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A quick search led me to this (German) article, which states: Das bei Touristen und Wienern gleichermaßen beliebte Traditions-Beisl "Zu den 2 Lieserln" hat zugesperrt. Auf der Homepage bedankt sich der Inhaber für die Treue und gibt bekannt, dass man "den Kampf gegen die äußeren Umstände verloren" habe und das "geliebte Gasthaus für immer schließen" müsse....


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TL;DR: The hotel has provided what you paid for. Sorry. There are two separate but related things here: The number of people that can legally stay in a room. This is also known as the maximum occupancy, since it's often set by fire code and is usually completely non-negotiable. The number of beds provided, which is purely up to the hotel, and which can ...


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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 without even going outside any buildings. You exit to baggage claim, and then the way to the station is marked by signage. In the station, there is three platforms, ...


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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 to do. From this article: Move over coffee shops! The Viennese have found a better place to work, connect, and stay warm: Austria may be small, but ...[has]....


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What the other answers seem to overlook is that you more than likely paid for this with a credit card. Agoda can say it's non-refundable all they like, but they can't keep you from disputing the charge with your credit card. You've paid for a room for 3 people. Agoda has made plain it will not be delivering that. Therefore, the charge is clearly disputable....


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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 change trains in Wien Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) (Platform 7 to Platform 8). Do NOT take the City Airport Train (CAT) to "Wien Mitte". It's heavily advertised ...


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For classical music you cannot really go wrong with the two main concert halls (the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus) and the two main opera houses (the State Opera and the Volksoper). The concert halls also offer good non-classical music — the Konzerthaus in particular offers great Jazz and World Music performances. Tickets are actually usually pretty ...


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Directly after the train station in Zurich there will be nothing to see. You will drive through a tunnel for a quarter of hour and when you will see the daylight again, you are already at the lake Zurich. The train line follows more or less directly the shoreline, and if the weather is nice it can be interesting to observe the people there sunbathing and the ...


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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 transit in the region: All trains operated by ÖBB (S-Bahn, Regionalzug, railjet...) Underground (U-Bahn) operated by Wiener Linien Trams (Straßenbahn, "Bim") ...


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Don't worry, you will be able to communicate in Hochdeutsch. One thing you should know is that the German you will hear and read in Austria is not the German you may hear in Hannover. There are some particularities (EN, DE). However, if you have a good command of German this won't be a problem. Moreover, the Austrians when speaking have a typical accent ...


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I have transited through vienna around 15 times and happy to give you some tips on what to see during your 6 hour layoff. St.Stephens Platz church (start here. Its the city centre walk around for 2h you will see viennese operas, palace and shopping streets around. If you like cakes be sure to taste Sacher torta (shop not far from main opera) Schonbrunn ...


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The best suggestion that comes to mind is the Palmenhaus at the Burggarten. . Image source: Wikimedia Commons It's a café-brasserie-bar with a huge conservatory facing south-west. Even better, it has a large expanse of open ground (the Burggarten) in front of it, so the sun is not blocked by buildings even when it's low in the sky. You can reach it by ...


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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.php?file=maps/austria/austria.gif for example), you will see there is a second line from St. Pölten to Vienna (the tunnel line is still marked as under ...


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06:00 to 18:00 at most on Saturdays, not opened at all on Sundays. There are exceptions for stores in airports and train stations. Here's a list of branches with special opening hours for Billa, a large supermarket chain.


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The City Airport Train will take you (close to) the center in just 16 minutes. It is however a lot more expensive than the regular train going the same way in just 10 or so minutes more. Each of the two trains runs every 20-30 minutes, so the fastest option depends on when exactly you arrive at the train station. From the terminal Wien Mitte-Landstraße you ...


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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 'Münze' or of course 'shops Coins or Numismatics' (leave off the last few letters and google will fill it out for you. I can not find the Slovak word as fast, ...


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I am extremely frustrated by this situation. They have charged my for 3 people yet they are not providing a room that can accommodate my family. This really depends on the way it was advertised. In my experience, the listings on Agoda include the room composition in terms of beds / sleeping sofas / other sleeping facilities. If you are required to pay for ...


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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 "expand" 48-hours ticket? Theoretically yes. The 48-hours covers all of Zone 1, so you only need to buy a ticket from the airport to edge to zone 1. However, I ...


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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 is right beside Wien Mitte Station and also even closer to a local tram stop, here's a Google Maps shot: and a close up showing the tram stop: But there are ...


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The wagon contains six-seat compartments. This is how a compartment looks like, although the colors are usually faded: Ralf Roletschek - CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported The seats are reclinable (although not fully). In the end position the opposite seats join up. So, if the compartment is all yours you can even lay down. If it's fully booked it's rather cramped. ...


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Since there is no shortage of Wiener Schnitzel tourist traps this insider Schnitzel guide may help. I have also been recently at restaurant 'Zum Friedensrichter' in Leopoldstadt - not huge Schnitzel but VERY good ones!


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The 48-hour ticket for the "core zone Vienna" indeed does not include the airport (despite the "core zone" wording all other zones outside of Vienna have been abolished in favour of a distance-based fare system). I would suggest that you download the ÖBB app (available in English), which allows you to specify that you already have a ticket for the core zone ...


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In Vienna they speak Viennese, which is their city dialect of standard German (Hochdeutsch). However they have no problem in speaking or communicating with you in Hochdeutsch. You will be perfectly fine . In addition most young Austrians speak English, so if the German were to play up (although highly unlikely) you can always communicate in English.


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Mozartkugel (Mozart rounds) are very popular for tourists - you can buy them almost everywhere - but unfortunately they are not cheap. On the official page you can find a link to an online shop and I don’t think the prices will be much lower than that at the airport or in downtown Vienna. A box of 18 pieces costs around €8; that was also the price I paid in ...


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When we were in Vienna last year we went to a concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus which we enjoyed. Their programme is quite extensive and there are smaller and larger halls in the building so you could see a small recital or an orchestra. It's just outside the city centre but easy enough to get to and seemed to be well frequented by locals rather than ...


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Definitely Vienna is easier to navigate, public transportation is better and easier to use, more people speak English, and architectural highlights are all concentrated within a 4 mile radius. Vienna also has more high-quality large art museums, and overall, it's more tourist-friendly than Budapest. However, Vienna is not as strikingly different to other ...


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For 5.8€, you could get a transit day pass that allows for unlimited travel on the transit network, including night buses – (especially) if you take a seat next to the bus operator, you'll definitely be safe, and you'll also see some more of Vienna.


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Most Viennese museums request just a valid ID/Passport/Driving License which shows the age. Same is valid in rest of Austria. Other countries might have different rules. For example, "The Kunsthistorische Museum" in Vienna mentions "Pensionisten ab 65 oder mit gültigem Pensionistenausweis" "Pensioners over 65 or with valid pensioner card" The EU law does ...


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The number of people staying in the room and the number of beds needed are not directly related. For example, I have shared hotel rooms with people whom I was happy to share a bed with (romantically or platonically), but I have also shared hotel rooms with people who I was not willing to share a bed with. Parents are often happy to share a bed with a ...


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