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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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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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Is it legal to cross an internal Schengen border without passport for a day visit

This caused a bit of tension in the group as there was disagreement on whether this is in fact unlawful or not. You were right, they were wrong. Both Germans and non-Germans are required to carry a ...
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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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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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Is it legal to cross an internal Schengen border without passport for a day visit

In theory, you did the right thing as you're theoretically meant to hold a travel document to cross the internal border. In reality, you were WAY overthinking it. Anywhere you can cycle over the ...
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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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5 min train to bus connection in Pflach, Austria, feasible?

When I look at the time table, it seems to me as if there is a planned transfer between the train and the bus in Reutte, the station before Pflach. I reckon that you have a better chance that the bus ...
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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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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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What will my typical radiation exposure be for one week in Bad Gastein?

Are you aware that people actually live and work there 24/7/365 and apparently don't keel over from radiation poisoning ? From: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/...
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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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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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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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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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Finding how crowded a given train connections is (by day of week, and by hour)

ÖBB Auslastungsanzeige https://live.oebb.at is intended for this, but not all trains are covered. This is what the crowding display looks like, if available:
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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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When travelling to Austria, do I need to prove that I haven't been in High-Risk Areas in the last 10 days and if yes - how?

I've traveled by car from Italy to Austria recently and here's how their border control looks like: You roll up to the border officer They ask you where you've been and whether you have any COVID ...
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Finding how crowded a given train connections is (by day of week, and by hour)

You can get a rough estimate by looking at the ticket prices a week or two in advance. The departures with the cheapest tickets will likely be least crowded. If I for example check the coming Monday (...
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Can I visit Vienna during a long layover?

Are there any administrative considerations? No. As a UK citizen with a UK passport you can enter and leave Austria without any other documents required. I believe that train to centre is quick It ...
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