Austria

Capital Vienna

Population 8,725,931

Area 83,871 km2

Key facts

Austria is a member state of the European Union located in Western Europe. There are 8 countries (Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland) that Austria shares its borders with. The official language of Austria is German. Although English isn't the official language, the majority of people in Austria are good English speakers.

EF EPI's 2021 rankings placed Austria 2nd among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.

The national currency in Austria is Euro (EUR). The euro (€) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today's currency rate, 1 USD is worth 1.02 EUR.

Austrian
Banknotes

€5€10€20€50€100€200€500

Austrian
Coins

€1€25c10c20c50c1c2c

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Austria is 135.68 Mbps and mobile is 84.73 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Austria has more ATMs than most other countries.167.95 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Austria, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Austria. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Austria will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one National Holiday will take place on October 26.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNeujahr
January 6, 2022EpiphanyHeilige Drei Könige
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayOstermontag
May 1, 2022National HolidayStaatsfeiertag
May 26, 2022Moving holidayAscension DayChristi Himmelfahrt
June 6, 2022Moving holidayWhit MondayPfingstmontag
June 16, 2022Moving holidayCorpus ChristiFronleichnam
August 15, 2022Assumption DayMaria Himmelfahrt
October 26, 2022National HolidayNationalfeiertag
November 1, 2022All Saints' DayAllerheiligen
December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionMariä Empfängnis
December 25, 2022Christmas DayWeihnachten
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayStefanitag

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Austria?

There are Mariott hotels in Vienna.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Austria.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Austria.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Austria.

There are Radisson hotels in 3 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Austria.

What fast food chains are present in Austria?

Wiener schnitzel, Tafelspitz are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Austria. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Austria below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Austria.

The KFC chain operates in Austria.

The Burger King chain operates in Austria.

The Subway chain operates in Austria.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Austria.

The Starbucks chain operates in Austria.

Weather

Today the sun in Vienna, rises at 6:57 AM and sets at 6:27 PM. The climate of Vienna may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5FogLow: 6.3°C (43.34°F)High: 18.6°C (65.48°F)
ThursdayOct 6FogLow: 9.2°C (48.56°F)High: 23.4°C (74.12°F)
FridayOct 7FogLow: 11.6°C (52.88°F)High: 20.3°C (68.54°F)
SaturdayOct 8RainLow: 11.1°C (51.98°F)High: 19.6°C (67.28°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 9.9°C (49.82°F)High: 16.9°C (62.42°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 6.9°C (44.42°F)High: 18.3°C (64.94°F)

Weather data for Vienna (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains, and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Vienna.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 3 cities. You can use Bolt in 2 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Austria.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.9, Austria is placed 26th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Austria traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  940.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 4.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Austria

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is decriminalized, and medical use is legal in certain circumstances.

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Austria?

Currently, citizens of 92 countries can enter Austria without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Austria.

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