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Don't worry, you will be able to communicate in Hochdeutsch. One thing you should know is that the German you will hear and read in Austria is not the German you may hear in Hannover. There are some particularities (EN, DE). However, if you have a good command of German this won't be a problem. Moreover, the Austrians when speaking have a typical accent ...
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.
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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