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Questions tagged [austria]

A country in Central Europe which shares borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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Non-EU family member re-entering Schengen without residence card

My husband and son are EU citizens but I am not. We lived for the past nine years in Germany where I had the regular Aufenthaltskarte (residence card; not the Daueraufenthaltskarte for permanent ...
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Schengen short term visa document requirements and chances

I recently applied for Schengen short term visa for touring Austria and Italy. This is my first time travelling to a Schengen country while my wife has visited the area 3 times. I have the following ...
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Schengen visa to Austria - start date on passport is a day after the arrival date [closed]

I received a Schengen visa to Austria for me and wife from the Austrian Embassy in India. But, the Visa start date on her passport is a day after the arrival date, on my Visa it's accurate. VFS has ...
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Coach platform positions for trains in Austria

We'll be travelling in coach 10 of the EC 219 to Salzburg Hbf, Platform 9 and need to change to another train departing from Platform 4. We don't have much time and will probably need to use the ...
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How to interpret austrian sauna timetables

I can't read German language and the only information I've found to visit the historic Jörgerbad pool is in this language. The Google translation is quite useful, but there is something I can't ...
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What food am I allowed to bring to Austria from Russia?

Soon I will fly from Russia to Austria. I want to bring a small quantity of food (like one or two boxes of chocolate) to Austria. In the past there were restrictions on what you could and could not ...
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What type of Visa should I apply for?

I got an invitation to visit Austria for 11 days as a guest scientist. What type of visa should I apply for? I am from Egypt. As I'm a researcher for doctoral degree, I've invited as a guest ...
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Munich to Rome by train (avoiding tunnels)

I want to travel from Munich to Rome by train. There are several routes to take, for example Munich -> Bologna-> Rome or Munich -> Bolzano -> Rome or through Switzerland, etc.. I would love to know ...
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Crossing Swiss-Austrian border by foot

Is it possible to cross the Swiss-Austrian border on foot?
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Why do I keep getting short duration schengen visas?

Ive never been refused any schengen visas I applied for but I keep getting very short Visas validities. The first Schengen Visa I got was 4 days visa from France and the 2nd one was 3 weeks from ...
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Where to apply for Multiple Entry Schengen Visa - Germany or Austria? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian national, currently living in the UK on Tier 4 Student Visa (General). I've been to Schengen territory once and planning one more trip in coming months as below; Austria 23rd December, ...
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Does a Jamaican living in the UK need a visa to travel to Austria?

I live in the UK and have a biometric residence permit after entering on a spouse visa. My nationality is Jamaican.
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Day trip to Mauthausen Memorial from Vienna, Austria

We will spend five nights in Vienna next March. I would like to visit the Mauthausen Work Camp Memorial. There are four of us so I assume that renting a car would be an option. Any suggestions for ...
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Short trip as a 15 year old

I live in Slovenia and I want to take a trip with my friend to Vienna. I got a valid ID and passport and I could take a bus or a train there. But the problem is the stay. Is it possible to stay 2 ...
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What consequences may occur as a result of driving a rental car in Austria without an International Drivers Permit?

I have an Australian (English language) drivers licence, but not an International Drivers Permit. What consequences may occur as a result of driving a rental car in Austria without an International ...
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Availability of public transportation in Germany and Austria on December 31

We are travelling through Europe during December and currently we need to travel from the Munich region to Vienna on the 31st of December. Assuming we can get to Munich, would public transport be ...
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Is it okay to use my German Schengen visa to enter Austria for study until residence permit is issued?

I have a 2-year Schengen type C visa issued by Germany to visit my sibling who studies there. I wanted to know if it's okay to use this visa to enter Austria to start my university studies. I already ...
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Cancellation fee for a hotel in Austria booked via phone call

I booked a room at a hotel in the Austrian Alps (I hadn't paid for the room, nor did I give them any credit card details at the time of booking). However 2 days after making the booking I informed ...
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Do I need to have a valid return ticket when entering Austria on visa type D? [closed]

I am applying for a visa type D for Austria at the Austrian embassy - this will allow me to stay up to 180 days in Austria. My plan is to go to Austria and marry my fiancée there and then request ...
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How to avoid the huge tunnel at Vienna when travelling from Munich to Budapest by train?

Next month I have to travel from Munich to Budapest by train. The train service (the so-called Railjet) runs quite frequently and is reasonably cheap. There is a problem however. I am pretty ...
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I want to travel by rail in Europe by Eurail

I want to travel by rail in Europe in 3 connecting countries for 11 days. So I wanted to ask, is it good to book tickets in advance or is good to book from station A to B? My itinerary starts from ...
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What is this mountain next to the Semmering railway called?

There is a mountain next to the Semmering railway in Austria (red rectangle in the image below): Image source What is the name of this mountain? Update 1: I suspect it's called the Pollereswand or ...
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Onward travel details for Schengen visa through Austria [duplicate]

I'm applying to the Austrian embassy for a multiple-entry Schengen visa. As per the checklist, they require "proof of onward travel in EU". Had a couple of questions regarding this: Is this a ...
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Can GBP be directly used in Austria

I have GBPs left with me from my last travel to UK. Can I use it directly in Austria or is it advisable to convert all these GBPs to Euro before I travel to Austria? Or can GBPs be easily converted to ...
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Can I apply for another Schengen visa if I already have a valid one and travel is pending on it

I have a multi entry visa issued by Denmark Embassy which is valid from 1st May to 23rd May. It has max number of days as 8. I would be staying in Denmark for 6 days only from 1st May to 6th May. Now,...
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Vienna, Austria: Recommendations for affordable overnight parking?

I was searching for hotels in Vienna, Austria. I found a good value Hotel but the hotel does not offer any overnight parking. I tried to search over the internet for overnight parking but the ...
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Can I attend a conference on a tourist visa?

I plan to attend a conference in Austria in the second week of April and I would require a visa for that. However, visa appointments at the embassy are available only after the 10th of April which is ...
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Schengen Zone enter/reentry [closed]

Let's say I arrived on August 25th 2017 in Austria and filed for my residency thing that everyone has to do. Since my work was not able to get me a proper work visa, I was paid but I never got an e-...
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Register before staying in Vienna

I have booked an apartment via booking.com and today i got an email saying: Hello & Servus from Vienna! According to the Austrian Law you have to register all arriving guests: GUEST REGISTRATION ...
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Flying to Europe with Private Mobile Radio

We are going to make a trip to Austria and wanted to take small radio-stations (Private Mobile Radio) with us to communicate in mountains. We had only hand luggage in our tickets. So, is it allowed ...
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Are restaurants open during the Epiphany in Austria?

Me and my son had plans to visit Innsbruck this weekend but I completely forgot about the Epiphany. It's a Catholic country, I'm ok with stores being closed, but what about restaurants? Is it like ...
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Visa for travel through Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic?

I will be flying to Austria, then driving to Slovakia and the Czech Republic. I am not an EU or US citizen. I will be flying out of and back to JFK (Indian passport with a valid US visa). Do I need ...
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Thrifty rental car pickup in Vienna

I booked a rental car online from Thrifty, to be picked up at VIENNA MAIN RAILWAY STATION, AM HAUPTBAHNHOF 1 (at least that's what the reservation voucher states). The problem is: Thrifty does not ...
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Austria National Visa D 180 days calculation [closed]

I am in Austria on National Visa D which allows to stay for 180 days. I travelled outside Europe for 7 days in between. My question is whether the 180 days will be calculated from start of my stay in ...
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Schengen visa category required for job interview

I am travelling to Austria for a job interview (for 2 days). Which type of visa should I apply for? My home country is India and the visit to Austria will be be sponsored by the inviting company. The ...
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Can I enter another country as my 'first entry' not the one I put in my Schengen application?

I am planning to go to Austria this month. I got an one entry visa for Schengen. In my application I put Austria as the country I will enter Schengen area but now I found cheapest flights to Budapest ...
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Why was I asked to provide proof of travel AFTER returning from Schengen area?

I have received my Schengen visa (short-stay) issued by the Austrian Embassy in Australia (main purpose Germany) I have been told that 'upon return, you are expected to show proof to the Austrian ...
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Driving from Feldkirch to Munich - what to see along the way [closed]

We will be driving a car from Feldkirch Austria, and just need to get to Munich by around 4 or 5. What would be interesting sights along the way to stop and visit?
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Flying to Wien, Austria from Denmark, legal with only temporary passport?

I will be traveling to Wien, Austria at the end of next month, taking a flight from Denmark. Unfortunately, my local municipality are unable to provide me with a new passport in time (my old one had ...
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Using tickets from Vienna to Budapest

I have bought a return ticket from Vienna Airport to Budapest and I need to change trains at Wien Hauptbahnhof to take the onward train to Budapest. The train to Wien Hauptbahnhof leaves the airport ...
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Can I travel to Austria on a new visa-free passport if I lost the passport that contained a long-term Austrian visa?

I am a US student who will be studying abroad in Austria and leaving in August. I applied for my visa and it was mailed but FedEx never delivered the package and claims it has no clue where it is. I ...
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What will the weather be on Untersberg in August?

I would like to visit Salzburg during the second half of August (after the 15th). I have been there during October and there was quite a bit of snow at the top of Untersberg mountain. What would it be ...
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What are the advantages of purchasing early-bird tickets for concerts in Vienna?

I will travel to Vienna 15/4-20/4 and I am looking forward to attend a classic concert, not a trap for sure! I am looking into the State Opera House. Is there any reason to buy tickets now and not ...
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Crossing the Austria-Czech border in a hire car

Are there any restrictions on hire cars when you cross borders within the EU? I'm thinking about hiring a car in Linz, Austria and driving to Česky Krumlov, Czech Republic (about an hour away) and ...
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Can a Malaysian citizen enter the Schengen area a day earlier than their visa-free date? [duplicate]

I'm from Malaysia and I have visa-free entry to the Schengen area for 90 days. On January 1st, my visa-free entry renews. I'm running an Internet start up and am based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I'...
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Where was this photograph used as a Windows 10 wallpaper taken? [duplicate]

The photograph below is available as a wallpaper in Windows 10. Where was it taken?
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Will we be required to use a PIN associated with our credit cards in Central Europe?

We are headed to Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic in a couple of weeks and heard we may be required to use a PIN along with our credit cards. Is this true? I don't even know what my PIN is!
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How reliable is the Salzburg-Budapest Railjet?

I am thinking of going to the theatre at Budapest at 19:00, is it safe to take the 11:08-16:19 train? The 09:08-14:19 train is very expensive and I'd rather not pay more than double. Is there a ...
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Bregenz to Vaduz - train/bus

I would like to travel from Bregenz to Vaduz. The Austrian railway web-site only gives me rates upto Feldkirch Bahnhof. And it says I need to take a bus from there. Does anybody know which bus goes ...
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Do I need a SIM card for Free WiFI in Austria

Is it necessary to buy an austrian SIM card with Austrian +43 number to use Free WiFi in Austria ? Do the Airport or City Wifis work with any international number that belongs to any country around ...