Austria

Visit Austria

Best Time To Go

The best time to visit Austria is during the shoulder months, in spring, between April – May, and in fall, between September – October. The weather is excellent for outdoor activities, and the crowd is sparser. The high tourist season between June – August sees excellent weather and sunny days.

Transportation

  • Buses & Trams Bus services operate in most cities and are complemented by a few night-bus lines. Tram and bus services in most places run from about 5am to 11pm
  • Metro In Vienna, the metro runs all night on Friday and Saturday nights. …
  • Taxis Austrians mostly call ahead or use taxi ranks.

Weather

Austria has a temperate and alpine climate. In summer the daytime temperature is warm and it can even be hot but nights are cool. Winters are cold with temperatures regularly dropping below freezing. It’s terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,797 metres (12,457 ft). This makes Austria a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding.

Information

Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schönbrunn and Hofburg palaces. It has counted Mozart, Strauss and Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Traunsee Lake and eastern hillside vineyards.
Capital: Vienna
Dialing code: +43
Population: 8.773 million (2017)
Chancellor: Brigitte Bierlein

The Electric

In Austria the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Language

Official language
German, Hungarian, Austrian German, Slovenian

Currency

Euro
The schilling (German: Schilling) was the currency of Austria from 1925 to 1938 and from 1945 to 1999, and the circulating currency until 2002. The euro was introduced at a fixed parity of €1 = 13.7603 schilling to replace it. The schilling was divided into 100 groschen.
Official website: ecb.europa.eu
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Central bank: European Central Bank
Subunit: Cent
Banknotes: €50, €10, €5, €200, €20, €100, €500
Coins: 1 cent euro coin, 10 euro cent coin, 20 cent euro coin, 2 euro cent coin, €2, 50c, 5c, €1