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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Visa-Free before Visa-D

I am a researcher with an El Salvador passport (visa-free for 90 days to Schengen area) and I will be starting a PhD course of study in Austria. For this, I have received a visa-D but the consulate ...
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Why are car rentals in Switzerland & Austria so expensive (yet so cheap in Italy)?

I'm planning a 4-week trip next summer and have noticed that renting the car (via autoeurope.com site) in Switzerland or Austria is much more expensive (approx 1200 USD) than Italy or Germany (approx ...
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Can I return to Austria ASAP? [duplicate]

As stated before I am a non eu national. Ihave indefinite leave to remain in the UK. My daughter is only 20 and has hidden disabilities and is in a legal battle for her child. does any of this help? ...
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how soon can return to austria to be with my family after being here 90 days [duplicate]

Can I return to Austria in a few days to be with my daughter. I am a US citizen and have 2 yr leave to remain visa visa. My daughter needs me here in Austria. May I just say that my 2 year leave to ...
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Can I drive in EU states and Switzerland with German proof of a surrendered U.S. license?

I'm an American citizen living in Germany since January, 2019. I have/had a valid Illinois (U.S.) driver's license. In Germany, residents with U.S. driver's licenses from certain states can apply for ...
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No remark on my schengen visa sticker (issued by Austrian embassy)

I recently got my Schengen short stay visa approved to travel to Austria for an internship for less than 90 days. However my comments / remark section on my visa sticker is just blank. No remarks. I ...
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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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Travelling within Schengen with passport that doesn't have visa

I have lost my Kazakh passport in Germany together with my residence permit. The issue is that I need to travel to Vienna for some business issues in the next 10 days. Due to having a double ...
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Which is the coldest lake in Austria during summer

I am looking for the coldest lake, pond or reservoir in Austria suitable for swimming (i.e. where swimming is legal) during the peak summer months (July and August). The location doesn't matter as ...
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Are bookings needed to visit Austrian vineyards?

My spouse and I are planning to visit Austria in August. We would be probably be flying and staying in Wien, as it's easy to get a direct flight + hotel package there. Wien would serve as our base of ...
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I have a one way ticket to Austria, will they send me back home?

Next June I'll be going to Austria and I have booked a one way ticket, cause I have an italian citizenship and I'm planning on going to Italy to issue my passport afterwards. If the passport thing ...
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When can we see lively debates in the Austrian Parliament?

We are in Vienna and would like to watch a sitting of the Austrian Parliament. Naturally we would prefer to visit at a time when there are likely to be lively debates in a fully attended house, with ...
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Do I need a Transit visa in Vienna? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Jordan through Vienna airport. I am Jordanian and have a Canadian PR. resident in Ontario. I will be in the transit area of Vienna airport. Do I need a transit visa
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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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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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Buying Mozart balls at a decent price in Vienna

I'm now leaving from Vienna and I want to bring back home some nice souvenir. And so... What's better than Mozart balls? 😀 However last time I was here I was buying them at the airport and the price ...
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Salzburg: Eisreisenwelt, Only hiking from bottom to top [closed]

I am travelling to Werfer, to see the amazing ice caves of Eisreisenwelt. In the spirit of enjoying the views and saving money, I thought of trekking the whole route from Werfen bahnhof (railway ...
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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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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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Accurate hiking maps of Austria

I'm going to Austria for hiking. In Switzerland, we have very accurate maps that are available online for free. Is there anything similar for Austria? I couldn't find a central place that covers whole ...
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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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In Austria (OEBB), what does “Book reservation for trains” give me?

I'm booking a train from Vienna to Graz on February, taking the Railjet train. I have an option to reserve my seat via the site, and I was wondering what would happen if I do not do this: will there ...
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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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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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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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Indian Passport stolen in France. Can Indian embassy in Austria issue a new passport?

I am a student in Austria travelling around Europe. My Indian passport was stolen in France. I immediately reported the theft in the nearest police office and got myself a police report. I have my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any department stores in Salzburg?

As part of my travels I currently find myself in Salzburg, where the streets are filled with stores, but as far as I can tell no larger malls. Are there any department stores similar to Macy's (USA), ...
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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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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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Buy old currency in Bratislava and Vienna

I will be traveling to Bratislava and Vienna this week. I want to know if there are any shops where I would get the old Slovak Korunas or Austrian Schillings. Also, I stay in Munich. Are there any ...
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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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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 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 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 get a Tourist Schengen visa if I'm unemployed?

I'm quitting my job this month to take a break for a couple of months. I want to travel to Austria for a short holiday (a week maybe) and was wondering if getting a Tourist visa would be a challenge? ...