Category:Austria

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Flag of Austria Austria
Location of Austria
Ski Season Nov/Dec - May/June, some year round
Ski Areas Carinthia

Lower Austria
Salzburg
Styria
Tyrol
Upper Austria
Vienna
Vorarlberg

Capital Vienna
48°12′N 16°21′E
Largest city Vienna
Official language(s) German (official)
Slovenian (reg.) Croatian (reg.) Hungarian (reg.)
Austrian Sign Language 
Area 83,871 km²
Population  
 - 2005 est. 8,189,000 (92nd)
 - Density 97/km² (99th)
251/sq mi 
Currency Euro¹
(EURConvert
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Calling code +43
Overview 

Skiing in Austria is as diverse and fun as anywhere in the world, and you are in basically the home of Alpine skiing. The Austrian Tirol, The Arlberg and Land Salzburg are just a few of the better known destinations. All offer magical and thrilling skiing as well as a unique Austrian way of life-not to mention the nightlife.

Climate

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Snow Areas

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Getting There

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Visas and Documentation

Australian and New Zealand citizens do not require visas for stays of up to three months

Airports

Airports and standard well appointed international airports and decent domestic airports. All have good connections to rail normally via bus.

In regional airports, you will frequently find that ski gear if put out in the street in front of the airport as it takes up too much space on the luggage conveyors. This is not a really big hassle as there is not much theft of gear. Make sure your bags are well marked so that no one takes the wrong one.

Customs and Quarantine

Standard customs with forms to fill in about detination, length of stay and acccomodation. Standard EU restictions apply on alcohol and tobacco.

Cultural Info

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National Holidays

February brings Fasching (Carnival) which celebrates the return of spring with masked processions and dances, can be a busy time in the resorts as a result.

Transport

Austrians drive on the right hand side of the road. Transport systems in Austria are highly developed and very efficient so consider trains buses etc.

Most of the major valleys have train systems running though them. If your resort is on the trail line (like Kitzbuhel and St Anton), you will find that trains run every couple of hours. Purchasing a train ticket will require a basic grasp of German as many of the staff do not speak English.

Train travel is on par with Australian train travel prices.

Food and Drink

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Technology and Networks

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Taxes

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Credit Cards

A surprising number of Austrian shops and restaurants refuse to accept any credit cards but ATMs are extremely common in Austria, even in small villages.

Tipping

It is customary to tip in cafés and restaurants . Round up smaller totals and add an extra 5% to 10% to larger ones: simply say the total amount you want them to take when handing over the money (it's not usual to leave the tip on the table). Taxi drivers will expect about 10% extra.

Health and Safety

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Emergency Numbers

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Medical Centers

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Natural Disasters

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Crime

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Resources

Subcategories

This category has the following 8 subcategories, out of 8 total.

Pages in category "Austria"

The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total.