Austria is a paradisiacal European country. The nation reflects sheer magnificence with its iconic panorama of crystal-clear lakes caressing the forested foothills under the blue-white contrast of the sky. Words are just a mere gesture of complementing the Austrian extravagance. Sit on a mount-top and admire the natural contrast of the Austrian landscape. Feel the gentle kiss of wind against your cheeks and listen to the melodic whistle of the river cutting through the lush green regions. The land features many angelic views that appear picture-perfect to the eyes. Take twisty turns on the curvy alleys and explore the majestic blend of urban and ancient splendors. Spend time in this landlocked country inherited with the fairytale-like castles, exquisite palaces, and other exceptional architectural wonders. Wander and catch an ecstatic sight of the superlative and personified valleys that appear heavenly and surprising at the same time. Experience the best of Austrian tourism with us.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT Austria
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Austria
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Federal Parliamentary Republic
CAPITAL & LARGEST CITY: Vienna
POPULATION: 8,902,600 (January 2020 est.)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): German
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Hungarian, Slovene, Burgenland, Croatian, and Others
ETHNICITY: Austrians, Yugoslavs, Germans, Turks, and Others
CURRENCY: Euro (€) EUR
MAP REFERRED: Europe
AREA: 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq. mi)
Lowest Point: Neusiedler See (115 m)
Highest Point: Grossglockner (3,797 m)
COASTLINE: 0 km (landlocked)
NEIGHBOURING PLACES: Slovenia (156km) | Czechia (256 km) |Croatia (273 km) |Hungary (375 km) |
NATIONAL SYMBOL: Coat of Arms
National COLOURS: Red and White (as in Austrian Flag)
FAMOUS FOR: Schonbrunn Palace| The Hofburg| St. Stephen's Cathedral| Belvedere Palace| Prater| Fortress Hohensalzburg| Vienna State Opera| Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien| Schonbrunn Zoo
TIME ZONE: AUT(GMT+1)
DRIVING SIDE: Right
LITERACY RATE: 99.00 %
AIRPORTS IN AZERBAIJAN:
AVG. COST PER DAY: 134 USD
NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY:
The Austrian network is best known for offering good performance and coverage. Broadband internet service is supplied by several ISPs (Internet Service Providers). It is advised to use the public internet zones or wi-fi zones. Airports, railways, buses, and public square areas are installed with Wi-Fi facilities.
Almost 81% of the population has access to the internet. Hutchison Drei Austria, kabelplus, LIWEST Kabelmedien are some of the prominent ISPs. The cities in Austria offer free Wi-Fi in the public areas such as bus stands, airports, and sitting areas.
Due to the huge number of internet providers the Austrian market is filled with options. It has led to the growth of the best services due to cut-throat competition. The providers promise to give the highest download speed that helps the company to stay in the long-term run.
In terms of network, speed, and connectivity Austria stands in the 55th number all over the world. It is advised to either get any local sim to use the fastest speed as international brands might not work properly. Get a thorough check of the plans and enjoy better connections in the era of high-speed and fast life.
International calling can be expensive. It is better to go for VoIP Services (Voice Over Internet Protocol Service) such as Skype, Instagram, Facebook and many more to make international calls for free. You can easily find these at an internet cafe in the country.
Country Calling Code: +43 Embassy of UAE: (+43) (1) 368 14 55
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** Drop the 0 when dialing an area code from outside the country.
The currency of Austria is the Euro that denoted the term 'money'. Austrians use the full range of Euro coins. Between 1925 and 2002, Austria had the Schilling (symbol: ATS). Carry smaller notes and coins in Austrian as the shops mainly do no keep heavy changes.
Symbol: € Code: AUT 1 Euro = 100 Cents 1 Euro AUT = 4.02 United Arab Emirates Dirham (as on 26 Mar 2020)
Euro notes can be found in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500
Euro coins can be found in denominations of 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 Euro and 2 Euro.
Please note that Travelers Cheques are NOT accepted in most places.
The history of Austria is dated from the early stone age. The European country got its name in 996 AD. In the early times from 1273 to 1918, Austria was dominated by the house of Habsburg and House of Habsburg Lorraine. These were the most distinguished and prominent royal houses of Europe.
Austria became the Austrian Empire (Central European multinational great power) from 1804 to 1867. The country was also a part of the German Confederation (an association of 39 German-speaking states) until a 7 weeks war (Austro-Prussian war) in 1866. The war took place between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia.
Later, Austria formed a dual monarchy with Hungary known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867 to 1918. But this empire crumbled in 1918 after the end of World War I. Then, after that Austria was limited to its current frontiers.
Austria then acquired the name, the Republic of German-Austria due to the predominance of German ethnicities. However, the name was forbidden by the peace treaties which ended WWI. So, the name was changed to the First Austrian Republic (1918-1933).
In 1938, Austria was annexed to the German Reich or the Nazi party of Germany with the full support of the large majority of Austrian People. A decade later, post-WWII, Austria again became an independent Republic. After that, the country gained its official name of the Republic of Austria in 1955. Later, it also became part of the European Union (a political and European Union of 27 member states) in 1995.
Human inhabitation took place in Austria in the early Paleolithic Era. In the late Bronze Age (800 BC), the nation was occupied by the Western and Central European Culture. The Indo-European people first organized as a nation-state referred to as the federation of tribes dating till 400 BC.
Austria is predominantly a mountainous nation and has limited boundaries that touch the national borders with other European gems like Germany, Italy, and Hungary. The landlocked country holds a total area of 83,879 km sq. It is twice the size of Switzerland.
The personified landscapes of Austria illustrate the diversity of its natural magnificence. The alps, atypical lakes, forested territories hold the best of the scenic views. Austria is a Central European country with no coastline.
The amalgamation of Austria's nine provinces established the Republic of Austria, seven of which (Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Styria, Carinthia, Salzburg, Tyrol, and Vorarlberg) have long historical traditions. Burgenland and Vienna provinces were established Post-WWI.
Austria has a predominance of the German ethnicity. Vienna, Austria is an independent province and in addition, the capital of the federal republic of Austria. The country is distinguished in an unequal geographical landform. The largest part of Austria occupies the young alps. Relatively, the East part holds the Pannonian Plain and the North of the Danube river embraces the Bohemian forests.
Danube River is the second-longest river in the European continent that flows through Austrian before mixing up in the Black sea. The watershed of the Austrian Alps (the Inn, the Salzach, and the Enns) are the direct tributaries of the Danube river.
The three major ranges of the Alps (the Northern Calcareous Alps, Central Alps, and Southern Calcareous Alps), runs West to East through Austria. The Central Alps are considered the largest and the highest Austrian Alps that are mostly granite-based.
The Bohemian forests are the low mountain ranges with widespread plateaus and harsh climate. The granite ridge and the snow-capped hills appear mesmerizing. With all this, the marvelous geographical assemblage of Austria looks ravishing.
The Austrian culture is influenced by its past and present neighbors. Austria is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual nation. In fact, there are many regional dialects that have a history behind in varied provinces. Although, German is the official language. The European Nation is wrapped in centuries-old traditions that can be witnessed to date in the local areas. Vienna, the capital of Austria has been a prominent center of musical innovation. Initially, art was introduced by the patronage of the Nobility.
Austrian artists are relevantly famous for painting, sculpting, and drawing. The tradition of creating art has been kept alive till date. The 18th century was the golden era for the rise of artists as their artworks were recognized on a wide level. The use of innovative techniques and vibrant colors can still be seen in art museums and exhibitions.
Vienna, Austria is the center of Austrian musical innovation. It is also one of the ancient European capitals that hold a varied history of classical music. The 18th century was predominantly a classical-music era that gave birth to many melodic innovations. Folk forms influenced the Austrian music in Vienna which were mainly focused on musical instruments.
Austria has been a country of great poets, writers, and novelists. The stories and write-ups spoke a lot about human psychology and the hard times faced by the nation. The relation of nature with the real world can be witnessed in the works of many ancient writers. The playwrights were an enhanced version of the novels which catered feelings and emotions to its readers in a romanticized manner.
The Austrian architecture is nothing less than magic created by hands. Admire the marvelous creations of ancient times. The highlights are its fairytale-like castles, grandeur palaces, and monumental complexes that attract numerous tourists every year. Salzburg the old city is listed as the World Heritage site. The land preserves extraordinary Middle age monuments which are appealing, grand and holds age-old history.
FOOD & DRINK
The cuisines of present-day Austria have been shaped by regional and cultural influences. The empires which once controlled the nation has a major role in the evolution of Austrian cuisine. Soups and smoked meat are a true melting pot of tastes and signature styles of the Central European country.
Vienesse food is prominent all over the nation. You can simply call it the meat-lovers paradise. Beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and goose are the main sources of meat. The traditional dishes are made with the use of fresh ingredients and taste heavenly.
The meat is cooked well which melts in the mouth, and it is served with some side dishes like steamed dumplings and fried breadcrumbs. The specialty of the local delectable is the original flavor that makes it authentic. Austrian breakfasts are continental type, golden colored bread rolls served with jam or cheese, accompanied by juice, tea, or coffee.
The mid-day meals are the main meals, consumed at the time of the evening. The evening-lunch is heavy as there are many dishes presented on the table. Snacks are mostly fried and can be identified as a substantial version of the British deserts.
Bacon and sausages are consumed on a large scale and are popular Austrian street food. It is used in sandwiches, rolls, and burgers. Dairy products are also widely used like milk, cream, and cheese for the preparation of traditional dishes which gives a greasy texture to the food.
In Vienna, coffee-cafes are popular, and they serve a variety of coffee. The hot chocolate shake served with whipped cream is the local's favorite. Almdudler is an Austrian soft drink made of mount herbs with additional reminiscent beverages which is lip-smacking.
Beer and wine are the main alcoholic beverages consumed by the Austrians. As a matter of fact, 16 is the legal age of consuming wine and beer and 18 is for other spirits in Austria. The wines are produced in the traditional vineyards.
Must-Try Delicacies: Tafelspitz, Liptauer, Selchfleisch, Wiener Schnitzel, Erdapfel Salat, Sachertorte, and Apfelstrudel.
Must-Try Drinks: Wine, beer, hot chocolate, coffee, and Almdudler.
WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT AUSTRIA?
Visit Austria to witness the fairytale-like beauty of Europe.
Explore the Alpine ranges.
Uncover the Austrian gems.
Enjoy the best of Christmas shopping in Austria.
Get one step closer to the serenity of nature.
Get a majestic experience of a lifetime.
Sight the other-worldly environs.
Witness the outlandish Medieval architecture.
Sight the fairytale-like castles.
Catch a glimpse of the opulent palaces.
Feel ecstatic in the lap of mother nature in Austria.
BEST TIME TO VISIT AUSTRIA
AUSTRIA CLIMATE | AT WEATHER
Austria, the European nation is divine. The magical assemblage of the country is at the next level. The lush green spaces surrounded by the tranquil lakes and rivers cutting through the rocks is a view of a lifetime. The pleasant Austria weather nurtures the beauty of mother nature. Hence, it is perfect to explore the country at any time of the year.
The weather of Vienna in Austria experiences moderately warm summer and extremely cool, dry, and windy winters. The place is partly cloudy all year round. The temperature over the period of year varies from -2℃ (min.) to 31℃ (max.).
The Vienna Weather (in every month (approx.))
Vienna's weather in January: 2℃
Vienna's weather in February: 6℃
Vienna's weather in March: 11℃
Vienna's weather in April: 17℃
Vienna's weather in May: 21℃
Vienna's weather in June: 25℃
Vienna's weather in July: 27℃
Vienna's weather in August: 28℃
Vienna's weather in September: 23℃
Vienna's weather in October: 15℃
Vienna's weather in November: 9℃
Vienna's weather in December: 5℃
Best Time to Visit: April-May (Spring)
At the time of spring Austria is a picturesque colorful painting. The trees look lively with the contrast of varied leaves and budding in the spring. The view looks like the birth of mother nature.
July-August (Peak season)
At this time of the year, the days are sunny, and the nights are cool and pleasant. The excellent weather makes it a perfect time to roam outside and take part in amazing activities.
At this time, the trees shed their leaves and paint the streets with its varied contrast of leaves and flowers. The scene is picture-perfect and reminds of the commencement of long nights and short days.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN AUSTRIA
Visit Austria with Family
Have fun time skiing at Ski amade
Roam in the Hohe Tauern National Park
Frolic in the snow at Nassfeld
Enjoy in the Family park Neusiedlersee
Visit Austria as a Couple
Spend some time at leisure at Casino Baden
Buy perfect souvenirs at Naschmarkt
Have fun and thrill at Erlebnispark Familienland P. GmbH
Explore royalty at Esterhazy Palace
Visit Austria with Friends
Visit the astonishing Kreuzenstein Castle
Explore the Timok's Wilde Welt | Fieberbrunn
Have fun in the Montesino Card Casino
Sight the amazing New Cathedral
Enjoy in the colorful amusement park of Fantasiana Strasswalchen
Visit Austria with Kids
Ride on the Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Greet the animals at Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn
Have fun in the Haus des Meeres Aqua Terra Zoo
Slide on the water rides at Aquapulco - die Piratenwelt
Frolic in the snow at Hochzillertal
What to Buy?
Austrian Beer Glasses
Traditional Home Decors
Traditional Dirndl Dresses
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN AUSTRIA
Natural History Museum Vienna
It is the largest history museum located in Vienna. The museum is home to world-famous unique objects. The history of the earth and a breathtaking variety of nature, both can be witnessed here. Gemstones, minerals and archeological findings are displayed here. The sightseeing tour treats you with complete information related to geography, history, and a lot more. Timing: Monday to Thursday, 09:00 am - 06:30 pm, Tuesday (closed) and Wednesday 09:00 am to 09:pm Entry prices: 13.5 USD (adult), 10.88 USD (senior citizen) and 7.61 USD (students)
St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna
It is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese. The architecture of this religious building is astounding. The cathedral was built at the time of Romanesque. Treat your eyes with the exquisite appearance of this marvelous structure with its appealing natural surroundings. Timing: Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM and Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Tour hours). Entry prices: The main entry is Free. However, you must pay to get in the catacombs and/or tower.
It is a grand imperial palace. It is the official workplace of the president of Austria. Built-in the 13th century, the palace holds a rich culture and history. The asymmetric complex is appealing and surprises the visitors with its grandeur presence. Visit the marvelous palace and admire the historical creation. Timing: Opening hours are 9 am to 5:30 pm from September to June and 9 am to 6 pm from July-August. The palace is open on all days of the week except on national holidays in Austria. Entry prices: 16.33 USD (adult), 9.80 USD (child aged 6-18 yrs.), 15.24 USD (student aged 19-25 yrs.) and 15.24 USD (disabled person)
The massive complex in Vienna is a historic building. The structure consists of two Baroque palaces. The buildings are set in a park landscape. The museum in Austria is a major tourist attraction. Enjoy the glimpse of the legacy of artwork and admire the beauty. Timing: Saturday to Thursday, from 9 am to 6 pm. On Fridays, open from 9 am to 9 pm. Entry prices: The entry tickets for the Upper and the Lower Belvedere can be purchased individually as well as together. The Upper Belvedere (17.41 USD), Lower Belvedere (17.41 USD approx.)
At the time of the Habsburg Empire, royal families were building palaces in the glory of their name. The Vienna palace is an enormous building with a huge lawn in the front yard. In downtown Vienna, it is the most historic attraction and one of Europe's most beautiful Baroque complexes with a grandeur presence. Timing: 08:00 am to 05:00 pm daily Entry prices: 36.49 USD (adult), 21.81 USD (child aged 6-18 yrs.), 31.95 USD (students aged 19-25 yrs.) and 31.95 USD (disabled person)
The historic town hall looks nothing less than a creative magnificence. The monumental city building was erected at the end of the 19th century. The unique style-mix of the appealing structure is marvelous. It is one of the top tourist attractions of Austria and referred to as a landmark building. Timing: 08: am to 06:00 pm daily. The time required to visit is 1 hour Entry prices: 4.35 USD (adult)
Other Popular Places to Visit
Fortress Hohensalzburg Austria
Mirabell Palace Austria
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Austria
Vienna State Opera Austria
Hintertux Glacier Austria
Wiener Musikverein Austria
Most Popular Regions & Cities to Visit in Austria
Zell am See, Austria
Zell am See is an exceptionally beautiful town in Austria. Its Romanesque Church, ski-slopes of the mountain and the National Park are ravishing. Zell am see's weather is totally favorable to take a tour at any time of the year. The snow-capped mountains surrounded by the alpine lakes are totally worth the view. Places to see in: Lake Zell| Zell am See-Kaprun| Schmittenhohe| Kitzsteinhorn| Thumersbach Park
Innsbruck, the city in Austria is the destination for all types of winter games. Frolic in the snow and spend some incredible time with your family. Hiking and mountaineering is the much-practiced activity during the off-winter season. The city is renowned for its modern and imperial architecture. Innsbruck's weather is favorable all year round but sometimes winters can be extremely cold. Places to see: Golden Roof| Ambras Castle| Court Church| Alpine Zoo Innsbruck| Nordkette| Patscherkofel
Kaprun is an Austrian town in the Alps. The place is covered with glaciers, snow-capped hills and sweeping views of the mountain trails. Sight the castle-like structures sitting on the mount-top and surrounded by lush green landscapes that look like a painted canvas of an artist. Kaprun's weather is suitable for skiing and hiking during snowfall. Places to see: Kitzsteinhorn| Grossglockner| Familienberg Maiskogel| Talstation Kitzsteinhorn| Pasterze Glacier| Grobes Wiesbachhorn
Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria. The place shares its boundaries with Germany and treats you with the views of the Eastern Alps. The popular tourist destination is famous for its Baroque architecture, old-town charm, UNESCO World cultural heritage and concerts of music and dance. The landscape is dominated by palaces, castles, and churches which narrates the history of this former Roman settlement. Salzburg's weather is simply marvelous and favorable at all times of the year. Places to see: Fortress Hohensalzburg| Mirabell Palace| Schloss Hellbrunn| Salzburg Cathedral| Monchsberg| Stiegl-Brauwelt
Vienna, the capital of Austria features, luxury, art, and intellectual legacy. The city has an artistic vibe that can be witnessed in its appealing architecture, art exhibits, and age-old monuments. The place is a sight for the sore eyes. Explore the history that led to what this city is today in its museums and art galleries. Downtown Vienna houses many local vineyards, restaurants, and shops for an amazing day tour. Places to see: Schonbrunn Palace| The Hofburg| St. Stephen's Cathedral| Belvedere Palace| Prater| Hundertwasser House| Schonbrunn Zoo| Stephansplatz
Seefeld is an Alpine town and an Austrian village. It lies on a plateau which is ringed by the mountain ranges and caters as one of the major skiing destinations of Austria. The Frescoes in the gothic orthodox churches are miraculous and adds up to the beauty of the church. Seefeld's weather is neither too warm nor too cold during the peak season. It attracts numerous tourists each time of the year. Places to see: Seefeld rosshutte|Wildsee| Seefelder Spitze| Moserer See| HÃ¤rmelekopf| Reither Spitze
Kitzbuhel is a tiny Alpine town with fashionable winter resorts. Take a cable car ride and move through the lush green landscape and snow-capped mountains. Witness the sheer magnificence this place holds. The art museums, exhibition galleries, theatres, and skiing centers are the treasures of this place. Kitzbuhel's weather is best in the peak season. Sight the colorful blossoms and traverse in the curvy alleys to discover the hidden treasures of this town. Places to see: Hahnenkamm| KitzbÃ¼heler Horn| Schwarzsee| Kletterwald Hornpark| Krampusmuseum KitzbÃ¼hel| Schleierfall| Badesee
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More Places to Explore in Austria
Saint Polten, Austria
Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Major Festivals and Events in Austria
Viennale is an International Film Festival. The festival is conducted since 1960. The festival mainly takes place in the last quarter of the year. The event is followed by the screenings of much vintage cinema, documentaries, short films, and experimental cinema. Post-screening, many interviews are held by the directors and actors. Location: Metro-kino, Film museum and many more
Danube Island Festival
The Danube island in Vienna turns into a party hub with over 3 million visitors attending the festival. Musicians from all over the world of all genres attend the festival to celebrate the melody of life. Many concerts and food events take place at the time of the festival that cater to pure joy. Location: Danube Island Date: 23rd to 25th June
Morbisch Operetta Festival
Operetta is similar to opera in terms of theme and style. The highlight of the festival is the beautiful backdrop of the gorgeous natural beauty. The festival attracts many fans of opera and looks like a limitless cultural enjoyment. Immerse in the magical world full of melodies that is a sheer treat to the ears. Location: Seebad Date: July 15th to July 29th
The pop fest is renowned in the Austrian capital for its lively aura. The four-day event takes place annually under the gaze of the Baroque masterpieces. The festival mainly features Austrian acts, music concerts, and thrilling performances by renowned artists. Location: Karlsplatz Date: July 25th to July 28th
International Art Fair
The art fair is the most prominent art festival in Vienna. Art collections of numerous artists are showcased in the hall. Classical and contemporary art is exhibited at the festival, a perfect treat for art lovers. Sight the creativity spread on the canvas that is appealing, inspiring, and intellectual. The Austrian art form is relived through this event which shows the huge legacy of its art forms. Location: Leopold Museum Date: 15th May to 17th May
The Bregenz Festival
Bregenz is a renowned festival all over Austria. The fest attracts numerous international artists and visitors that jam-pack the environment with art-admirers. The glimmering setting on the world's biggest lake stage looks ravishing. The view is a treat to the eyes and adding up to that the lively environs make it worth exploring. Location: Bregenz Date: 22 July to 23rd August
In order to travel to AT, you require a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months from the applied visa date. To enter the Austrian port, you need a valid passport or travel document and visa (if you are subject to the Austrian visa regime).
The citizens of the following countries can enjoy Visa-Free travel to Austria.
15 Days Visa-Free Travel: SÃ£o Tome and PrÃncipe Up to 1-Month Visa-Free Travel: Belarus, Cape Verde, Eswatini, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Thailand, and Uzbekistan
Up to 3 Months Visa-Free Travel: Venezuela, Vanuatu, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Tuvalu, Turkey, Trinidad, and Tobago, Tonga, Timor-Leste, South Africa, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Serbia, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts, and Nevis, Qatar, Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Palau, Nicaragua, Namibia, Morocco, Montenegro, Moldova, Mauritius, Marshall Islands, Malaysia, South Korea, Kiribati, Japan, Jamaica, Israel, Honduras, Haiti, Guyana, Guatemala, Grenada, El Salvador, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Costa Rica, Chile, Brunei, Brazil, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bolivia, Barbados, Bahamas, Argentina, Antigua, and Barbuda and Albania.
Visa-On-Arrival / E-Visa
To promote tourism, Austria has introduced the E-visa facility for the citizens. The E-visa can be availed from an electronic visa system. It can also be availed from the Visa on Arrival where the tourist needs to get the visa after they land on the destination from the airport's customs office.
Countries eligible for E-visa or Visa on Arrival:
Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Comoros, CÃ´te d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iran, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Single Entry Visas can be availed for a term of 3 days to 3 months
Transit visas are best for those traveling to other places via Austria.
Get more information on 'How to get a visa to Austria' through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria.
**Please note that the information is subject to change. For the latest information and updates, please contact your embassy.
GETTING AROUND THE PLACE
You can travel by local buses to Austria. The European country is a small nation so there is better connectivity to each place through public transport. Direct buses are available from time to time at an affordable price which is convenient too.
The prices of bus tickets depending on the distance you travel. Approximately, USD 5 is an average ticket price. The buses are well-facilitated and provide seats for the senior citizens too. The clean and well-equipped buses are a daily means of transportation for the locals.
Car rental services are available in almost every city of Austria. The services are really good and an on-time pickup facility is available. Move from one place to another without any hassle or worry about waiting for public transport. Approximately, 53.08 USD is spent per day on car rentals.
It is best to travel to Austria via train. The Austrian Federal Railways has better connectivity and very well-facilitated. The travel time is minimal, and the ticket prices are pocket-friendly. Sight the lush green sceneries while you move from one place to another. The price of the train ticket depends on the route of your journey.
Via Air Route
There are 6 airport terminals in Austria. International connectivity is marvelous via air. Every hour a flight lands and takes off. Austrian Airlines are very well-facilitated and serve luxury to its passengers. The airports are the busiest places in entire Austria. The ticket fares are affordable and reasonable. The Austrian Airlines served 55 seasonal destinations.
Via Rail Route
The train services in Austria are marvelous. The connectivity via rail to the neighboring countries is scheduled frequently. EuroNight train, Railjet train, and RegioJet train are the international trains that serve Internationally. Italy, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, and many other places are accessible by these trains and vice versa at an affordable and reasonable price.
Via Road Route
All main border checkpoints are open day and night. The traffic rules and regulation services in Austria are like other European countries. Austria has good connectivity via road to its other neighboring countries like Germany, Italy, Switzerland and many more.
Board the International bus services, rent-a-car or drive on your own by the International borders to reach this European dream destination. Make sure you have a valid license while driving on your own. The ride could take approximately 3 to 4 hours to reach Austria, depending on the traffic and time consumed at the checkpoints.
The country is referred to as AT and AUT in many places.
Pack breathable clothes as per the weather.
Make use of public charging spots in case of emergencies.
The place is a paradise for meat lovers.
Do not reveal the location of your accommodation to strangers.
Do carry some local currency (Euro) with you.
Make sure to visit the top tourist locations like the Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, Belvedere Palace and many other places.
Do make a note of the traffic rules and regulations of Austria before self-driving.
Tipping is common at restaurants.
Signing for travel insurance is highly recommended.
Do not indulge in any sort of photography in the prohibited areas.
The Internet can be expensive here. Hence, it is better to hook onto the Wi-Fi as much as possible.
Keep your luggage and bags safe to avoid any mishappening.
DO NOT reveal your address or room number to any stranger.
Always keep printed proof of all the pre-bookings or online bookings you make.
Always keep printed proof of all the pre-bookings or online bookings you make.
DO keep your visa and passport in your bag before heading out.
Obtain a valid tourist driving license before renting a car.
DO NOT click pictures of the restricted areas.
Always keep the emergency numbers of Austria on speed dial.
Never violate any rules and regulations in Austrian to avoid heavy penalties.
Give respect to others and do not speak ill of anyone.
Park vehicles in the legit parking places only.
Avoid getting scammed in bars, drink accordingly.
You can carry medication along with a proper prescription for personal use. The prescription is considered valid for 3 months.
Get information in prior to your embassy to ensure that your medication is legal there.
Carry an adequate supply of medication throughout the entire duration of your trip.
Always carry hand sanitizer and tissue with you.
Women need to carry feminine hygiene bags and supplies along for in need at off-beat zones.
Keep the Austrian emergency code number on speed dial.
Always carry masks to cover the face if suffering from any flu or when around people who have flu-like symptoms.
Austria experiences moderate weather, so dress accordingly.
Keep a jacket with you for the evening as it might get cold.
Pack clothes as per the weather in Austria.
Wear polyester/spandex, linen and silk clothes as per the occasion and preference.
Be comfortable in what you wear, that is all that matters.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR AUSTRIA
The Central European Country is treated with some natural extravagance of mountain ranges, ski-resorts, and lakes surrounding the green spaces. The highlights of the country are the 20th-century architecture spotted in several areas. Sight the Baroque facades, iconic bridges, medieval castle and many more for utter astonishment.
Czechia is a landlocked, Central European country bordering other European gems. The colorful resort town, medieval old town, and the modernist buildings narrate a lot about its history and architectural beauty. Roam in the curvy alleys and take twisty turns to uncover the hidden treasures.
Croatia (273 km)
The Croatian alleys are the montage of its historical timeline. The more you explore, the closer you get to the amazement of this country. The walled old town, the terraced lake, and the coastal city with Roman palace ruins appear heavenly.
Hungary (375 km)
Hungary is a well-renowned, European country. The cityscape of the country is dominated by the architectural landmarks of medieval castles and neoclassical buildings. You can witness the influence of Roman and Turkish culture in its present-day traditions.
Switzerland (484 km)
Switzerland is a natural paradise, home to numerous lakes, villages, and the breathtaking Alps. The old-age quarters, wooden chapel bridges, and hiking trails are the highlights of this European nation. The country looks like the dream and fantasy of the fairyland.
Distance Between Places of Importance In and Around Austria
Vienna to Innsbruck: 476.1 km
Vienna to Graz: 199.3 km
Vienna to Salzburg: 295.6 km
Vienna to Linz: 184 km
Vienna to Klagenfurt: 323.9 km
Vienna to Hallstatt: 288.5 km
Vienna to Bregenz: 596.1 km
The first woman (bertha von Suttner) to win the Nobel Peace Prize was from Austria.
The only European Nation that is not a part of NATO is Austria.
The coffee-culture of Austria is the gift of Turks.
Vienna's Schonbrunn Tiergarten is the oldest zoo in the world.
The Austrian funeral industry is said to be the largest per capita in Europe.
In the creation of Hollywood Austrian Film directors (Ernst Lubitsch, Billy Wilder, and Fred Zinnemann) played a major role.
Before starting to eat, Austrians say "Guten Appetit"!
Viennese psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud is best known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.
Austria Is One of The Most Peaceful Countries in The World.
Vienna Is Considered as One of The World's Best Cities to Live In.
World's largest Emerald can be found in Austria.
80% of the country is covered with mountains.
Austrian Empire Was One of The Most Powerful Countries in Europe
Austria, one of the most eco-friendly country.
Vienna, the capital of classical music.
Austria is bordered by 8 countries.
The name of the country is derived from the Germanic word "Austro," which means "east."
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