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Why can't I reserve a seat on the Eurocity train I just bought a ticket for on ÖBB

I bought return Sparscheine tickets on trains from Vienna to and from Budapest in about 7 weeks time for my family using oebbtickets.at, but didn't see an option to reserve a seat before paying. Now ...
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How likely is standby on Austrian Airlines?

I booked a flight LAX to VIE on Austrian Airlines and somehow booked the return August 30 instead of July 30! Tickets have ballooned in price to astronomical rates :(. How likely is it that I get on ...
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Where in Vienna can one take a rapid Covid test and pay it in cash?

For entering his home country of Nigeria a friend needs a Covid test result before leaving Vienna by plane. He is there as a tourist. The test place at the airport does not accept cash payments and ...
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Alles gurgelt! for tourists in Vienna

Alles gurgelt! is a COVID testing scheme in Vienna. One takes a gargle PCR test at home, drops off the kit at various locations and receives an answer within 24 hours. I am not Austrian or an EU ...
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Transit through Austria without a stopover - covid-19

I plan to fly from Israel to Hungary via Austria, on this route: Flight from Israel to Vienna> and then a taxi ride from Vienna to Budapest. In the Corona Regulations of Austria I see listed: "...
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transferring from train arriving in Vienna to Vienna airport with more luggage then I can carry without a trolley

Last time I arrived by train in Wien Hauptbahnhof with 3 airplane checked baggage sized bags (23 kg each), transferred to a local train to Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien) train station, and there was ...
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What is going to happen to me in Doha or Vienna Airport given the Coronavirus situation?

I live in Iran and I have bought this Qatar Airways flight from Tehran (Iran) to Vienna for February 29. As far as I know, to this moment the flight is not cancelled for health concerns regarding ...
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Best transportation option for living 4 months in Vienna?

Starting from March I will be living in Vienna for 4 months. During this period, I have to go to work (15 min via U2) and come back every day during the week. Also, some weekends I would like to ...
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Looking for a restaurant in Vienna with a name similar to "An die 2 Linsen" that served huge Schnitzel

In 2012 during an Euro-trip I spent some days in Vienna. During that trip I got a recommendation for a restaurant from a local citizen. I really liked the restaurant and memorized it's name for future ...
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Train between Vienna airport and city center

This week I'm arriving to Vienna for 2 days. For now there are several questions: Does the 48-hours ticket include train from airport to city center? If not, are there any ways not to buy separate ...
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Room for a month in Vienna

The usual sites are for longer term rents in Austria - I need a room for a month. Obviusly, a hotel would be too expensive. What site or social media group could help me finding a room for a month, ...
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May a hotel provide accommodation for fewer people than booked?

I booked a room in a hotel in Vienna for 3 people (2 adults and 1 child - 8 years old). I received an email from Agoda.com that confirms these details. The hotel sent me an email confirmation too, but ...
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Vienna To Graz By Rail

In September I will be travelling from the United States to Graz, Austria for business. From my location, flights to Vienna are objectively better than flights to Graz: More plentiful and either ...
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Whom do these Viennese sculptures depict?

In Vienna‘s first quarter, on the corner between Universitätsstraße and Reichsratsstraße, very close to the Votiv Church, there is a building with these sculptures: The first one looks kind of Greek,...
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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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Where to buy distilled water in Vienna

Do I buy distilled water at grocery store or a pharmacy? I need it for a medical humidifier. It seems like most of the pharmacies are closed on weekends.
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Do American tourists get the Senior Discount in Vienna? [closed]

I see a lot of museums in Vienna that offer reduced senior prices with "valid pensioner's ID." I assume that is an official government document. Would they accept an American passport or is the ...
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What is the dress code for the Vienna State Opera (Standing Room Section)?

I want to see an Opera when I visit Vienna. Since the all the cheap seats have already been sold, I plan to pay €3 for a standing room ticket. I'm guessing the standing crowd will not be as well-...
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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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Safe space to spend the night in Vienna without booking a hotel room

I'm going to a concert to Vienna on Saturday (two days). I just realized that there aren't any trains back to my home in the night so I'd have to wait til the morning until the first train leaves ...
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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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Is there any bus or train that travels directly from Vienna to Budapest airport?

I want to buy a ticket to travel directly to Budapest airport from Vienna because I don't like changing trains again inside the city. It would be great to have an option to go directly to the airport ...
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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 the Jahreskarte valid to travel to Vienna airport (Schwechat)?

I want to travel to the airport in Schwechat, Vienna and I have a one-year "Jahrenskarte" to travel within Vienna. I am not sure if I can use this one to travel to airport as well or I should buy a ...
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Is it necessary to book OBB Rex trains in advance?

I want to go from Vienna to Bratislava by train, with the OBB Rex service. Is it necessary, or recommended, to book in advance, or is it normal to just come before the train leaves and purchase a ...
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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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What does this placard mean on some Vienna's buildings?

I've seen this on several buildings in Vienna in Innerstadt, a few weeks ago. Wondered what exactly it meant.
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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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What is usually open in Vienna during Christmas?

I'll be spending my a few days of my holidays in Vienna and I found the city quite dead today (24th). It was such a disaster to find a nice restaurant to have dinner and every single shop/restaurant ...
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Can I check my bag for a BA flight at the Vienna City Airport Train terminal?

The Wien Mitte CAT terminal in Vienna has a bag drop, but their website isn't clear about which airlines it accepts baggage for. I know you can drop bags for Austrian Airlines, because I've done it. ...
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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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Wiener Linien Day ticket (5.5 Euro)

If I purchase a Wiener Linien Day ticket (5.5 Euros), can I travel in all buses and U-Bahn, S-Bahn trams (including Vienna Ring Tram) throughout the network? Just wanted to confirm. Do we need to ...
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Safety in Vienna and budapest [closed]

I am planning to make a short trip to Vienna and Budapest. I want to know how safe is it for brown tourists. I know in general these are very safe cities but I would like to know it from my ...
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S-Bahn and tickets in Vienna

This week I need to travel 2 times (with 60 hours apart) via S-Bahn in Vienna: From Wien Hauptbahnhof to Praterstern, using any of the S-Bahn or R trains. From Praterstern to VIE airport, using the ...
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How to travel from Vienna airport to Győr

I need a fast and reliable ride from Vienna airport to Győr downtown on a specific day at a specific time (leaving about 12:30 on a Wednesday). I arrive by plane to VIE. What options do I have? By ...
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From where exactly does the airport bus near Schottentor U2 in Vienna leave?

My app and this site insists there is an airport bus going from Schottentor/Liechtensteinstrasse to the airport. I have been at Schottentor many times. I am unable to find either bus or ...
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Is it possible to leave a bicycle for the day at Karlsplatz, Vienna?

Karlsplatz is one of the best-connected public transport hubs in Vienna. Is there provision for leaving a bicycle securely there whilst I travel for the day on public transport (U-Bahn, tram, etc) and ...
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Minimum requirement to Vienna [duplicate]

am Jeshna from Mauritius. i got an invitation from a friend at Vienna. it will be about month. i would like to know the minimum requirement of money that i should possess in the bank to be able to ...
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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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Sunny coffee house in Vienna

I would like to find a sunny coffee house in Vienna. That is one with enough glass in the roof or huge windows, so that on sunny winter days one can sit inside and still enjoy the sunshine. Any ...
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Fastest public transport from Vienna airport into city center?

I'm landing at Vienna airport on a Friday (work day) at 17h35 and I'm supposed to attend a meeting at 19h00 close to Stephansplatz in the 1st district. I have only carry-on luggage and an EU passport, ...
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Do trains in Europe run on Christmas day?

My wife and I will be in Europe (Munich, Lucerne, Vienna, Prague) from just before Christmas to just after New Year's. If I have done my research right - it looks like trains will be running all of ...
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Is there a Twin City Liner sales office in Bratislava?

I will be spending a few days in Vienna soon and I was planning a day trip to Bratislava on my arrival day. I have found train schedules and fares easily enough on OBB's site. I intend to travel to ...
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Seat choice and comfort on the Euronight Train

My girlfriend and I are planning our very first international train trip and we got kind of lost when reading about the Euronight Train. I'm buying the tickets here and I'm getting the cheapest seats ...
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Seeking traditional coffeehouse in Vienna , extremely close to public transportation

I am disabled, so 300m is the absolute maximum, when I move on foot, 50m is of course even better;)
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Late March - Early April Boat trip from Bratislava to Vienna

I understand it's a nice thing to do, a little cruise on the Danube however I can't find concrete information whether there are cruises the first week of April (or end of March), I get the impression ...
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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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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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What to do in case of theft of passport with visa and residence permit [closed]

I am an Indian student residing in Italy, my girlfriend is also a student from India residing in Vienna, today her wallet containing her passport (with visa) and residence permit were stolen. We ...
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Wien: U-bahn + S-bahn to the airport, how many tickets?

I would like to get to the Vienna international airport from the city of Vienna. The cheapest option, according to the airport website, is to use the S-Bahn. Since I do not live next to the railway ...
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