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I am applying for a multi-entry business visa/schengen for austria and would be spending the bulk of my time in vienna. Since, I dont have any meetings over the weekends, is it possible for me to visit other EU nations as a tourist using the same Visa

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    Please do same research. There is a bunch fo questions on this site asking exactly the same. – Neusser Aug 6 '19 at 12:28
  • And if you want to visit other Schengen states (not EU!) from Vienna you won't even have to present your visa since there is (normally) no border control betwenn Schengen states. – Neusser Aug 6 '19 at 12:30
  • Apart from the Schengen area countries themselves, with a multi-entry visa you can visit some, but not all, EU countries. A notable exception being the UK. See eg travel.stackexchange.com/questions/38706/… – Traveller Aug 6 '19 at 12:32
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Yes, you can.

Surely you have already read the Visa Information by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It may be helpful to specify your mixed business/tourist intentions with the application, but if it's not like you have several weeks of either exclusively and your stay doesn't have holes (e.g. going back and forth from home), and it is not over 90 days, it should not make a difference.

As already noted in the comments, the Schengen Visa does not give you access to all EU countries (see the linked PDF), but you can also visit some countries that are not Schengen members yet like Croatia, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania.

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