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Yes, for every problem with the police, you can insist to do it at the station. But I wouldn't choose this as first option automatically. Normally trivial things like showing your ID might extend to several hours (with a bit of bad luck). Getting a car to get you to the next station, waiting there if something is more important, doing the full course of ...


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I notice in the comments that you're looking for somewhere to sit and work. Apparently, Vienna has a very high concentration of co-working spaces purpose-designed for the sort of thing you're looking to do. From this article: Move over coffee shops! The Viennese have found a better place to work, connect, and stay warm: Austria may be small, but ...


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Google reverse image search says that it might be Feldkirch, Vorarlberg. Indeed the church and the first house in the foreground (the one with the two windows underneath the straight part of the roof) seem to be the ones in the picture below from Wikipedia: File:Feldkirch3.jpg, Wikimedia Commons, CC by SA 3.0 Google maps places it here. By precise ...


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The purpose of the Schengen Treaty is to let EU/EEA citizens pass internal EU borders without having to wait in line to have their papers checked. This greatly simplifies cross-border travel and commerce since there are no delays. Earlier treaties allowed EU citizens to pass those borders without visa or passports, just with their national ID cards. Those ...


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You can search for stores on the Starbucks site, here are the results for Vienna, Austria. There are many stores and many are near U-Bahn stations and/or tram and bus stops. For example this store is right beside Wien Mitte Station and also even closer to a local tram stop, here's a Google Maps shot: and a close up showing the tram stop: But there ...


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The UK requires visas of refugee travel document holders, unless the country which issued the travel document is also a signatory of the 1959 European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees. Visa-free entry is limited to 3 months instead of 6 months under this extremely little-known scheme. Austria is not a signatory, so this does not apply to you ...


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It's feldkirch. I live near there. (It's the view from the schattenburg, the blue "hypo" sign in both pictures is the same sign)


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Every capital city I have ever been, and many smaller cities and towns, have shops selling coins, and those mostly also do bank notes of the country. In German, for Vienna and Germany, you google on 'Münze' or of course 'shops Coins or Numismatics' (leave off the last few letters and google will fill it out for you. I can not find the Slovak word as fast, ...


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I don't know why you think it's generally 26 in Europe. In fact, with a normal ticket (Austria, train only, not international, no week/month card etc., no other discounts), the adult price is for age 15 and above. You can check this with Michael Borgwardt's link too, for any two stations within Austria. At least in Germany it's 15 too, so two countries out ...


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Quite apart from the Schengen situation, your national ID card is enough to travel and even reside everywhere in the European Union, even in a country like the UK where everybody is supposed to be checked upon entry and citizens don't have an ID card. So you have absolutely no reason to worry.


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I thought it's time to finally answer my own question. After a lot of research, I could find to newspaper article that state that the "dekortiert" sign indicates that some nudism might be expected. Unfortunately the articles are only available in German, but here they are: ...


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The railway structure both in terms of pricing and network is very different in the Alpine countries than in Germany. Broadly speaking in these countries, it's expected that passengers will not plan their journey based on price, but that they'll just show up when they want to travel and take the next appropriate train. While there is some tariff discretion ...


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There are a couple of things you should do. Driving license An International driving licensed is not required, when your driving license is in a language that the police can read. They have to verify that you license is up to date an valid. So, when your driving license is in German, French, Italian, or English, you should be fine, and probably there are ...


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It is impossible to say. Granting or denying a visa is often a subjective decision made by a consular employee and not based on well-defined rules leading to a 'yes' or 'no' decision. Assuming that you have enough savings to finance your holiday, in case of a Schengen visa you are required to produce further documentation, e.g.: 'information enabling an ...


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No, single entry Schengen Visa will give you one single entry for whole Schengen Area, for the days mentioned on visa sticker. You may freely move around Schengen provided you are within the dates, days & purpose allowed on this visa. Keep in mind that few EU countries are not Schengen members, like Croatia; few Schengen members are not EU members, like ...


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I was about to ask why you didn't just check the website, but ticket fares are surprisingly well-hidden and there's no actual mention of age limits on the English site (update below). So, let's check Seat61, which has this to say about age limits on trains in Europe: Children travel at a reduced fare... The age limit for children varies by country from ...


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While the previous answers justify the reason for it not being there, you can find it. At least for ÖBB trains, head over to the Fahrplan (i.e. the Timetable). These can typically be found around the stations or on the platforms. You will find that every train, even the S-Bahn, has a unique Zug-Nummer (Train Number). Source (Ignore the yellow circle. It ...


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If you know the type of the train, the departure time and the destination you can uniquely identify a train — I don't know of a single case where two trains to the same destination via different routes depart at the same time. In those cases, the platform is always shown in electronic journey planners (and often on your ticket). If the scheduled platform is ...


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Sometimes while travelling, tourists need to 'stock up' on a variety of items. Other times one family member may be attending a business meeting and the other family members need to kill a few hours until the family is reunited again. If a place is new and there are language barriers, it is natural for people in some cultures to contemplate what they would ...


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At Swiss train stations, there are blue information tables on the platforms that tell, for each long distance train, the train number in addition to the exact composition. They're usually located next to the yellow time tables (apologies for potato quality): Of course, you also find the information in paper timetables, the online timetable and mobile ...


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If you click on the price and then on "Preisdetails" (price details), you will see that the quoted price is only for the train ticket from Wien Mitte-Landstraße to the airport and that you need a separate ticket for the subway. If you only use means of transport available with a VOR ticket (some of the trains and buses to the airport have their own ...


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You have a type "C" single-entry Schengen visa issued by Austria for a student programme there. does that mean i can visit other other schengen countries during my travel? Yes, of course you may. A single entry Schengen initializes at the time of your entry into the zone and is fully consumed when you exit the zone. There are no controls within the ...


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In Austria you are not required legally to have/carry any passport/id. You are, on the other hand, required to carry a passport/id when crossing the border. Also, you are required to be able to identify yourself with appropriate documents. So what this means in practice is, that if the police stops you and you don't have any ID, you will have to make them ...


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Have you tried actually selecting the option? At least on https://ticketing.oebb.at/ as soon as you do, a line appears that has you enter the birth date and says < 26. However, there are apparently some related services (e.g. http://www.postbus.at/de/Fahrkarten/Ermaessigungen_Verbuende/index.jsp ) that have a youth fare only up to the age of 21.


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Always refer to the embassy at which you are applying. Austria does not have an embassy in Bahrain and visas for Austria are accepted at the French embassy. This page at the Embassy of France website has a list of requirements (linked PDFs) for non-bahraini passport holders applying for a visa. According to that PDF, your Bahrain resident permit must be ...



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