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What does a red X on a yellow sign mean on an Austrian autobahn

These signs are, as some answers state, for snow plow operators to mark parts of the streets where the snow plow has to be lifted to prevent hooking into the surface and damaging the plow. The crosses ...
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Is it possible to insist on having your ID checked at the police station, not in the street in Austria?

Yes, for every problem with the police, you can insist to do it at the station. (except some pretty much impossible situations where any delay brings harm to people etc., but at the same time checking ...
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Can GBP be directly used in Austria

No, GBP can not be used directly in Austria. No store will accept them. You won't have any serious trouble finding a currency exchange store to convert them to Euros though.
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Munich to Rome by train (avoiding tunnels)

(I read the question title "Munich from Rome" and therefore this is a northbound description, but the route should by symmetrical in the opposite direction) You can't do this entirely by ...
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My flight was rescheduled to an early date, when visa is not started yet. Can I enter?

No, you will not be allowed to enter Austria before the visa starts just because the airline has rescheduled your flight. You must expect that the airline will refuse you to board if you are landing ...
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What consequences may occur as a result of driving a rental car in Austria without an International Drivers Permit?

Your Australian driver's licence is only valid in Austria together with an International Driver's Permit or with a translation issued by an authorized Austrian organization, e.g. ÖAMTC. If you are not ...
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Vienna To Graz By Rail

You don't need to go somewhere else (by cab or similar) from the airport to reach a train. It has a station called "Flughafen Wien Bahnhof", which is easily accessible from the terminal buildings ...
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What does a red X on a yellow sign mean on an Austrian autobahn

In Switzerland, there are signs of the same size positioned at the beginning and end of bridges, overpasses, etc... along motorways and some secondary roads. Likewise, there is no reference to them in ...
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Name of a monastery/restaurant in Austria

Google reverse image search says that it might be Feldkirch, Vorarlberg. Indeed the church and the first house in the foreground (the one with the two windows underneath the straight part of the roof) ...
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Seeking Starbucks in Vienna very near to public transportation

I notice in the comments that you're looking for somewhere to sit and work. Apparently, Vienna has a very high concentration of co-working spaces purpose-designed for the sort of thing you're looking ...
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Will we be required to use a PIN associated with our credit cards in Central Europe?

I work in the industry and therefore feel qualified to answer this question. For cards bearing a chip; if you need to use a PIN in your home country, then you will be required to use a PIN overseas....
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Munich to Rome by train (avoiding tunnels)

Inspired by @gerrit's answer, this one has one tunnel that is 5865 m long (and can be avoided with a 30 minute bus ride), but otherwise all other tunnels are much shorter. Roma-Firenze-Bologna-Milano:...
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How does Austria's suspension of Schengen affect travellers (both EU and non-EU)?

The purpose of the Schengen Treaty is to let EU/EEA citizens pass internal EU borders without having to wait in line to have their papers checked. This greatly simplifies cross-border travel and ...
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Vienna To Graz By Rail

It's certainly doable. There is a train station right in the airport. Best connection runs once an hour: Railjet to Wien Central Station and than another Railjet to Graz. You have 10 minutes to ...
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Can GBP be directly used in Austria

There are a number of reasons that a shop might choose to accept some currency. Obviously, they'll accept the local currency. If they're in an area where a relatively large fraction of shoppers are ...
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Crossing Swiss-Austrian border by foot

Most of the border between Switzerland and Austria north of Liechtenstein is along the Rhine, so there you'll have to cross the border over a bridge. But you can still do it on foot: Note however ...
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How can I buy euros via bank transfer in Austria?

Send yourself some money via Western Union - they exist in both the UK and Austria, you can send money from your UK bank account account and pick it up in Austria at a WU location. Once the transfer ...
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Travelling to London with EU refugee's passport

The UK requires visas of all refugee travel document holders, unless the UK issued the travel document (in which case it is obviously good for return to the UK).
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Train between Vienna airport and city center

Seems wild to me that I couldn't find this info in English from the official sources. Here's a shot: VOR Fares The regional transit authority, VOR, fares are valid on the vast majority of mass ...
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From Italy to Austria during winter, by car

Renting Winter-Equipped Cars in Italy I think it is actually possible to rent a car, equipped for winter road travel, in Italy. Indeed, Hertz agrees with me: To help you enjoy safer, more reliable ...
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How reliable is the Salzburg-Budapest Railjet?

I used to be travelling a lot by railjet, and the maximum delay I got was 30 minutes, and that happened only once, altogether. (It was around when the refugees came in and rushed on the train). I took ...
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Flying to Wien, Austria from Denmark, legal with only temporary passport?

Denmark-Austria is effectively a domestic route; no border control is carried out, only an ID check by bag drop if you check in luggage, to confirm that you're the ticket holder. Furthermore, under ...
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How to avoid the huge tunnel at Vienna when travelling from Munich to Budapest by train?

If you wish to bypass the long Wienerwald tunnel, you need to get off at St. Pölten and take a different train to Vienna. If you have a look at a railway map (http://www.bueker.net/trainspotting/map....
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Is there a website with up-to-date info on border checks in the EU due to Covid-19?

Is there a site that I can refer to for up-to-date information about which borders within the EU (specifically the Schengen area) are subject to checks due to Covid-19? https://reopen.europa.eu/. ...
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Buy old currency in Bratislava and Vienna

Every capital city I have ever been, and many smaller cities and towns, have shops selling coins, and those mostly also do bank notes of the country. In German, for Vienna and Germany, you google on '...
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Train between Vienna airport and city center

Does the 48-hours ticket include train from airport to city center? No. The 48-hour ticket, excludes the zone the airport is in. If not, are there any ways not to buy separate ticket, but just "...
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Name of a monastery/restaurant in Austria

It's feldkirch. I live near there. (It's the view from the schattenburg, the blue "hypo" sign in both pictures is the same sign)
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Seeking Starbucks in Vienna very near to public transportation

You can search for stores on the Starbucks site, here are the results for Vienna, Austria. There are many stores and many are near U-Bahn stations and/or tram and bus stops. For example this store ...
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How reliable is the Salzburg-Budapest Railjet?

I have unfortunately no statistics on the Railjets being on time. However, I have an answer to the second part of your question: If that train doesn't go [...] will my ticket be valid for the 13:08-...
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