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Questions tagged [vienna]

The capital of Austria.

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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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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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Amazon/Ebay pickup locations in Frankfurt/Munich/Vienna airport?

Are there any pickup locations in/near Frankfurt/Munich/Vienna airport for Amazon/Ebay?
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Apps to find local events

I will be traveling around Central Europe by the end of this month and I would like to know if you could recommend me any app for finding events been held in some particular city the same day that I ...
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Layover at Vienna for 6 hours - enough for some sightseeing?

In a week I'll be travelling from Sofia to Copenhagen, but with a transit through Vienna. I'll be arriving at 9:00 and my next flight is at 15:15, which makes a total of 6h15m. I thought this could be ...
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Micro SIM 3G for iPad in Vienna?

Next week I am leaving for Vienna and staying there for a week. I'm staying there for work, alone, and since I need to get in contact with my colleagues and family at home (I am Italian) I would ...
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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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Taizé prayer in Vienna: where?

I'm going to Vienna for 5 days. Where I live use to go to the Taize' prayer in some Parrish. I know this is international and that many people, after coming back to Taizé, start to pray the same way ...
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Skipping second leg when transferring in Vienna

I booked a flight BUD-VIE-ZRH a while ago. It looks like I will need to go to a meeting in Vienna anyway around those dates, so I am thinking about skipping the second leg of my Austrian flight. I can'...
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How does one “navigate” by train across Central Europe? [closed]

We are a family of 4, 2 youth aged 21 and 24. We plan to reach Lucerne on 19th of July 2014.... Lucerne-2 nights, then Salzburg 3 Night, then Vienna 3 nights, then Budapest 3 nights and Prague 3 ...
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Do Indian nationals require a transit visa at Vienna travelling from Ukraine to India? [duplicate]

One of my friends is studying in Ukraine, now he wants to travel to India for vacation via Vienna. Does he require a transit visa?
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insider restaurant tip for traditional cuisine in Vienna [closed]

we would like to find a non-touristy place where locals go to, serving Austrian dishes, downtown Vienna
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How can I find good classical music concerts in Vienna?

I am looking for good concerts in Vienna. I heard there are a lot of tourist traps around. Specially from sellers in the street "dressed up as Mozart". I heard from a friend that went there, and knows ...
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Can I change a hotel booking from free cancellation rates to pre-paid rates?

I am visiting Vienna in April next year and am thinking of booking a hotel via one of the hotel providers like booking.com. Is it all right to book at free cancellation rates now and then change to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Hostels in Vienna - reservation and prepaid

I'm planning to spend a few days in Vienna, in hostel, 2 person. I haven't started looking for hostel, so I have the question about the specific of finding hostel there: Do I need a reservation at ...