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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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Is it possible to insist on having your ID checked at the police station, not in the street in Austria?

I am a non-EU citizen and I understand that I could be stopped in Austria and asked for my passport (and visa). Moreover, as far as I know, there are police officers in Austria dressed in civilian ...
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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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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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Train from Zurich to Vienna - anything to look out for?

I will be soon be travelling by train from Zurich to Vienna, with 8- and 5-year-old children. Obviously we will be packing 'things to do', but are there any things along the way we should be ...
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Is it true that a “dekoriert”-sign means that naked women are dancing?

During carnival in German-speaking Europe, there are a lot of bars that have a sign at the front door stating "dekoriert", which means decorated. However, when you go inside, there are no decorations ...
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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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Name of a monastery/restaurant in Austria

About 3 years ago, I hiked through this village in Austria near its borders with Switzerland and Germany. Unfortunately, neither my friend or I can remember the name of the village. We also ate at a ...
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Is there a reason to prefer the bus to the train in the Czech Republic?

I'm traveling to Brno for a conference, and am making last-minute travel plans. The recommendation is to fly into Vienna and take ground transportation from there, as Brno's own airport is very small. ...
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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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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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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 to Identify Trains in Austria and Switzerland?

Sometimes, it is desirable to identify a particular train rather than just finding any train that travels to a given destination. For instance, discounted train tickets in Germany are usually valid ...
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Austria in September

I am planning a trip to Austria in September for myself and my wife (both Canadians). The rough plan is to spend 7-8 days, and we'd like to visit Vienna, Salzburg, and Hallstatt. So far I am ...
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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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Is there a map that shows Austrian winter road closures?

Some highways in Austria close for the winter season. For example, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is closed until sometime in May. Where can I find a map that shows which roads are currently ...
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Crossing borders for a couple hours inside the Schengen area with a group of children

I'm a scoutmaster in the Czech Republic and we would like to visit Austria for couple hours with my scout troop (aged 12-16, we're all Czech citizens). Are there any special rules about such ...
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Pass in the Alps that can be crossed by mountain bike?

I'm looking for a pass in the Alps that I can cross with my mountain bike. I know that if there's a road, I could just use it, but my question is a little bit more special. Ideally this pass shouldn'...
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From Italy to Austria during winter, by car

In the first week of January, my family are going to travel from Milan (Italy) to Innsbruck (Austria), then to Munich (Germany) and finally back to Milan (maybe via Switzerland). All the hotels are ...
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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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Will I be able to catch a connection in the Austrian train in 2 minutes?

I'll be headed from Zell am See to Vienna on the 8th of march, on a train that leaves Zell am See at 10:19. There are two connections on the way - first in Schwarzach-St.Veit, then in Salzburg. The ...
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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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How does Austria's suspension of Schengen affect travellers (both EU and non-EU)?

I'm an Italian citizen. Next Sunday I'm going to Austria. I have a national ID card but no passport. Recently Austria suspended Schengen. So can I enter Austria?
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Travelling to London with EU refugee's passport

I want to travel to London with Austrian refugee's passport, is it possible? Do I need a visa?
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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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Vienna - groceries opening hours during weekend

In which hours are the groceries opened during weekend in Vienna? I will arrive there Saturday before noon, I'd like to know if I should take the food for 2 days with me, or can I expect to buy some ...
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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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Is the Wachau Valley interesting only to skiers?

I'm doing a trip from Vienna to Salzburg just after the beginning of the new year, probably 2-3 January. I'd like to stay for a day and night in Salzburg, but would also like to do another day and ...
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Are there any documents I need to drive through Austria, Liechtenstein & Switzerland?

I am planning a road trip though Europe this summer. The car is registered in Ireland. Is there any documents I need to drive in the countries listed above. I am aware I need a sticker for the ...
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Conditions of train ticket between Vienna and Bratislava

I'm planning a trip to Vienna, and I'd like to visit also Bratislava. I've found a page with prices of train tickets: http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/travel/vienna-bratislava/vienna-train, however, the ...
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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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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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I am travelling to Austria for 6 months, is there any travel/health insurance I could get if I have a European (Spanish) passport?

I'm a 25 year old Uruguayan who will be living in Austria for 3 to 6 months. I have a European passport/nationality (Spanish). I am in the process of getting health/travel insurance here, but all the ...
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Seeking Starbucks in Vienna very near to public transportation

I have searched Google maps and found none, but I saw that in my city many bus stops are not marked, so I hoped you could help me. Less than 300m from public transportation would be great. I am ...
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Would I be able to communicate in Vienna in German?

I'm planning a trip to Vienna. Since I know German quite well, I didn't foresee any problems... but after reading Wikipedia articles about dialects in Austria, especially about Bairisch dialect, I'm a ...
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Visiting two Schengen countries, coming back home in between, do I apply for single-entry or multiple-entry visa?

I am a resident of Turkey and I will go to Austria for 6 days beginning of June and then I will come back to Turkey. After staying 10 days I will go to Italy for 11 days at the end of June. Do I need ...
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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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Will my German Aldi Talk work in Austria?

I'm going to be traveling to Vienna in a few days. Will my german Aldi Talk flat rate plan work in Austria? I just want to be able to use my phone to contact people there as well as use train apps ...
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Can I go ski in Innsbruck at the end of November, beginning of December?

I'm planning to go to Innsbruck for the weekend of 30th November - 2nd December. However I'm not sure if the ski runs will have enough snow. Or at least the most beautiful ones. In particular, I was ...
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Is a supplement ticket required for international travel with Railjet to Austria?

When travelling between München and Salzburg, are all international train tickets valid for using the ÖBB Railjet service or is a special/supplement ticket required? I am traveling with a ticket RIT ...
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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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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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How can I reach the Austrian alps by public transport from Vienna?

I'm planning a trip to the Austrian Alps, probably Gesaeuse National Park, or maybe Kalkalpen, leaving from Vienna. Does anyone have any tips on how to get there (the mountains) most easily using ...
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Prepaid SIM card for Austria, with mobile internet and relatively cheap foreign calls

I'm planning to spend about a week in Austria. I'd like to have mobile internet (mostly for geocaching). 100MB should be enough, however, it would be good to have a bit more. I'd like also to have ...
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Good, safe place to spend a night by a roadside - Austria, Germany

In summer I want to travel a bit about Western Europe. I think I would start with Austria and Germany. Is it possible to (easily?) find place, where I can just sleep in a car, a place that is free (...
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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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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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Romantic restaurants in ski area in Austria

I'm looking for a romantic restaurant (fireplace, view of the snowy mountains, not too big) in Austria within ski region. The region should be reachable in about 2.5 h from Munich by car. How can I ...
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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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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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Preparing food yourself in hostels in Vienna?

Is it generally allowed to prepare own food in hostels in Vienna, and should I expect them to have a kitchen appropriate for it? When staying in Berlin, I've met a group of Spaniards who were cooking ...