using Deutsche Bahn's site, because I was traveling from Germany. Getting to the top of the mountains from Kitzbühel is easy: Being a ski resort, they have a good infrastructure of cable cars. But, in ...


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YES AND NO. Yes - the SIM card will work in Austria, but NO, you cannot use your normal flatrate. Aldi talk also offers EU Internet Paket 60 but it has only 60MB for 1 week and costs 4.99 EUR and EU Sprach Paket 60 which has 60 Minutes for 1 week and costs also 4.99 EUR.


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It depends upon what you mean by 'downtown'; and where Vienna is concerned, the season you plan to visit... About a 15 minute walk north of the Franz-Joseph train station lies the old village of Grinzing. It' on a hill overlooking Vienna and the Danube. On and off the main street, Cobenzgasse, you'll find an abundance of charming restaurants featuring ...


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Yes. Because it is capital and largest city, people living there come from many different regions. I would argue, that only a fraction will speak real Viennese dialect. Also, big chance that anyone you meet will be speaking German with foreign accent. According to Wikipedia, nearly 40% of population is not Austrian.


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Vienna is a popular tourist destination, with many hostels. You will be able to find the beds(probably in different rooms), if you leave it till the last minute; or you might not. Popular hostels like St Christopher's Inn get booked out pretty soon. It is best to book in advance, I would say. Having said that, it is never advisable to book way in advance, ...


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You should try any big banks! they will be able to do it. If you have the receipt of purchase for those Francs (I doubt it), it will be a plus as it clearly shows that you probably have done it for travel purposes. I am not sure about the Weschels (Cambio/Bureau De Change). If the shop is too small, they might not have the CHF to Euro/USD/GBP facility. Try ...


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All telecom operators in Europe provide pretty much the same roaming rates. I would suggest getting three separate cards for all three countries: Austria Czech Republic - get a prepaid Vodafone card Germany Otherwise just buy a sim-card in Austria and be ready to pay the roaming rates from the first link.


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I can highly recommend the restaurant "Immervoll" (tripadvisor). It is a very hidden place, and easily to walk past if you do not know it is there. It serves excellent food, but is much cheaper than a "gourmet" restaurant. I have eaten there numerous times over years and was never disappointed. It is also located VERY centrally in Vienna. A word of ...


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Get an unlocked phone at home - it will probably be cheaper, but more importantly easier to comparison shop and take your time to get familiar with the phone . There are many providers of relatively cheap prepaid SIM cards in Germany, which all offer international roaming and due to EU regulations prices for this have become much more reasonable. However, ...



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