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Austria Holiday Information
The Alps make up the southern and western parts of Austria and peak at the Grossglockners 3797-metre summit. Skiing the Alpine peaks, or enjoying a break in stylish Vienna, you will find Austria both picturesque and intoxicating. The most spectacular Alpine scenery is found west of Graz and Linz in the Tirol. The capital of this remarkable region is Innsbruck and it makes an excellent base for exploration. Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, the abundant hiking trails and the opportunity for romantic cruising on the Danube make Austria a year-round holiday destination.
Austria is a landlocked country, bordered by Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy. It is a mountainous country, nearly half of which is covered with forests. Lying right in the heart of Europe, Austria occupies an area of 83,854 square kilometres and is home to 8.1 million people.
What to do in Austria
Skiing the Alpine peaks, or enjoying a break in stylish Vienna, you will find Austria both picturesque and intoxicating. The most spectacular Alpine scenery is found west of Graz and Linz in the Tirol. The capital of this remarkable region is Innsbruck and it makes an excellent base for exploration. Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, the abundant hiking trails and the opportunity for romantic cruising on the Danube make Austria a year-round holiday destination.
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Austrian Restaurants & Food
It can sometimes be difficult to make distinctions between places to eat and places to drink in Austria. Most establishments offer snacks and meals of some kind. It's also possible just to have a drink in most restaurants. Town-centre KaffeehÄuser or cafes tend to be the most expensive places to eat, while food served in bars can be great value. It is customary to tip in restaurants and cafes. Round up smaller bills and add an extra 5% to 10% to larger ones.
Austrian Hotels & Accomodation
Hotels are graded from one to five stars depending on comfort and facilities provided. If you're looking for something more personal (and less expensive) than Hotel accommodation. There are thousands of Fruhstuckspensionen or Privatpensionen (Bed and Breakfasts) There are also Pensionen or Gasthof (Guesthouses) offering comfortable service and a family atmosphere in privately owned homes and farmhouses Bauernhofe across Austria.
Weather in Austria
Austria enjoys a moderate continental climate: summers are warm and pleasant with cool nights, and winters are sunny, with snow levels high enough for widespread winter sports.
Banks in Austria and Currency
As a member of the European Union, Austria has been part of the Economic and Currency Union which introduced the EURO as common currency - since 1.1. 2002.
Banking hours tend to be
Austria Visa Requirements
EU, US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens do not require visas for stays of up to three months. Nationals of African and Arabic countries generally require a visa - also valid for up to three months.
Holiday Car hire Austria
Goeasy Travel have arranged the best value Car Rentals in Austria for you. To get your free car hire quotation online please go to our Holiday Car Hire Holiday Car Hire section
Phone cards (Telefonkarte), available from tobacconists. You can make international calls from all public telephones, but it's easier from larger post offices, which have booths. The operator number is 1611 for domestic calls, 1616 for international.
Euro-emergency number: 112
Events in Austria
Car Rental Austria with Goeasy
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Driving tips in Austria
An excellent expressway, highway and federal road network connects Austria with all its neighbouring states. All main border check points (expressway and federal-road check points) are open day and night. In general, Austrian traffic regulations and traffic signals are similar to those in force in other European countries.
All expressways and highways in Austria are subject to toll. Traffic news on all of Austria as well as the main connecting roads to neighbouring states is broadcast every half hour on the radio station Ö3.
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