Language

German is the official and most widespread language in Austria.

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Money

The euro is Austria’s official currency. ATMs are the easiest way to get cash, but you can also exchange cash or traveler’s checks at banks. Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted.

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Communications

Austria’s international dialing code is +43. To call out to another country from Austria, dial 00 plus the appropriate country code. Internet cafés are easy to find. -Tipping: You’ll see that a 10 to 15 percent service charge is added to your bills, but it’s customary to give another 5 percent to your waiter by handing it to him, instead of adding it to the bill. Taxis expect a 10 percent tip and it’s customary to leave small change for service personnel.

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Tipping

You’ll see that a 10 to 15 percent service charge is added to your bills, but it’s customary to give another 5 percent to your waiter by handing it to him, instead of adding it to the bill. Taxis expect a 10 percent tip and it’s customary to leave small change for service personnel.

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Safety

Austria is very safe and has little crime. It is smart to use common sense and be aware of your surroundings.

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Health

No vaccinations are required to visit Austria. Visitors should take care to prevent tick infestations, especially after extended periods in forested areas. The water and food are safe to consume.

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Electricity

The electrical current is 220 volts, 50 Hz with the standard European two-pronged plugs.

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A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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