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Vienna, Austria

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Coronavirus in Vienna

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Vienna

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in Austria. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Austria.

Money in Vienna

Currencie(s): Euro

  • 1 Euro = 1.22 $
  • 1 Euro = 0.89 £

Tipping: Not required but often expected, particularly in restaurants where roughly 5% to 10% is common. In standard restaurants it is OK to round up to the next euro. By tipping roughly 5% one cannot go wrong in bars or restaurants.

Corruption: Austria has a corruption score of 24 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through Austria, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, Austria is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

Austria is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.29 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Vienna

Language(s): German
Here are a few basic lines to get you started:
  • Yes = Ja
  • No = Nein
  • Thank You = Danke
  • Hello = Hallo
  • Do you speak English? = Sprichst du Englisch?
  • Please = Bitte
  • Bye = Tschüss
  • Excuse Me = Entschuldigen Sie mich
  • Where is the Bathroom? = Wo ist die Toilette?
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = Wie ist dein Name? (Mein Name ist)

Food & Drinks in Vienna

National dish: Wiener Schnitzel.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Vienna is 16.
Alcohol laws vary by state: three states have an age minimum of 16 while six states have a minimum age of 18.

Religion in Vienna

Austria contains a few regions that are considered as a religious. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, only 55% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12% (2001 census). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Vienna

Age of Consent: 14 years.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in Austria since 2019.

Austria scores a 9/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

Other practical tips for Vienna

Timezone: UTC+01:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F

Weather: Currently light rain, with a temperature between 8.9 and 10°C (48 and 50°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 12.48 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Austria.

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