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Renting Winter-Equipped Cars in Italy I think it is actually possible to rent a car, equipped for winter road travel, in Italy. Indeed, Hertz agrees with me: To help you enjoy safer, more reliable and more comfortable journeys, we offer a range of winter driving accessories: Winter tyres - for significantly improved handling and stopping ...


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The western half of what you're looking at would fall well within the range usually referred to as Allgäu - here is a 'map' of the outlines of that region as used in today's tourism industry, covering both Germany and Austria although originally Allgäu was a part of the German Oberschwaben, see here. The Austrian areas are part of (Nord)Tirol - a map with ...


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It does not cover all the regular busses in the country but postbus.at is the main operator and does operate busses you could use. Unfortunately, it's not a part of the national train company (ÖBB) and the website therefore also includes trains, which is why busses do not show up in the search results for this particular journey… rome2rio is another site ...


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While it's clearly not your fault, it's important to realise it's also clearly not the airline's fault. As such, they've completed a business transaction with you, with terms and conditions. So check the terms and conditions - on what you're entitled to a refund for. Odds are it probably doesn't mention embassy closure, and if you then want a refund for a ...


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Usually, when an embassy closes down they delegate visa related affairs to another embassy of another country, it is a common practice. If this is not the case in your situation then you can contact the embassy in the nearest country that has one, I suggest using the phone at first for faster response. If you couldn't manage to get a visa from another ...


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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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If you want to take all costs during your friends stay, you can go to Fremdenpolizei and ask to fill Elektronische Verpflichtungserklaerung (EVE). It will be sent to the consulate and should be sufficient for visa and you will only need to provide your friend with ID of your EVE. Here is a link to official web page of Austrian government regarding Austrian ...


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The "Member state of first entry" will be Austria because that's where you will pass through immigration.


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DB treats the Railjet as an IC/EC train, no supplement is required. While travel to Salzburg is basically treated as domestic German travel, even if you were traveling in Austria, the ÖBB doesn't distinguish ticketing between train classes except for in extremely discounted regional tickets (Einfach Raus Ticket can only be used on S, R, REX, ...), ...


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In Austria (and in Germany!), it's actually not mandatory to have winter tires or any form of special equipment if the road is in good conditions. The rule only kicks in in “winter conditions” (“winterliche Fahrbahnverhältnisse”), i.e. if there is actually snow or ice on the pavement. Except if you are driving in the middle of the night on a day with heavy ...


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Are you sure that the Italian car rental agency does not offer cars with winter tires? I really doubt that, because also in Italy it gets very cold in the winter and there will be snow on the roads. Maybe the cars have all year tires? Have you already talked to the car rental agency? Considering the vignette: In Switzerland you pay 40 Swiss francs for 1 ...


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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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The answer is: sure! Go straight to your embassy in Vienna. indeed, since you say you are "living in" .AT, that is where you should go. (If you went to the Paris one, they might just tell you - oh, go to the Vienna one since you're living there.) http://www.indianembassy.at/pages.php?id=19 "Issue of a duplicate passport, in case passport was lost, ...


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An important note about the Swiss Vignette: It is not legal to slightly stick the vignette to a car, remove it, and use it on another car. That said, unless you want to make a gift to the rental car company, make sure that they provide a car with Vignette, or that they reimburse you if you have to buy one. To avoid the Vignette, just don't drive on the ...


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Can you check with rental companies if they offer Snow Chains as an option? If not, you may buy them yourself (prices start from 50-60 euros). According to austria.info "Mandatory Winter Equipment" , you should be ok since winter tires or tire chains are required only if winter conditions arise. You can mount them at occurrence. Be aware that a "vignette" ...


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Once you search for the terms "wanderkarte" and "österreich", you can find those online: Bergfex has height meters, height profiles etc. maps.wandern.at has even more information such as lengthy descriptions and photos. And here is a blog where people list sightings of Ibex in Austria frmo 2010-2013.


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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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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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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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Hard to say what the consular officer will say. Your letter of invitation guaranteeing support will help, but as an individual it may not carry huge weight. Are you providing any info on your ability to support your friend? Transferring funds is usually of no help and sometimes even a hinderance, as the consular official will see that suddenly their bank ...


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I'm from Sri Lanka, and have jumped through many bank statement hurdles (the lawful way). Most of the bank accounts here are savings accounts, and the money is readily available to withdraw (I.e accessible funds - not fixed deposits or anything). They come with a passbook to record transactions. However, for visa requirements, customers can request the ...


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Shamelessly repeating what has already been said in the comments, I would also suggest Dachau. Another option could be Nürnberg and the Nazi party rally ground. Both places are a bit far but probably doable in a day (barely). If you want something strictly military, you could try to visit some part of the “ligne Maginot” in France like the Ouvrage ...


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This changes a lot, so we can't quote prices as they may be outdated pretty quickly for the next visitor. But one of the best resources for this sort of thing is to look at prepaidwithdata.wikia: It shows the three major providers there: A1 T-Mobile 3 (Drei) and that'd be your best starting point - looking at the sites for those and seeing what the ...



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